Warm up your small space this winter

Warm up your small space this winter

Want to chase away those mid-winter blues? Take a page out of Denmark’s book, where the Danes practice hygge—or coziness—as a way to make the most of the cold, dark season. Here are some tips to get you to love your small space all winter long.


Get there first! This Black Friday, arrive prepared.

You know what you want. You’ve spotted it in the store. Maybe it’s the futon for your Holiday guests. Or the dining table with the extensions so you can seat the whole family. Or maybe it’s the Emily accent chair in navy linen with the contemporary chrome metal legs that would look perfect in the corner of the living room under the reading lamp.

Whatever item has caught your eye, here’s a quick guide to surviving Black Friday and come home with your prize:


Discover four ways to go rustic—and love it!

Discover four ways to go rustic—and love it!

Rustic décor is everywhere you look these days, and with good reason. This shabby-chic approach to decorating uses raw materials, repurposed items and a solid colour palate to bring the outside in for a warm and welcoming look that doesn’t have to cost a lot.

Thinking of adding a rustic touch to your living space? Here are four ways to achieve rustic’s natural look while preserving a style all your own.


We’ve narrowed down six categories for roommate living bliss

Communicating with other human beings is one the most confusing things about being a human being. I mean, it’s at least in the top five because each of us is so unique! And depending on how your family life was, and who did what in your household, expectations for roommate behaviour will vary for each person. To each their own, you know?

So if you’re about to live with other human beings whether they’re your friends or total strangers, best to have “the talk” early on so some basic ground rules can be set.

We’ve narrowed down six categories for roommate living bliss:



Declutter Your Life! We’ve got small tips to help you out.

Declutter Your Life! We’ve got small tips to help you out.

The Journey of 1000 Decluttering…

It often feels like we don’t have time to organize, especially when we share spaces with other people, but honestly, all you need is to find 20 minutes in your day to finish up one project or space. Pick a place like your desk that needs to be tidied up and quickly break it up into categories: File, Toss, Recycle, and To Do. Finito!

Furniture As Storage: An ottoman to store linens, a bed with drawers underneath or at least enough height to store some under-the-bed bins. If you’re buying a new one, think about whether one with shelves and/or drawers might work for you.

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Want more storage, more space and more style all in one? Our Cambridge bed with gas lift storage does all the heavy lifting for you!

Cambridge Upholstered Bed with Storage

 Shelves, shelves, shelves: In small spaces, you’ve got to maximize ALL of the space. Can you hang shelves above your desk for extra books, papers or pictures? If your desk is too small, maybe a hanging shelf in another room can handle the extra load. Bulletin boards and magnetic boards are also great places to put school reminders, travel plans etc. These don’t require a lot of space, but can be super helpful for getting things off surfaces.

Get Rid of Things: Chances are you don’t need most of the papers that are piled up everywhere. If you haven’t worn that _______ for three years, give it to someone who will! Clearing out even a few items will make you feel so much calmer.


Once the hot season winds down, and autumn approaches, how do you keep in touch?

Once the hot season winds down, and autumn approaches, how do you keep in touch?

Maybe it’s the wide open spaces where tons of people gather each summer that encourages special connections and fast friendships, or it’s the effect of bouncing around beside a stranger at an outdoor concert and hanging for the whole festival, or swaying to an acoustic tune with someone you just met at a folk fest. Or it’s the person you fell hard for at your summer job cause there’s just things only you two share…those summer loves are truly special connections and once the hot season winds down, and autumn approaches, how do you keep in touch?


Tips to bring out your Me-Time best!

Tips to bring out your Me-Time best!

How does the old saying go? “Know thyself”? Something like that. It’s super important that everyone get a healthy dose of Me-Time (yep, so important we’re going to capitalize and punctuate like that) because most days are spent doing things for other people whether that’s job or family or friends-related, or other social things. You might consider Me-Time as your morning run, or walking with your dog, or even the commute on the train when you read and listen to tunes, but how about creating a space at home expressly for that purpose?


Our end of summer bucket list.

NEVER FEAR SUMMER IS STILL HERE! Okay, well, there are about 3 official weeks of summer left before we turn the whole operation around and get back into school mode. So, you know what? Let’s make the very most of these final months! We suggest making a bucket list of all the things you’ve been meaning to do this summer but have put off.
We’ll give you a headstart with our faves: