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9 Iconic Furniture Designs You Need To Know About

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A black cat relaxing in a spacious, modern living room.

It’s easy to forget that the chair you’re sitting on is part of a constantly evolving design that dates back pretty much to the start of human existence. Furniture design has been a necessary part of life ever since early man first needed a place to sit or a shelf to store his tools. Things weren’t as easy as IKEA back then, but archeological research shows mankind was creating seats, cupboards, shelves and dressers back […]

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Outdoor Furniture Trends To Bring A Little Bit Of The Great Outdoors Into Your Home

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Fight cabin fever and get that Vitamin D by sprucing up your open areas with some gorgeous outdoor furniture.

Whether it’s a tiny balcony to your one-bed walkup or a whole patio with enough space to have a little flower patch, while we’re stuck indoors, it’s these little pieces of the outdoors that are keeping us going. For some of us, it’s where we go to get a breath of fresh air or enjoy a cup of tea, for (some lucky) others it’s doubling up as an outdoor office or vegetable garden, but whatever […]

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How To Design Your Home Office To Match Your Working Style

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It seemed so simple, right?  A great desk + a great chair = speedy work, completed task lists, results you’re actually proud of, and a satisfying sense of fulfilment.  But if this one-size-fits-all home office setup could actually do all that, you wouldn’t be here. At home, the design of your workspace isn’t up to any office manager; you’re in control. You want a home office that’s been exclusively designed to suit your own tasks […]

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5 Real Challenges of Working From Home (and How to Overcome Them)

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a young woman sitting on a rug, working from home

Working from home? We know what that’s like. Getting to sleep in till 11, waking as slowly as you want, whipping up some terrific Dalgona coffee, eating a real breakfast, sitting on the couch in your pajamas, and working like nobody’s looking over your shoulder… because nobody is.  Not only can you be flexible in how you work, but you can be as comfortable as you want, while enjoying the time you have to yourself […]

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How To Set Up Your Home Office With Limited Space

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An ideal desk setup for a home office, featuring a monitor, a table lamp & other accessories

Working from home is a trend that’s here to stay. But not everyone is having an easy time adjusting to this new normal. This is why we’ve given expert advice on how to convert an attic to a home office, to help people establish clearer boundaries between their work and home lives. But let’s face it – not everyone has the luxury of unlimited space. Spare rooms are hard to come by, let alone a […]

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How To Convert Your Attic Into The Best Home Office Ever

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Gone are the days when attics were scary, dark spaces that you’d think twice about venturing into. Of course, Halloween doesn’t count because then you can go ahead and create a total Nightmare on Elm Street vibe. But what do you do with all this extra space during the rest of the year? If you’re not using it for storage, of course. There’s so much you can come up with. A cozy reading nook, a […]

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How Remote Work Is A Change Here To Stay

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woman lying and typing on laptop, engaged in remote work

From living rooms and those massive open coworking spaces, to the ersatz offices in Starbucks – the number of people vouching for remote work is quietly increasing. This wouldn’t just simply change the way we work, but potentially challenge our views on how we go about it and redefine what we call ‘work’. If you’re someone who has already made the choice to work from home, it’s easier to understand that, apart from a few […]

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How To Maintain Your Furniture

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You did it! You set up your dream home, just the way you wanted it! Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Just one thing though, do you know how to take care of all your carefully-selected furniture? Don’t just dust crumbs off your couch while you’re vacuuming or wipe that console table without a second thought. There’s more to furniture care and maintenance than you think, and if […]

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A Quick Guide to Mattress Shopping

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Choosing the perfect mattress is vital when a major portion of your life is spent sleeping. With the different types of mattresses and materials in the market today, the process can sometimes prove to be a little daunting. Rely on this mattress buying guide to help navigate and choose the amount of firmness your mattress should have, which will point to your optimal comfort level—soft, medium, or firm.   Just like with furniture rental, there […]

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Five Ways to Incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year Into Your Home

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If you’re looking for design inspiration, how about the Color of the Year? The Pantone Color Institute chooses the color of the year annually based on “what is taking place in our global culture in a moment in time” and Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052, if you want to get technical) is said to “highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation”. Keeping in mind the tumultuous few months of this year already, we’d say […]