living small

16 places to find cheaper furniture (other than at Ikea)

Whether you’re just starting out in furnishing a new apartment or just don’t want to spend a ton on furniture, you probably plan to hit up your nearest Ikea. But as you graduate to midrange furniture pricing, there are actually a lot of options. Here are a few places to find cheaper furniture stores and home decor haunts that are both big names and smaller, more niche boutiques.

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Ultra useful furniture for small apartments to help you save room in your small space

If you’re like me, you might be living in a small apartment. It seems to be a big trend since a lot of us aren’t in a position to buy a big ol’ house. But fear not! Small space living solutions are, ironically, HUGE right now.

I decided to go hunting for some ultra useful furniture for small apartments to help you save room in your small space. I’m talking storage solutions on walls, desks, tables, and beds that fold and become multi-use when you need it, and tiny decor items that take up no extra room (because you still want the place to look fun!).

You won’t believe this nature-inspired, storage-MacGyver, Toronto studio renovation

My studio is nine by ten feet. Ninety square feet. That’s it. There was no closet, and I had a queen size bed to accommodate. I love interior decorating, and I especially love a good small space living/storage design challenge, so having my own little room to rent and play with was a perfect opportunity to flex that muscle while keeping costs relatively low…

Miranda’s “if a gothic seamstress raided an enchanted library” bedroom

Take a tour of one Homie’s bedroom in her Toronto apartment, that she described as… “If a Steampunk pirate and a Gothic seamstress raided an enchanted library and then stopped by a plethora of flea markets and craft shops, I imagine they’d end up with my room exactly.”

#vanlife: The Instagram accounts of people traveling and living in vans that you should be following

I realized that I follow a lot of people traveling the world in vans on Instagram. And, as much as traveling the world in a camper van does not sound like something I want to do, it is something I love to virtually experience. So if you want a taste of this in your feed every day, here are some #vanlife Instagram accounts you should follow…

Double duty furniture and loft beds: Awesome furniture arrangement tips for small bedrooms

When you have a narrow, small bedroom, the way you organize your furniture will directly influence your perception of the available space inside a room. Here are some of my favorite tips for arranging furniture in a small bedroom…

Why I can’t shut up about my Instant Pot (plus 2 easy recipes!)

I tell everyone to get an Instant Pot. I buy them for friends as housewarming or wedding gifts, and I sing their praises to people who probably are sick of hearing about them (until they get one too and then they can’t shut up either). At first glance, it seems like it’s just an electric pressure cooker… And it is! Which is great even alone. But [in my Billy Mays voice] that’s not all, friends. That’s not all…

This vintage Airstream decor is probably more stylish than your own home!

By the time this posts sees the light of day, this vintage Streamline Imperial for sale on Craigslist will probably already have been snatched up. But I’m not sharing this ad to sell the damn thing, I’m sharing this ad because HOLY SHIT this is one amazingly decorated trailer…