The Best Small Space Trick Isn’t What You Do—It’s What You Don’t

No Space Too Small is a brand new column by Laura Fenton that celebrates the idea that you can live well in a small home. Each month, Laura will share her practical findings from years of observing how people live in tight spaces, and her own everyday …

No Space Too Small is a brand new column by Laura Fenton that celebrates the idea that you can live well in a small home. Each month, Laura will share her practical findings from years of observing how people live in tight spaces, and her own everyday experiences of living small—from the hunt for the perfect tiny desk and managing everyday clutter to how to smooth the frustrations out of cooking in a galley kitchen.


In last month’s installment of No Space Too Small I wrote about small-space hacks that had failed me, including entryway hooks and rolling storage carts. Now I want to tell you about the space-saving hack that works like a charm no matter what your space looks like, where you live, or how you use your home: Stop acquiring so much stuff.

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10 Cozy Throw Blankets That Have Us Dreaming of Cold Nights

There’s nothing sadder than a bare couch with zero throw blankets or pillows. It’s the equivalent of toast without butter. Or pasta without salt. Or—yea, you get it.

These little touches can make any couch infinitely more warm and inviting— not that w…

There’s nothing sadder than a bare couch with zero throw blankets or pillows. It’s the equivalent of toast without butter. Or pasta without salt. Or—yea, you get it.

These little touches can make any couch infinitely more warm and inviting— not that we needed an excuse to lounge around for another two hours, but hey, it doesn’t hurt. And as the days get shorter and the temps get cooler, there’s nothing we like to do more than work on our couch dent with a cup of warm apple cider and a good podcast. The only thing that’d make it better? A chunky throw blanket.

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For One-of-a-Kind Artwork, Just Frame Textiles

I’m of the belief that one can never have too many pieces of wall art—my own home is filled with prints, beautiful abstracts, and funky portraits—but one thing I’ve learned over the years is that traditional prints and paintings, while lovely, are not …

I’m of the belief that one can never have too many pieces of wall art—my own home is filled with prints, beautiful abstracts, and funky portraits—but one thing I’ve learned over the years is that traditional prints and paintings, while lovely, are not the only kind of artwork worth celebrating.

Recently, I’ve become majorly obsessed with framed textiles, and I love incorporating these throughout my home. I’ve enjoyed displaying everything from scarves to fabric remnants to cloth cocktail napkins, and that’s just the beginning! Still not sold? Sentimental T-shirts, special rugs, and pocket squares also make for ideal textiles to pop into a frame. In her own home, blogger Jacinda Boneau chose to feature a vibrant rug she picked up during her travels to Jordan.

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3 Clever IKEA Storage Hacks You Have to See to Believe

Every one of us has had a piece of IKEA furniture at some point, right? It’s the starter furniture of all starter furniture, and even sometimes (as evidenced by manifold designers highly recommending its couches), finisher furniture. The best part abou…

Every one of us has had a piece of IKEA furniture at some point, right? It’s the starter furniture of all starter furniture, and even sometimes (as evidenced by manifold designers highly recommending its couches), finisher furniture. The best part about IKEA is that the designs are notoriously simple—clean lines, Scandinavian sensibility, and pared back color schemes—which leaves ample room for personalization.

Drew Scott, of the wildly popular design and DIY Youtube channel, Lone Fox, is especially known for his innovative and unique takes on IKEA furniture and decor, transforming them (with a bit of patience and know-how) into totally custom, sophisticated pieces that look plucked from a much higher-end retailer.

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The 5 Best Bath Towels We’ve Ever Used

Bath towels are an extremely personal thing, as I recently found out after buying several sets only to return most of them. Some were so rough and scratchy that they felt like sandpaper, others too thin to feel cozy after a hot shower. And don’t even g…

Bath towels are an extremely personal thing, as I recently found out after buying several sets only to return most of them. Some were so rough and scratchy that they felt like sandpaper, others too thin to feel cozy after a hot shower. And don’t even get me started on the price—some were so expensive that I could only afford to buy one for myself, leaving my poor husband to deal with his old rag. For something so simple, the search for the perfect bath towel is shockingly difficult.

Well, there was no way I was the only one with bath towel woes, so I went straight to our team to find their faves—if they even had any. To my surprise (or rather, no one’s surprise), we all had the same issues and we’d all spent too many hours researching and testing every towel we’d come across before finding these five tried-and-true favorites.

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15 Modern Decor Ideas to Welcome Fall Into Your Home

Even if you’re not ready to let go of summer, fall is right around the corner. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited to decorate for the season while sipping on a good, old-fashioned pumpkin spice latte and busting out my favorite cozy sweaters.

Howe…

Even if you’re not ready to let go of summer, fall is right around the corner. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited to decorate for the season while sipping on a good, old-fashioned pumpkin spice latte and busting out my favorite cozy sweaters.

However, if you’ve been on the hunt for sophisticated autumnal decor but are coming up short, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite modern fall home decor setups that are super simple to replicate in your own space. Best of all: there are absolutely no cursive “gather” signs or plastic pumpkins here—we promise.

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The Great Scent Debate: Diffusers vs. Candles

There’s nothing our home team loves more than a nice-smelling space whether it’s bright, fresh lemons or that Anthropologie scent. The part that some of us disagree on though? How the scent gets there in the first place—via candle or essential oil diff…

There’s nothing our home team loves more than a nice-smelling space whether it’s bright, fresh lemons or that Anthropologie scent. The part that some of us disagree on though? How the scent gets there in the first place—via candle or essential oil diffuser. (Yes, I know there are reed diffusers, room sprays, and little sachets of uncooked rice and oil, but these two are the most common, so we’re going to stick to that.)

Both have their pros and cons, and I would be doing my teammate dirty if I tried to sway you before our opening arguments. So without further ado, the lawyers in Candle vs. Diffuser present their cases.

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8 Earthy, Cozy Kitchen Trends We’re Seeing for Fall

As we prepare to round out 2021 in the coming months, one thing is for sure—the kitchen remains key. “We’ve spent so much time in the kitchen over the past 18 months, so people are really being mindful of how kitchen design is so essential and has a ma…

As we prepare to round out 2021 in the coming months, one thing is for sure—the kitchen remains key. “We’ve spent so much time in the kitchen over the past 18 months, so people are really being mindful of how kitchen design is so essential and has a major impact on how people inhabit their homes,” interior designer, Peti Lau, explains.

When it comes to fall 2021 kitchen trends, what can we expect to see, well, everywhere? We spoke with eight design experts who weighed in with their predictions.

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12 Minimalist Halloween Decor Ideas—Beyond Black & Orange

Despite a good chunk of the population maintaining a white-knuckled grip on summer, I’m personally ready to break all my sweaters back out and cuddle up for a scary movie marathon. Another thing I’m ready for? Halloween decor.

I’m for sure more of a f…

Despite a good chunk of the population maintaining a white-knuckled grip on summer, I’m personally ready to break all my sweaters back out and cuddle up for a scary movie marathon. Another thing I’m ready for? Halloween decor.

I’m for sure more of a fall decorator, since the color palette in my home already leans towards warm neutrals and cozy fabrics. Halloween is particularly difficult to decorate for in a way that feel true to your style, since it’s dominated by black, orange, and often downright scary things.

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These 8 ‘Space-Savers’ Actually Make Your Home Feel Smaller

No Space Too Small is a brand new column by Laura Fenton that celebrates the idea that you can live well in a small home. Each month, Laura will share her practical findings from years of observing how people live in tight spaces, and her own everyday …

No Space Too Small is a brand new column by Laura Fenton that celebrates the idea that you can live well in a small home. Each month, Laura will share her practical findings from years of observing how people live in tight spaces, and her own everyday experiences of living small—from the hunt for the perfect tiny desk and managing everyday clutter to how to smooth the frustrations out of cooking in a galley kitchen.


“20 Small-Space Hacks You've Never Seen Before!” “The 50 Most Clever Small-Space Hacks of All Time!” Headlines like these get me every single time. If I see an article that promises space-saving ideas, I always fall for the bait and click through. As a long-time small-space dweller, I am forever hoping there’s some new trick or tip that’s going to help me make better use of my space (and occasionally there is!). And while I love reading about a good space-saving hack, sometimes the advice I see doesn’t quite fit right.

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