The Modular, Insta-Famous Sectional That Can Shockingly Withstand My Cat’s Constant Scratching (And It’s On Sale Now!)

The Modular, Insta-Famous Sectional That Can Shockingly Withstand My Cat’s Constant Scratching (And It’s On Sale Now!)

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My cat, housemate, and I live in a small apartment in a questionably secure walk-up — cue the violins. Since you’re either a regular here and are familiar with our city living conundrums or you’re here for help working through your own, let me cut to the chase: The Floyd Sectional was custom-made to fit my space perfectly, hand-delivered directly into my living room, and survived (nay, thrived) through a month’s worth of red wine spills and my cat’s incessant scratching. It has proved itself to be the sofa to end all modern, modular, customizable, pet- and mess-friendly upholstered sofas. Plus, now through July 4, you can get it for 15 percent off!

It took me all of 10 minutes with a tape measure and Floyd’s Sectional Builder to design my own perfect sofa — admittedly one of the quickest decisions I’ve ever made. Because there isn’t a Cheesecake Factory menu-amount of options when you’re choosing your modules, colors, and add-ons, the experience isn’t overwhelming. That said, everything you could need, from neutral off-white and rich green upholstery options to multiple right, left, and middle sections, give you more than enough customization possibilities. I opted for the off-white fabric in order to really put it to the mess test.

Supply chain issues gave my anticipation for delivery a few weeks to build, but instead of delivery day being expectedly chaotic, it didn’t involve breaking a sweat carrying boxes nor did it involve breaking any down afterward. The Sectional was carried in pieces and placed exactly where I wanted it in a matter of minutes. I was instantly able to toss some throws on it and get right to the best part: lounging. And, boy, does this sofa suit the job. The Sectional is designed to be wider than your average sofa, and since those few extra inches don’t feel like they actually take up much more room, the difference in terms of comfort is drastic. It’s not the kind of couch you sink down into, which is very much my preference. I can sit, lay, and even sleep supported on the Sectional, and it’s not challenging to get up from (and I’m certainly not groggy or sore when I do).

Yes, the Sectional is certainly handsome and ideal for most every decor style and home size, but I was concerned by how much it looked like a beacon for my cat’s restless paws when it arrived. It’s now been a month of unregulated scratching and claw-assisted stretching, and only a single thread on the Sectional’s upholstery has managed to come loose. It was easily snipped to reveal the sofa just as it was the day I got it. My concern soon shifted from my cat to myself: How long would it take for me to totally ruin this off-white sofa?

The good news is that multiple red wine spills, acrylic paint splatters, and mysterious stains haven’t been any match for the coated and stain-resistant Floyd upholstery. The best part about this is that the Sectional doesn’t have the look or feel of coated polyester, but it gives you all of the material’s easy-to-clean benefits. Plus, it’s thousands of dollars less than others we’ve seen of its quality and caliber (especially now that it’s on sale). This sofa is truly everything I’ve been looking for, and for now, at least one of my city life conundrums has been resolved.

These Tiny Treehouses Will Add a Whimsical Touch to Your Plants

These Tiny Treehouses Will Add a Whimsical Touch to Your Plants

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Whether you’re a seasoned plant parent with many green babies adorning your home, or someone who prefers to bring in a touch of nature with a faux house plant, foliage fans will know that house plants are one of the best ways to bring in color and life to your home. And while plants can be a statement piece on their own—think Chrissy Teigen‘s giant black olive tree and Gigi Hadid’s fiddle leaf fig plant—this company has created miniature treehouses that’ll add a whimsical touch to your greenery. Think of them as little vacation homes for your plants.

Tiny Treehouses offers just that… tiny treehouses that will instantly transform your plants or patio, bringing a little magic to your space through the eye-catching designs. The DIY wooden model kits are a great crafting activity for all abilities, with many of the models being suitable for ages 14+. Each kit comes with easy to follow instructions and all the tools you need to build the home.

The products have received impressive reviews from customers who praise the design and durability of the tiny homes.

“In a word: brilliant! It’s obvious from the start that these designs were created with a lot of thought and care, not only for the details making them beautiful, but also for the builders’ experience while putting them together.” one person wrote.

Another said: “Love my tiny treehouse! Looks so cute hanging in my plants, especially with the little fairy lights on,”

Tiny Treehouses started as Australian 3D Designer Lars Christian’s passion product during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, before launching on Kickstarter and surpassing its $20,000 AUD target, reaching $300,000 AUD.

10 Rattan Mirrors So Stunning You Won’t Even Notice Your Reflection

10 Rattan Mirrors So Stunning You Won’t Even Notice Your Reflection

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In case you haven’t noticed, rattan is having a real renaissance (a rattanaissance, if you will). The woven look (also seen in cane and wicker) is quickly taking over our homes, whether it’s with a chic pendant light, a cozy chair to curl up in, or a chic headboard to help complete your bedding setup. We’ve noticed some gorgeous rattan mirrors lately and absolutely love the look — it’s the perfect way to incorporate rattan into your home without committing to a larger piece. And with the trend exploding, your picks (and places to source your mirrors) are bigger than you might have anticipated. To help make your hunt a little easier, we went ahead and rounded up some of our favorite finds that’ll instantly add some natural texture and bohemian flair to your space. Below, check out 10 of the best rattan mirrors around and pick one up today!

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting. 

The Surprising Place to Find Ridiculously Chic Decor for Small Spaces

The Surprising Place to Find Ridiculously Chic Decor for Small Spaces

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When it comes to decorating your home in a way that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, small spaces can be among the hardest to nail. Not only do you have to make use of every square inch, but oftentimes the pieces you choose need to do double (or even triple!) duty in your home (think: a coffee table that boasts hidden storage or stylish natural fiber baskets that disguise the tech accessories beneath your television).

No one understands the need for functionality better than The Home Depot. While it may not be the first place you think of to shop for chic decor picks, the iconic retailer boasts many of your favorite brands and stylish design accents at a price that is affordable and attainable. From high-quality rugs and sneaky storage solutions to faux plants that will fool even the proudest green thumb, The Home Depot has an ample selection of decor picks for homes big and small. Check out some of our favorite selects for small spaces below:

The Ingenious $20 Amazon Find That Acts as a Nightlight Without Sacrificing Plug Space

The Ingenious $20 Amazon Find That Acts as a Nightlight Without Sacrificing Plug Space

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We’ve all been there before: It’s 3 a.m., and you’re making your way through your home for a glass of water, feeling around in the dark to make sure you don’t stumble into anything. Sure, you could turn a light on, but who wants to risk waking anyone up (or that awful eye adjustment that comes with turning the lights on after you’ve been asleep)? The traditional solution? A good ol’ nightlight. However, as beneficial as a nightlight can be there are a couple of downsides, namely sacrificing an outlet. Thankfully, there’s a solution out there that solves this problem: the SnapPower Guidelight Outlet Wall Plate.

Designed to work as both an outlet cover and nightlight, the SnapPower Wall Plate features a genius design that’s sure to become a household staple for many. Installing in seconds, simply snap the cover onto your existing outlets, tighten the center screw, and you’re set — no wiring or batteries needed, because they get their power from the sides of the outlet). But how does it work? Well, the front of the plate features a light sensor that triggers the nightlight as soon as the room becomes dark and turns it off once it’s daylight. Best of all, this smart plate uses energy-efficient LEDs that last up to 25 years! When’s the last time a nightlight has lasted you that long?

With more than 5,300 five-star reviews, these light-up outlet covers are a bonafide hit, with one customer sharing, “I started purchasing these from SnapPower when they first came out and have never been disappointed in the quality and performance of their products. I have purchased both the nightlight and the USB outlet covers and am very pleased. There are lots of knock-offs flooding the market, but none of them are a match for the original!” Another customer exclaimed, “I needed a soft light above our kitchen counters, and these are amazing. A three-minute install and they look very snazzy. We love them!”

Starting at $20.46, the SnapPower Guidelight Outlet Wall Plate comes in three colors and two styles: duplex and decor. If you’re looking for more plate styles, you’re in luck as SnapPower also offers GFCI covers, light switches, and wall plates with built-in USB chargers for even more functionality. So if you’re tired of stumbling and fumbling in the dark, this unique cover is the answer you’ve been looking for — your stubbed toes will thank you.

Sarah M. Vazquez

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