West Elm’s Black Friday Sale Is Full of Small-Space-Friendly Furniture Finds

West Elm’s Black Friday Sale Is Full of Small-Space-Friendly Furniture Finds

Annie Burdick

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Annie Burdick is a writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. She has written for numerous websites, magazines, and anthologies on wildly varied topics. She is also the author of two nonfiction books, Unconscious Bias and Bring the Wild into Your Garden, both being published in 2021 by an imprint of Hachette UK. She spends most of her spare time reading, playing with her dogs, and seeking out new adventures in the Pacific Northwest.

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Save Big on Small-Space-Friendly Sofas from Apt2B’s Epic Black Friday Sale

Save Big on Small-Space-Friendly Sofas from Apt2B’s Epic Black Friday Sale

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Why wait all the way until the end of the week to claim your Black Friday savings? That’s the philosophy at Apt2B, which just kicked off its Black Friday Sale early. This is your chance to score major discounts on eye-catching furniture and decor of all sorts, and we’re especially excited about the deals on small-space-friendly sofas. That’s right, just because you’re limited on square footage doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice great looks, comfort, or quality. Below, we picked out our favorite petite couches, all of which are available in a range of colors, fabrics, and finishes (read: you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a combo you’ll love).

But the coolest thing about this sale? The more you spend, the more you save! The prices listed here reflect the 20 percent sitewide discount, but you’ll get 25 percent off orders totaling $3,499 or more, and a whopping 30 percent off orders totaling $4,999 or more. You don’t have to stick to just sofas, either — click around the site, and you’ll find modestly sized desks, bedroom furniture, dining tables, and much, much more. So go ahead, get that extra seating you’ve been eyeing for your home office, swap out a shoddy-looking piece for something new, or (and?) give your den the dash of color it needs. But hurry, because you don’t want to, ahem, sit on savings this fantastic.

10 Modular Furniture Pieces That Move as Easily as You Do

10 Modular Furniture Pieces That Move as Easily as You Do

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Let’s be honest: The stress of moving doesn’t stop when you’ve forked over a deposit and packed up your old home. Unless your new space has identical measurements as your old one, you’ll have to scheme up an entirely different layout — and purchase new products to match. Ugh. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. In reality, there are plenty of modular furniture pieces that can grow or shrink as your space does.  If you ask us, the concept of modular furniture is pretty brilliant. It’s an easy way to keep your design style consistent as you move from place to place, plus you don’t have to think about buying or selling anything. The best part? They’re also designed to make moving a breeze. Never purchased modular furniture before? We’re here to help! Whether you’re looking for easy-to-move couches, storage units, or dining chairs, check out our 10 favorite finds below.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting. 

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A 578-Square-Foot D.C. Rental Has a Cute Green Sofa and Bold Botanical Wallpaper

A 578-Square-Foot D.C. Rental Has a Cute Green Sofa and Bold Botanical Wallpaper

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Name: Madison Summers and adopted pup, Tanzie
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type of home: One-bedroom apartment
Size: 578 square feet
Years lived in: 3 months, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I would say my personal style is a twist of classic meets glam, which I’ve tried to reflect in the warm jewel tones of my home. I want guests to walk in and immediately feel welcome and at ease.

There are little touches of sentiment in each room: Velvet, pops of color, plants, gold accents, Ben Franklin! There’s a poster from the Tony Awards from my time spent working in the Broadway industry in NYC, a pillow featuring my idol Audrey Hepburn, and of course, a cheeky print of Ben Franklin blowing bubble gum — a nod to my Pennsylvania roots.

The focal point in my living room is the green velvet couch, and from there, I brought in pinks, creams, patterns, and pieces of personal history. Two of my most favorite items on display are my late grandfather’s typewriter and a horse racing photo of my grandmother from early on in her career as a sulky driver. With the addition of some beloved plants on my window sill and my Boykin Spaniel Tanzie, I’ve tied in old and new with a collection of art and books that tell a story: my story. A story which I hope can be read on every wall.

There are framed photos of friends and family on the walls, and my beloved gold mirror is an antique plucked from the Lower East Side in Manhattan, which was gifted to me by my cousins as a move-in present. This little home tells the world who I am. I wanted my space to be warm, inviting, and undeniably my own.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Art Deco meets Hollywood Regency

What is your favorite room and why? I love the living room with its bold prints and accent wall, but my favorite is my bedroom. It’s full of soothing blue tones and is my hideaway from the world. There’s nothing better than waking up to dappled sunlight filtering in through the tree outside my bedroom window. I center myself each morning by getting ready at my vanity mirror and doing a simple meditation to start the day.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The most recent purchase I’ve made is the accent wall in my bedroom. It’s a fabulous floral peel-and-stick wallpaper from Etsy, which has brightened up the space and given a splash of color behind the bed.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Take your time! For the first few weeks of preparation, focus on curating images that you feel drawn toward and then begin looking for patterns in your personal style. For me, I saw a theme of greens/pinks/creams with velvet and gold accents and shopped for key pieces accordingly.

Remember, there’s no timeline when finding the right pieces. Know that you are never truly “done.” Instead, I think your home evolves with you. As you grow and adapt, so does your environment. My recommendation would be to invest in a mix of timeless and trendy pieces, which can be swapped out from time to time, like new throw pillows for your bed or couch. At the end of the day, it’s YOUR space; the only rule you need to follow is staying true to your vision!

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.

The Best Affordable Sleeper Chairs and Ottomans That’ll Help Maximize Your Small Space

The Best Affordable Sleeper Chairs and Ottomans That’ll Help Maximize Your Small Space

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Let’s face it: As much as we love a good sleeper sofa, there are small spaces where even the most compact sofa bed won’t fit. In those instances, a sleeper chair or ottoman might just be your saving grace. While they may not be comfortable enough to sleep on every night, convertible chairs and ottomans expand quickly and easily, allowing for you to get some shut-eye when those late-night Netflix binges take over or for a guest to sleep over in even the smallest of spaces. We rounded up eight of our favorite picks designed to help you get the most out of your space without breaking the bank.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting. 

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Arlyn is a rarified born-and-bred Florida girl who can never turn her back on a sad chair in need of rehab or a jewel-tone velvet sofa.