Quick and Easy Christmas Centerpiece

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Happy Friday, friends! Thanksgiving break starts in T minus 2 hours over here (squeeee!), but I wanted to share this short video that shows the quick and easy Christmas centerpiece I’ve got in the middle of our table right now. My goal was to create something using only things I already had and I love…

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4 Brands Our Editors Always Shop (Plus a Domino Collab!) Are Now for Sale in One Place

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For the third year in a row, fashion brand Loeffler Randall is launching its annual Craft Fair, a collection of items from small businesses that cofounder Jessie Randall curates for the holidays. Lucky for us, she gave Domino an exclusive sneak peek at the brands she’ll be featuring in 2020, and we noticed something pretty wild: Almost every item in the lineup is a certified Domino favorite. 

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Randall says she spends all year looking for special things to sell. “I always have my eye out,” she says. “For example, this year features the amazing Oat Cinnamon, which recently did the florals for our showroom.” 

Also on the roster: Pomelo Casa ceramics (remember our collection with the company?); Lewis Home pouches; Recreation Center hooks (its tile collab in March was equally next level); Maison des Vacances gingham napkins; seed bead necklaces from the Loeffler Randall design team; and even masks handmade with Liberty print fabrics by Randall herself, tied up in a Studio Carta bow. ($10 of every mask set purchase will go to God’s Love We Deliver.)

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Courtesy of Loeffler Randall

Starting today, the virtual craft fair is live, and to top it all off, every order comes with three sheets of a custom Pomelo Casa–designed gift wrap. Which means our holiday shopping starts right…now!

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Jennifer Garner Can’t Say Enough Good Things About This $20 Kitchen Tool

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Our cast-iron pots and pans will never get more use than during the holiday season—for Thanksgiving alone, they’re in action for a straight day if not two. Proper maintenance is essential to keeping these kitchen workhorses in good shape, something Jennifer Garner is clearly well aware of. The A-lister recently revealed a list of 10 things she can’t live without to New York magazine, and we spotted one under-the-radar item that every cook needs in their lives. Make way for the chain-mail scrubber. 

We know what you’re thinking. A kitchen tool that resembles a medieval accessory doesn’t seem promising. But hear us out. Thanks to its high-quality stainless steel, the gadget is considered the “world’s best” cast-iron cleaner by cooking experts near and far (The New York Times and Rachael Ray are fans). The 188 rings, when combined with a squirt of dish soap, can take care of even the toughest build-ups, leaving your pans, Dutch ovens, and woks spick-and-span. “I accidentally put one down the garbage disposal once and broke the disposal and the scrubber,” Garner told New York. “I was sadder about the scrubber. That’s how strongly I feel about it.”

Cleaning skillets is only one of the unconventional dishrag’s many functions. It can help your food taste better, too. Over time, scrubbing your pans with the tough metal tool creates a textured surface more conducive to picking up seasoning, aka a flavor punch. That’s a win-win for Turkey Day and beyond.  

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Black Friday Dyson deals – vacuum cleaners, heaters, fans and even hairdryers at cut prices

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What’s better than a new Dyson appliance? A cheap Dyson appliance! And we have some incredible Black Friday Dyson deals for you to take a peek at.

Related: Black Friday deals 2020 – all the sales and info you need on furniture, home appliances, accessories and tech

An undisputed market leader when it comes to home appliances, it’s no surprise that so many people love a Dyson deal.

With their supreme quality, Dyson tends to charge a premium price for its products. But if you grab yourself a great Black Friday Dyson deal, you’ll be laughing all the way home. And it’s there you can test out your new Dyson vacuum, heater or whatever appliance you’ve just bought.

During Black Friday, Dyson will have a price promise on, which means it will match prices for its products with other retailers on a daily basis, so you know you’re going to get great value for money.

But get ahead of the deal hunters with these great Black Friday Dyson deals.


Best Black Friday Dyson deals 2020 – quick links


Best Black Friday Dyson vacuum deals 2020

Dyson Cyclone V10 Total Clean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: was £479, now £429
With a 60-minute runtime, the V10 has ‘fade-free’ power, which makes it able to clean any floor or surface. It also has a fully-sealed filtration system, keeping allergens at bay. Don’t have enough space to store the V10? Use its wall-mounted docking station and hang it vertically.

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Dyson CY26 Cinetic Big Ball Animal 2 Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner: was £349.99, now £319
With no bag to empty, this cylinder vac has plenty of tools and tricks. If knocked over, the CY26 will pick itself up. The CY26’s tangle-free turbine tool with counter-rotating brush heads can remove any hair from carpets and upholstery.

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Dyson V11 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: was £599, now £549
This Dyson claims it delivers twice the suction power of standard cord-free vacuums. The V11’s useful LCD screen lets you know. Plus, it provides filter maintenance reminders and blockage reports, so you always know when your vacuum is in tip-top condition or not.

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Dyson V8 Absolute Extra: was £399.99, now £299.99
This cord-free vacuum offers up to 40 minutes of cleaning time. The soft woven nylon is gentle on delicate hard floors but still tough on dirt.

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Dyson AM09 Hot and Cool Fan: now £399

The AM09 provides consistent heating or cooling all year round. With a handy display, you can get precise room heating on your desktop, tabletop or on the floor, as you can see exactly what temperature your Dyson is running at.

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Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Bladeless Air Purifier Fan and Heater: now £549

Dyson claims this fan/heater is the only one tested to simultaneously purify and heat a whole room. It does this by automatically sensing pollution, capturing ultrafine pollutants, and projecting purified and heated air using Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology.

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Dyson AM06 Desk Fan: now £248 

With over £100 off, see this as an investment that’ll keep you cool on hot summer days for years to come. With no blades to hurt fingers with, or loads of buttons to push – the AM06 is perfect for homes with children. And it’s super-easy to clean.

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Dyson Hair Dryer: was £399, now £349
The Dyson hairdryer is on practically every beauty lover’s wishlist. Now it’s available with £50 off, so there’s never been a better time to treat yourself.

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For more great Black Friday Deals and all the latest info you need, we’ve got you covered!

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A Minimalist Mom on Decorating a Nursery (and Home) for Real Life

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Seating: Woud.

Product stylist Hali Mason is a committed minimalist who feels most at peace amid order. “A pared-back home declutters the mind,” she says of her pattern-free and color-light approach to decorating. When she and her husband, Laurence, a sign language interpreter, welcomed their first child in August, though, Mason feared her days of living among curated, understated decor were over. “I imagined our house would have to be filled with mountains of bright, primary-colored plastic toys,” she recalls with a shudder.

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Lighting by Flos Lighting: Lightology.

Much to her own surprise, Mason has since found a work-around. The key? Compromise—with some hardworking storage mixed in. Below, we peek inside the couple’s home in the Manchester, U.K., suburb of Didsbury to see just how Mason made way for her son, Sufyan, without totally letting go of her signature streamlined style.

Seek Out Sustainable Options

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Crib: Snuz; Storage Boxes: Moebe.

Mason practices minimalism in part to decrease her carbon footprint. With that in mind, she nabbed a convertible crib from Snüz that will evolve along with Sufyan. His Moebe bins are also eco-friendly. Not only are they made from recyclable materials, but the brand offers replacement parts to extend each box’s life. Mason already has a plan on how to make the most of her less earth-friendly purchases, too (a play mat, bouncer, etc.): “I will be sending them to my family in East Africa. It will be delightful to see other people enjoying Sufyan’s things.”

Integrate Storage Into Unlikely Places

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Coffee Table by Woud: Finnish Design Shop.
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Circular Shelf: Aska Design Studio; Dresser: IKEA; Storage Basket: Maison Bengal.

Unassuming hideaways have been, she says, a “lifesaver” for the minimalist, who isn’t a fan of bulkier pieces. “I would reduce the amount of things I had rather than procure storage to fill,” she explains, “but nobody tells you how much gear a baby comes with!” Mason keeps Sufyan’s 70-square-foot nursery tidy by storing his things throughout the house—living room included. Her new coffee table by Woud, for example, features a dynamic hidden compartment. “People walk in and see a beautiful table. Little do they know, it’s full of baby stuff,” Mason notes with a wink. Nearby, shelving by Moebe hides a colorful play mat that doesn’t vibe with the room’s camel and tan scheme. And in a bid for more storage in her own bedroom, she used a vintage folding screen to turn an odd nook into a functional closet. 

Don’t Despair: Essentials Need Not Be Eyesores

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Wipe Cover: Liewood.
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Diaper Pail by Vital Baby: Amazon.

The nursery’s structurally modest yet hardworking IKEA Bestå sideboard—which was purchased secondhand—keeps so many of Sufyan’s toys and outfits out of sight that Mason has learned to live with an exposed diaper pail and wipe container. Surprising no one, the new mom still tracked down the most attractive alternatives out there, from brands like Liewood and Vital Baby. “The pail is inoffensive, but I would love it if someone could combine odor-trap technology with a stylish design,” Mason laments. To create a makeshift changing station, she added a basket by Olli Ella

Tiptoe Outside Your Comfort Zone

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Wall Decals by Eudajmonia: Etsy; Changing Basket: Olli Ella.
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Painting: Alison McBride

That Mason prefers baby toys and supplies in solids and neutrals is a given. To promote Sufyan’s cognitive development, however, Mom had to bend her rules a bit. In the nursery a painterly wall decal featuring three-dimensional clouds and a windswept tree echoes the room’s view of the back garden. In the living room, a vivid geometric painting by Sufyan’s grandmother Alison McBride also catches the kiddo’s eye. “He loves to inspect every shape and color,” Mason says, adding that she can tell Sufyan’s mind is stimulated when he gazes at it.

Stay One Step Ahead

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At 5 months old, Sufyan will be crawling (and walking) in no time, and ever-thoughtful Mason has already started preparing for the change. Her trick? Museum putty, which she’ll be sticking under all her more delicate pieces to keep them from being overturned as her son totters around.

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Seating: Woud; Shelving: Moebe; Lighting: Louis Poulsen.

Combined, these subtle enhancements have given the stylist’s sleek house a more carefree and colorful slant. Mason’s definition of home, on the other hand, remains quite intact: “Wherever my husband, Sufyan, and I are.” Spoken like a true mom.

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More Practical Than Plaster and Cement: This Material Is on Our Reno Radar

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Smooth is the best way to describe the interior of Natalie Saunders and Louis Litrenta’s Airbnb in California’s Joshua Tree. Nearly every surface in the home—the floor, the baseboards, the fireplace, the kitchen countertops and cabinet surround, the built-in bed—is covered in microcement, a composite coating that is a blend of cement, water-based resins, and mineral pigments. The product has been popular in Greece, Spain, and other parts of Europe and only started to gain traction in the U.S. in the past five years or so. “Watching it being applied was like watching someone ice a giant cake,” says Saunders. “It was very mesmerizing.” 

The stuff looks like concrete, but don’t get the two confused: Microcement is a lot lighter. Saunders and Litrenta’s contractor, Michael A. Wilson, estimates each layer is no thicker than three-sixteenths of an inch, meaning it can go on top of plywood. And unlike plaster, it’s not porous, so if you use it on your kitchen countertop or walls, you don’t have to worry about staining. “You can cook with all the turmeric you want,” says designer Claire Thomas, who recently used it in her desert Airbnb. Ahead, get the lowdown on the ultra-practical material that’s taking the renovation world by storm. 

How Do You Get It? 

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Through their contractor, Saunders and Litrenta connected with a supplier in San Diego that carries Topciment, the largest manufacturer of microcement in Spain. The company sells seven different types—some are more robust than others and can go on the floor of a swimming pool, while others are more decorative. The brand’s colors are customizable, so you can put your own spin on it. “I would make tiny adjustments, like adding a little more red or yellow to it,” says Saunders. “I held my breath when we put the first layers down.” Promix, a company based in New Jersey, also makes a variety of microcement finishes.  

Where Can You Use It?

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Pool decks, kitchens, fireplaces, benches—there’s really no limits to where you can put microcement. East London–based design blogger Sophie Watson used it all over her shower walls (microcement is waterproof when sealed, making it a smart choice for a bathroom) and then painted the ceiling and window frame in the same color to bring the rustic, vacationing-in-Sardinia vibes full circle. “It was a relative splurge,” says Watson, noting the cost ended up being the same as if she had done all the walls in mid- to high-end tiles, “but it was worth it. I’ll be using it on my kitchen counter and backsplash to mimic the texture of marble.” 

Should You DIY?

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Because the process is so tedious (each layer requires 24 hours to cure and dry before the next can be applied) and requires some skill with a trowel, it’s best to leave the job to a professional who is at least familiar with working with plaster. “It’s quite an art form,” says Saunders. 

In a case like Thomas’s desert kitchen, where the microcement was going in between the cabinet doors, the material is layered on top of the wood cupboard frames on-site and then the cabinet company makes the fronts to fit inside each niche.

What Happens Over Time? 

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While Saunders has noticed some minor nicks and stains in the high-traffic areas of her home (mainly the floors by the kitchen sink and stove), overall it’s held up beautifully over the past few years. The stuff is prized for its resilience for a reason, but it’s also hygienic: “There is no need to clean grout,” Watson points out. In her space, she did need to cover spots where the walls meet the floor with silicone, that way no water can seep through. 

“Even though it’s a hard surface, it has a much warmer feel than polished concrete or lime plaster,” says Saunders. “Everyone who enters our home comments that they feel like they have been transported to a spa retreat in Europe.”

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5 Healthy and Redeeming Takes on Thanksgiving Leftovers

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I think we can all agree that the best thing about the Thanksgiving meal is the leftovers. I actually plan and cook for the leftovers, reinventing the components over and over again. I make more roasted vegetables than I need for the night so that I can play with them the next day, and I lean into the largesse of the turkey to ease the post-holiday meal prep in the coming week. Day-to-day cooking is so much easier when the pieces are squarely in place. Thanksgiving leftovers can reinvent themselves as healthy and redeeming, even if they originate with the most indulgent meal of the year—here’s how. 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Grain Salads

Roasted brussels sprouts hold up well the next day for use in salads (this is a great one to plan to make extra for later use). Slice the cooked brussels sprouts as thinly as possible and toss with cooked grains like farro or wheat berries (you can refresh the sliced sprouts on a sheet pan in an oven set to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes if you want them warm). Toss in some grated Parmesan or Pecorino, minced chives, toasted pine nuts or almonds, then dress with olive oil and lemon. A craveable but healthy vegetarian lunch or side dish.  

Turkey Bones Smoky Turkey Stock

The turkey carcass is gold—never throw that away! Make turkey stock the day after Thanksgiving by filling a large stockpot with water and simmering the carcass and any leftover bones with carrots, a bay leaf, celery, a small handful of black peppercorns, two halves of an onion, and an entire head of garlic sliced in half. Toast some dried chipotle chiles in a dry cast-iron pan and toss those in there while the stock bubbles away. Keep the stock cooking for 5 to 6 hours, strain, and you’ll have a rich, satisfying base for soups and a flavor booster for cooking grains or rice. Feeling less than perky the morning after? Mix the hot broth with a teaspoon of miso and a squeeze of lemon, and sip it out of a mug. All better!

Mashed or Roasted Sweet Potatoes A Fluffy Dip

Whether you are making mashed or roasted sweet potatoes or roasted squash as your vegetable side this year, the leftovers will be the miraculous base for a creamy, healthy dip. Puree the cooked squash or sweet potatoes with a couple caramelized shallots, some toasted whole cumin seeds, and a few tablespoons of tahini. Add a little water as you puree to get a light-as-air, savory but sweet, fluffy dip (this one makes great baby food, too). The spread can also be the base of a vegetarian tartine, smeared on toast and topped with goat cheese, some pea shoots, and pomegranate seeds. 

Turkey → Turkey Salad

Turkey tends to dry out, especially if reheated. So always bathe your leftover protein with lots of sauce, dressing, or liquid (in the example of soups). Use the turkey as you would chicken to make a healthy-ish version of a chicken salad. Cube or shred the meat with a fork (mix the white and dark meat together). Toss the shredded meat with a hefty spoonful of full-fat Greek yogurt, a squeeze of lemon, a dollop of Dijon mustard, and some minced shallots. Add some thinly sliced celery and celery leaves, toasted walnuts, and a handful of fresh herbs (tarragon, parsley, even mint). Serve as a tartine with crusty sourdough or pumpernickel toast. Or use the cranberry vinaigrette (see my recipe, below) as your chicken salad sauce, adding an extra tablespoon of crème fraîche or Greek yogurt to make it rich and creamy. 

Cranberry Sauce → Cranberry Vinaigrette

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Cranberry sauce brings the sweet and the tart to a vinaigrette in one dose, and adds heft to a dressing so it clings to the leaves of your lettuce. I pair this tangy dressing with a mix of bitter greens in the chicory family (see my recipe, below). If you can’t find frisée, substitute with radicchio, endive, or escarole. And don’t be surprised if you find yourself making cranberry sauce all year round. 

Cranberry Sauce With Dates and Ginger

The trick to making a cranberry sauce that remains relevant after the holiday is to not make it too sweet. Conventional cranberry sauce is so cloying and one-dimensional that it can be hard to integrate into everyday cooking. Instead of bland white sugar, sweeten with high-quality dates, complex with assertive notes of caramel and toffee. Add minced ginger for spice and star anise and black pepper for warmth, and finish with a handful of raw sliced cranberries for texture. The result is balanced, sweet, sour, peppery, and delicious. 

  • 12 oz fresh cranberries, washed, mushy ones removed
  • 1 tbsp ghee or unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 9 small sticky dates, pitted and roughly chopped 
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • Zest and juice of one tangerine
  • Cracked black pepper
  1. Remove two small handfuls of cranberries and slice them into ⅛-inch-thin rounds crosswise. Set aside. 
  2. Add the ghee to a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the ghee is melted, add the minced ginger and the spices, and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. 
  3. Add the dates, the water, and the salt, and raise the heat to high. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and cook covered for 5 minutes. Uncover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until it thickens. Add the raw sliced cranberries and the tangerine juice, stir to combine, and turn off the heat. Serve warm or store in the fridge for up to a week. 

Frisée With Toasted Sesame Seeds and Cranberry Citrus Vinaigrette

A great salad dressing rests in the balance of acidity, sweetness, and the unctuousness of high-quality olive oil. 

Serves 4

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp + ½ tsp cider vinegar
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp tangerine or orange juice
  • 2 tsp minced shallot
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) good-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp crème fraîche (optional)

For the salad

  • 1 head frisée lettuce
  • 1/2 head radicchio
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 to 4 oz (85 to 115 g) chèvre (goat cheese)
  1. Add all the dressing ingredients besides the oil and crème fraîche to a blender. Blend to combine. While the blender is running, on low, stream in the olive oil slowly to emulsify. If using, stir the crème fraîche into the dressing at the end. 
  2. Pull apart the frisée and radicchio and tear the leaves into bite-size pieces. Wash and spin them dry and put in a large salad bowl. 
  3. Toast sesame seeds in a dry sauté pan over low heat, moving them around constantly in the pan until they start to turn golden brown, about 3 minutes. 
  4. Toss the frisée and radicchio with the dressing until completely coated. Add the sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper. Crumble the chèvre, if using, over the salad and serve.

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8 Cuddler Recliner Chairs That are Actually Attractive

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As the name suggests, cuddler recliners are fantastic for cuddling. They’re also great options for individuals that may not want to invest in a couch or a loveseat. In terms of the way they operate, they’re very similar to a recliner – just larger so you can cuddle up to your partner or even a pet. Cuddler recliners offer supreme comfort and come with all sorts of styles and features to suit your needs. 

If you’re new to purchasing a cuddler recliner, you could be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options there are on the market. To help, we’ve curated a list of 8 of the best cuddler recliners to get you started. Before that, we’ll also talk about a couple of factors that you should consider when it comes to purchasing a cuddler recliner that suits your needs. 

What Should I Look for in a Cuddler Recliner? 

The first thing you’d need to think about is the base material of the cuddler recliner. If you’d like a long-lasting cuddler recliner, it’s best to opt for a base that’s crafted with stainless steel. You can also pick one that’s made with a sturdy wooden base. 

The next thing to consider is the padding of your cuddler recliner. Since you’ll most likely be sitting on it for a couple of hours at a time, you should opt for a cuddler recliner that comes with a significant amount of padding. Soft foam is usually a good one to go for, and there should also be padding within the backrest and armrest of the recliner. 

Related: What Are The Different Wall Hugger Recliner Types?

Then, you’d also have to think about the upholstery. This specifically refers to the fabric of the cuddler recliner. If you’re looking for something that’s budget-friendly, you can select a recliner that’s made with microfiber material. Alternatively, if you’re okay with spending a little more, leather’s always a great option. 

Size is also something you’d need to take into consideration. To be sure, you should always measure the space of where you intend on placing your cuddler recliner. After all, the last thing you’d want is to accidentally purchase a cuddler recliner that’s too small for the area. If you have limited space, however, you can always opt for a smaller cuddler recliner. 

Another thing to think about is whether you’d like your cuddler recliner to come with any special features. Some recliners, for example, come with USB ports for you to charge your phones while others come with massage features

Finally, you’d want to consider the durability of your cuddler recliner. It should be crafted with a material that isn’t difficult to maintain. If sturdiness is an essential factor for you, it’s also crucial that you avoid recliners that are made with flimsy material and always test it out before going ahead with your purchase. 

Top Cuddler Recliners

Morgana Manual Rocker Recliner

This luxurious cuddler recliner is exactly what you need to unwind in comfort. It’s made with high-density foam and is overstuffed on the head and back of the recliner so you can use it for a variety of reasons from sleeping to reading and more. When your legs aren’t stretched out on the footrest, go ahead and use the rocker function of the chair to rock back and forth. 

There’s also a pull buckle behind the armrest, and the recliner can be placed into two other positions of 110 degrees and 145 degrees. While partial assembly is required, this is a fade-resistant recliner that’s durable. It’s a highly rated recliner that customers have mentioned is easy to assemble, soft, looks great and comfortable. 

Aerne Manual Wall Hugger Recliner

If you want something that doesn’t take up as much space, go for this particular Wall Hugger Recliner. It comes in three various colors and is a great recliner to relax in with your significant other. Material wise, it’s made of high-density foam along with high-quality microfiber that’s supremely comfortable. 

It also has a recline level trigger that you can use to adjust the recliner into a different position. Like most recliners, this one also comes with a footrest for you to stretch out your legs. The backrest is wide and comes with a thick armrest to allow your body to sink into ultimate comfort. There’s also a two-point lumbar massage on this recliner to help soothe any tired muscles you may have. Partial assembly is required, and your purchase also comes with a six-months limited warranty. 

Ringgold Manual Recliner

This recliner is exactly what you need when you’re looking to cuddle up for a movie or a relaxing afternoon. It comes with oversized back and head support and is upholstered with faux leather for a comfortable experience. All you’ve got to do is pull the external latch handle, push back and proceed to relax. It comes with two reclining positions that you can choose from and is a fantastic addition to your home. 

Those that have purchased this recliner really like it and mentioned that it’s comfortable, easy to assemble, and is of a perfect size. Some said, however, that it doesn’t seem to be a recliner that’ll last for an extended period. Nevertheless, they mentioned that it has a nice finish, and is also lightweight and easy to move around. 

Crosley Cuddler Recliner

This cuddler recliner comes in two options that you can choose from – power and manual, depending on your needs. With the power recliner, you can select infinite positions to recline in. The manual recliner, on the other hand, comes with three positions to choose from. Material wise, the recliner consists of leather that looks like polyester and comes with a plush cover. 

The seat cushion will also provide you with plenty of support – thanks to its C3 pocketed coils. To adjust the recliner in the manual version, you’ve got your handle. For the power version, it comes with a button that you can press. The power recliner even comes with a USB port so that you can conveniently charge your devices. Customers are a fan of this beautiful, oversized recliner and like how it’s able to match the aesthetics of their living room with ease. 

Shephard Oversized Manual Glider Recliner

Not a fan of having to assemble your recliner? This is a perfect choice. There’s no assembly required with this recliner, and it offers a great deal of comfort, value and style for your home. The recliner is encased in smooth corduroy and consists of a fabric seat cushion for added comfort. To operate your recliner, you’ll pull down the external handle, and it comes with infinite positions for you to choose from. 

Thanks to the material that the recliner is made of, it’s tear resistant. To take care of your recliner, all you’ve got to do is wipe it clean with a dry cloth. It’s a great all-round recliner that customers have given excellent reviews for. It also comes with a footrest for you to stretch out your legs and is the perfect recliner for cuddling up in the evenings. 

Bonzy Home Air Leather Recliner Chair

This manual recliner comes in different colors to suit the aesthetics of your home. It’s made of both leather and suede material that’s corrosion-resistant, breathable and soft. What’s great about this particular recliner is that it also comes with overstuffed padding for that added touch of comfort. The armrests are overstuffed, and there’s a premium seat cushion that you can lay back on. 

To recline, all you’ve got to do is pull the lever, and you can lean back and unwind. This is a classic leather recliner that’s perfect for your home, and it’s excellent for two individuals as it can support a weight of up to 300 pounds. It also comes with great leg support, and you’ve got access to customer service and technical support team in case you run into any issues. 

CANMOV Recliner Chair Breathable Bonded Leather

This faux leather recliner is sure to turn heads – thanks to its modern design. It’s able to accommodate a weight of up to 300 pounds and is made of luxurious and breathable material along with high-density foam that’ll provide a good amount of support. The chair also has a smooth reclining mechanism for your comfort, and the brass nails add an extra touch of style to the recliner. 

To recline, all you’ve got to do is pull the lever, and you’re good to go. You’re also able to place your legs on the footrest, stretch out and unwind. It has a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds, and this is a highly rated recliner that customers love for its sturdiness and stable support. Individuals also mentioned that it’s made of excellent quality and is also easy to assemble. 

RelaxZen Longstreet Rocker Recliner

Last on the list is this rocker recliner that comes with everything you could possibly need. Pick the color of your choice before sinking into this plush recliner that comes with massage capabilities. It also has USB charging features so you can charge your electronic devices while you’re unwinding. In terms of massage motors, it comes with eight powerful settings that target four different zones with five intensity levels. If you’d like, you can also use the heat setting to soothe any tired muscles further. 

The chair itself is encased in microfiber that’s soft and easy to clean. The recliner also comes with a remote that you can use with ease, and you’re able to even personalize the massage to suit your needs. Customers love this chair and mentioned that it’s sturdy and comfortable, easy to assemble, and they like how it comes with additional nifty features that most recliners don’t have. 

The Bottom Line 

We hope that this article has helped you in selecting a cuddler recliner that suits your needs. If possible, you and your partner should test out the recliner before going ahead with your purchase. Comfort is vital, and if you plan on laying out on your recliner, that’s something you’d need to take into consideration. 

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9 Standing Closet Ideas to Maximize Your Storage Space

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Organizing your closet is actually a form of art, because you often have to get really creative and learn how to organize space in a more efficient manner. Standing closets go a long way in helping you organize your space, but there are some tricks that can help you be more efficient and use up every little bit of space you have in an efficient way. That’s why we’ve decided to address the topic of organizing your closet and we made this guide focused on tips and tricks, as well show you some of the best products that money can buy right now.

Organizing Your Closet Step by Step

While it may seem a little suspicious, there’s a right and a wrong way to organize your closet. Naturally, these organization tips aren’t etched in stone and it depends on what type of standing closet you have and how big it is. There are, however, a few good case practices that we wanted to talk to you about if you’re interested in maximizing your closet space:

  • The first step is getting everything out of the closet and cleaning it up. Even when you buy a new standing closet, you have to dust it up and give it a fresh smell, perhaps by using a special furniture cleaner (as these often leave a very fresh scent behind).
  • Every time you go through all your clothes, shoes, and accessories, sort out the clothes that you don’t wear anymore. Turn them into rags, recycle them, use them for DIY crafts, or donate them.
  • As you’re trying to figure out how to put the remainder of the clothes back in the closet, consider grouping them as much as possible. Make sure that the clothing items and accessories that you’re going to use in the nearby future are in the front, and place the clothes you don’t wear that often or aren’t suitable for the current season in the back. This will help you grab the items you need faster and without scavenging through the entire closet to find them.
  • Closet organizers can go a long way in keeping everything in check. There are plenty of storage solutions that you can turn to for this specific purpose. For example, make sure that you have s step stool if you’re standing closet is too high and you might be in need of something located on the top shelves. Over-the-door shoes racks will help you maximize the space and also make sure your shoes and accessories will always be at hand when you need them.
  • One of the things that make closet organizing so tedious is the fact that we don’t do it often enough. If you had a run-through your closet once every month, you could easy swap some clothes back and forth to keep the ones appropriate for this season in reach. It would also give you a change to quickly put stuff back in its original place and keep items grouped so that you can always find what you’re looking for without having to rummage through the entire thing.

Choosing a Standing Closet

Let’s take a closer look at standing closets and what they have to offer. For a more informed buying decision, here are the main characteristics of a standing closet that you have to pay attention to so that you can spend money on a product that’s actually of use to you:

Size

There are two things that you have to consider when it comes to the size of your standing closet. The first thing implies analyzing how much free space you have to dedicate to this closet. If you have limited room space, then there’s no point in buying a large closet and then being frustrated over the fact that you have nowhere to put it. Then, you’ll also have to consider how much storage space the closet offers and if it’s enough for your needs. If you have a ton of clothes and accessories, then a small closet won’t be enough, and you’ll find yourself in search of more storage space.

Style

There are two major types of standing closets: some of them are covered, and others are open. As you’re going to see in the second part of this article, there are plenty of open closets that people choose because they can easily be added inside a walk-in closet and they facilitate access to the items stored on their shelves and hanging rods. However, those of you that want to place the standing closet in the bedroom or in some other room of the house might want to consider buying a closed closet, which doesn’t reveal its contents the entire time. Closed closets typically offer a tidier look.

Durability

The materials that are used to make the closet are going to have a say in the sturdiness of the product. Consider the fact that the more products you add to the closet, the sturdier it has to be. There is actually a wide range of materials that manufacturers turn to when it comes to fabricating standing closets. Combinations of wood and metal are the most common ones, but there are also closets made from plastic or fabrics. The material of choice doesn’t just impact the durability of the product, but also the ease of cleaning. For instance, wooden closets are usually wiped clean with ease, but some fabric closets are made from waterproof material are also pretty easy to maintain.

Shape

The shape of the closet is also something you want to take into consideration. For instance, some standing closets have cubicle shapes that allow you to rearrange the structure of the closet, offering modular storing solutions that can be very useful in particular situations. Other closets are designed specifically for room corners (keep reading the article and you will discover such a product example later on).

Top Standing Closet Organization Kits

Navarra 35.8″ W Closet System

If you are even in need of some extra storage, this Beachcrest Home standing closet is the way to go. It measures 83.7” H x 35.8” W x 18.2” D and includes two closet rods and five shelves. It’s made from manufactured wood and it comes with all the hardware needed for installation. It is available in a white, a gray, and a chocolate version, covering a variety of different room styles and decors.

Wayfair basics Sandersville 58″ W – 83″ W Closet System

When you have some empty bedroom space and want a more modern approach to clothing and accessory storage, you should take a look into the Wayfair Basics standing closet. Made from steel, this 53-pound closet measures 72” H x 14” D and comes with 10 shelves, two clothing rods, and all the hardware needed for installation. The shelves and the width of this standing closet are both adjustable.

Corner Navarra Closet System

Whenever you have a free corner somewhere in the bedroom or the closet, you have to check out this Navarra closet. This piece is made from manufactured wood available in a white, gray, and chocolate finish. It measures 83.7” H x 32.25” W x 32.25” D and comes with two rods that are suitable for hanging clothes, and two shelves with a 17.38-inch depth. All the assembly hardware is included, alongside a comprehensive set of installation instructions.

Anaejah 47.24″ W Free-Standing Closet Organizer

Another great example of standing closet that’s design to occupy more free space inside a room is this Anaejah model. It measures 70.87” H x 47.24” W x 15.75” D and it’s designed with 6 shelves that can support 45 pounds in weight each. The two closet rods can hold up to 20 pounds as well, with the entire structure being able to support about 300 pounds in weight. The metal kit comes with a beautiful espresso finish and all the hardware needed for installation.

Merissa 47″ Closet System

Affordable and practical, the Merissa closet is another statement for those who wish to be more efficient in organizing their space. It measures 70.86” H x 47.24” W x 15.74” D and comes with two large shelves and five smaller ones, offering you plenty of storage options for different clothes and accessories. This standing closet is made from a combination of manufactured wood and metal and it includes a strong rod for hanging your clothes.

Esteban 11.81″ W – 32.28″ W Closet System

The Esteban standing closet is a 70.86” H x 47.24” W x 15.74” D structure that equips six shelves and one closet rail to bring you a versatile ensemble for clothing and accessory storage. It’s made from manufactured wood and metal, and has a heat-resistant construction. The manufacturer talks about the ease of assembly, a process that doesn’t require any tools. The garment rod can support a total weight of 50 pounds.

YOUUD Wardrobe Storage Closet

When you’re looking for an affordable solution for your clothing and accessory storage needs, here is one option that should be at the top of your list. Measuring 50 x 18 x 67 inches, this is an efficient product that’s easy to assemble and doesn’t require any tools, since you will have to insert the metal rods in their designated slots. The structure focuses on four hanging rods and four storage shelves that provide a sufficient amount of space for clothing and accessory storage. The water-resistant PP plastic is more durable than you think, since it’s designed to be resistant to high temperatures and can withstand wear and tear pretty well.

Expandable Metal Hanging Storage Organizer

AmazonBasics is a name that you want to keep in mind for future budget purchases, and their standing closet is a good example of how reliable the brand can be when you don’t have that much money to spend on more sophisticated storage solutions. Unlike some of the other models we’ve seen today, this closet is made from steel wire and plastic slip sleeves. The system comes with 10 shelves with adjustable height, offering you the possibility to raise or lower them in one-inch increments.

Simple Houseware Standard Rod Garment Rack

Sometimes, all you need is a simple garment rack to store your dresses, jackets, shirts, and more. If that’s the case, something as simple and as practical as this rod should do the trick. It measures 15″D x 58.3″H x 30.5″W and comes with a top rod that can be extended from 30.5” to 47.25”. It’s made from heavy-duty steel and comes with a black and chrome finish, being as stylish as it is practical. The caster wheels make it super easy to move the rack around as needed.

SONGMICS Portable Clothes Closet

Available in black, dark brown, and gray, we offer you yet another solution means to help optimize storage space through the shelves and clothing racks that are encased in a fabric cover. The standing closet is built around a series of metal rods that are connected with the help of plastic bits. You can benefit from two hanging rods and nine storage shelves. The closet measures 59 x 17.7 x 68.9 inches and has a total weight of 11.2 pounds.

Bottom Line

A standing closet can go a long way in helping you organize your space, be it the need to store your clothes, accessories, shoes, or even a variety of other objects that you need to get out of the way. As you can see, there are so many different options to choose from. When you’re thinking of investing in a standing closet, make sure that you carefully review your needs and identify what you’re going to use the closet for. Knowing how much room you have for a new closet is also an important part of this shopping decision.

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A Simple Swap Meant This Guest Room Could Be a “Cocooning” Play Space, Too

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Finding out you’re expecting kicks a lot of things into high gear. For Lindsay Stevens and her husband, Dan, it meant the race was on to finally infuse their uninspired (her word) monochromatic London townhouse with a dash of personality before their son, Cary, arrived. The couple also knew that to not overwhelm themselves financially (and emotionally), they needed to break the project into two phases: pre- and post-baby. 

To pull it all off, they enlisted Andrew Griffiths, founder of interior design studio A New Day, who reimagined the entire three-story home through a kaleidoscope of calming colors, mid-century furnishings, and a few clever DIYs—starting with the common spaces and wrapping up with the bedrooms and nursery. “We wanted to stop and really enjoy that first year together,” says Lindsay of their family-friendly timeline. Here’s how the trio made it work.

Live on the (Soft) Edge

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Sofa and Chaise Longue: Love Your Home; Pouf: Melimeli; Rug: Floor Story.

In the living room, Griffiths brought in grown-up upholstery like nubby bouclé and marigold velvet to cover the cozy seating, as well as wall-to-wall geometric-print curtains to give the room’s grand view a modern, sweeping frame. He balanced out those parent-approved choices with accents as kid-friendly as they are stylish: a featherweight sofa outfitted in performance linen, so the Stevenses could easily push it to the edge of the room when Cary needs extra space to crawl around, and a low, circular pouf that stands in for a hard-edge coffee table. “I’m proud the white rug has made it as long as it has,” Lindsay says with a smile of the design Griffiths selected. Some things are worth the risk. 

 Make Subtle Updates, See a Big Difference

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Tile: Best Tile.

Griffiths tapped into his clients’ love for mid-century design in the kitchen by installing a mod motif tile backsplash—but only a single row, so as not to overpower the small room. Likewise new cabinet fronts keep things streamlined. “I didn’t want to add bulky hardware that would make the space feel too busy,” he says of his decision to forgo handles. 

While Lindsay admits “nothing in life is truly babyproof,” a coat of Mylands’s Morning Blue—a highly durable spray paint—means the cabinets can withstand the occasional bump and nick of a stroller. Also blending style with function, the icy blue banquette flips open, offering an abundance of hidden storage for the growing family. Bonus: The soft nook will be the perfect spot for Cary to climb onto when he’s past the high chair phase.

Create Your Own Peaceful Sleeping Nook

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Rug: Made; Bedding: Zara Home; Cushions: Lorena Canals and Soho Home.

The Stevenses weren’t initially going to redo their bedroom, but after letting Cary sleep with them for several months, the new parents caved. “We were ready to treat ourselves and make our space special,” explains Lindsay. In a bid to disguise the distracting rooflines in the top-floor room, Griffiths covered every surface—ceiling included—in Paint & Paper Library’s Truffle, an atmospheric hue. Now the room beckons the couple to unwind free from baby toys, blankets, and bottles. Well, almost. “I still step on the odd race car while getting out of bed in the morning,” says Lindsay with a laugh.

Give the Nursery Grown-Up Details

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Crib: West Elm.

Griffiths isn’t a fan of kids’ furniture straight off the shelf—so he created his own when it came time to turn the dormant home office (the couple often works from a makeshift setup in the living room) into a nursery. First, he used Velcro to secure a changing table topper to an IKEA highboy (“The leather handles make it look more expensive than it is,” he notes). The designer then refreshed the piece using leftover paint from the room’s striped accent wall, so it would fade into the background and help the 65-square-foot space feel larger—a round mirror also helps. Next, he layered in mid-century decor (a geometric rug, Eames chair, convertible eucalyptus wood crib) that aligned with Mom and Dad’s vintage style.

Find Flexible Furniture That Makes Room For Everyone

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Rug: Nordic Knots.

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To compensate for the nursery’s pint-size footprint, Griffiths turned the relatively unused guest room into a play area for Cary. It received new lighting and a coat of ”cocooning” green paint to match the garden beyond, but the designer’s most memorable move was replacing the existing full-size bed with a twin trundle, which he scored on Wayfair. This freed up floor space for Cary’s train set, while still allowing the room to sleep the same number of guests. As Lindsay says, “We are in here every day now, playing with the baby or watching cartoons in the morning.” They continue to enjoy the home well beyond their first year as a new family. “Cary’s growing up so fast,” she notes of her now 18-month-old, adding, “I want to make time stop.”

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