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  1. best in class
    The Very Best Air Beds and Blow-up BedsIncluding the best light, king-size, and kid-friendly options.
  2. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Bedsheets?From silk, cotton percale, and linen ranges to sheets that look just fine if you don’t have time for ironing.
  3. recommended by experts
    The Best Duvet Covers, According to ExpertsFrom Egyptian cotton to statement duvet covers, plus an option for kids.
  4. painless shopping
    15 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) ChairsMinimalist, mid-century, and velvet seating that won’t cost the world.
  5. painless shopping
    26 Cheap But Expensive-Looking RugsIncluding everything from a classic Persian-style rug to a modern circular jute option.
  6. painless shopping
    17 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) LampsWe’ve scoured the internet for intricate glass table lamps, understated arching floor numbers, and novelty designs that are still functional.
  7. gifts they might actually want
    The 47 Best 30th-Birthday GiftsIncluding what to get your friends who love composting, minimalism, and vinyl.
  8. this thing’s incredible
    These £12 Scent Tags Make My Wardrobe Smell Like the Liberty’s Changing RoomThe smoke-and-musk aroma has lasted for more than six months.
  9. recommended by experts
    The Best Plant Misters, According to ExpertsWatering is essential, but misting them can be just as important — and no one wants to get carpal tunnel from spraying plants.
  10. painless shopping
    36 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Balcony Décor AccentsIncluding fancy planters, bistro furniture, and waterproof cushions.
  11. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Housewarming Gifts, According to Cool Homeowners (and Renters)From candles and preserved flowers to bath towels and throws.
  12. painless shopping
    42 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Bedroom AccessoriesIncluding a Fair Trade area rug at an Ikea price.
  13. painless shopping
    32 Posters That You’d Actually FrameFrom movie posters to Kandinsky prints.
  14. painless shopping
    48 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Kitchen AccessoriesIncluding a gnocchi paddle and an Art Deco spoon rest.
  15. this thing’s incredible
    If, Like Me, You Hate Reading by Lamplight, May I Suggest This Head Torch?“When I wear it, I feel efficient, utilitarian, and, most important of all, well lit.”
  16. this thing’s incredible
    No Matter Where I Travel in the World, I Bring These £5 Light BulbsEven when I go to visit my parents’, the first thing I do is switch their light bulbs out for these.
  17. this thing’s incredible
    In Just 15 Seconds, This Steam Mop Makes My Flat Look Like a Show Home“Hearing the gentle hiss as it devours sticky sauce stains provides an immediate serotonin hit.”
  18. this thing’s incredible
    The Plug-in Drying Rack I Single-Handedly Brought to All of Central ScotlandMy friends told their friends about the airer, creating a ripple of Dry:Soon purchases all over central Scotland.
  19. plant week
    This £14 Solar Fountain Turns My Garden Into a Veritable North London VersaillesI’ve sent proud photos to every group chat — from a patio-gardening friend in Stoke Newington to a rooftop gardener pal in St Gilles.
  20. plant week
    35 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Patio Décor ItemsFrom garden benches to miniature greenhouses, we’ve found options for every kind of space.
  21. plant week
    The Best Beginner Houseplants, According to ExpertsWe asked experts, from gardening writers to plant-shop owners, for their best plant picks for novices, including one that’s near-impossible to kill.
  22. plant week
    The Best Plant Pots, According to People With Excellent TasteWe asked cool people, including a fashion designer and a candle-shop owner, for their favourites.
  23. painless shopping
    32 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Living-Room Accents That You Can Buy on AmazonEverything from a set of nesting coffee tables to a luxurious (faux) sheepskin.
  24. people’s choice
    The Best Rugs on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best statement rugs and the best outdoor rugs.
  25. trust me i should know
    Everything You Need to Pack for University Halls (According to a Recent Grad)If you want to avoid the ick of communal living, it is crucial that you invest in some sliders.
  26. recommended by experts
    The Best Home Speakers, According to Audio ExpertsIncluding the best speakers for TV and movies, the best Alexa-compatible speakers, and the best speakers on a budget.
  27. dupes week
    This Lampshade Is a Philips Hue Dupe (for a Third of the Price)A chameleonic lampshade that made our house a home.
  28. strategist investigates
    When Did Torso Candles Replace Bust Candles?A Strategist investigation.
  29. recommended by experts
    The Best Mattresses, According to HoteliersAll the best mattresses recommended by hoteliers for a luxurious sleep at home.
  30. sleep week
    The Best Weighted Blankets on Amazon UK, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewsIncluding the best patterned weighted blanket, the best weighted blanket for hot sleepers, and more.
  31. strategist investigates
    What’s the Next Status Candle?(That isn’t Diptyque.)
  32. recommended by experts
    The Best (Most Flattering) Lighting for Video Calls, According to ExpertsIf you can’t sit in front of a window, directors, filmmakers, and television producers share the next best options for looking good on a screen.
  33. this thing’s incredible
    This Yoga Pillow Fixed My Posture (and Also Works As a Mini-Couch)Within 24 hours of it arriving, I’d used my bolster to stretch my back and prop up my laptop, and I’d fallen asleep sprawled out over it in bed.
  34. people’s choice
    The Best Sofa Beds on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best futon, the best “click-clack” option, and the best corner sofa bed.
  35. this thing’s incredible
    This (Positively Scandinavian) Flat-Pack Desk Slots Together Like a JigsawIn the five months since I have owned it, I have convinced two friends who are also working from home to invest.
  36. this thing’s incredible
    This Tiny Desk Is £50 and Looks Like It Costs (at Least) Three Times the PriceI bragged about my new setup on Instagram, and, within minutes, several other working-from-home friends DM’d me to ask where they could buy it from.
  37. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: (Not-Offensive-Looking) Office Chairs Under £200We help a reader looking to improve their work-from-home setup.
  38. this thing’s incredible
    Now More Than Ever, This Foldable Paper Vase Is the Easiest Gift in the WorldFor the cost of oversized letter postage and a bottle of mid-tier off-license wine, you can surprise a friend with a low-hassle piece of home decor.
  39. recommended by experts
    The Most Underexposed and Underrated Plants, According to ExpertsBecause everybody already has a Monstera.
  40. people’s choice
    The Best Scented Candles on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best for eliminating odors, the best long-lasting, and the best tea lights.
  41. this thing’s incredible
    Over 30 People Bought These Velvet Chairs After I Posted Them on My InstagramThe Amazon chairs fit in seamlessly with the rest of my Ikea-meets-Soho-House vibe.
  42. people’s choice
    The Best Towels on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best plush towel, the best beach towel, and the best Turkish towel.
  43. deal of the day
    This (Already Cheap) Interior Designer-Approved Duvet Set Is 40 Percent OffKate Watson-Smyth, author of interiors bible Mad About the House, pointed us toward La Redoute for bedding sets.
  44. this thing’s incredible
    This Infuser Mug Lets Me Drink 8 Cups of Loose-Leaf Tea a Day (With No Faff)Making a loose-leaf tea with the Tealyra is as simple as pouring a traditional cuppa.
  45. friday sales
    18 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy, From Crockpots to LululemonWe’ve found a highly rated Crockpot at a third off, and some Marc Jacobs accessories reduced by 70 percent.
  46. people’s choice
    The Best Coffee Tables on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewsIncluding the best glass coffee table, the best coffee table with hairpin legs, and the best modern coffee tables.
  47. friday sales
    15 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy, From Barbour to Urban DecayIncluding an all-leather wallet that’s 50 percent off.
  48. painless shopping
    37 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Nursery Accents That You Can Buy on AmazonIncluding a plush avocado, a charming rocking horse, and minimalist bunting for any bedroom.
  49. friday sales
    18 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy, From Aesop to Kurt GeigerWe’ve found an Anglepoise lamp for almost 50 percent off, an abundance of cut-price cashmere, and a cheeky 25 percent off new-in rugs at La Redoute.
  50. deal of the day
    This Machine-Washable, Highly Rated Weighted Blanket Is on Sale for £65When we scoured Amazon for the best-reviewed weighted blanket, the Buzio was one of the highest rated (78 percent of reviewers gave it five stars).
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