As Ikea experiences delivery delays, these are the best furniture brands to shop with instead

Update your homeware with large pieces or small accessories from one of these top sites (H&M Home)
Update your homeware with large pieces or small accessories from one of these top sites (H&M Home)

Months of lockdown and living under a tiered system has seen a shift in focus to the home, with many of us looking to improve or refresh our immediate surroundings.

Makeshift home offices have been created, luxury bedding is getting some newfound attention, and even our bookshelves and wall coverings are up for online scrutiny these days.

While it’d be easy to point to Ikea for all your flat-packed furniture needs, the Swedish retailer is currently experiencing delivery delays due to the strain of Brexit stockpiling, the Christmas rush and following the surge in demand following the national lockdown lifting, as reported by The Independent.

It’s only right, then, that we should shine a spotlight on some of our best loved furniture and homeware brands still delivering during the crisis.

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Home Design for the Post-Covid-Pandemic Age

This past year has been a time of upheaval and change, forcing Americans to rethink how they live. As architects, we believe our homes must change to support the new demands on our living spaces and communities.

During lockdown, countless people have had to find room in their homes for offices, exercise spaces and more. They’ve also had to use their porches and lawns as informal social spaces as gathering places like cafes have shut down.

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We have an idea that gives people a way to help transform their homes for this new environment—as well as build social and neighborly dynamics in their communities that will endure long after Covid has passed.

The idea is called a “super porch”—not a literal porch, but an enclosed space that covers a chunk of people’s front lawns and can be used for numerous functions. We are currently designing our

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“She just wants to go home,” said another source familiar with Melania Trump’s state of mind. Asked how the first lady feels about rumors her husband might announce a 2024 bid, the source added: “That might not go over well.”

The first lady quietly brought on Marcia Lee Kelly to her scant East Wing staff in April as a special government employee who could add gravitas and experience. She is unpaid and serves in a volunteer capacity but her job as Trump’s special adviser proved helpful as the waning months of her first-term tenure.

Kelly had previously run the White House Office of Administration and after it became clear Trump would need to prep for her life after Washington the first lady told Kelly to discreetly ask West Wing acquaintances and a member of the Office of Management and Budget whether there were taxpayer funds allocated to former first ladies, … Read More

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Affordable (But Cool) Home Decor Gifts You Can Buy On Amazon

While you’re probably hip to how great Amazon is for purchasing inexpensive electronics and other everyday essentials, we’re not so sure you knew how awesome the website’s giftable home selection could be. Believe it or not, the site we all know and love for its cheap, well, just about everything also features a surprising assortment of affordable and design-forward home finds, too. That’s right, the next time you’re stocking up on socks or your favorite discontinued lipstick, you can just as easily throw a fab apartment gift into the mix to meet that free shipping minimum.However, as with any large conglomerate, separating the good stuff from the basic can be tricky. Lucky for us, Refinery29 curated a beautiful Amazon-Home shop that we can consult for additional interior gift guidance. In an effort to scope out all the

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