If you’re like us, one of the best things about the holiday season is getting to entertain your family and friends in style. Nothing beats going a little overboard with decorating, busting out your best barware, and enjoying one too many rum and eggnogs with your loved ones. Get ready to sing “Deck the Halls” around your home because we’re sharing our top entertaining essentials below!
1. A holiday wreath
Nothing says “welcome, friends!” like a wreath on your front door. We love the variety of wreaths: real, fake, recycled, or homemade are only a few options for spreading holiday cheer.
2. An elevated bar cart
A dreamy marble bar cart for those chasing an elevated look this season. The Banswara bar cart is constructed from all-natural, white marble stone. Whether your guests’ holiday drink of choice is a sparkling cocktail or classic red wine, the Banswara offers several polished shelves to serve it.
3. Or, a funky bar cart
Let your inner unicorn out this Christmas with our Moonbow bar cart. With a holographic finish, two levels of tempered glass for your drinks and rotating wheels, it’s sure to be the life of the party.
4. A solid sideboard
Keep calm this season with the Xen sideboard. Cool ceramic doors complement its warm walnut veneer body. Four spacious compartments leave you plenty of space to organize your board games or hide Christmas presents!
5. A pouf or ottoman
Don’t forget one of the most important things about having guests over: extra seating! The Jazzy pouf is the ace up your sleeve; it triples as a seat, side table (simply rest a tray on top), and footrest (for that post-Turkey nap). This stylish ottoman comes in a shiny velvet chartreuse color and a thick cable-weave–the perfect addition to your holiday paradise.
6. A spill-proof sectional
Your secret weapon this season is the Clay Dream Modular Sectional. Made with LiveSmart Performance Technology Fabric, this couch is moisture-repellent and stain-resistant so no tears will be shed when someone inevitably spills their glass of wine on your seat. Bonus: there’s room for the whole family! So grab a pillow and get cozy.
7. Nesting tables
On that note, more guests mean more table space is required. Invest in the Optic nesting tables for an elegant place for guests to place their mugs or glasses down. When the party is over, you can simply store the two tables together, or separate them.
8. Cozy pillows
Wintertime calls for everything cozy. Add some lamb fur pillows to your living room for some texture and warmth. These pillows are the perfect thing to snuggle up to in front of the fireplace and they come in a variety of colors to add definition. While you’re at it, check out what else you can do to cozy up your home.
9. Hammered gold trays
Perfect for dining or coffee table arrangements, this pair of Hammered Gold Trays adds warmth and glow to your home. Decorate with fresh fruits, candles, or botanicals for a festive arrangement.
10. Chestnut bowl
There’s no need for chestnuts roasting on an open fire with the solid brass cast Global Views Chestnut Bowl. This golden piece is a charming way to serve party snacks to your guests. Just get ready to top up!
11. Board games
Long nights with your family call for board games! Go old school with games like Monopoly, Risk, and Backgammon, or branch out to modern games like Sushi Go, Coup, and Exploding Kittens. Instate a rule to turn off all electronic gadgets–board games are fun for the whole family!
12. String lights
No home decorated for the holidays is complete without some string lights. Hang from the ceiling, wrap-around banisters, drape around the fireplace, place inside clear vases–or all of the above! String lights add a magical feel to your home.
Ready to start entertaining in style? Visit Moe’s Home to find out how you can save on festive furniture and accessories this season. Black Friday deals are on now until Monday, December 2nd, 2019.
One of the best fall feelings is coming home from a crisp, dark outside into a warm, welcoming home. Cozying up your home for the fall doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money, it simply means investing in the right seasonal accessories. When it comes to creating a cozy atmosphere, the most important things are textures, scents, and lighting. Adding one or all will create the ultimate cozy home that you won’t want to leave until the spring.
Check out our favorite Moe’s Home accessories for the fall below.
Our Hunter Pillow will keep you nice and toasty this autumn. Real sheepskin makes this fuzzy pillow softer than a teddy bear. Bonus, it adds designer texture to your living space and comes in a variety of colors to mix and match.
Lamb Fur Pillow
The Lamb Fur Pillow is made from–you guessed it–lamb fur, making it luxuriously soft and warm. Its unique muted coloring and long curly tendrils also make it incredibly stylish. This rectangular piece is the perfect throw pillow for a fall look.
Cozy Feather Cushion
Snuggling up to the Cozy Feather Cushion feels like a warm hug on a cold day. It’s thick weave will add stylish texture and a comfortable look to your home.
Nothing quite ties your home together like our Alfresco Throw. Made from a cotton-polyester blend, this blanket is soft to the touch, making your movie nights and reading nooks oh-so-cozy. It also doubles as a blanket scarf if you need to step outside!
Abuela Wool Throw
If you’re looking for a thicker knit for cooler nights and rainy weekends, the Abuela Throw has you covered. Made of 100% wool, this chunky blanket will keep you warm all night long.
Expertly woven from a durable blend of fabrics, the Balboa Rug is soft and warm under your feet. Its knitted look and cool color will add a new layer of comfort to your living space.
Antler Candle Holder
Our Antler Candle Holder might be the ultimate fall accent piece. Finished with a warm antique-copper color, this piece will add warmth to your home and create a down-to-earth look. Place some candlesticks and you’re ready for a low-key candlelit night.
Mood Essential Oil
If you’re ever visited one of our showrooms, you’ll know that our Mood Essential Oil Blend is our signature scent. Made from natural white tea, thyme, and amber, this essential oil is a customer favorite. We use pure and natural ingredients that are sourced from sustainable resources throughout the world. Sprinkle a few drops into a diffuser and sink back and relax.
We love poufs because of their versatility: a seat, footstool, and table? Yes, please. But we love the Bronya Poof because of its warm texture. This oversized, cable-knit wool pouf is made with luxurious pashmina wool.
Spotted Goat Fur Pouf
Who says all fall accessories have to look the same? The Spotted Goat Fur Pouf is the perfect way to decorate your home for the fall in a unique way. This exotic-looking leopard print pouf is made from 100% goat fur.
Fall is all about layering up and snuggling up. This is accomplished by introducing warm lighting, earthy scents, and soft textures–piece by piece into your home. Once you’ve transformed your home into a cozy nest, it will be easy as pumpkin pie staying in.
Summer may be long gone but sports fans have something to look forward to this fall: football season is back! The 2019 NFL season kicked off this weekend with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers. This marks the 100th season of the National Football League. Whether you’re an avid supporter from the start of the season, or prefer to pop in for snacks during playoffs, we love how football season has a way of uniting family and friends alike.
Tre Flowers suits up with Moe’s Home Collection
We count ourselves lucky to style the homes of our many customers, including football cornerback Tre Flowers from the Seattle Seahawks. We recently fitted his Seattle living space to create the perfect Game Day setting. We opted for ample, comfy pieces for hanging out with his family, expansive surface areas to place drinks and munchies on, and a few accent pieces to showcase his style.
Tre Flowers sinking into the plush seats of the Clay Modular Sectional.
- The Clay Dream Modular Sectional
- The Hydra Vase
- Darkness Wall Decor
- The Nicky Throw
- The Celeste Coffee Table
- The Celeste Side Table
The Clay Modular Sectional, designed for Game Day
Our Clay Modular Sectional shines during Game Day. Its modular design allows you to watch the game any way you like: from the edge of your seat, cozied up with loved ones, or lounging on your own–there’s even room for a post-game nap! The modular form of the Clay Modular Sectional fits the unique space of your home, so that come Game Day, you’re ready.
The Clay Modular Sectional comes in three color options:
- Cream (made with 100% polyester LiveSmart fabric)
- Light gray (made with 100% polyester LiveSmart fabric)
- Dark gray (made with 100% nubuck top-grain leather)
The Clay Modular Sectional is spill-proof, so that you can keep your eyes on the screen.
Spilled salsa? Splashed beer? Popcorn crumbs? Brownie bits? Never let a mess take away from game time again. Don’t let the spotless look of the Clay Modular Sectional fool you; this sofa was designed for accidents. It comes in a moisture-repellent and stain-resistant option made from 100% polyester LiveSmart fabric. This sofa will withstand every game day splash and spill so that you can focus on what matters most: watching your team play to victory!
To celebrate the start of football season we’ve teamed up with Tre to give away two pairs of Seahawks tickets to two lucky winners. Check out our Facebook post for all of the details! Winners will be announced via our Instagram stories on Monday September 30, 2019.
Just like a sofa is the focal point of your living room, a dining table plays a huge role in your dining room. It’s the setting for countless dinner parties, late-night cram sessions, arts and crafts projects, and deep discussions. A spot where you share tea, cookies, jokes, gossip, and apologies.
With dining tables playing such a huge role in our lives, how do we find our table soulmate? When searching for the perfect dining table, keep size, shape, material, lifestyle, and style in mind.
One size does not fit all
Grab the ol’ measuring tape to find out exactly what size of table your space can fit. Make sure to factor in room for chairs, walkways, and doorways.
Small Spaces – For smaller spaces, rectangular tables work well. Because of their slim fit, they slide easily against a wall and are simple to navigate around when pulled out. Even better, a rectangular table can fit up to six guests.
Small spaces are also great for a classic round tabletop, which takes up less space because of its lack of corners.
The round shape of the Tanya Dining Table allows for easy flow in your living space.
Large Spaces – Larger spaces give you more freedom, but sometimes they can be a bit intimidating. To fill a large space, opt for a long, rectangular table that fits at least six people and has the option to extend.
Average-Sized Spaces – If your shape is neither big or small, the choice is yours! Just make sure to keep balance in mind.
Pick a shape, any shape
When it comes to shape, you have a few options to work with. Deciding on shape depends on the size of your room and what kind of lines you prefer: straight and angular, or soft and curved?
Rectangular – Rectangular tables tend to fit the most people and mimic the natural shape of a dining room.
The Malibu Dining Table offers plenty of elbow and leg space for guests.
Oval – An oval-shaped table works best in a long, rectangular room.
Round – Round tables work well in more compact rooms. They tend to create a cozier, more dynamic dining feel and are great for small group settings.
Square – Square shaped tables are great for smaller rooms that are looking to save space, as they can be pushed into a corner.
Investing in material
An important factor to consider when buying a dining table is its material and construction. A dining table is an investment and you want it to be enjoyed for years to come.
Wood – Wooden tables bring a natural, down-to-earth look to a room. Solid wood is hardy and its craftsmanship won’t disappoint you. If you’re on a budget, you can look at more affordable options such as MDF or wood veneer, which are strong contestants in look and quality.
Glass – Glass tables are a great option for smaller spaces because their transparency opens up a room. Their polished look also tends to make a space look chicer.
Marble – Marble tables are cool and refined. Their heavy nature gives a look of permanence and if they’re taken care of properly, they will be admired for years.
Lavastone – Lavastone is a natural and indestructible material. Unlike marble, it is also nonporous, which means you won’t have to stress if there’s a spill.
If you’re looking for a unique and tough material, the lava stone Sable Dining Table is for you.
Matching your lifestyle
Something else to consider when picking a dining table is your social life. How many people live in your home, and how many come and visit? First, factor in the number of members in your household. If there’s only a handful of you, something on the snug, smaller side is great for conversations over meals or work.
The marble-and-acacia Jinx Dining Table doesn’t compromise style with its comfortable, round look.
Next, consider how often you have guests over. Do you have a lot of family visit from out of town? Do you enjoy hosting game nights or dinner parties? If this is the case, you’re probably looking for something more communal, whether that be a longer table or something with the option to extend.
Matching your (excellent) style
Arguably the best part about picking furniture is matching it to the unique style of your home! While the rooms in your home don’t have to match completely, it does create a visually-appealing look of cohesion, especially when your dining room opens up to your kitchen or living room.
If you have space, you can consider going for a dining table that also works as a statement piece, such as the Bird Dining Table, which is anything but simple. Its solid oak tabletop features a live edge, giving each table its own unique design and character.
Picking the perfect dining table for your home is a lot easier when you take size, shape, lifestyle, and style into consideration to narrow down your options. At the end of the day, it’s not about the table at all, it’s about the meaningful gatherings that take place.
It’s almost September. You know what that means. Back-to-school. The beginning of autumn. Before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be right around the corner. And with the holidays comes preparation, including cleaning your furniture in time for the arrival of your guests.
Luckily, we’ve put together the ultimate furniture cleaning guide to prepare you! Read our following care guide carefully, so that your Moe’s furniture looks brand new every day.
General Care Tips & Tricks
Vacuums are your best friend – Vacuum fabric regularly using the upholstery attachment and crevice tool of your vacuum. Not only will this keep the fabric clean, but it will make it last longer because dust and dirt cause quicker wear.
On rotation – While flipping a cushion won’t make a stain disappear, regularly flipping and rotating seat cushions and back pillows distributes wear and increases the lifetime of your piece.
Fluff it – Fluff feather and down cushions frequently to keep their fluffy cloud appearance. To prevent the annoying sensation of feathers poking through the fabric, unzip the cushion cover and vacuum in between the cover and cushion using an upholstery attachment.
Smooth it – Some attached cushions may stretch or wrinkle over time with use. Recover their appearance by smoothing the fabric down and tucking it into the sides or back of the seat–just like new!
Leave it for the professionals – DIY is great, but sometimes some fabrics require a little extra TLC. Getting furniture cleaned by a professional upholstery cleaning service periodically is well worth the money.
Protection & Warnings
Use chemicals with caution – Be careful when using household cleaning products around your furniture, including fabric fresheners, as some chemicals may stain and damage natural fibers and fabrics.
Keep away completely – Keep sharp objects away from furniture if you want to avoid permanent scratches. Watch out for Velcro as well, as it can cause pulling in fabrics.
Keep it shaded – Sunbeams are great for catnaps but don’t place furniture in direct sunlight. UV rays will fade and damage fabric, leather, and wood furniture.
Nobody likes a sunburn, and that includes the Messina Leather Sofa. Place it away from direct sunlight.
Spills & Spot Cleaning
Blot – If a spill occurs, immediately blot the fabric with a clean, absorbent towel. Blot from the outside to the middle of the affected area to avoid moisture rings.
Leave it for the professionals – For best results, have stains professionally taken care of by an upholstery cleaning service.
Spot test – If you decide to spot clean on your own, please test any cleaning agents on a small inconspicuous area of the fabric first.
No need to worry about spills or spots with the Clay Sectional, which offers total barrier protection.
Pilling got you down? Don’t worry, pilling does not necessarily mean your fabric is falling apart. Pilling simply happens as a result of natural friction on a fabric surface, causing the fabric’s fibers to loosen and tangle.
The best way to beat pilling is by regularly shaving the fabric with a furniture or sweater shaver to restore the look. Over time, pilling will decrease and eventually stop completely–hurrah!
Leather is a popular fabric for furniture due to its high-quality and durability. Who doesn’t want a piece that will last a lifetime?
Wipe leather furniture down regularly with a clean, dry microfiber cloth. For stubborn patches of dust, dampen the cloth with a small amount of water. Do not let water soak into the leather. Keep a leather-specific cleaner on hand for emergency spills.
Helpful tip #1 – If a spill occurs, do not apply water or try to wash a grease spot. Over time, the grease spot should begin to blend into the leather.
Helpful tip #2 – Use a chamois or clean finger to gently buff scratches. The friction and heat from rubbing, in addition to the natural oils in your hands, will help redistribute the finish in the surrounding areas to cover the scratch.
Top-grain leather will wear with a unique worn patina over time, making the Ramsay Leather Chaise a one-of-a-kind piece for your home.
When discussing fabric care, the category includes the following upholstery fabrics:
The best way to care for fabric is to develop a regular vacuuming routine using an upholstery attachment to get in between the crevices. You know the strange vacuum attachment that no one ever uses? Cleaning fabric furniture is what this piece is designed for–so use it!
As for spills, avoid the urge to scrub at all costs. Instead, simply place a soft, absorbent cloth or paper towel over the spill and allow it to work its magic. After the spill has dried, assess the stain again. If needed, mix a small dollop of dishwashing detergent with water and apply to the stain. Gently blot the area and air dry.
Time is of the essence when cleaning up a fabric spill, such as on the Evora Arm Chair.
Velvet is a popular fabric known for its smooth good looks. Like other fabrics, it should be vacuumed regularly using the fabric attachment on a vacuum. Vacuuming is especially important for velvet because it keeps it looking tidy and the fibers standing up.
One common complaint with velvet are “crush marks,” long silvery lines that run through the fabric. You’ll often notice these when a velvet piece first arrives in its packaging, a heavy item has been stacked on top of velvet, or after a long TV marathon (hey, no shame). Don’t worry, these crush marks are easy to combat. Crush marks can be removed using a steamer to gently lift the pile back up and eliminate the creases. Steam regularly to keep your velvet looking fresh as heck.
For spills, follow the same care instructions as for fabric above. Make sure to work as quickly as possible and to avoid scrubbing. For any major accidents, consult with an upholstery cleaning company.
Wood is a natural material that brings charm and warmth to any space. When you look at wooden furniture you think: classic and sturdy. Treat your wooden furniture right and it’ll be good back to you.
Wipe wooden furniture down regularly with a clean, dry cloth to remove dust. Use warm water and mild soap to clean. Be careful not to soak the surface for long periods of time. Wipe away any remaining moisture with a dry cloth.
Keep wooden furniture away from prolonged direct sunlight as this can result in “spotting.” Helpful tip #3 – To reduce this effect, you can place a tablecloth over the surface to shield it from the sun.
Don’t place extremely hot or cold items on wooden furniture either, as they may warp the original surface.
Add a layer of protective wax to your wooden furniture every season to keep it preserved, shiny, and happy.
Lastly, be mindful of the fact that our beloved wooden furniture will age over time, just like us! Wood may lighten or darken and acquire new characteristics.
Vinyl or polyurethane fabric is a durable, lightweight, and waterproof fabric that looks like a cross between plastic and leather.
Clean vinyl fabric on a monthly basis to remove any build up of dust, dirt, food, or oils that may damage the fabric over time. Use a mild soap mixed in a very low concentration with water as a cleaning solution for vinyl fabric.
If you want to take it to the next level, you can use a vinyl conditioner monthly. Vinyl is a semi-porous material and a conditioner will help moisturize the fabric, as well as create a protective barrier. Helpful tip #4 – Using a humidifier in your home will protect vinyl fabric from drying out!
Marble is a natural material that is heavy, cool-to-the-touch, and oh-so-elegant. Unfortunately, marble is also very porous and sensitive. This means avoiding spills at all costs, but if they do occur, wiping them up immediately with a soft cloth.
Avoid cleaning products around marble, especially all-natural ones made with lemon or vinegar, as marble is particularly sensitive to acid.
Enjoy the Coasters are mandatory with marble tabletops like the Jinxx Dining Table.
We love concrete because it’s so low-maintenance! Any cleaning pro would agree that a lot of things just require a bit of elbow grease.
Wipe concrete down regularly with water and a mild cleaning detergent. Helpful tip #5 – For a deeper clean, create a household spray of one part bleach and two parts water. Leave the spray on for 5 minutes and then wipe down with water again.
Avoid using traditional heavy acid cleaners which are designed for commercial use and are too corrosive for concrete furniture.
The best things in life require minimal cleaning–like the Pillar Cement Stool.
Metal is another material that falls into the low-maintenance category. Due to its smooth, tough surface, all you really need is soapy water and a rag.
The main worry with metal furniture is if it chips or scratches because then you may have to deal with rust or corrosion. If rusting occurs, clean the affected area with a wire brush or steel wool. Recoat the repaired area with an appropriate finish for metal surfaces to stop deterioration.
Glass pieces tend to have a polished look (pun intended). Luckily, cleaning them is a breeze. Simply grab some Windex and paper towel or cloth, spray, wipe, and repeat!
Wool Rug Care
Wool rugs will please eyes and feet alike. Like cushions and pillows, rugs should be rotated periodically to reduce potential fading, as well as uneven wear.
For the first 2-3 months, wool rugs benefit from frequent vacuuming to help reduce the amount of shedding that occurs. This is especially true for rugs with short napped tufts.
The wool Calypso Rug is soft on the feet and durable enough to stand up to an active home.
For spills, blot immediately with a dry white cloth. Do not scrub or rub as this can break down the fibers and damage the pile. Continue blotting until all the liquid is absorbed. Blot again with a rag dampened with cold water or a cleaning product specifically designed for wool. Place another dry cloth over the spot and apply pressure, repeating until all moisture has been absorbed.
Cozy sheepskin is a popular fabric for rugs, throws, and pillows alike. But let’s be honest, those fluffy white tendrils look a little intimidating to deal with once a spill happens (which it will).
Give your sheepskin some love by regularly brushing it to restore its silky appearance. Minor stains can be blotted with a damp cloth. Give your sheepskin a deep clean by taking it to the dry cleaner when it’s time (and you’ll know when it’s time).
The Hunter Wool Pillow is softer than a cloud–just make sure to show it care.
Cleaning your furniture is often one of those tasks that fall at the bottom of a to-do list, but given that furniture is such a focal point in a home, we should be cleaning it a bit more regularly. Give your pieces a bit of TLC, and they’ll be glowing this fall.
Today we’re going to be talking about modular sofas. Modular sofas are becoming more and more popular for small and large spaces alike. But before we dive into why that is, let’s review what “modular” really means.
“Modular design” is a term that is used when a whole unit is made up of smaller modules, or pieces (like a pizza!) So a modular sofa is a sofa broken up into chair-sized pieces like chaises, corner seats, and ottomans. These pieces can be arranged to create a U shaped or L shaped sofa configuration, or they can be spaced out to create smaller seating arrangements. Handy, right?
The advantages of modular sofas
1. Ultimate customization – A modular sofa allows you to create the perfect seating arrangement for your room. Each piece is sold separately from a series, like our new Tumble Collection, so you can decide on how many seats you need and what size and shape you are going for. You can even mix and match colors as with our Nathaniel Collection, which comes in light grey, red, green, and blue.
2. Adaptable to any room – Modular sofas utilize the space they are given. If the sofa doesn’t fit the way you intended, you can simply remove one module and place it in a different way or even in a different room.
3. Allows for quick design changes – Modular sofas are an easy and quick way to change the layout of a room at no cost.
4. Fits the needs of your guests – A quick connection of all of the modules creates a full sofa so that your guests can sit down and spend time together. You can also smoothly detach individual seats if someone prefers some personal space. The ottoman can be used as a footrest, seat, or table top. And if anyone needs a place to crash, modules can be put together to create separate and comfortable beds.
5. Easy to assemble – Each module can be easily connected, disconnected, and moved around a room. This ease of assembly is a great feature for design changes and moving.
Don’t be fooled by its ethereal glow. Our Clay Dream Modular Sectional is the ultimate family sofa. It’s made with stain-resistant and moisture-repellent technology so that you don’t have to worry about spills.
The look of a modular sofa
Modular sofas are designed with simplicity in mind, like our Luxe Signature Modular Sectional, made with buttery brown top-grain leather. The individual pieces are simple in form, and together, they create a harmonious whole. Because of this, they give a room an ultra-modern look and feel.
Modular sofas have a solid, uniform look with deep seating and low backs. Due to their expansive layout, they tend to anchor down a room. And as the focal point in your space, they have a welcoming look that invites you to sprawl out and get comfy. With limitless space, they’re the ultimate lounge area. The result is a sofa that is both massive and cozy at the same time: the best of both worlds, right?
The best part about these structures is that they’re anything but fixed. As we’ve already discussed, modular sofas are highly customizable, which means you get a fresh, dynamic space every time.
Sink into the plush seats of the Justin Living Sectional. We’re not exaggerating when we say you’ll never want to get up!
The pieces of a modular sofa
When it comes to modular sofas, the sky (okay, and the size of your space) is the limit! Check out the star pieces of a modular sofa.
“The Slipper Chair”
“The Corner Chair”
For those who need inspiration for building their lounge look, modular sofas can also be bought as entire sofas ready to go. These are the different types Moe’s Home Collection offers:
“The Classic L”
If you’re on the sofa hunt, you should give modular couches a try. Due to them being highly customizable and versatile, they end up being a great investment for any home. But the best part may just be the personal freedom you get in decorating your space. So, get to know our modular sofas above, get out the measuring tape, and get ready to build the plushest oasis yet!
Whether you’re going back to school, working on a passion project, or trying to get organized, everyone deserves a zen space to get their work done. Doing homework at the kitchen table, on the sofa, or worse–in bed–is not ideal. Having a designated work desk will keep your organized, focused, and save the rest of your home for relaxing! A good desk will make getting work done a little less stressful. The best desk might even make work enjoyable!
When choosing a desk, you’ll want to pick one that suits your responsibilities and work style. Take these factors into consideration when picking a desk:
- Style – Are you looking for a simple table or a fully functioning workstation?
- Size – Are you okay with a corner desk or do you need something more expansive?
- Shape – Do you prefer rectangular, L-shaped, curved, or a standing desk?
- Construction – Do you prefer wood, metal, or glass?
- Storage – Do you require drawers, shelving, or filing cabinets?
Take notes on the following 7 great desks for getting work done. These stylish and functional desks will pass every test!
1. THE KATTAN DESK
The down-to-earth looking Kattan Desk is perfect for a student who requires a lot of elbow space for late-night study sessions. It leaves room for your laptop, textbooks, a cup of coffee, and study snacks! Made from golden brown mango wood, natural variations in the wood grain give this desk a one-of-a-kind feel. A sturdy iron base balances out its earthy top.
Style – rustic, bohemian, industrial
2. THE TYLER DESK
Who knew getting work done could look so classy? The Tyler Desk is designed from darkened mango wood and a gold-finished iron frame for a glam look; It’s the perfect space to work on a fashion blog! This desk won’t compromise your style and it offers plenty of function with two hidden sliding drawers.
Style – glam, contemporary modern
Features – two hidden sliding drawers for storing your office supplies
3. THE COLVIN DESK
The Colvin Desk embodies a sleek industrial design perfect for every multitasker. Storage and organization are easy with a single drawer and a large adjacent shelf. Made of solid mango wood and iron framing, this desk’s organic finish is warm and inviting, making your workdays feel less like workdays.
Style – industrial, rustic
Features – spacious tabletop, plenty of legroom, hidden storage space for putting away your papers and laptop
4. THE REALE DESK
Walnut veneer sits on a steel frame for an industrial look that says you’re an artist or a designer. The Reale Desk offers an abundance of space for drawing sketches or working on a tablet. There’s also a generous amount of hidden storage space for all of your art supplies.
Style – industrial, contemporary modern
Features – spacious tabletop, plenty of legroom, hidden storage space with three sliding drawers to organize your papers and supplies
5. THE BLOSSOM DESK
The Blossom Desk makes getting work done a piece of cake. Its sleek, minimal design makes this the perfect spot for making a grocery list, catching up on emails, or writing a journal entry. Its smaller size makes it easily adaptable into any space.
Style – contemporary modern
Features – hidden storage space with a sliding drawer and an adjacent open compartment, matches with other pieces from our Blossom Collection for a streamlined look, smaller size fits easily in any space
6. THE MADAGASCAR DESK
Work feels more like a vacation when you’re working from a tropical desk like this! The Madagascar Desk features solid, live-edge acacia wood, with a warm brown finish that highlights its natural wood grain. This desk will create a sunny look in your workspace.
Style – rustic, bohemian
Features – spacious tabletop, storage space with two sliding drawers and a shelf, matches with other pieces from our Madagascar Collection for a streamlined look
The Obra Desk is the perfect showpiece to make your workspace feel truly unique. Its golden-finished iron frame gives it a pop of color to show off your style. Meanwhile, its smaller size makes it easily adaptable into any space. It’s the perfect spot to write down all of your creative ideas!
Style – contemporary modern, glam
Features – hidden storage space with a sliding drawer and an adjacent open compartment to put away your notebooks and laptop, smaller size fits easily in any space
Vancouver born and internationally-based, Moe’s Home Collection offers a variety of products to suit a range of styles and budgets. We want to make your house not only a home but also your personal oasis. Having the ultimate workspace is part of that! Check out the rest of our desk selection here.
Living in the city has its perks: countless coffee shops and bars, a close proximity to events and festivals, great shopping, and a closeness to work for many. However, living downtown often means compromising the amount of square footage you have to work with. But smaller spaces don’t have to leave you feeling like you’re living in a box. They simply mean you have to get strategic while designing your space.
With modern studios, tiny homes, holiday cabins, and capsule hostels on the rise, living in smaller spaces is becoming more and more common. Check out the following tips and tricks for small space living below.
1. Minimalism is key.
When living in a small space, you’re forced to be a minimalist. Take a page from Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo and get rid of stuff that doesn’t “spark joy” for you. Remember, a lot of things can be recycled, donated, or gifted to someone who will appreciate them more–and has the space! Don’t forget to get clear out items that are in hiding: sentimental clutter like holiday cards and knick-knacks, as well as broken items that you won’t get around to fixing.
The word ‘downsize’ often gets a bad rap, but downsizing simply means reducing things in size or eliminating anything unnecessary. Don’t worry, downsizing doesn’t mean you’ll be eating dinner on the sofa because you got rid of your favorite dining table. But do you really require a dining table and a kitchen bar? Are you really using all of the work desks in your home? You can still have all the perks of a big house: a sofa, kitchen table, office desk, you name it. Just think smaller to save space. Hanging on to large or unneeded furniture will only dwarf your small home more.
3. Think modular.
Modular furniture design adapts to any room–big or small–and thus, saves valuable space in your home. Modular furniture tends to stack, fold, nest, and expand making it very small space friendly. Some examples of modular furniture include:
- Sectional sofas made up of individual seats and ottomans
- Nesting side tables that stack
- Desks that fold vertically into a wall
- Sofa beds
4. Create lots of storage.
Whether your home is big or small, who doesn’t love storage? Make sure to get the most out of your storage space by organizing your valuable square footage. Plus, it will help you find things easier! Here are some ways to add storage to your small space:
- A storage bed (plus, find out how to make the most of your storage bed)
- A storage sofa
- A coffee table with double tiers, shelving, or drawers
- Floating shelves
- Shelving inside of closets
- Baskets and bins to slide into shelves
5. Utilize corners.
Maximizing space in a small home is a must, and that means using every nook and cranny! Place desks and tables in corners to create more room. Add floating shelves above to decorate for a homier feel, as well as to create additional space for your things.
6. Try clear furniture.
Using clear or transparent furniture is a trick all interior designers love. It gives the illusion of a bigger space because the transparency allows light to pass through, which also makes your space look less cluttered! Try clear chairs at your kitchen table, or opt for a glass coffee table for a chic look.
7. Use mirrors.
Like clear furniture, mirrors are another popular life hack for creating the illusion of a larger space. Mirrors open up a room by reflecting light and adding dimension. Try placing a large mirror directly above your sofa, dining table, or bed for a welcoming look.
8. Think light.
While darker colours give a room an inviting feeling, lighter colours reflect light and open up a space, making it feel larger. Opt for white walls, light wood flooring, and creamy carpets to optically expand the size of your small home. To keep your home feeling cozy, add darker furniture or fabrics.
9. Go vertical with plants.
Love plants but don’t have the floor space for them? Go vertical and hang them from walls or ceilings to make your small space look more dynamic. You can’t go wrong with plants because although they take up space, incorporating them into your home will reap many benefits including creating a more relaxing environment.
10. Get outside!
You’re most likely living in a smaller home so that you can enjoy the outdoors more, whether you’re living in a cabin in the woods or an apartment in the city. Get a breath of fresh air, explore your surroundings, and enjoy!
What would you prefer having: a stylish, tidy home or a big, happy family? Contrary to what many believe, having kids doesn’t mean having to pick one or the other. It just means learning how to be flexible and creative. Because admittedly, creating a space that is sippy cup and margarita glass friendly (for when the kiddos go to sleep) takes a little ingenuity.
Yes, your home is going to look a little different once you have kids turning it into their indoor playground. But that doesn’t mean your home has to start looking like a full-on daycare. It’s all about finding balance, and that means creating a home that is cozy and chic, but can still withstand just about anything your kids serve up.
Check out the following family-friendly design tips that will keep mom, dad, and kids happy alike.
Do: Take into account who you’re living with.
The family members you share your roof with will make a big impact on how you design your home. For example, are you living with a newborn baby? Toddlers in their terrible twos? Active children? Moody teenagers? How busy are you and your partner? How often do you clean? Do you have pets? Are you expecting more children? These are all things to take into consideration when decorating your family home.
Don’t: Hold off on decorating.
Many families hold off on decorating for years, waiting until their children grow up and move out. They settle on living with less than ideal furniture, often mismatched and falling apart, in fear of their children destroying anything new. But there’s something to be said about living in a beautiful home. Parents and children will appreciate it alike. You can even get your kids involved in the decorating process by asking their opinion on what kind of furniture, colours, and fabrics they’d like to see in different rooms. Who knows? Getting them involved in the process may even get them to take ownership in keeping your home tidy!
Do: Make space for children.
The most important part of family-friendly design is welcoming children (and all of their toys) into shared spaces in your home, instead of casting them off into bedrooms and basements. Here are some ways to share spaces with children:
- Create areas in common rooms like the kitchen and living room where your kids can play games, make art, read books, and use their imagination.
- Get adaptable furniture that is easy to move around. Plus, if your furniture is out of the way, children are less likely to destroy it!
- Leave opens areas for dance competitions and cozy nooks for reading marathons.
- Set up a games table for family nights.
- Create a wall designated to family photos and your children’s artwork.
Don’t: Go for a high-maintenance look.
When decorating your family home, skip the bells and whistles. A simple, comfy, slightly bohemian look is the way to go. Think twice about adding brand new items, cherished antiques, and unnecessary trinkets to your home. Solid, contemporary pieces with a lightly weathered look will last for years to come. Avoid sensitive fabrics and materials like silk, lace, glass, crystal, suede, velvet, and anything else that will make you shed a tear if it is damaged. Opt for comfy leather, heavy-duty fabric, and solid wood. Get furniture that will survive your kids and pets and accentuate the happy chaos that is family life.
Do: Integrate lots of storage.
Clutter is inevitable when managing a busy household but that doesn’t mean it has to take over your entire home. Get creative with your organization! Try the following tricks to add extra storage to your home:
- Add floating shelves.
- Tuck in woven baskets and storage cubes into open shelving.
- Opt for a coffee table that is double-tiered, has drawers, or opens up like a chest for secret storage.
- Get a storage bed with drawers.
- Get a sofa with hidden storage space.
- Get a shoe cubby for your mudroom or home entrance.
- Incorporate hooks for hanging items.
- Get clear bins of all sizes for organizing smaller items.
And of course, make sure there are plenty of storage options available at your childrens’ height so that they can help clean up too!
Don’t: Buy low-quality furniture.
Don’t skimp on the furniture you buy. It may seem ironic to be splurging on expensive furniture when you have kids that are going to be using it, but that’s exactly why. Get the highest quality furniture you can afford so that it can last through all the wear and tear it’s going to be put through. Look for solid pieces that can withstand being used as a trampoline or jungle gym. Get furniture that will last through all the bumps, spills, and scratches as your kids grow up. This way, your furniture will become a part of the family, not something that ends up in a landfill in a couple of years.
Do: Plan for small disasters.
Think about one of the most common areas for your family to hang out: the living room. From greasy popcorn falling in between cracks to hot chocolate spilling on pillows to ketchup splattering seats, accidents happen in this high-traffic area. Luckily, sofas like the moisture-repellent and stain-resistant Clay Sectional exist. Its immaculate look will fool your guests, and you’ll never have to cry over a spill again. Even better? The Clay Sectional is modular, meaning you can move around the chairs and ottomans with ease.
Running a family and maintaining a beautiful home that reflects your personal style isn’t easy, but with pieces from Moe’s Home Collection, it’s possible. Follow the above decorating tips to create your family’s oasis.
We all have that one friend that is plant-obsessed. Walking into their home is like walking into a lush oasis. Plants breathe life into a space, but getting started can be intimidating. For many folks, what stops them from buying plants is the lack of knowledge on how to add them to their home.
If living décor isn’t enough to get you excited about the possibility of indoor plants, check out all of the health benefits plants provide!
Benefits of Plants in Your Home
- They purify the air by producing oxygen and removing toxins
- They increase the feeling of well-being
- They increase productivity and focus
- They help lower background noise
- They decrease stress and created a relaxed environment
- They nurture a greener lifestyle
Convinced? Follow these tips to incorporate plants into your home and start living a greener life.
Find the Sweet Spot
Most plants require bright, direct or indirect light in order to thrive. Locate the sunny spots in your home to find out what size of plants your home can adopt. If your home is north-facing and tends to be a bit shadier, don’t worry; There are plenty of plants that are happy in low-light, such as snake plants and devil’s ivy.
Pick Your Plants
Decide on what kind of plants you want for your home. The most fun part is going plant shopping! Are you going for a tropical vibe? Monsteras, philodendrons, and birds of paradise will achieve that look. Strictly want to stick to air purifiers? Plants like the peace lily, dragon tree, and aloe vera are scientifically proven to purify air the best. Prefer low-maintenance plants that you don’t have to worry about? Go for cacti and succulents.
Decorate with Pots
Most purchased plants come in a temporary plastic pot. Repot your new plant friends in self-draining, breathable terracotta pots for a uniform look. Or, mix and match your pots for a fun look. If repotting plants isn’t your thing, you can simply place the plastic pot in a decorative pot or woven basket.
Creating layers with your potted plants makes your space appear more dynamic. Instead of simply placing all of your potted plants on the floor, find different spaces for them. Hang plants high from your ceiling using macrame baskets. Place plants on carts, stands, and stools. Mount extra shelving around sunlit spots. Set plants on countertops and windowsills. Get creative! Playing around with placement will make your home more visually appealing.
Get a Big Plant
While it’s easier to collect smaller plants and place them around your home, a big plant will take your green look to the next level. Fiddle leaf fig trees, rubber plants, and palms will make your home feel like a tropical vacation. Sometimes all a beautifully styled room is missing is a large plant to create balance.
Create a Watering Routine
Now that you’ve established plants into your home, it’s time to create a watering routine. Just like your home, plants require upkeep and maintenance. Pick a time and day that works for your schedule to give your plants some TLC. Water, preen, fertilize, and rotate your plants so that they can look their best.
Are you ready to freshen up your home decor with some greenery? Follow the above tips and you’ll be a plant mom (or dad) in no time!