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18 Modern Sofa Options for Every Budget

End the harrowing hunt for a smart and stylish seat. Whether you want a durable starter model, a treasure-to-be, or something in between, you’ll find the ideal alchemy of form and function among these 18 options.

Your Ultimate Guide to a Clutter-Free Home

Never wonder where to put anything again with these ingenious organizing picks, tips, and tricks.

7 Unique Bookends

Whether being used to hold up three or placed among 300 books, these weights bring dimension and personality to shelves. Here, seven options that held up against the competition.

Modern Side Tables Under $250

If you’re looking to spiff up your space on a budget, update your room with one of these accent tables.

14 Inspiring Room Makeovers

See how Real Simple readers’ rooms went from drab to fab.

6 Decorative Bookends

Want to give your collection of titles a boost and your shelves some personality? These six options held up against the competition.

6 Tips for Mixing and Matching Patterns


Combining prints brings excitement to a room—but how do you make it work? Set small patterns against large ones, limit your palette, and include one big solid (on sofa, floor, or wall) in the scene. Go ahead: Do try this at home.

Easy Cleaning Solutions for Every Room

Are you making mistakes when it comes to scrubbing, vacuuming, and disinfecting? Here’s how to right your wrongs—quick as a (dust) bunny.

Choose the Right Side Table for Your Home

They can energize a one-note space or bring polish to a not-quite-done room. Whether you want to shake up your style or match it precisely, your table is right this way.