While my mind was on patios, outdoor furniture, gardens and summer cocktails last weekend, the weather was decidedly less than summery. So, perhaps it's no surprise that Yourhomers weren't exactly champing at the bit to envision their outdoor spaces - only 17 people voted in last week's poll. Out of those respondents, a mere 18 per cent said they would be buying new pieces to spruce up their backyards this summer, while 71 per cent weren't planning any new purchases. Six per cent said they didn't know, and another 6 per cent said they don't have an outdoor space.
This week, I'm thinking about one of the latest trends for making small spaces work: the Murphy bed. To me, it feels a little bit like the fanny pack of the decor world (though the fanny pack is also, supposedly, experiencing a new popularity) - useful, but decidedly less than fashionable. However, companies are now giving it an update with sleek lines, more user-friendly functioning and higher quality finishes, so I'm wondering if it's time to give the Murphy bed another chance? Read the full story, then let me know if you'd consider one to help you max out your space by casting your vote in the front page poll.
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