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This Kickstarter Fort Is a 20-Something’s Home Must-Have

Adults need to be fiscally responsible — this, every 20-something knows. But it’s way easier said than done, especially during the winter. Besides the biggest budget buster of the year — hello holiday gifts! — in most parts of the country, it’s cold AF out, which results in mass buys of cozy layers, warm blankets and expensive bills from cranking the heat. Thanks to a new Kickstarter project, that might not have to be the case in 2016. The hack for saving on your heating bills and getting your apartment winter ready is: Build a bedroom fort. Seriously. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Room in Room.


The Room in Room is a tent designed to fit on your bed that blocks the cold air outside and circulates warm air on the inside — a feature that could save 10 to 20% on your monthly heating bill. It links to your bed easily at the edges of your mattress with clever clasps and pops up to create your own little fort and feel like you’re glamping at home. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all gimmick: The Room in Room fits multiple mattress sizes and also comes in four colors, so it will complement your bedroom’s aesthetic.

Nerding out is allowed inside this fort: The Room in Room includes a height-adjustable laptop stand and an overhead smartphone suspension harness that’s pretty game changing: Hang your phone in the harness, lie back and relax while watching your favorite videos or shows minus the chills.

People have actually been using bed curtains and other similar ideas to keep the cold at bay during the winter months for years, but this is what the creators, camping gear company iKamper, are deeming the modern version. A pledge of $70 to $100, depending on your mattress size, will have you cozy in bed ready to Netflix and chill with ease when your Room in Room arrives by February 2016.

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Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)