Hi there, I'm Aya Bradley, the editor-in-chief of The Golden.

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We started The Golden because we found that the majority of home and garden content was published by big media companies. Why does that matter? Well, to us, we found that the content lacked personality, it lacked honesty, and it lacked sincerity. More often than not, it felt like the same old stuff... generic and bland.

And to me, that is the exact opposite of how I want my home to feel. Instead, on The Golden, we try to create the right type of content. What is the right type of content? To me, it follows three fundamental rules:

Rule #1: Genuine and real

Rule #2: Actionable

Rule #3: In-depth

And it's these three rules help us create content with one goal in mind: to help you make your house a home.

Now... if this is your first time to the site, here's how you can immediately get the most out of it:

1. Sign up for our weekly updates

If you're serious about turning your house into a home, this is the easiest way to do it.

Our subscribers get early access to our articles (delivered right to your email inbox), exclusive insider content (that we don't share on the site), and even subscriber-only discounts on essential men's products (often upwards of 30% off).

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2. Check out these 5 must-read articles

I put together this list of articles that I feel everyone should read to help jump-start their happy-home building process.

These are some my favorite articles we've ever published:

Must-Read #1: 91 Best Budget Furniture

For everyone who wants to make their house beautiful... but do it on a budget, these furniture pieces are exactly what you need.

Must-Read #2: 67 Best Christmas Decorations

Channel your inner Clark Griswold and turn your house into a winter wonderland with this curated list of Christmas decorations. PS: is it Christmas yet?

Must-Read #3: 68 Best Cheap Bedroom Furniture Ideas

The bedroom is often the most overlooked aspect of home design. But just because everyone doesn't go into your bedroom... doesn't mean that you shouldn't make it b-e-a-utiful! These 68 handpicked pieces will help you do it without breaking the bank.

Must-Read #4: 60 Best Man Cave Decor Ideas

This is an absolute must read for any guy looking to create their own private man-cave oasis. PS: when you're done building your ultimate man cave, check out our site for men Mantelligence.

Must-Read #5: 82 Apartment Furniture Ideas

Oh apartment living... While I don't miss it, I look very fondly on the days I lived in one. These pieces help you to accentuate that smaller space and make it look amazing.

3. Follow The Golden on social media

I'm already subscribed... why should I also follow The Golden us on social media? Two reasons:

  1. We share different exclusive content here (both from www.thegolden.com and from our friends in the industry)
  2. We have most of our conversations here (share your opinion and thoughts on an article or topic)

4. Get Involved

Guys, more than anything, I want you to know that this site isn't run by a big corporation... it's run by myself and a very small team. On top of that, The Golden is 100% free.

And if you find our content valuable, all I ask is that you get involved:

    1. Leave a comment on your favorite post (comments can be found at the end of every post)
    2. Drop us an email letting us know what you like (here
    3. Share our content with others who you think will benefit from it (social share buttons float at the bottom of every post)

5. Turn off your computer... and go make some memories

When you're 80, sitting on your rocking chair, reflecting on your life... are you going to remember the time you spent on the computer, or the time you spent doing awesome stuff?

The world is an incredible, beautiful place... don't forget to enjoy it.

go explore the world