Set up your sleep space for autumn

Set up your sleep space for autumn

In case you’ve forgotten, the clocks change this Sunday, 25th October, which means we’ll gain an extra hour. We’ve never really got our heads around the whole daylight saving concept, but we love the idea of an extra hour in bed! So, in honour of the bonus bed-time this weekend, we’ve been digging around for tip-top-tips on sleeping, and good old Grazia has come up trumps again in its fab.

A blog for light sleepers

A blog for light sleepers

Over the years we’ve posted various blogs about sleep (well, given we sell futons, sofa beds, beds and impromptu sleep spaces it’s only natural that the Big Snooze is something we care passionately about!). But during all that time we’ve never really looked into the science of sleep. So when we came across the book Sleep by elite-sport coach and author Nick Littlehales, featured in Waitrose Health Autumn 2020 we.

Super ideas for small space storage

Super ideas for small space storage

Autumn is officially here and with it comes a whole lot of new kit! Chunky jumpers, bulky coats, all-weather boots, hats, scarves and gloves – not to mention umbrellas and waterproofs. The list is endless! Which can mean only one thing – more storage space required, which is all very well if your pad is palatial, but what to do if you live in a small space? Lucky for us.

Create an insta-update for your inside space

Create an insta-update for your inside space

The eagle-eyed among you might recall that in one of our September blogs we talked about insperiences and how rather than being a COVID-specific one-hit wonder they’re here to stay. For those of you who missed the blog or need a reminder, here’s a recap:We’re now living in the age of insperience. This is a term coined by Barclaycard Payments in a survey which found that 88% of retailers saw.

Storage saviours for every room

Storage saviours for every room

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again. In these uncertain times, our homes have become even more important than ever. For many of us, our spaces are the automatic go-to for work, rest and play, and even though pockets of society are almost back to normal, there’s always a chance that we’ll get locked down again, and need to stay home. So, it comes as no surprise that these.

Get set for autumn insperiences

Get set for autumn insperiences

We can always count on Grazia magazine to zone in on new trends and moods. So when we came across their article Insperiences are here to stay, we weren’t surprised. Written by Hattie Crisell, it says:When we were all stuck at home back in March and April, the going got tough – and thankfully, the tough got creative. There may not have been pubs, restaurants or gyms to visit, but.

How to create a happy home

How to create a happy home

Here at Futon Company we’ve always been avid readers of Elle Decoration, and are constantly following stories and posts from our favourite journalists and editors (past and present). For those of you who share our commitment to such matters, you’ll be well aware that the magazine’s former Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Ogundehin, launched her fabulous new book earlier this year focusing on how to create a wellness sanctuary at home. Writing in.

Bring a blast of colour to your inside space

Bring a blast of colour to your inside space

Now that summer’s drawing to a close and the days are getting shorter, time is ticking until we’ll be spending more time than ever indoors again. So now’s the time to take action and bring a blast of colour to your inside space.As Sunday Times Style explains in an article called Period Drama, by Claire Bingham: Quit Kondo-ing your house and whitewashing the walls. Clutter and colour are in!And if.

Expert advice for your home

Expert advice for your home

If you want to be inspired ask an expert, right? That’s an approach we often take, especially when it comes to making the most of the space we live in. So flicking through a back issue of Red Magazine, we came across an inspiring article by Kate Watson-Smyth called Home Truths based on her new book Mad About The House. In it, she answers the design questions she’s most often.

It’s Picnic Time!

It’s Picnic Time!

If the experts are to be believed (!) the dreaded COVID-19 is here to stay – at least for the foreseeable future. Which can mean only one thing – social distancing is set to be part of our new normal. We’re already experts at the socially distanced supermarket shop, and now’s the time to become a pro at the socially distanced picnic. With the August Bank Holiday on the horizon.

How to HFH

How to HFH

It might be summer but not as we know it. With coronavirus/money/fear factor still lurking in the background, for most of us a traditional summer holiday is off the agenda. Whether it’s a fear of flying in the grip of a global pandemic, a need to save your pennies or just a reluctance to go far from home in the current climate, it’s safe to say that this summer is.

Mood boosting buys for your outside space

Mood boosting buys for your outside space

It’s a well-known fact that sunshine has all sorts of magical mood-busting qualities, and now that summer is officially here it’s the perfect time to embrace the great outdoors. Whether you’re planning lunch alfresco on your balcony, deck or in your garden, or are planning a picnic in the park, we’ve got plenty of perky-pick-me-ups to boost your mood! Designed with space saving living in mind, each and every piece.