Streamlining your stuff in a small space

Streamlining your stuff in a small space

When your space is snug there’s a bigger need than ever to curb your clutter and streamline your stuff. Editing and collating your belongings takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to small space living. So we were intrigued to hear about The Home Edit by US-based Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. According to Grazia (2 Feb) this tidy team is all about stylish sorting – cupboards and.

Happy home, happy life

Happy home, happy life

Happy home, happy life – that’s the cornerstone of domestic bliss, according to a new study commissioned by online architectural studio Resi. Called The Science of a Happy Home, and featured in Sunday Times Home, January 19, the study explored what makes your home a happy one. Apparently it’s not about owning your own home, but knowing you can live there for as long as you need. It’s not about.

A homage to bamboo – twenties style today

A homage to bamboo – twenties style today

Here at Futon Company we love historical references, so when we came across an article by @indiaknight in The Sunday Times Magazine (January 19) we were beyond excited. This decade, she explains, isn’t like the Roaring Twenties. Beards, house plants, veganism – we’re all living like 1970s hippies. She continues, it started with house plants, which had mysteriously fallen so out of favour to have become cultural signifiers, before being.

Pick your design tribe

Pick your design tribe

What with talk of Megxit and Brexit (still) dominating the headlines, it’s all about extremes in the UK right now. And, it seems, this extends to home interiors trends! According to journalist Clare Sartin writing in the February 2020 edition of Elle Decoration, there’s an emergence of two very different design tribes for spring summer 2020 – the Maximalists, who believe that colour, pattern and a bold approach are the.

Fashion forward trends for 2020

Fashion forward trends for 2020

The days may be dark and long, and Dry January/ Veganuary/ Abstinence/ A-World-Without-Christmas-to-look-forward-to-for-another-11-months may seem bleak, but fear not – there’s light at the end of the tunnel in the shape of top trends for 2020. Turn hibernation and hanging out at home into a productive and future-focused pastime by planning a home makeover. Check out fashion forward trends for 2020 as featured in Homes & Property, Evening Standard (8.

Expert space saving hacks for your wardrobe

Expert space saving hacks for your wardrobe

New decade, new resolutions, a fresh approach to curbing clutter and wardrobe storage – it’s time to bring in the experts for some sage advice! And as luck would have it Grazia Magazine (13 January) featured an inspiring article The Big Wardrobe Workshop, jam-packed with wise words and top tips for curating and cleansing our closets. Brimming with ideas, we’ve selected our favourite tips to bring you a range of.

Home Working the Healthy Way…

Home Working the Healthy Way…

New Year, fresh start, back to work. No more Christmas parties, the days are long and dark, sobriety beckons and for many people this is the time of year to hunker down, binge on boxsets and just get on with it in antisocial bliss until the seasons start to turn. Winter = nesting season. But spare a thought for the 4.9m self-employed people in the UK. That’s the message from.

Put on your party pants

Put on your party pants

Feeling festive and planning to throw a yuletide/ New Year gathering at home? For novice party planners far and wide check out top tips from event planner Bronson Van Wyck, author of Born to Party: Forced to Work: 21st Century Hospitality, as featured in the January 2020 issue of Elle Decoration…. The golden rule for hosting a great party? Make sure you aren’t so tied up with your hosting duties.

Create a cocktail corner in your space

Create a cocktail corner in your space

Unless you’ve been hiding under a bush for the past few weeks you can’t have failed to notice that the festive season is in full swing! And now that you’ve sampled work drinks/ neighbour drinks/ alcohol-fuelled nights in dodgy-bars-a-plenty, perhaps it’s time to think about (gulp) hosting your own merry mingle? And as always Grazia magazine is shining the spotlight on festive entertaining trends. Apparently bar carts are a thing.

Life on the road

Life on the road

With the dark days and the never-ending nights it’s easy to forget about the long-gone days of summer, so this week’s Blog is in tribute to summer… a potential project you get you in the mood and mindset for sunshine… If space saving living is your thing and you get a kick out of transforming small spaces into fully-functioning-living-havens, we have a top tip for you! Shift gears and get.

The making of a man-space

The making of a man-space

We’ve all heard of man caves – those mythical spaces where men can gather themselves to do whatever it is that men do when they relax. A sanctuary in the home, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room or basement, the term is defined by Wikipedia as a room inside the house where man is able to do as they please, without fear of upsetting female sensibility.

Plan a purge – Kondo style!

Plan a purge – Kondo style!

We all know her name, and we’re familiar with her concept of binning objects that fail to ‘spark joy.’ She might not be the hottest guru on the block right now (the media is SO fickle, right!) but we still heart her. For those in the dark we’re talking about Marie Kondo, of course! To re-cap, her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying launched in 2014 and has sold over.