Canny Canines

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As dog lovers, here at Futon Company we’re never shocked or surprised when we hear about clever canine capers.  But new research from the University of Portsmouth’s Patrizia Piotti has left us even more in awe of our four-legged friends. Accordingly to a study of 48 dog reported in the journal PLOS ONE, pet dogs have the ability to understand when we have misplaced something valuable to us.  What’s more,.

Create A Home From Home In Your Work Space

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With thoughts turning to the fast-approaching Bank Holiday Weekend, the last thing on our minds – for many of us – is work (unless, of course, you’re a retail or hospitality worker, or one of the emergency service heroes, doctors and nurses). For author and journalist Harry Mount, however, work is never far from his mind, and his work-by-numbers overview offers an illuminating insight into the work life of the.

Want to know something fact-tastic?

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Are you one of ‘those’ people?  Those avid DIY-ers who plan to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend making trips to the nearest B&Q and putting up shelves?  If so, you’re not alone. According to The Spectator’s Helen Nugent, research from Lloyds Bank (June 2016) reveals that DIY spending has reached its highest levels since 2008.  What’s more, the survey show that the amount spent on tradesmen’s services fell by.

Futon Company #LaptopTable Competition T’s & C’s

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Competition T’s & C’s #WIN one of the new #LaptopTable colours from Futon Company on Facebook or Twitter! Prize consists of 6 Laptop Tables from the new colour range: Midnight Blue, White and Sauterne Yellow (3 winners will be selected from Facebook and 3 from Twitter) Competition closes midnight Wednesday 24th August 2016. To be eligible to win, entrants must either: LIKE Futon Company Facebook page & comment on the.

Camp it up

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It’s all about coastal camping this August, according to Coast Magazine’s Madeleine Barber.  What’s more, her version of camping combines getting back to nature with the thrill of glamping.  What’s not to love? Think airstreams, clifftop yurts, circus caravans and outright oddness… If you’re looking for an alternative adventure in the UK, Coast has some top ideas.  These are our favourites… For a Tipi Village check out Cornish Tipi Holidays.

Decluttering tips from the experts

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Earlier this week we posted about makespace.com, the New York based storage experts who “will find the right space that fits your needs.”  We were inspired by, and shared their decluttering, decision-making flowchart which facilitates decisions about decluttering your space as well as making the most of your space. Today we focus on another of their blogs how to start decluttering your home:  15 actionable tips from certified professional organizers.

Showing Your True Colours… With Indigo

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In this week’s Spotlight blog we focus on the colour indigo, inspired by the team at elledecoration.co.uk as well as other experts in the field of decorating and accessorising with colour. Colour, they say, can impact on all aspects of our life including mood, emotion and health.  So when it comes to decorating and accessorising your home, the shades you choose have the power to affect how you feel INDIGO.

Give your life a summer makeover

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Your summer holiday, according to Red Magazine August 2016, is the ideal time to transform your life and make small steps towards big changes that will transform your life.  Their Sunlounger Life Reboot is, they say, the perfect alternative to New Year’s resolutions or five year plans.  What’s more, “sometimes the biggest transformations can begin with the smallest steps.”  Here’s what they say…   -Work out less but more: Working.

What’s on in August… Futon Company presents ideas from across the UK

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Summer’s in full swing with the added bonus of a Bank Holiday – what’s not to love about August!  If you’re stuck for something to do in your free time don’t worry – we have plenty of ideas to inspire you – from across the UK.  If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our Blog and see what’s happening in August 2016 where you live with Futon Company…   MANCHESTER.

Futon Company #SummerFestival #BedinaBag Competition T’s & C’s

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Competition T’s & C’s #WIN a fantastic #SummerFestival #BedinaBag from Futon Company on Facebook or Twitter! Prize consists of 4 x blue Summer Festival Bed in a Bags (4 winners will each receive 1 Bed in a Bag) Competition closes midnight Monday 8th August 2016. To be eligible to win, entrants must either: LIKE Futon Company Facebook page & comment on the competition post pinned to the top of the.