Demand for flexible working among UK employees is on the increase. That’s according to Powownow, who reported in realbusiness.co.uk earlier this year that almost one third of employees would prefer flexible working to a pay rise. The term flexible working covers a range of benefits, including working flexi time, working less hours, working from home and taking a sabbatical. Working from home is one aspect of flexible working that regularly.
As keen Futon Company followers will know, we’re big fans of all things pooch here at FC HQ. So much so that our company dog Jake-the-gorgeous-Westie has even given his paw-stamp-of-approval to some of our products. To honour our canine friends we even co-hosted an event with Battersea Dogs Home in September, inviting orphaned pooches into the store to try and find new homes and human parents. We digress…anyway,.
Change is most definitely afoot! The days are getting shorter, the mornings are colder, X Factor and Strictly are back on our screens – there’s a distinctly autumnal feel in the air this week. At times like this our attention turns to all things indoors, not least getting cosy in the bedroom (it’s not just animals who hibernate, you know!). So, reading an article in the 3rd September issue of.
Always on the hunt for inspiring ideas and space savvy tips, we came across this fabulous blog, 4 Unconventional Storage Ideas To Steal From a Sculptor’s House in Maine https://www.organized-home.com/posts/unconventional-storage-ideas-steal-sculptors-house-maine/ The sculptor’s home, at just 600 square feet, was designed “with tightness and warmth in mind” which, according to blog author, “required inventive found storage and artful built-ins.” Here’s a snapshot of some ideas we love: • Use shelves as.
As we’re always saying here at Futon Company, small can be beautiful, stylish, savvy and practical. It’s not the size of your space but how you use it that’s important! And, it seems, we’re not alone in our thinking. 7 tips for designing a small living space, with Homepolish https://blog.parachutehome.com/design-a-small-space/ is a Blog we recently came across, and as well as loving the visuals, we felt inspired by some of.
Vogue, the September issue (anyone else remember that film?) just happened to land on our desks, and we’re excited by the continuing trend for all things 80s (mainly because Futon Company was born in 1980, and that’s the year we introduced the futon to the UK). Though Vogue’s first love is fashion, we all know that fashion and interiors go hand in hand, and here at Futon Company we love.
Now that the last days of summer are upon us and all things autumn/winter are arriving in the shops we’re turning our attention inwards and focusing on our homes. Whether you live in a house share with several others or have a place to yourself, it’s often the case that there’s never enough space for all your stuff. So surfing the wonderful resource source we call the worldwide web we.
The recent hot weather, it seems, has had a positive impact not just on our mood but on plant sales too. According to grazia.co.uk the hot spell has seen a 20% surge in sales at garden centres across the UK, with a 50% increase in the sale of house plants. Meanwhile, according to Alice Vincent (@alice_emily), author of How to Grow Stuff: Easy, no-stress gardening for beginners, “we’re busy swapping.
We’re all familiar with the challenges of living in a small space: limited storage, the need to be constantly tidy (or risk losing your belongings, let alone your mind!), the necessity of being flexible about how you use your space and the furniture you choose – these are all givens for making the most of small space living. But what happens when one becomes two and you make the decision.
It’s summer (yippee!) which means it’s time to embrace your inner boho and spend time in the great outdoors underneath some seriously stylish canvas (aka a tent). Whether you’re planning a trip that involves glamping or camping at a festival, a family camp site, the middle of nowhere or in your own back garden, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your temporary space and create the.