Did you remember that it was World Sleep Day on March 15th or were you too busy living your life to pause and reflect on the importance of sleep? Here at Futon Company sleep is always something that’s top of mind – how to get enough, how to balance it with work and an active social life, and ultimately how to create sleep spaces that create the optimal environment for.
To be honest, today’s blog has absolutely nothing to do with small spaces. There’s a tentative link to homes, because some of us have pets that live with us, but other than that we’re just sharing this because here at Futon Company we love all animals and especially our pet cats and dogs. Reading the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Home (February 24) we came across two articles that.
If you regularly read our Blogs you’ll know that we know (and adore) tidying guru Marie Kondo. The eagle-eyed among you will also be aware of Kondo’s current stint on Netflix (we know – beyond exciting!). So we were pleased to come across Hattie Crisell’s article in a back issue of Grazia (graziadaily.co.uk) (21 January 2019), which asks the question ‘what does our fascination with orderliness say about us?’ Part.
We love browsing through magazines for inspiration and ideas, and we thrive on finding top tips for making the most of small spaces. So when we came across an article in Grazia (grazia.co.uk), 28th January issue, called How to make a small space look and feel bigger you can imagine how thrilled we were! Written by the inspiring interiors writer Rachel Loos (rachelloos.com), this perfect piece was brimming with.
Bored one cold Saturday afternoon we were dusting down our bookshelf and came across a house-focused classic, Mary’s Household Tips & Tricks by Mary Berry. Brimming with tried and trusted advice from the nation’s favourite home guru, we took the opportunity to flick through what is essentially a ‘one stop shop’ for her collection of helpful hints and tips for the home, acquired over a lifetime. Focusing on everything.
Leafing through last week’s Grazia magazine we came across an article called Miserable weather? Put on a happy coat, and it put a big grin on our faces! Admittedly the weather has taken on a drastic U-turn since snowmaggadon the other week, with positively balmy temperatures of 8-10 degrees right now (but knowing the UK it’s only a matter of time before we’re in the grip of another ice age!).
Dry January/ veganuary/ The Official Month of Decluttering may well be over (finally! Was it just us or was that the longest month ever!) but there’s no getting away from the fact that it’s still winter. And what with the cold weather (snow!), the fabulous new Netflix releases and the fact that we’re not on dry January anymore (or veganuary come to mention it, or decluttering actually – which.
We’re fast approaching winter fatigue! Short days and long nights coupled with a distinct lack of colour outside is leaving us longing for an injection of something bright! So to lift our mood we took to one of our favourite pastimes – flicking through old back issues of Elle Decoration, and we came across an appropriate and thought-provoking Forward from the magazine’s Executive Editor, Ben Spriggs – talking about colour.
What with political uncertainty, global warming and who knows what personal challenges you’re facing, it’s no wonder that we’re all a bit stressed at the moment! So it comes as no surprise that wellness, mindfulness and spiritual wellbeing are being touted as the cultural buzzwords for 2019. Browse any magazine, paper or website and you’re virtually guaranteed to come across an article focusing on meditation, mindful exercising or the benefits.
Now that we’re well and truly in the midst of the deep mid-winter, it stands to reason that our minds are firmly focused on sorting out our spaces. From deep cleaning to clutter cleansing, our thoughts right now are firmly on tackling the space invaders! Regular Futon Company followers will know that we’re big fans of decluttering expert Marie Condo. And now that she has a slot on Netflix there’s.