Pimp up your sleep space

Pimp up your sleep space

With the clocks set to go back later this month it’s time to celebrate that extra hour in bed. In fact, with shorter days and longer nights it’s only natural that our minds focus on one of our favourite pastimes – sleeping! So we were interested to read this fab blog from Popsugar. Says Blog writer Shannon Vestal Robson: You know we spend a third of our lives sleeping, but.

Be small space savvy – whatever your budget

Be small space savvy – whatever your budget

Don’t let a lack of square footage cramp your style. That’s the message according to Katrina Burroughs (@Kat_Burroughs) writing in The Sunday Times Home, September 22 2019. If one thing links the high and low end of interiors right now, she says, it is a rekindled desire to get small-space living right. Here’s our pick of Katrina’s tip tips and tricks that make the most of small spaces: Should finances.

Up the ante at the weekend

Up the ante at the weekend

Gone are the days of long, leisurely lunches. Today’s office workers are squeezing their lunch break into just 16 minutes. What’s more, it seems that dining-at-your-desk is the most popular location for squeezing in your sarnie (oh how we yearn for those long 1980s power lunches we read about in the history books!). The survey commissioned by Quorn also found that one in ten of us eats the same lunch.

Nurture Nature

Nurture Nature

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years you can’t fail to have noticed that Wellness is A Big Thing (huge actually!). Meditation, exercise, getting enough sleep – these are the basic foundations of maintaining a healthy mind and body. So it’s no surprise that by 2020 the market size of the Wellness industry in the UK is estimated to reach £12.4 billion! That’s a lot.

Get your space ship shape for autumn

Get your space ship shape for autumn

It’s almost-officially-autumn, which can only mean one thing: more stuff to clutter up your space! Umbrella, big coat, warm jumper, picnic blanket, wellington boots – and that’s just the stuff you need to go to the park on a September Saturday! The big dilemma, especially for those of us living in small spaces is where exactly to store all this stuff! Luckily apartmenttherapy.com has written a brilliant blog to help.

Fall into bed happy this autumn

Fall into bed happy this autumn

We hate to say it but summer is well and truly over. Farewell long, lazy summer days, evening walks and alfresco eating and hello shorter days, winter coats and being inside your home. But hold on, there has to be an upside, surely? You bet. Shorter days means longer nights, which means more time to spend in bed. See – every cloud has a silver lining! So what better way.

Embrace your boho spirit for small space living

Embrace your boho spirit for small space living

Boho is big right now. What’s more, it’s the ideal aesthetic for creative and free-thinking individuals who long to free themselves from the shackles of matchy-matchy interiors. Or, as Psychologies writer Danielle Woodward says, it’s ideal for souls who enjoy making their own rules. Boho style is, according to Global Bohemian author Fifi O’Neill, a look for those who want their homes to be carefree, relaxed and unusual; full of.

Wake up and smell the coffee

Wake up and smell the coffee

So much to do; so little time. It’s no wonder it’s the little things that keep us going: An afternoon chat with a colleague to re-energise our mid-afternoon slump; a glass of wine to make cooking the evening meal more palatable; aspirational window shopping on our way home. And then there’s coffee, the ultimate pick-me-up…. Reading the July issue of Psychologies Magazine we came across this insightful news piece. It.

Find the energy flow in your space

Find the energy flow in your space

Forever on the hunt for ways to spruce up and make the most of our space (however small) we were reminded of the forgotten art of feng shui – which is now making a comeback. For those who aren’t familiar with it, feng shui is a concept that was developed in ancient China which focuses on the belief that how you organise your space (home or work) has an impact.

Create a space fit for a star

Create a space fit for a star

Here at Futon Company we’re big fans (as well as believers) of all things zodiac! From personality traits to romantic matches we’re always open to astro-inspired ideas and rhetoric. What’s more, we’re always on the lookout for interiors ideas from different perspectives! So when we came across this blog we were quick to click: https://bit.ly/2YyJh99 Here’s the lowdown: What’s your sign? Whether you’re a smooth-talking Gemini or a spotlight-loving Leo,.

Join the early bedtime squad!

Join the early bedtime squad!

Gone are the days of uber-late nights followed by a silly-o-clock start. When was the last time you heard someone boasting about getting five hours sleep? In contrast with days gone by, when getting by on little sleep was seen as a symbol of success, today the opposite is true. In fact, in 2019 sleep is seen as the ultimate sign of success. As Grazia magazine explains, sleep has become.

Finding your own work rhythm

Finding your own work rhythm

We’ve talked in previous blogs about the fact that people fit into different energy chronotypes – larks, who are morning people and owls who perform best in the evening. In those blogs we looked at the research and the implications of your chronotype for sleep, exercise and socialising. Now, it seems, the focus has shifted to work patterns. Scientist Linda Geddes, talking at the Hay Festival in June, explained. She.