Is your dog a TV addict? your dog a TV addict?

The Square-Eyed Dog Epidemic Beware all dog owners – there’s a new epidemic coming to town. And it’s not pretty… Here at Futon Company, we’ve dubbed it the ‘Square-Eyed Dog Epidemic’ while animal scientists at the University of Central Lancashire conducting research into canine behaviour have found that dogs are interested in TV! What’s more, according to the research, their favourite soap – which holds their interest for longer than.

Embracing Winter Ways Winter Ways

New Year, new lifestyle concept. And hot on the heels of Hygge-mania (the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures like friends, family, graciousness) what better way to start the new year than with another Danish word. Brought to us by Red Magazine’s Associate Editor for Living, Pip McCormac, Pip says, “There’s [another] Danish word that doesn’t translate directly into English. Gezellig, meaning the warmth you feel when having dinner.

What’s on in January 2017’s on in January 2017

New Year, new plans. It’s January 2017 and although Christmas might be long gone there’s still plenty going on to see you through the dark cold days. Think plays and pantos, outdoor pursuits and foodie markets. January has it all. For inspiration on where to go and what’s happening across the UK in January 2017, check out our Futon Company blog… MANCHESTER Oasis Exhibition Manchester Central Library presents a photographic.

Stock Up On Your Sleep Up On Your Sleep

For many of us, the bit in between Christmas and New Year is the best part of Christmas – especially if we don’t have to work. It involves plenty of R&R, binge-watching movies and box sets, Quality Street for breakfast and the last of the sherry to wash it down. And the best bit of all? Long lie ins and plenty of shut-eye. In the past, politicians and high achievers.

Ramp up the Rituals for the Cosy Season up the Rituals for the Cosy Season

Tucking into the January 2017 issue of Elle Decoration we were delighted to come across Ritual Pleasures in the issue’s Winter Warmers section. A feature dedicated purely to the pursuit of pleasure, this appealed to us immensely, enthralled as we are by the cosy season and its associated rituals. Says Elle Decoration, “As the season of slowing down and heading home to hibernate is upon us, take the opportunity to.

Party Politics Politics

Christmas parties come in all shapes and sizes. The big bash, the intimate gathering, the good old fashioned knees up and, of course, the office party. If you’re a party person there’s no better time of year than the festive season – each and every sequinned top, Santa hat, cocktail and soggy cocktail sausage brings with it an extra helping of seasonal cheer, and every party provides the opportunity to.

The Gift of Love Gift of Love

With Christmas just a few weeks away, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. For many, the latest tablet or gizmo is the fastest way to the heart of someone we love. In fact, anything with a high price tag is how some people interpret love. However, when it comes to showing just how much we care, it seems that we might have got it wrong… The simplest.

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

It’s Christmas! Think ice skating, Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Markets and carol concerts – December’s got it all going on! Make this month one to remember and get stuck into what’s going on where you live. For inspiration on where to go and what’s happening across the UK in December 2016, check out our highlights below… OXFORD Christmas Lights Trail For the very first time, Blenheim Palace estate will be illuminated.

Unlock Your Inner Einstein Your Inner Einstein

Now that the days are shorter and it’s cold outside, there’s little motivation for leaving the house outside of work.  But the combination of too many nights hibernating in front of the TV or soaking in the bath can leave our brains feeling distinctly underused.  To keep winter brain fog at bay we’ve been investigating some top tips and brain hacks to help unlock your inner Einstein. According to Neil.

Showing Your True Colours…With White Your True Colours…With White

In our final Spotlight blog on colour we take a look at decorating with white, focusing on its impact in and around the home, taking tips from the team at as well as other experts in the field of decorating with colour. WHITE When it comes to decorating with white, there’s a common misconception that it’s the easiest colour to work with.  However, “this pure, bright hue is not.