Use your small space to showcase your interior design credentials

Use your small space to showcase your interior design credentials

As experts in small space living we often talk about how our homes are getting smaller. But don’t just take our word for it – now there’s proof! Research from LABC Warranty, which provides structural cover for new builds, says that over the past 20 years homes have become smaller, with no signs of this trend stopping. According to a company spokesperson, “Britain’s houses have never been smaller. Compared to.

Festival Fever

Festival Fever

Glastonbury and V might be taking a sabbatical from the festival circuit this year but fear not – there’s still plenty to choose from. Dig out your tent, pack your wellies and get ready to rock – festival fever’s gripping the nation! Download Donington ParkLeicestershire, 8-10 June Headliners for 2018 include Ozzy Osborne and Avenged Sevenfold alongside Guns N’ Roses. Isle of Wight Seaclose Court, Isle of Wight, 21-24 June.

A novel take on de-cluttering

A novel take on de-cluttering

Always on the hunt for new ideas, lifestyle trends and ways to live our lives well, we  came across an intriguing book by a Scandi author. In the  style of Maria Kondo’s bestseller ‘The Life Changing  Magic of Tidying‘, Swedish-born Margareta Magnusson is the 80-something whose book was launched in the UK earlier this  year. Entitled ‘The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning‘ it  hardly sounds like light reading, but on.

Our Guide To What’s Happening Across The UK In May 2018!

Our Guide To What’s Happening Across The UK In May 2018!

It’s May, which can only mean one thing – it’s the month of Bank Holidays galore! Step outside and explore what’s on your doorstep with our Futon Company What’s On Guide… SHEFFIELD The Festival of Light This is a club concept like no other, merging a spectrum of lights, lanterns, effects and live performances, all with an epic soundtrack of house, garage and techno. O2 Academy on 6th May. Sheffield.

What’s your Ikigai?

What’s your Ikigai?

Travelling in Japan this week, one of our buyers came across an interesting book called ‘Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life‘ by Hector Garcia. Never ones to shy away from life’s important questions, we were intrigued by his proposition: does happiness lie in your purpose in life? Like the Danish Hygge movement before it, Ikigai comes complete with its own guiding philosophy, and is the idea.

The key to a happy life? Think small and simple!

The key to a happy life? Think small and simple!

If a big bonus, a large house and a fancy holiday always seem to be out of reach, fear not! Happiness, it seems, is all about embracing life’s small and simple pleasures. At least that’s the case according to entertainment channel W, which commissioned a survey for Davina McCall’s series The Davina Hour focusing on the pursuit of happiness. Top of the list of things that make us happy was.

Our Guide To What’s Happening Across The UK In April 2018!

Our Guide To What’s Happening Across The UK In April 2018!

Venture outside with a spring in your step! April’s the month for getting out and about, wherever you live. Check out what’s on locally with our Futon Company What’s On Guide…   MANCHESTER The Wonder Stuff & Ned’s Atomic Dustbin It’s been 27 years since these Stourbridge legends shared a stage, so they’ve decided to reunite for a one-off, 12-date co-headliner tour for 2018. With millions of records sold between.

Less Space More Luxe

Less Space More Luxe

For reasons we can’t quite comprehend, it’s often the case that those not-in-the-know equate small spaces with basic/low-luxe living. It’s a bit of a mystery to us here at Futon Company because, as anyone in-the-know knows, small space savvy is currently a trend in interiors – and to our mind, less space equals more luxe. But don’t just ask us! This month’s edition of Elle Decoration features a ‘small space’.

The Art of Contrast

The Art of Contrast

Flicking through the March 2016 issue of Elle Decoration, we came across an inspiring piece on how to create space using light and shade, with advice from Joris Van Apers on tricks for adding drama to more compact homes. As experts in small space living, we were intrigued to find out more. Here’s what he says:   Colour: “Darker or more intense colours make the mind imagine things. They can.

Step away from the smart phone…

Step away from the smart phone…

Given the cold temperature outside, there’s nothing we want to do more than curl up on the sofa with a cosy cushion, a snuggly warm blanket, a steaming mug of tea and time to daydream. What’s more, it seems that the art of doing nothing is actually a fast track to creativity. That’s according to Grazia, who say: “When was the last time you were bored? So bored your mind.