The Secrets of Super Cosy Homes

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It’s no secret that Scandi style is synonymous with perennial cool. 2016 was the year of ‘hygge’, which elevated the Danish concept of cosyness to iconic status. Meanwhile, 2017 has been all about ‘lagom’, the Swedish concept of ‘not too much, not too little.’ Whether your loyalties lie with the Swedes, the Danish or the Norwegians, there’s no denying that Scandi-chic equals a stylish home. elledecoration.co.uk, December 2017, explores Scandi.

Our Guide To What’s On Across The UK In December 2017

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It’s Christmas (well nearly) – the most magical time of the year! Think sumptuous food, fabulous winter wonderlands, festive frolics and shopping galore. Whatever sparks your imagination, there’s plenty to do this month. Check out the action in our Futon Company What’s On Guide… EDINBURGH Christmas Market The traditional Christmas Market spreads to George Street offering a unique, festive shopping experience for every visitor with its array of crafters, artists,.

The Tiny House Trend

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As experts in small space living, we take an active interest in macro and micro trends in and around the home. In the past we’ve shared several blogs focusing on the increase of so-called micro homes, so a feature in the August issue of Elle Decoration caught our eye. According to writer Eliza Honey, “Developers, housebuilders and even design brands are doing a lot more with a lot less space..

The Return of Nesting Season

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All eyes are on the clock right now, with autumn time well and truly here! Despite the inevitable grumbles about shorter, darker days, others heralded the return of Nesting Season, not least because of the excuse to spend extra time in bed and on the sofa in front of Netflix! Prepare your bedroom and get set for Nesting Season with these handy hints from elledecoration.co.uk (November 2017): •    A good.

Our Guide To What’s On Across The UK In November 2017

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Winter is well and truly here so our attention’s firmly focused on the great indoors – with the odd firework display thrown in for good measure! Think foodie delights, creative pursuits and shopping galore – whatever sparks your imagination, there’s plenty to do this month. Check out all the action in our Futon Company What’s On Guide… EDINBURGH Chrysalis Festival The best young theatre-makers with ambitious performances and radical works-in-progress.

Liven-up Your Living Room

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Now that autumn is well and truly here it’s time to turn your attention to the great indoors. It might be getting colder outside, but inside the temperature is positively toasty so it’s time to get your thinking cap on, your creative brain fired up, and to liven up your living room. To get you in the mood, check out top tips from Creative Director Rebecca Wakefield in the September.

Mix it up

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Meeting designers, suppliers and industry colleagues at Decorex and 100% Design at the London Design Festival in September 2017, we couldn’t fail to notice the abundance of ‘all things cocktail.’ While green was undoubtedly ‘the colour’ of LDF 2017 (supported by tones of ochre, yellow, teal and dusky pink, and from a fabric perspective all things velvet), the cocktail cabinet was arguably the furniture hero of the Festival. Taking inspiration.

In The Dog-House

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If the polls are to be believed, being in the dog-house is far from being a bad thing. In fact, it’s more akin to paradise than poochy hell! That’s according to a survey from pet food Lily’s Kitchen which found that pet owners across the UK are treating their beloved pets like relatives rather than trained animals. The startling statistics found that one in five cat owners gets up early.

Our Guide To What’s On Across The UK In October 2017

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With the witching season upon us, it’s scary to think just how much is happening this month! From Halloween parties to creative pursuits and activities at the museum (not to mention half term frolics), check out the action in Futon Company’s What’s On Guide… EDINBURGH Scottish International Storytelling Festival The world’s finest feast of traditional storytelling comes to Edinburgh 20th-31st October. Hosted by storytellers of Scotland, artists from across the.

The Psychology of Stashing Your Stuff

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Tidy house, tidy mind, so the saying goes, but according to a new book, how you hide your hoard says a lot about what’s going on inside your head. And with autumn looming, it’s time to curb the clutter of seasons past. Getting back to basics, what exactly is clutter and why is it a problem? Author Flic Everett (@fliceverett) defines it as “anything that gets in the way of.