City Living

City Living

It’s no secret that city living and small spaces go hand in hand, right? So when we came across a Blog by Jess Commons for refinery29.com called 6 tricks to make your small living room feel bigger we were keen to read on. She says:  “Living in a big city is great. There’s always something new going on, always someone fun to hang around with…One thing you do compromise on,.

Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep

We focus a lot on sleep, here at Futon Company. As the company who introduced futons to the UK in 1980, we’ve spent a lot of years (decades, even!) focusing our attention on comfort and the importance of creating a comfortable and slumber-inducing sleep space. So when we came across Matthew Walker’s book Why We Sleep, we were intrigued to read more. After all, it’s a commonly known fact that.

Want to know a not-so-secret-secret?

Want to know a not-so-secret-secret?

Futon Company founder Robert Pearce isn’t one for fuss (so don’t tell him we’re posting this!) but we’re thrilled to announce that he has been recognised by the Evening Standard as one of London’s most influential people 2018 in the Visualisers: Design Category. He was nominated by the legendary Barbara Chandler (best-selling photographer, journalist, blogger and general guru, purveyor and expert in all things design). Also invited to the event.

A Home from Home Office

A Home from Home Office

Demand for flexible working among UK employees is on the increase. That’s according to Powownow, who reported in realbusiness.co.uk earlier this year that almost one third of employees would prefer flexible working to a pay rise. The term flexible working covers a range of benefits, including working flexi time, working less hours, working from home and taking a sabbatical. Working from home is one aspect of flexible working that regularly.

It’s A Dog’s Life!

It’s A Dog’s Life!

  As keen Futon Company followers will know, we’re big fans of all things pooch here at FC HQ. So much so that our company dog Jake-the-gorgeous-Westie has even given his paw-stamp-of-approval to some of our products. To honour our canine friends we even co-hosted an event with Battersea Dogs Home in September, inviting orphaned pooches into the store to try and find new homes and human parents. We digress…anyway,.

Creating A Sleep Space For Autumn

Creating A Sleep Space For Autumn

Change is most definitely afoot! The days are getting shorter, the mornings are colder, X Factor and Strictly are back on our screens – there’s a distinctly autumnal feel in the air this week. At times like this our attention turns to all things indoors, not least getting cosy in the bedroom (it’s not just animals who hibernate, you know!). So, reading an article in the 3rd September issue of.

Out Of The Box Ideas For Small Spaces

Out Of The Box Ideas For Small Spaces

Always on the hunt for inspiring ideas and space savvy tips, we came across this fabulous blog, 4 Unconventional Storage Ideas To Steal From a Sculptor’s House in Maine https://www.organized-home.com/posts/unconventional-storage-ideas-steal-sculptors-house-maine/ The sculptor’s home, at just 600 square feet, was designed “with tightness and warmth in mind” which, according to blog author, “required inventive found storage and artful built-ins.” Here’s a snapshot of some ideas we love: • Use shelves as.

Grand Designs For Small Spaces

Grand Designs For Small Spaces

As we’re always saying here at Futon Company, small can be beautiful, stylish, savvy and practical. It’s not the size of your space but how you use it that’s important! And, it seems, we’re not alone in our thinking. 7 tips for designing a small living space, with Homepolish https://blog.parachutehome.com/design-a-small-space/ is a Blog we recently came across, and as well as loving the visuals, we felt inspired by some of.

Swipe White

Swipe White

Vogue, the September issue (anyone else remember that film?) just happened to land on our desks, and we’re excited by the continuing trend for all things 80s (mainly because Futon Company was born in 1980, and that’s the year we introduced the futon to the UK). Though Vogue’s first love is fashion, we all know that fashion and interiors go hand in hand, and here at Futon Company we love.

Bring a splash of green into your space

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The recent hot weather, it seems, has had a positive impact not just on our mood but on plant sales too.  According to grazia.co.uk the hot spell has seen a 20% surge in sales at garden centres across the UK, with a 50% increase in the sale of house plants. Meanwhile, according to Alice Vincent (@alice_emily), author of How to Grow Stuff: Easy, no-stress gardening for beginners, “we’re busy swapping.