Press refresh: Three books to read for new home inspiration

Press refresh: Three books to read for new home inspiration

New year, new start! And what better way to kickstart 2022 than by having a light-bulb moment when discovering new ideas for your home? By now most of us are pretty comfortable with spending time indoors, and our nation’s new-found love for design and interiors is showing no signs of slowing down. First we had the BBC 2’s Interior Design Masters – which, by the way, is coming back for.

We mean business – Set yourself up for WFH success for 2022

We mean business – Set yourself up for WFH success for 2022

In the last couple of years, working from home (WFH) – or hybrid working for some – has been a part of everyday life. No matter what lies ahead in 2022, WFH is arguably one phenomenon that is here to stay. Although by now most of us are pretty familiar with flexible working (and Zooming), some have yet fully settled into their new(ish) “home offices”, especially for those who live.

Feeling inspired? New lifestyle trends to look out for in 2022

Feeling inspired? New lifestyle trends to look out for in 2022

It’s that time of the year again – with top industry experts looking into their crystal balls and giving us their verdict on what’s hot in the next 12 months. So what’s on the horizon? Is “Japandi” still trending? And are we expecting a new take on “maximalism”? No spoiler alert – we promise. Last week, Pantone announced its “Colour of the Year” for 2022 and the news couldn’t have.

Perfect hosting – 4 easy steps to give your guests a warm welcome

Perfect hosting – 4 easy steps to give your guests a warm welcome

‘Tis the season of hosting and big nights in. And that means dressing (your home) to impress. Don’t leave it till the last minute – start early and tackle it room by room so you’re not left with a whole place to clean and tidy the night before Christmas. And if you have guests staying over, make sure your spare bedroom or – for some, your lounge – is spick-and-span.

Choosing the right sofa bed for your home

Choosing the right sofa bed for your home

Buying a sofa bed can be a big decision, let alone an investment. Knowing what you need and doing your research is key to the buying process and, ultimately, finding “the one”. But how do you know which one’s right for you? Remember, a sofa bed is a practical addition to the living space, which should work seamlessly when switching between lounging and sleeping modes. Three things to keep in.

Tidy home, tidy mind

Tidy home, tidy mind

Keeping a clean and tidy place can impact our lives more than we realise. For many, the simple sight of an organised home helps ease our mind and reduce stress – particularly important for those who live in small spaces. Previous studies in the United States found that those who described their living spaces as cluttered were more likely to feel fatigued and depressed, compared to those who described their.

Choose the right lighting for your home

Choose the right lighting for your home

With daylight hours lessening, now is the time to bring light into the home so we can get through those gloomy winter nights. It’s important not to underestimate how much the lack of daylight may affect you – it can easily throw off your body clock without you even noticing, especially if you live in a small home where space is at a premium. According to recent research commissioned by.

Stay in your comfort zone: 5 ways to cosy up your home for Autumn

Stay in your comfort zone: 5 ways to cosy up your home for Autumn

The nights are drawing in, which means 1) Autumn is here, and 2) we will be spending more time indoors – whether it be snuggling up on the couch for Netflix binges, or enjoying some hearty homemade meals with family and friends. Many of us have experienced ongoing fatigue and burnout in recent months, as a result of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns. A recent survey commissioned by the mental.

Dig Deep for Sweet Dreams

Dig Deep for Sweet Dreams

Futon Company says: Now that it’s the end of September we’re feeling the approach of a slight autumn chill. Which means our thoughts are starting to turn indoors and (dare we say it!) to shorter days and longer nights. On the plus side, this means that we’re moving towards nesting season which in turn brings with it more opportunity for sleep! Given we spend one third of our lives asleep,.

Streamline your life

Streamline your life

Futon Company says: Now that we’re well and truly back in the swing of a near-normal way of life we’ve got to get used to multi-tasking again. Forget the work/cooking/Zoom calls type of multi-tasking – in September 2021 we’ve got whole new layers of living to get used to again (think in real life (IRL) drinks/delayed weddings/weekends away with the girls/friends coming to stay. This is our new/old reality and.

Ready, steady, reset

Ready, steady, reset

Futon Company says: Now that September is well and truly here, it’s back to work and school with a vengeance! But this year, like last, comes with a new approach to life, and especially our ways of working. While not everyone is able to work from home, many companies and organisations are adapting a flexi approach to work – a mix of home and office working. And in an article.

Dreaming of an Indian summer

Dreaming of an Indian summer

Futon Company says: If last year’s anything to go by we’ve got another month of extended summer to look forward to (step forward Indian summer – we heart you!) – fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed just in case! Which means walks in the park after work, BBQs with friends at the weekend, and – if you’re lucky enough to have an outside space – heaps of alfresco living!In our.