Fall into bed happy this autumn

Fall into bed happy this autumn

We hate to say it but summer is well and truly over. Farewell long, lazy summer days, evening walks and alfresco eating and hello shorter days, winter coats and being inside your home. But hold on, there has to be an upside, surely? You bet. Shorter days means longer nights, which means more time to spend in bed. See – every cloud has a silver lining! So what better way.

Embrace your boho spirit for small space living

Embrace your boho spirit for small space living

Boho is big right now. What’s more, it’s the ideal aesthetic for creative and free-thinking individuals who long to free themselves from the shackles of matchy-matchy interiors. Or, as Psychologies writer Danielle Woodward says, it’s ideal for souls who enjoy making their own rules. Boho style is, according to Global Bohemian author Fifi O’Neill, a look for those who want their homes to be carefree, relaxed and unusual; full of.

Wake up and smell the coffee

Wake up and smell the coffee

So much to do; so little time. It’s no wonder it’s the little things that keep us going: An afternoon chat with a colleague to re-energise our mid-afternoon slump; a glass of wine to make cooking the evening meal more palatable; aspirational window shopping on our way home. And then there’s coffee, the ultimate pick-me-up…. Reading the July issue of Psychologies Magazine we came across this insightful news piece. It.

Find the energy flow in your space

Find the energy flow in your space

Forever on the hunt for ways to spruce up and make the most of our space (however small) we were reminded of the forgotten art of feng shui – which is now making a comeback. For those who aren’t familiar with it, feng shui is a concept that was developed in ancient China which focuses on the belief that how you organise your space (home or work) has an impact.

Create a space fit for a star

Create a space fit for a star

Here at Futon Company we’re big fans (as well as believers) of all things zodiac! From personality traits to romantic matches we’re always open to astro-inspired ideas and rhetoric. What’s more, we’re always on the lookout for interiors ideas from different perspectives! So when we came across this blog we were quick to click: https://bit.ly/2YyJh99 Here’s the lowdown: What’s your sign? Whether you’re a smooth-talking Gemini or a spotlight-loving Leo,.

Join the early bedtime squad!

Join the early bedtime squad!

Gone are the days of uber-late nights followed by a silly-o-clock start. When was the last time you heard someone boasting about getting five hours sleep? In contrast with days gone by, when getting by on little sleep was seen as a symbol of success, today the opposite is true. In fact, in 2019 sleep is seen as the ultimate sign of success. As Grazia magazine explains, sleep has become.

Finding your own work rhythm

Finding your own work rhythm

We’ve talked in previous blogs about the fact that people fit into different energy chronotypes – larks, who are morning people and owls who perform best in the evening. In those blogs we looked at the research and the implications of your chronotype for sleep, exercise and socialising. Now, it seems, the focus has shifted to work patterns. Scientist Linda Geddes, talking at the Hay Festival in June, explained. She.

Magic interiors

Magic interiors

We’ve covered all sorts of interiors and life style trends in our blogs over the years. Everyone from Marie Kondo to James Wallman has had a mention and we’ve advocated everything from folding clothes that sparks joy to Swedish death cleaning. Now, according to Sunday Times journalist Alexandra Goss, it’s time for something new – witchcraft! Self-labelled witch Erica Feldmann has written a book called HausMagick which combines earth magic,.

Draw yourself happy

Draw yourself happy

Big fans of self-care, we’re always seeking fresh ideas to nourish the mind, body and spirit. So when we came across the Self section in a back issue of Red Magazine called The Art of Happiness we were intrigued. Colouring pencils could be the new secret to self-care. That’s according to Tim A Shaw, artist and author of Draw & Be Happy who says we should be harnessing art and.

Living a simple life

Living a simple life

For many, success is defined as achieving more and bigger. Better job, bigger home, new car, more expensive clothes – you get the picture. This endless pursuit of the ‘perfect’ lifestyle is what gets many people out of bed each morning. But now, it seems, the secret to success actually lies with doing less and being less ambitious. That’s according to Danish psychology Professor Svend Brinkmann, author of The Joy.

Creating a space for your adult self

Creating a space for your adult self

Whether you’re 18 and leaving home for the first time; moving into a flat share; or 40-something, newly single and living alone, there comes a time in every person’s life when they finally feel all grown up and in a position to take control of their own space. So apartmenttherapy.com’s Blog How to make a home look grown up really resonated with us. What’s more, it got us thinking about.

Saints for small spaces

Saints for small spaces

Here at Futon Company we often talk about hero products – those hard working pieces that help us to make the most of small and shared spaces. We rarely, however, reference saints! So when we came across Katrina Burroughs @Kat_Burroughs article Small Saints in The Sunday Times, June 16, we were chuffed to bits on several levels, not least because it featured our good selves! She said: Don’t let a.