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.

Channel your back to work/school vibe

Channel your back to work/school vibe

Futon Company says: Yes, we know this is a Bank Holiday weekend and you’ll be busy dusting off your BBQ/planning a get-together with your nearest and dearest/furiously researching picnic foods/other, and we hate to burst your bubble with this next sentence – but. There’s a distinct whiff of back to work/school in the air right now. Can you feel it? It might be because there’s a big possibility/likelihood that we.

Get in the zone

Get in the zone

Futon Company says: We might have more freedoms right now than we’ve had for a long, long time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t hold on to some of the lessons we learnt in the deepest darkest winter lockdown. Our favourite lockdown hangover is spending more time outdoors. In previous blogs we’ve talked about our new-found love of all things alfresco – whether eating, socialising, camping, cold water swimming or.

Hot seat nomads

Hot seat nomads

Futon Company says: It might still be summer but somewhere in the back of our minds we’re thinking ahead about what comes next. We know, we know, it’s not very mindful to think about the future but what with all this Covid stuff over the past goodness-knows-how-long, we’re kind of excited/ terrified/ nervous about what comes next. Forget Back to school – it’s back to the office that’s on our.

Alfresco Living

Alfresco Living

Futon Company says: Aaah summer, we love you! And since Covid hit our shores at the start of last year, we appreciate you more than ever. The long sunny days (sometimes rainy, but that’s OK too), spending more time outdoors, meeting friends for picnics and a shandy or two, day trips to the park, weekends at the beach, camping. What’s not to love! And if you’re one of the lucky.

Kondo your WFH space

Kondo your WFH space

Futon Company says: So it looks like WFH (that’s working from home in case you missed the memo) is here to stay – even if just one or two days a week. Which means that for those of us who’ve faffed around this past 18 months or so about whether or not to invest in a proper desk, now REALLY is the time to sort out your work space. Given.

Get your sleeping pattern back on track

Get your sleeping pattern back on track

Says a recent issue of Grazia magazine: Sleep? I don’t know her. Rest? Who is she? The only thing more boring than talking about your dreams these days is sharing stories in your morning Zoom meeting about how little sleep you’ve had. Everyone is tired and exhausted – yet not managing to sleep. It feels like a very 2021 conundrum needing specific advice. Why? Well, anxiety around a worldwide pandemic,.