Adapting your inside space

Adapting your inside space

Now that many of us are at home for the foreseeable future we’re having to think about a lot of new things. How to stay sane when working, resting and sleeping alone in a studio flat 24/7; how to accommodate two adults working from home with a child being home-schooled; how to switch off from work when you’re trying to relax in a small space; how to occupy yourself when.

Embrace your space In these strange times

Embrace your space In these strange times

Futon Company says: With self-isolation a bit/lot of a thing right now, there’s no better time to embrace your space and hunker down In these strange times. Yes, we know this is no joking matter, rather we’re looking for the positives in a strange and unprecedented situation! So browsing through our old magazine collection we came upon this article in Grazia Magazine called Giving your bedroom a luxe makeover. Written.

Rub a dub dub time to spruce up your tub?

Rub a dub dub time to spruce up your tub?

Whether you’re a long term renter or own your own home, there are always ways you can spruce up your space. And with spring just around the corner, this is as good a time as any to appraise your home and find handy hacks that make all the different but don’t cost the earth. So when we came across this blog expert advice – 10 tips for transforming a rental.

Embrace the wellness trend

Embrace the wellness trend

It’s no secret that wellness is a trend that’s set to remain BIG in 2020. From guided meditation to mindfulness, adult colouring to reiki, prioritising your mental health remains key to living a happy life. Whatever techniques you use to keep yourself cool, calm and collected, there’s a lot to be said for taking time out for yourself from time to time. Speaking to colleagues (both those who go to.

Embark on a wardrobe detox

Embark on a wardrobe detox

January has long gone, and with it many of our resolutions have fallen by the wayside. But fear not, spring is just around the corner and this nearly-here new season is perfect for making amends. Now’s the perfect time to embark on a wardrobe detox, and we have plenty of top tips from Marcella Caricasole, a fully trained member of the Association of Professional Declutters & Organisers (apdo.co.uk). Featured in.

Streamlining your stuff in a small space

Streamlining your stuff in a small space

When your space is snug there’s a bigger need than ever to curb your clutter and streamline your stuff. Editing and collating your belongings takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to small space living. So we were intrigued to hear about The Home Edit by US-based Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. According to Grazia (2 Feb) this tidy team is all about stylish sorting – cupboards and.

Happy home, happy life

Happy home, happy life

Happy home, happy life – that’s the cornerstone of domestic bliss, according to a new study commissioned by online architectural studio Resi. Called The Science of a Happy Home, and featured in Sunday Times Home, January 19, the study explored what makes your home a happy one. Apparently it’s not about owning your own home, but knowing you can live there for as long as you need. It’s not about.

A homage to bamboo – twenties style today

A homage to bamboo – twenties style today

Here at Futon Company we love historical references, so when we came across an article by @indiaknight in The Sunday Times Magazine (January 19) we were beyond excited. This decade, she explains, isn’t like the Roaring Twenties. Beards, house plants, veganism – we’re all living like 1970s hippies. She continues, it started with house plants, which had mysteriously fallen so out of favour to have become cultural signifiers, before being.

Pick your design tribe

Pick your design tribe

What with talk of Megxit and Brexit (still) dominating the headlines, it’s all about extremes in the UK right now. And, it seems, this extends to home interiors trends! According to journalist Clare Sartin writing in the February 2020 edition of Elle Decoration, there’s an emergence of two very different design tribes for spring summer 2020 – the Maximalists, who believe that colour, pattern and a bold approach are the.

Fashion forward trends for 2020

Fashion forward trends for 2020

The days may be dark and long, and Dry January/ Veganuary/ Abstinence/ A-World-Without-Christmas-to-look-forward-to-for-another-11-months may seem bleak, but fear not – there’s light at the end of the tunnel in the shape of top trends for 2020. Turn hibernation and hanging out at home into a productive and future-focused pastime by planning a home makeover. Check out fashion forward trends for 2020 as featured in Homes & Property, Evening Standard (8.

Expert space saving hacks for your wardrobe

Expert space saving hacks for your wardrobe

New decade, new resolutions, a fresh approach to curbing clutter and wardrobe storage – it’s time to bring in the experts for some sage advice! And as luck would have it Grazia Magazine (13 January) featured an inspiring article The Big Wardrobe Workshop, jam-packed with wise words and top tips for curating and cleansing our closets. Brimming with ideas, we’ve selected our favourite tips to bring you a range of.

Home Working the Healthy Way…

Home Working the Healthy Way…

New Year, fresh start, back to work. No more Christmas parties, the days are long and dark, sobriety beckons and for many people this is the time of year to hunker down, binge on boxsets and just get on with it in antisocial bliss until the seasons start to turn. Winter = nesting season. But spare a thought for the 4.9m self-employed people in the UK. That’s the message from.