Enrich not ditch this January!

Enrich not ditch this January!

In years gone by January has traditionally been about abstaining, giving things up and starting afresh – think Dry January (no booze), veganuary (eating vegan food instead of meat) and resolutions (quitting stuff!). But given the year we’ve just been through and the fact that for many of us our lives are restricted and therefore much smaller and tamer than usual, we think this month (and year, while we’re on.

Macro Trends for 2021

Macro Trends for 2021

Here at Futon Company we always love a trend report, so were super-chuffed to lay our hands on this fabulous nugget from Well + Good It says: In 2020, our homes became our sanctuaries – and our office, gyms, classrooms, and so much more. In 2021 we’ll find creative ways to foster our wellness at home by maximising comfort and flexibility (even when square footage is minimal)… The pandemic has.

A modern mood virtual slumber party

A modern mood virtual slumber party

Well, it’s official. 2021 is here. It’s a new year, fresh start (we hope!) and we can’t honestly say that we’re sad to see the back of 2020. What a year that was (definitely one for the history books)! For many, January usually marks the month of paring back, turning over a new leaf. But the days are still short and dark and it’s cold outside, and we’re still living.

Out with the new!

Out with the new!

The shortest day may have been and gone but it’s still a while before spring arrives. In the spirit of a resilient mindset (what other way is there during this blasted virus!) there’s still every reason to celebrate the great outdoors. And if on-off lockdowns are to continue being part of our new normal, we need to embrace being outside in every weather. So Style Magazine’s feature Take It Outdoors.

Tray Chic Tablescapes

Tray Chic Tablescapes

For many of us, this is the time to hunker down, fire up Netflix, crack open the Quality Street and breathe! And with social exile the order of the day, there’s little else to do but pull on our fluffiest fleece and go with the flow! So when we came upon the article Style’s Big Night In in a recent issue of Style Magazine we were happy. It perfectly summed.

Create your very own happy haven

Create your very own happy haven

Unless you’re a key worker who’s been working tirelessly in the hospital, supermarket, delivery van or car, it’s very likely that over the past months you’ve become VERY familiar with every single nook and cranny in your space, what with the never-ending round of lockdowns and stay-at-home message from the government. And while having a roof over your head, a cosy bed to sleep in and a safe haven for.

Feelgood festive pick-me-ups

Feelgood festive pick-me-ups

Futon Company says: Christmas 2020 might be like no other, which gives us a great excuse to embrace the festive feel and go large on bits and bobs which up the feelgood factor. When everything around us is uncertain there’s only one thing to do: Spruce up your space and find quick, clever and simple ways to bring light, fun and joy (with a smatter of festive cheer) into your.

The best things come in small packages for Covidmas 2020

The best things come in small packages for Covidmas 2020

It’s official – advent has arrived! But what an unprecedented start to the festive season!! It’s (almost) Christmas Jim, but not as we know it! What to make of it? Called Covidmas by the Sunday Times, it seems that this year’s festivities will be defined by you-know-what. An article by journalists Louise Eccles and Grant Tucker, says: Shops will stock smaller puddings, turkeys and packs of crackers to cater for.

Re-shape your space

Re-shape your space

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in so many unexpected ways – some good, some not so good, some surprising. One of the most notable things we’ve heard our friends talking about over the past few month is space and privacy (or lack of it) – especially for those living in open plan houses. So when we came across the article Get into the zone by Hugh Graham, it rang a.

Super simple home hacks

Super simple home hacks

Well, there’s no escaping the fact that it’s winter now! And we mean proper winter where the days are short and going outside isn’t as much fun as it was when the sun was out. Which means we’re inside more than ever. And we know what happens when we’re inside a lot, right? We start looking at our inside space and working out ways to mix things up and change.

The ultimate shelfie rainbow

The ultimate shelfie rainbow

Many of us will remember those days in early lockdown when Zoom became a thing? Suddenly, new trends came onto our radar – perfecting the professional look for the top half (a strong lip, a smart top, brushed hair – with pyjama bottoms carefully out of sight beneath the screen; a slice of homemade banana bread for elevenses; your new puppy licking the Zoom screen during an important meeting; or.

Lift up your spirits with a project!

Lift up your spirits with a project!

To say that we’re currently living through times of uncertainty is perhaps the understatement of the year! So now, more than ever it’s important to find new and inventive ways to de-stress and thrive. Cue Health Magazine (Waitrose, Autumn 2020) and a fabulous article called Unwind and Uplift.It says: Embrace the tools you already have at your disposal to bring happiness into your everyday.• Work the room: Spruce up your.