Bring the utility vibe into your small space

Bring the utility vibe into your small space

We don’t know about you, but here at Futon Company we’re big fans of anything to do with property. Whether it’s watching the newest – or old – episode of Grand Designs, scouring an interiors magazine for home hacks, or devouring interior trends online, we’re a sucker for everything and anything space related (not the Brian Cox kind!). So when we came across a feature in The Sunday Time Style.

Modern Mood Cosy

Modern Mood Cosy

We’ve read hundreds of articles and discussed it a thousand times – the many, many ways that the global pandemic has impacted our lives. From the way we holiday (or not!), to meeting friends and family, socialising, working, exercising (the list is endless), this invisible virus has shaped how we live. And it has also impacted on our homes and the way we decorate and furnish them. Over the past.

Smarter space home hacks

Smarter space home hacks

Once again, Elle Decoration has come to the rescue. This inspirational home-style bible always comes up trumps with inspiring ideas, top tips and handy hacks, and the March 2021 issue is no exception. Always on the hunt for ways to spruce up our homes and maximise the space available, we were excited to read the article Smarter Space Now. It says: Our homes are having to work harder than ever.

New trend alert!

New trend alert!

It’s official (at least, according to The Sunday Times Style) – there’s a new home trend on the block! According to style aficionado Louisa McGillicuddly the latest big thing on Instagram is Japandi. She writes: Will you Japandi your home? That’s Japanese and Scandi. Interiors hypebeasts may have spotted the Japande aesthetic creeping on to the ‘gram of late…It makes sense for the fraught [times we are living in] –.

Calling all storage hypebeasts!

Calling all storage hypebeasts!

Always on the hunt for a new trend or cool catchphrase, we were delighted to stumble upon the Sunday Times Style news article Are you a storage hypebeast? This is exactly the kind of catchy phrase we LOVE! But scratching our heads we weren’t quite sure what exactly a storage hypebeast is…. So here’s what the writer says to help us understand: Clip lock, Ziploc, vac packs, resealable bags –.

Colour Pops

Colour Pops

It’s that time of year when we really start to see and notice the world around us shifting towards something more positive. The days are noticeably longer, so there’s more light. There is often more sunshine around which makes the leaves start to grow greener, the flowers bud, and generally there seems to be more colour, variation and vibrancy around. But for those isolating at home or living in the.

Update and renovate to refresh your space

Update and renovate to refresh your space

Can you believe that it’s almost a year since covid became a thing in the UK? A year in which the way we live and interact with ourselves, our friends and family, and our homes has changed beyond recognition. It’s still hard to comprehend, right? So perhaps it’s time to accept that life as we once knew it is unlikely to return, and that perhaps we need to become OK.

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t control very much in this strange old world of ours – except for how we react to the events unfolding around us. It has also shown us the importance of taking rest and replenishing our reserves through nourishing food and healthy habits. Whereas once-upon-a-time, a successful life was measured by forward planning, a full diary and barely a minute.

Top tips for creating a hard-working, multi-functional space

Top tips for creating a hard-working, multi-functional space

So many of us are still working from home, and this looks set to continue for the foreseeable future (sigh/ hooray/ not sure how to feel about it – delete as appropriate!). And whether you’re living solo, in a couple, a house share or as part of a family, all this time at home means whatever space we have needs to work smarter and harder than ever.So, leafing through a.

WFB protocol

WFB protocol

If you’d told us this time last year that we’d be spending time in our bosses’ bedrooms’ we’d have been horrified! But what a difference a year makes. What with Covid, 3 lockdowns, and mandatory working from home for everyone except key workers, we’ve Zoomed and Teamed with the best of them, squeezed into any home space that’s either free from kids/ pets/ partners (temporarily anyway); has a stylish bookshelf/.

WFH -2021 style!

WFH -2021 style!

If you’re one of the millions of people still WFH (that’s working from home, just in case you’re not a fan of acronyms!) – or even WFB (working from bed) you’re probably pretty expert by now, right? Can you believe that it’s heading towards a year now (well, 11 months really if we’re being pedantic – but still, a long old time!). And it looks like we’re in it for.

R&R solutions for human hibernation season

R&R solutions for human hibernation season

It’s the end of January, the days are short and chilly and we’re deep, deep, deep into mid-winter. But rather than feeling gloomy we’re loving the hunkering down feeling that’s all around us right now. Rather like the hedgehogs, bats, butterflies and bees who hibernate in winter (yes, we had to google this to check we had our facts correct!) and with many of us still WFH and spending so.