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,.

A Home From Home Experience

A Home From Home Experience

While the UK has opened up again – in many places to almost pre-Covid levels – not everything is as it was before, so we’re sort of living in a hybrid world. This mix and match way of life brings its own special challenges, but we’ve chosen to focus on the positives, not least the myriad of opportunities available to enjoy ourselves in summer 2021! So when we came across.

Stash up on staycation saviours

Stash up on staycation saviours

Aah the promise of a holiday, some time away from the nitty gritty of everyday life. While foreign travel might be off the agenda for most of us, there’s the enticing prospect of a staycation (even if there’s no guarantee of 24/7 sunshine). Whether staycation, camping trip, AirBnB or a hotel break by the seaside, just the prospect of doing something a little bit different sounds rather appealing! So when.

Top tips to embrace a fresh approach to life

Top tips to embrace a fresh approach to life

Life might be getting back to some semblance of normality (I mean, going to the cinema and having a glass of wine inside seems SUCH a treat, right!) but there are some lessons we learnt from almost a year in lockdown that we want to keep hold of. And one of these is spending more time outdoors. All that fresh air does wonders for our sleeping patterns and complexion, right!.

Create an insta home-from-home feel in any space

Create an insta home-from-home feel in any space

Futon Company says: If you’re a renter and regularly on the move it can sometimes be hard to make your latest space feel like home. Every room you move to has a different paint colour, floor covering and curtains, while the proportions are totally different. It’s simply not possible to change every room to your particular tastes – and even if money wasn’t an issue, who’s got the energy to.

Manifest mindfulness into your space

Manifest mindfulness into your space

Futon Company says: We don’t know about you, but as the days tick by we find ourselves getting less and less controlling and more inclined to go with the flow! Likely it’s because covid has shown us that there’s very little we can control outside of our own space (and even then that’s not always possible, especially if the boiler breaks down!). Living in the moment, seizing the day and.

Planting the seeds for our forever home

Planting the seeds for our forever home

Building on last week’s blog which focused on some of the lessons we’ve learned from lockdown, we coincidentally came across a brilliant article in a back issue of The Sunday Times Home from one of our favourite journalists, Katrina Burroughs. Called 8 Changes for the better, she writes: Is it too soon to observe that, in our interiors, the pandemic has brought some changes for the better? She continues: Our.

Embrace the cat-nap

Embrace the cat-nap

Futon Company says: Now that life is getting back on track for good (fingers firmly crossed as we say this) it seems like this might be an opportune time to reflect on some of the lessons we’ve learned from Lockdown over the past 15 months or so. Off the top of our head, these are some of the things that have benefitted us after month on month of confinement: 1).

Thrift hacks for small space living

Thrift hacks for small space living

For many of us, the phrase home makeover is synonymous with spending lots of money (think new kitchen or bathroom or lots of new furniture). However, overhauling your home doesn’t need to cost a lot. In fact there are several simple and cost effective ways to shake things up. So, when we came across an article by Rachel Loos in Grazia magazine called Elevate your space – on a shoestring,.

Going out out

Going out out

Those who are a bit smart and good at reading between the lines will have done this over a year ago. Those early adopters will be feeling pretty good about themselves now, what with their patio heaters, rain-protecting garden umbrellas and outside seating in place ready for the visitors who regularly come over for BBQs, food and coffee alfresco. For the rest of us, it might just have become apparent.

Switch up your storage space

Switch up your storage space

Futon Company says: We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Over the past 14 months, the way we use our homes has changed significantly for many of us. Whereas once it was primarily a place to eat, sleep and relax at the weekends now it has become more than that – a workplace, a sometime school, a gym, a restaurant, bar and place for virtual socialising (and don’t get.