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,.
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.
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.
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!.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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,.
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.
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.
We all know that the most fulfilling life is one that’s full of kindness, care and love, right? So, shouldn’t this extend to caring for the things around us as well as the people? We’ve read time and time again that meditation is good for the soul, and that cleaning is a form on meditative mindfulness, and that also includes taking care of our stuff. So how can we do.