Green is the new black: create your own indoor garden

Green is the new black: create your own indoor garden

Green fingers at the ready as May celebrates all things green! We start the month with National Gardening Week (2 – 8 May), an annual celebration that highlights the benefits of gardening while inspiring novice gardeners “to experience the joy of growing”. Throughout the week, key events will take place at the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Gardens up and down the country. And of course, May wouldn’t be complete without.

Crafty ideas: three places to visit this Spring

Crafty ideas: three places to visit this Spring

The sun is shining (just about), the flowers are blooming – and we all look forward to being out and about to make the most of the sunny, warm weather. If that’s not enough to lift your spirits, there are plenty of brilliant places to check out this Spring, not just for culture vultures but also for families and day-trippers alike. You heard it here first: this season is all.

Refresh your home for Spring in 4 easy steps

Refresh your home for Spring in 4 easy steps

Spring has finally sprung, and we’re kicking off April with a fresh new approach to home decor. Now is a good time to reassess how we live and find ways to revitalise our living space. It’s not necessarily a case of out with the old and in with the new; rather, it’s all about reorganising and bringing freshness to the home. We’re talking muted shades, light fabrics and natural materials.

Spring ahead, bring on the colour

Spring ahead, bring on the colour

The key to a soothing home that offers freshness and tranquility? Natural materials, soft textures – and calming hues. Highly emotive, colour can have a significant impact on our emotions and wellbeing. Getting the colour scheme right plays an important role in creating a joyful and uplifting home. After all, we want our homes – whether they be big or small – to be a place of sanctuary where we.

Beat the winter blues with 5 easy pick-me-ups

Beat the winter blues with 5 easy pick-me-ups

This time of the year can be challenging for many, with dark and dreary winter nights. The seasonal festivities are long gone, and we’re still about a month away from the arrival of spring. A recent survey of 2,000 adults – commissioned by Lottoland – found “42% feel they rely on pick-me-ups most during the winter, as almost 60% feel more down in the dumps and glum at this time.

Perfect hosting – 4 easy steps to give your guests a warm welcome

Perfect hosting – 4 easy steps to give your guests a warm welcome

‘Tis the season of hosting and big nights in. And that means dressing (your home) to impress. Don’t leave it till the last minute – start early and tackle it room by room so you’re not left with a whole place to clean and tidy the night before Christmas. And if you have guests staying over, make sure your spare bedroom or – for some, your lounge – is spick-and-span.

Stay in your comfort zone: 5 ways to cosy up your home for Autumn

Stay in your comfort zone: 5 ways to cosy up your home for Autumn

The nights are drawing in, which means 1) Autumn is here, and 2) we will be spending more time indoors – whether it be snuggling up on the couch for Netflix binges, or enjoying some hearty homemade meals with family and friends. Many of us have experienced ongoing fatigue and burnout in recent months, as a result of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns. A recent survey commissioned by the mental.

Dreaming of an Indian summer

Dreaming of an Indian summer

Futon Company says: If last year’s anything to go by we’ve got another month of extended summer to look forward to (step forward Indian summer – we heart you!) – fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed just in case! Which means walks in the park after work, BBQs with friends at the weekend, and – if you’re lucky enough to have an outside space – heaps of alfresco living!In our.

Alfresco Living

Alfresco Living

Futon Company says: Aaah summer, we love you! And since Covid hit our shores at the start of last year, we appreciate you more than ever. The long sunny days (sometimes rainy, but that’s OK too), spending more time outdoors, meeting friends for picnics and a shandy or two, day trips to the park, weekends at the beach, camping. What’s not to love! And if you’re one of the lucky.

Welcome the sunshine

Welcome the sunshine

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.

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.

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.