Pressing the re-set button

Pressing the re-set button

Restrictions may have been partially lifted, but for most of us, life today isn’t too different from the start of the lockdown: we’re spending more time than ever at home; meeting friends face-to-face seems like a lifetime ago; and we’re still getting used to the new normal – a way of living our lives that would have been unimaginable even six months ago. Contemplating this theme, Grazia Magazine’s Kenya Hunt.

Eat up in style

Eat up in style

If there’s one thing we’ve collectively learned about ourselves as a nation over the past few weeks, it’s that food = (almost) everything!! When your day-to-day life is diminished and you’re at home most of the time (either working/home-schooling/being furloughed/or Netflix binging) food takes on a greater role. In fact it’s importance is apparent in epic proportions – and portions (anyone else find themselves thinking about food pretty much most.

Working from home woes and how to tackle them

Working from home woes and how to tackle them

Unless you’re one of the frontline heroes bravely tackling work in the trenches (thank you to our amazing NHS workers; supermarket, farming and food delivery people; power, water, wifi and electricity bods; factory, warehouse and retailers keeping us in futons, dumb bells, books and booze; social workers looking out for the vulnerable, and anyone else heroic who we haven’t listed – we salute you. You are literally lifesavers) you’ll be.

Ways to stay sane and survive the lockdown

Ways to stay sane and survive the lockdown

In this strange new world our everyday concerns have been replaced by a whole new set of things to think about (one example is which shade of lipstick to wear for the weekly supermarket trip given it’s the only time I leave the house besides exercising!). So faced at the prospect of weeks/ months at home we looked for inspiration on how to thrive (not just survive) the isolation. And.

Creating a small space office anytime, anywhere

Creating a small space office anytime, anywhere

As experts in space saving living we’re eager beavers when it comes to sniffing out helpful hacks and handy hints to maximise space. So when we came across this fabulous blog in Remodelista our first thought was to share it with our space savvy customers. Called 3 Ways to Create a Home Office Anywhere (And Put It Away at the End of the Day), it perfectly sums up the mood.

Go green inside your space

Go green inside your space

It’s official – we’re totes over COVID-19/ uncertainty. It’s SO dull. So when we came across this brilliant blog 11 Ingenious Ways Houseplants Can Make a Room Look Bigger it filled our hearts with joy! The basic premise of the article, written by blogger Michelle Slatalla, is that houseplants may be the single, most important element of interior design: when deployed effectively, they can add depth, height, and airiness to.

Embrace your space In these strange times

Embrace your space In these strange times

Futon Company says: With self-isolation a bit/lot of a thing right now, there’s no better time to embrace your space and hunker down In these strange times. Yes, we know this is no joking matter, rather we’re looking for the positives in a strange and unprecedented situation! So browsing through our old magazine collection we came upon this article in Grazia Magazine called Giving your bedroom a luxe makeover. Written.

Embrace the wellness trend

Embrace the wellness trend

It’s no secret that wellness is a trend that’s set to remain BIG in 2020. From guided meditation to mindfulness, adult colouring to reiki, prioritising your mental health remains key to living a happy life. Whatever techniques you use to keep yourself cool, calm and collected, there’s a lot to be said for taking time out for yourself from time to time. Speaking to colleagues (both those who go to.

Happy home, happy life

Happy home, happy life

Happy home, happy life – that’s the cornerstone of domestic bliss, according to a new study commissioned by online architectural studio Resi. Called The Science of a Happy Home, and featured in Sunday Times Home, January 19, the study explored what makes your home a happy one. Apparently it’s not about owning your own home, but knowing you can live there for as long as you need. It’s not about.

A homage to bamboo – twenties style today

A homage to bamboo – twenties style today

Here at Futon Company we love historical references, so when we came across an article by @indiaknight in The Sunday Times Magazine (January 19) we were beyond excited. This decade, she explains, isn’t like the Roaring Twenties. Beards, house plants, veganism – we’re all living like 1970s hippies. She continues, it started with house plants, which had mysteriously fallen so out of favour to have become cultural signifiers, before being.

Pick your design tribe

Pick your design tribe

What with talk of Megxit and Brexit (still) dominating the headlines, it’s all about extremes in the UK right now. And, it seems, this extends to home interiors trends! According to journalist Clare Sartin writing in the February 2020 edition of Elle Decoration, there’s an emergence of two very different design tribes for spring summer 2020 – the Maximalists, who believe that colour, pattern and a bold approach are the.

Fashion forward trends for 2020

Fashion forward trends for 2020

The days may be dark and long, and Dry January/ Veganuary/ Abstinence/ A-World-Without-Christmas-to-look-forward-to-for-another-11-months may seem bleak, but fear not – there’s light at the end of the tunnel in the shape of top trends for 2020. Turn hibernation and hanging out at home into a productive and future-focused pastime by planning a home makeover. Check out fashion forward trends for 2020 as featured in Homes & Property, Evening Standard (8.