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).
Browsing through the February issue of Red magazine one lazy Sunday we came across Kate Watson-Smyth’s Ask Mad About The House feature. What a short but inspiring piece! So inspiring, in fact, we wanted to share it with you! It said…Q: When budgets are tight, what are the tricks you can use to make your home look luxe without spending a fortune? A: …There are clever things you can do.
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.
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.
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] –.
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.
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.
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/.
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.
Here at Futon Company we always love a trend report, so were super-chuffed to lay our hands on this fabulous nugget from Well + Good It says: In 2020, our homes became our sanctuaries – and our office, gyms, classrooms, and so much more. In 2021 we’ll find creative ways to foster our wellness at home by maximising comfort and flexibility (even when square footage is minimal)… The pandemic has.
Well, it’s official. 2021 is here. It’s a new year, fresh start (we hope!) and we can’t honestly say that we’re sad to see the back of 2020. What a year that was (definitely one for the history books)! For many, January usually marks the month of paring back, turning over a new leaf. But the days are still short and dark and it’s cold outside, and we’re still living.
Unless you’re a key worker who’s been working tirelessly in the hospital, supermarket, delivery van or car, it’s very likely that over the past months you’ve become VERY familiar with every single nook and cranny in your space, what with the never-ending round of lockdowns and stay-at-home message from the government. And while having a roof over your head, a cosy bed to sleep in and a safe haven for.