Super simple home hacks

Super simple home hacks

Well, there’s no escaping the fact that it’s winter now! And we mean proper winter where the days are short and going outside isn’t as much fun as it was when the sun was out. Which means we’re inside more than ever. And we know what happens when we’re inside a lot, right? We start looking at our inside space and working out ways to mix things up and change.

The ultimate shelfie rainbow

The ultimate shelfie rainbow

Many of us will remember those days in early lockdown when Zoom became a thing? Suddenly, new trends came onto our radar – perfecting the professional look for the top half (a strong lip, a smart top, brushed hair – with pyjama bottoms carefully out of sight beneath the screen; a slice of homemade banana bread for elevenses; your new puppy licking the Zoom screen during an important meeting; or.

Lift up your spirits with a project!

Lift up your spirits with a project!

To say that we’re currently living through times of uncertainty is perhaps the understatement of the year! So now, more than ever it’s important to find new and inventive ways to de-stress and thrive. Cue Health Magazine (Waitrose, Autumn 2020) and a fabulous article called Unwind and Uplift.It says: Embrace the tools you already have at your disposal to bring happiness into your everyday.• Work the room: Spruce up your.

A blog for light sleepers

A blog for light sleepers

Over the years we’ve posted various blogs about sleep (well, given we sell futons, sofa beds, beds and impromptu sleep spaces it’s only natural that the Big Snooze is something we care passionately about!). But during all that time we’ve never really looked into the science of sleep. So when we came across the book Sleep by elite-sport coach and author Nick Littlehales, featured in Waitrose Health Autumn 2020 we.

Create an insta-update for your inside space

Create an insta-update for your inside space

The eagle-eyed among you might recall that in one of our September blogs we talked about insperiences and how rather than being a COVID-specific one-hit wonder they’re here to stay. For those of you who missed the blog or need a reminder, here’s a recap:We’re now living in the age of insperience. This is a term coined by Barclaycard Payments in a survey which found that 88% of retailers saw.

Get set for autumn insperiences

Get set for autumn insperiences

We can always count on Grazia magazine to zone in on new trends and moods. So when we came across their article Insperiences are here to stay, we weren’t surprised. Written by Hattie Crisell, it says:When we were all stuck at home back in March and April, the going got tough – and thankfully, the tough got creative. There may not have been pubs, restaurants or gyms to visit, but.

How to create a happy home

How to create a happy home

Here at Futon Company we’ve always been avid readers of Elle Decoration, and are constantly following stories and posts from our favourite journalists and editors (past and present). For those of you who share our commitment to such matters, you’ll be well aware that the magazine’s former Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Ogundehin, launched her fabulous new book earlier this year focusing on how to create a wellness sanctuary at home. Writing in.

Expert advice for your home

Expert advice for your home

If you want to be inspired ask an expert, right? That’s an approach we often take, especially when it comes to making the most of the space we live in. So flicking through a back issue of Red Magazine, we came across an inspiring article by Kate Watson-Smyth called Home Truths based on her new book Mad About The House. In it, she answers the design questions she’s most often.

Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures

If we’ve learnt anything these past few months, it’s the importance of keeping calm and carrying on. When traditional pick-me-ups like drinks at the pub with friends, a meal out or a weekend away aren’t necessarily options anymore, it’s the simple pleasures that come centre stage. So when we came across the article How to keep your life simple in a recent issue of Grazia magazine, we were intrigued. Written.

Life after lockdown

Life after lockdown

As the world very gradually starts to grow green shoots of recovery after a very long and unprecedented set of events, it’ll be interesting to see how life after lockdown looks. We don’t need to list the frustrations we’ve had over the past months, but what’s really inspiring is the many positives that have impacted our lives. For our part, the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel has.

A space to call home

A space to call home

Over the past few months there’s been a bigger focus on our homes than any of us have ever seen before in our lifetime. Being inside 24/7 for many months has meant that for most of us (at least those of us who aren’t key workers) have spent more time inside than any other time we can remember. Suddenly our homes have become the be all backdrop for our lives.

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.