Top tips to embrace a fresh approach to life

Top tips to embrace a fresh approach to life

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!.

Manifest mindfulness into your space

Manifest mindfulness into your space

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.

Embrace the cat-nap

Embrace the cat-nap

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).

Bold and budget-savvy home hacks

Bold and budget-savvy home hacks

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.

Modern Mood Cosy

Modern Mood Cosy

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.

Smarter space home hacks

Smarter space home hacks

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.

New trend alert!

New trend alert!

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] –.

Update and renovate to refresh your space

Update and renovate to refresh your space

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.

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

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.

WFB protocol

WFB protocol

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/.

WFH -2021 style!

WFH -2021 style!

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.

Macro Trends for 2021

Macro Trends for 2021

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.