It is, there seems, a quiet revolution happening all around us. That’s according to Sunday Times journalist Helen Davies (@TheSTHome) who says there’s a rental revolution happening in the UK right now. Perceptions of renting, she says, are evolving. Whereas it was once viewed as downbeat and down-market it’s now becoming a bit of a thing. According to research from the English Housing Survey, apparently one fifth of the population.
Here at Futon Company we often talk about the importance of sleep for our health and wellbeing – after all, it’s no secret that 7-8 hours of shut-eye each night is key to a happy life. So when we came across Julie Powell’s Self section and the news piece Happy Ever After in the April issue of Red Magazine we were intrigued to read more. She says: “We read children.
Eternally hunting for brilliant blogs we were beyond excited to find this little nugget: Expert advice: 11 tips for making a room look bigger https://bit.ly/2fg4Ri8 Written by Justine Hand and published March 22, 2019, her pearls of wisdom start with the premise that small spaces present themselves with both charm and challenge. When done well they can be cosy, Zen-like retreats, but can equally feel cramped, claustrophobic and anything but restful. Her.
‘The streets of London are paved with gold’ so goes the saying. Which is why the capital has traditionally been a stomping ground for ambitious professionals and creatives looking to forge their way in the world. But now, it seems, London is having a run for its money with competition from smaller cities and more rural retreats. According to research from Hamptons International which featured in The Sunday Times.
Did you remember that it was World Sleep Day on March 15th or were you too busy living your life to pause and reflect on the importance of sleep? Here at Futon Company sleep is always something that’s top of mind – how to get enough, how to balance it with work and an active social life, and ultimately how to create sleep spaces that create the optimal environment for.
We love browsing through magazines for inspiration and ideas, and we thrive on finding top tips for making the most of small spaces. So when we came across an article in Grazia (grazia.co.uk), 28th January issue, called How to make a small space look and feel bigger you can imagine how thrilled we were! Written by the inspiring interiors writer Rachel Loos (rachelloos.com), this perfect piece was brimming with.