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The long awaited British summer is finally here (writing this as it’s tipping it down outside). 


Restrictions are lifting, so entertaining outside has become one of the ways we can get our social lives back on track. We asked One World – a Swyft partner and furniture retailer based in London – to share their thoughts on how to create the ideal alfresco experience. 

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If it's time to give your living room a bit of a makeover, then lighting is your interior design secret weapon. A few strategic choices and simple changes can make a world of difference to the look and the mood of a sitting room – and without breaking the bank.

We asked the lighting experts at Pooky for their top tips for transforming a living room with little more than a crafty use of lamps and shades.

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With summer approaching and travel plans still uncertain for some, now is the perfect time to invest in your accessories and furnishings to get that hotel experience without leaving the house. With just a little creativity, you can enjoy that five-star feeling every day of the week and create a home your friends and family will love. Here are some of our favourite hotel-inspired ideas to get you started.

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Everyone needs a dash of colour in their homes, it’s an easy way to stamp personality on an interior.  Colour doesn’t need to be overpowering, bold or in-your-face; it can be used to subtly bring a room to life, create warmth or highlight a statement piece. But, we often get stuck. Colour-ways and palettes can be tricky to navigate; trends come and go, lifestyles change and room settings evolve. 

So, to help us navigate the minefield that is colour, we sat down with interior designer, Zara Bolingbroke-Kent.

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Sometimes we all need a bit of fresh inspiration for our home interiors. And there’s often no better place to look for inspo than the homes of your favourite Hollywood star or TV legend.

But, which celebrity house is the British public most curious about? Swyft has found out.

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We’ve had a year off from having people in our homes and with the end of restrictions in sight, it’s time to dust off those hosting skills. But are Brits ready to have guests back in their homes? We commissioned a survey of 2,000 national respondents to learn how Brits prepare and feel about hosting guests overnight in their homes.
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