When buying a new sofa, it can be very tempting to choose the biggest piece of furniture you can find. As a place where we spend the majority of our evenings, not only will a generous sofa give you plenty of room to spread out and relax, it will also create a fantastic statement piece in your living room. This can help to really make the space feel like your own and give you the interior you’ve always dreamed of.

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Wondering how you can dispose of an old sofa to make room for your new one? Most people will either take it to the tip themselves or arrange a waste collection with their local council which can be bulky, time-consuming and a hassle. But, if your sofa is still in a good condition, there are many charities who will accept it.

There are countless charities across the UK that are always on the lookout for old furniture that can be upcycled, reused, loved by another family or individual and kept out of landfill. So why not enjoy the comfort of a new sofa while donating your old one to a worthy cause? To help you find the perfect place to donate your sofa, we’ve created a list of UK charities that accept unwanted sofas and offer free collections so it’s inexpensive and hassle-free.

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Placing a sofa in front of a window can look great - as long as it’s done well. Whether you’re putting your Swyft sofa in front of a window for aesthetic reasons, or the dimensions of your room dictate your sofa location, thinking about lighting, privacy and safety will ensure your living room looks as good as possible.

So, is it OK to put a sofa in front of a window? And how do you place Swyft furniture in a room with a lot of windows? Let’s take a look to find out.

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