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There’s no better place to go for home inspiration than Pinterest. And, with 478 million active users, Pinterest is a great way to find the latest trends. So, what are the most searched for living room trends and colour schemes on Pinterest? Which rooms do we seek the most inspiration for? And which pictures are being pinned the most for inspiration?
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At Swyft, we pride ourselves on the fact that our main factory facilities are based on the outskirts of Porto, Portugal. Boasting a rich pool of talented craftsmen and upholsterers, Portugal is the home of upholstery and furniture manufacturing, and it acts as a perfect base for our manufacturing operation. 

We chatted to Paul Fieldon, Co-Founder and Director at Swyft, to learn more about the upholstery college, our partnership with them and a brief history of furniture manufacturing in Portugal.

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There are many reasons why a bedroom sofa might be a great idea for your home. You might think that with a bed to relax on you don’t necessarily need a sofa too, but that means you might not be using your bed space to its full potential.

However, buying a sofa for a bedroom is slightly more complicated than buying a sofa for the living room. A bedroom sofa, or a sofa for open plan or studio living, has to be multi-functional. That’s why we have created this guide to bedroom sofa ideas.

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Although it might seem like colours are all completely different and distinct, it’s useful to remember that every colour is just a shade of the spectrum found in light. Colour is just the type of light that bounces back from any object. When you start to think about it like this, you realise that pairing colours together simply means finding ways of reflecting light in ways that complement each other.

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While ideally, it’s always best to use a traditional bed if you want the best night’s sleep possible, sometimes we know it’s not always that easy. With rooms getting smaller these days, more people are looking into space-saving alternatives. From furniture that also provides extra storage and flatpack, customisable modular sofas to compact tables and sofa beds, this space-savvy generation has it all figured out!

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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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