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.
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.
Are your sofa cushions dipping and sagging when you sit on them? Do they never seem to regain their plump shape after fluffing them? Does your sofa just look tired overall? Well, then it’s probably time to invest in some replacement cushions.
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.
Pets are an integral part of the family. Cute, lovable and entertaining, they never fail to spark joy and bring a smile to our faces! But, let’s be honest, it’s not always all sunshine and rainbows and they can wreak havoc on our beautiful furniture which can be a real pain.
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!
Cute, cuddly and feisty, cats make a great addition to the family and give people that much-needed companionship. But, they are well-known for scratching. While scratching is perfectly normal behaviour for a cat, it can cause some serious damage to your furniture.
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.