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Go Big and Go Home — Don't Be Afraid of Larger Furniture




Large and luxurious are the two words most frequently used to describe furniture in 2018. Unlike the 1980s, when everything bigger was better, in 2018, it’s about suitable style and frugal luxury. Not everyone has large rooms to furnish, and that’s okay — even if you live in a condo or a home with small square footage, there are ways to achieve this large and luxurious look.


Here are two of our favourite ways to achieve this trending look in your home:


#1. Sectionals


Grey sectional



Sectionals are the big trend for sofas in 2018.


Sectionals allow you to have seating for everyone — and, if you have a smaller space, this extra seating capacity may allow you to remove an accent chair from your layout, which frees up floor space.


Sectionals come in a wide variety of shapes and configurations, including:

  • L-Shape 1: one side of the sectional extends outward, beyond the depth of the seating area (similar to a chaise)
  • L-Shape 2: two areas of seating are joined, making an L without either area extending
  • U-Shape: the seating is arranged with two areas extending on either side of the central section
  • Semi-Circular: the entire seating area is curved

Sectionals are also available in a range of styles. Popular styles include:

  • Contemporary and Modern: shorter profiles, crisp lines, and angular finishes
  • Traditional: higher profiles, curved arms or backs, and rounded finishes
  • Cottage and Coastal: skirted bottom fabric, thickly-padded cushions, and throw cushion accents

Brands like Decor-Rest, Craftmaster, and Future Fine Furniture offer a terrific selection of sectionals.


#2. Oversized Mirrors





























What pairs expertly with an oversized sofa or sectional? An oversized mirror!


Another trend that never goes out of style is placing a large mirror in your space, either as a focal point over your bed or sofa, resting on the floor beside a chair, or in your entryway.


An oversized mirror is great as an accent piece, as it helps to bring light into your space, and (depending on its location) it’s also handy to check your look before heading out the door.


Brands like Hooker Furniture, Surya, and Rustique have inspiring collections of beautiful mirrors to choose from. Rustique also manufactures mirrored furniture pieces. You’ll be wowed by their mirrored coffee tables, end tables, and buffets.


If you’re not sure what to choose to achieve a large and luxurious look and are looking for some inspiration, come and visit us at Smitty’s. Our expert decorators will guide you through all sorts of terrific options — they know what they’re doing — just take a look at this photo (showcasing 100% Smitty’s furniture and accessories) from Kathy’s living room!



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