It’s officially the fall, a time when we spend more time indoors in our homes. A time when we really start to notice our furniture, room layout, and interior decorating — and a time when we realize that we want to make some changes.
It can be tricky to know where to start when you want to redo your living room. Perhaps you’ve been putting off getting a new sofa until you decide on what colour to paint the walls. Maybe you’ve been playing with the idea of trying out a new decor theme. Or, maybe you just want to update your entire living room — out with the old and in with the new!
The experts at Smitty’s understand that the options can seem overwhelming, so this month we hope to inspire you with three stunning looks that will take your living room from blah to wow!
Urban Bohemian Living Room
(Artage coffee table pictured above.)
The urban bohemian look is a stylish blend of comfort and chic. It’s a look that invites you to sit, relax, and have a good time -- while also expressing a feeling of luxury. It’s a hint of your inner hippie, mixed with a dash of youth, and finished with a splash of attitude.
You can achieve this trending, yet timeless, look in many ways, including:
- Mixing a neutral coloured sofa with oversized, colourful, and luxurious throw pillows.
- Placing a sleek rectangular coffee table by your sofa and topping it with an oversized vase or decorative item.
- Adding wood or metal side tables to contrast the look.
Palliser makes gorgeous leather sofas in a wide variety of styles and colours that work really well with the urban bohemian style. Their Barrett Sectional Sofa is a transitional sofa with a modern look that exudes flair and will look fabulous in any living room -- particularly in an open concept living room where you can enjoy the accent stitching from all sides.
Hooker Furniture’s Citizen Stationary Sofa mixes hardwood elements and leather for an elegant, yet comfortable, look. The presence of this stylish sofa cannot be ignored and its timeless appeal allows it to be used both against a wall or in an open concept layout.
Artage’s Gavan Coffee Table (as pictured above) is the perfect finishing touch to an urban bohemian living room. Its blend of 100-year-old barn wood with a sleek, chrome frame makes for a functional and fabulous cocktail or coffee table.
Have some fun with this style and complete the look by adding some decorative items to help reflect your personality. Personalize your new room with vases, souvenirs, and other decor pieces with sculptural elements.
Earthy Farmhouse Living Room
(Craftmaster sofa pictured above and available on our showroom floor.)
The earthy farmhouse look is a mix of inside meets outside. Its warm, inviting, and relaxing style makes you feel right at home. It creates a place where you can curl up with a good book, relax by the fire, or enjoy a casual get together with friends. It’s like the cottage, but without the lake.
You can achieve this never-out-of-style look by incorporating furniture pieces with neutral tones and natural fabrics. Consider including:
- An oversized sofa or sectional with a high back and large, plush toss cushions as the focal point.
- Mix and match accent chairs that offer comfortable arms and are finished in rich fabrics with warm patterns and colours.
- Add wood elements to bring an element of the outdoors inside. A wood coffee table or side lamps can complete this look.
Craftmaster has an entire line of Farmhouse furniture pieces, all crafted to bring warmth and character into your home. Their accent chairs are beautifully crafted, made with the highest quality fabrics, and look good in any space. They offer quality construction and a comfortable design, and their chairs, ottomans, and sofas will create a perfect farmhouse look.
Brentwood is known for their meticulous construction and timeless designs. Their Balthazar chair offers stylized comfort, ideal for achieving a farmhouse look. The solid construction is paired with a plush, feather-blend back pillow for a cozy look and feel. Available in gorgeous, warm leathers, this chair complements a farmhouse theme.
For a finishing touch, add some playful elements to your living room with decorative items including clocks, driftwood, and coloured vases.
Contemporary Sophisticated Living Room
(Decor-Rest sofa, loveseat and armchair pictured above.)
The contemporary sophisticated look is an unabashed mix of elegance and style. It’s cool and sleek, crisp and strong. It’s a style that invites you to stare and welcomes your adoration. It’s chic and classy, and doesn’t sacrifice form for function. This is a look that works extremely well in open concepts, townhomes, and condos.
You can achieve this stylish look by going for bold pieces and strong tones. Consider including:
- A straight-back sofa with strong arms and clean lines — no throw cushions here.
- Lounging benches and ottomans, instead of accent chairs, will provide spectacular seating options.
- A glass and chrome or glass and bronze coffee table, side tables, or sofa table.
- Cool toned and metallic accent pieces that exhibit shine, sparkle, and mood.
Brentwood’s Maude sofa is a sleek sofa with tufted arms that is striking yet comfortable. Its strong design elements and high-quality construction cannot be missed. This sofa owns the space, providing the perfect focal point for a contemporary sophisticated living room.
Future Fine Furniture’s Lily Bench has crisp, clean lines. Its design is stylish and urban, and suitably sized to fit any space. Adding this bench allows you to provide additional seating options without compromising your stunning look.
Artage provides a wide range of inspired glass and chrome tables, consoles, and carts. Their Neptune Wine Server is the perfect finishing touch to a complete your sophisticated look. This side cart is constructed with bright chrome and polished glass to provide both form and function for your living room.
To complete this look, add some glass side lamps, vases, and mirrors for that extra shine.
This fall, we invite you to steal these looks! Visit us at Smitty’s and we’ll help you update your living room.