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Your sofa likely sees more traffic and activity than any other piece of furniture in your home. Whether movie night with the kids, date night with your significant other, a get-together with friends, or some quiet time all to yourself – the sofa is where much of life happens. It’s our go-to spot, so investing in a good one is worthwhile. 

 

But finding the perfect sofa isn’t easy, it takes time and thought. Before you invest, consider your needs. Some are universal – your sofa should be comfortable, have you ever tried sitting on an uncomfortable sofa? You’ll want it to look good in the room – we’re talking configuration, shape, texture, color, and style. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you’ll need it to stand up to the rigors of daily life. Depending on your lifestyle, daily wear and tear on your sofa can mean different things. If you have kids, it’s crumbs, juice, milk, sticky mouths, greasy fingers, dirty feet – you name it, the sofa has seen it. If you have pets, you’re looking at paw prints, shedding, kibble, and treats. Even adults pose risks – spill some red wine or coffee and you’ve got a problem. 

 

Performance Fabrics to match your lifestyle

 

Get the perfect sofa at Smitty’s Custom Cover Event

So yes, your sofa needs to stand up to daily life, and at Smitty’s, we’ve got you covered. You don’t have to sacrifice luxury. You don’t have to wait until your kids are grown. You can do it now. With our help, you can find gorgeous quality furniture that is comfortable, well-suited to your space, and will stay beautiful for years to come.

 

From September 10th to 27th, Smitty’s invites you to our Custom Cover Event, featuring Canadian manufacturers of fine upholstered furniture. Choose the perfect piece for your home from our vast selection of Brentwood Classics. With Brentwood Classics, you customize the configuration and style of your sofa, you choose the color, design, and texture of your fabric. 

 

And to make sure your furniture is protected from spills, accidents, and messes, Brentwood works with Crypton, a high-performance fabric manufacturer, to offer you the best in performance fabrics. Crypton fabrics use a special patented technology that resists moisture, stains, and odors so the inevitable accidents are no longer a concern. Best of all, Crypton’s fabrics are free of chemicals that are harmful to us and the environment so you know you and your family are safe. And since fabrics are their specialty, Crypton offers a carefully curated, wide selection – choose from woven textures, velvets, linen looks, and leathers in the colors and designs that you love. With Crypton fabrics, you can invest in quality upholstery furniture without worry.

 

Sofas bring the family together

 

To find that sofa – the one that brings together family and friends, that keeps you cozy on cold winter evenings, that suits you and your living space just perfectly, the sofa that will stand the test of time – come to Smitty’s Custom Cover event and let us show you what we can do.

 

 

 

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(Decor-Rest Sofa 9815)

 

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 Albany room)

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Artage’s Albany Coffee Table (as pictured above) is the perfect finishing touch to an urban bohemian living room. Its sleek design and chrome frame makes for a functional and fabulous 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

 

(Best Furniture’s Trafton Coll sofa in leather pictured above.)

 

The contemporary sophisticated look is an unabashed mix of elegance and style. It’s modern, comfortable, and strong. It’s a style that 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.

 

Consider including:

  • Leather sofas and loveseats
  • A glass and chrome coffee table, side tables, or sofa table.
  • Cool toned and metallic accent pieces that exhibit shine and sparkle.

Brentwood’s Alastair sofa is a sleek sofa with smooth, straight arms that is striking yet comfortable. Its strong design elements and high-quality construction cannot be missed. This sofa provides 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.

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Moving into your first home is an exciting time. Your home is a place that you can make your own. No more putting up with someone else’s style — it’s your turn to decorate!

 

There’s so much to do when you move into a new home that it can be tricky to know where to start, which furniture pieces to buy, how much to spend, and how much to save.

 

Here are the top three items that our interior decorators believe you should have in your first home. (Hint: quality is key!)

 

1. A Good Quality Mattress

(Kingsdown mattress)

 

We all know how important getting a good night’s sleep is to living a happy and healthy life. This is one area where you don’t want to skimp.

 

There are lots of mattresses on the market to choose from, but Serta and Kingsdown are two of the highest-quality brands. With pocket coils, specialty foams and fibres, and support that conforms to you, you will get the rest you need with these options.

 

Kingsdown has a patented bedMATCH™ diagnostic system that can help determine the best mattress for optimal support — visit our showroom to test it out!

 

2. A Good Quality Sofa

(Decor-Rest sofa)

 

The sofa is one piece of furniture that gets a lot of wear and tear from daily use. Typically the largest piece of furniture in your living room, your sofa should be well-made to withstand daily life — no one wants to see a ripped, scratched, or sagging sofa in the centre of your new home.

 

While you will spend more money on a quality sofa, you will reap the reward because it will last much longer and look better in the long-term.

 

Sofas come in all shapes and sizes, and some can be customized to suit your specific design taste. From condo-sized to oversized and sofabeds to sectionals, there’s something for every new home.

 

Brentwood makes gorgeous sofas that will stand the test of time in both wear and style. Superstyle is another Canadian brand that offers high-quality sofas that range from traditional to casual.

 

3. A Good Quality Dining Set

(Bermex Dinali Dining Set)

 

While you may not always be hosting a large group of people, or trying to impress the in-laws, you do want to have a dining area that looks nice, stands the test of time, and offers you the flexibility to seat more than two people.

 

A dining table and chair set is a bit of an investment, but it’s one that will last — and if you decide on wood, you can refinish the surface if your colour scheme or style changes.

 

Adding a dining set that incorporates a bench along one side will also offer you increased seating and flexibility to host larger groups.

 

If your dining table doesn’t come with chairs, click here to read some expert tips on choosing the perfect dining chairs for your home.

 

Your first home deserves some love, so visit us at Smitty’s and we’ll help you find the best furniture for you.

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When you are looking at making a furnishing purchase or considering updating your space, it’s important to know what you like and what will work in your home. Here are descriptions of a few common decorating styles to help you determine your preferred style:

 

Traditional Decorating

(Magnussen)

 

Traditional style interior decorating has more of a classic look and feel. It incorporates larger, more substantial furnishings with sturdy construction. and tends to feature wood and rich fabrics.

 

Elaborate patterns and elegant finishes might adorn your sofa or accent chair. Layering tones and textures can add dimension and make you feel like you are surrounded by luxury.

 

Read about Functional Luxury here.

 

Contemporary Decorating

(Palliser Alula sofa)

 

Contemporary style interior decorating, sometimes referred to as modern decorating, typically features clean lines, simple colour palettes, neutral tones, and furniture that isn’t overly busy with patterns or designs.

 

Adding elements of glass or metal are ways to help bring this contemporary style to life — but remember not to fill your space with decor. You should choose your accents carefully.

 

Read about Metal Accent Furniture here.

 

Urban Decorating

 

(Amisco)

 

Urban style interior decorating is often seen in condos and lofts, but has moved more into the home space as its strong design characteristics can bring a room to life.

 

Featuring metals and wood, this decorating style can have a bit of an industrial look and feel. It’s ultimately a blend of comfort and chic, incorporating sleek angles and strong design elements that create visual interest.

 

Read about Urban Bohemian style here.

 

There are lots of other decorating styles, including eclectic, retro, minimalist, transitional, country, and more. What’s important to remember is that, while trends come and go, your style can remain — so select furnishings that will work for your lifestyle in the long-term.

 

For expert help in choosing the perfect furnishings for any room in your home, come and chat with Smitty’s interior decorating experts. We’ll help you find pieces that reflect your interior decorating style.

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(Photo from Decor-Rest)

 

Happy New Year! It’s another new year filled with promise. At Smitty’s, we know how much joy and excitement a new year can bring. If you’ve been thinking about making some interior decorating changes or upgrades, we can help. After all, new year = new furniture.

 

Time for a Change

 

If you’ve been sitting on the same worn out sofa, eating at the same scratched table, and sleeping on the same sagging mattress, then enough is enough. It’s time for a change.
 

“A house with old furniture has no need of ghosts to be haunted.”

― Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

 

If you’re like most people, you probably have many areas in your home that you want to update and refresh. Maybe you’ve grown tired of your colour scheme, or your furniture doesn’t reflect your style, or perhaps you’ve been inspired by something you saw in a magazine and you want to get that look in your space.

 

Change can be re-decorating and re-furnishing an entire home, or it can be as simple as swapping out your bed. Whatever you are looking to achieve, here are a few ideas to inspire your interior decorating changes.

 

Matte Black is Where It’s At!


(Amisco Elgin bed)

 

Matte black furniture is not only on trend, but it’s the kind of colour that doesn’t really go out of style. Easily paired with existing furniture, matte black can blend in with your decor without looking out of place.

 

By contrast, matte black can also act as an accent and work to highlight a particular room, theme, or area — or it can stand out on its own and bring some drama to your space.

 

Black can be added to virtually any space, from bedrooms to kitchens.

 


(Amisco Dirk table)

 

Amisco has a wide variety of matte black furniture pieces including, bed frames, stools, chairs, dining tables, coffee tables, and more.


(Amisco Tacoma dining table)

  • Mix and match black with distressed wood for a contemporary look.
     
  • Trying pairing a black and chrome coffee table with a luxurious rug for a high-style look.
     
  • Add a leather chair and ottoman for an urban look.

    (Decor-Rest Romeo chair)

Bronze, Not Brass


(Decor-Rest)

 

Brass went out in the 80s and there’s no looking back. Bronze, on the other hand, is not only in style, but timeless in the same way as matte black. Bronze accents and decorative items, finishing details, and even table bases are a classic addition to any home.

 


(Artage Hop table)

  • Try adding a bronze lamp, bronze candle holders, or a bronze decorative bowl to your decor and you will be amazed by how much visual interest it brings to your space.
     
  • One of the easiest ways to incorporate bronze into your decor is by adding a mirror with a bronze frame. Try adding this to your hallway, bedroom, bathroom, or living room.
     
  • Wall art is another great way to add bronze into your decor without taking up additional floor space.

 

(Surya mirror)

 

Expert tip: Place your mirror in a location where it will reflect light coming into your home via a window. This kind of placement will carry the light into your room and help to brighten your space.

 

Drama, Drama, Drama

(Superstyle Furniture Bench 530)

 

Whatever your style, whatever room you are updating, whatever theme you are going for, be sure to add some drama to your space. Don’t be afraid of colours, patterns, or shapes.

 

Adding just one stand-out piece in any room can elevate the design and overall look of the space.


(Hooker Furniture Thicket Console)

 

Adding something bold doesn’t mean that it has to overtake your space, it can be something as small as an accent pillow or a lamp.

 

There are so many gorgeous ways to upgrade your home with new furniture this year. Come and visit us at Smitty’s for some inspiration and our interior decorating experts will guide you through the best options for your home.

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(Brentwood Mensa Sectional)

 

A place for everything and everything in its place — a classic phrase that rings true for many homeowners. If you’re looking at ways to refresh your home and you have space to work with, then we have lots of great ideas for you. We carry many quality brands that offer a variety of beautiful and comfortable furniture for large spaces.

 

Statement Furniture


(Palliser’s The Bloom)

 

When you have room, there’s no excuse for going small. Choose statement furniture to bring your style to life.

 

Statement furniture is typically large-sized furnishings, like sectionals, oversized coffee tables, bed frames with show-stopping headboards, and entertainment units. The idea behind statement furniture is to add an element that stands out from the rest of your furniture and decor, features a bold design or colour, and is made from a material that isn’t used in the rest of that room.

 


(Hooker Furniture’s Arabella California King Mirrored Panel Bed)

 

Hooker Furniture’s Arabella California King Mirrored Panel Bed is a prime example of statement furniture. The oversized bedframe and headboard provide a glamourous and modern look, while helping to anchor the entire feel of the bedroom.

 


(Bermex Expression table)

 

Bermex’s Expression dining table is an elegant example of a table that makes a statement. Available in a variety of finishes, this dining set will impress your dinner guests — no matter the occasion.

 

Single Purpose Furniture


(Hooker Furniture True Vintage Bench)

 

When you have ample space in your home, then you do not need to ensure that your furniture serves more than one purpose. You likely won’t need to worry about storage or fit. In this case, you have the freedom to fill your home with beautiful furniture and accents to suit your style and your life.

 

Consider adding a bench to your bedroom, bathroom, guest room, or front entranceway. Benches will add comfort, style, and functionality — and they come in a wide variety of colours, sizes, and fabrics. From leather to wood, you can find something to work in any space.

 


(Palliser Chesapeake leather recliner)

 

When you’re not concerned about having space to fit your furniture, you can add everything you’ve ever wanted. For example, adding a reclining chair in your living room is a wonderful way to bring some extra comfort to your personal space. Just imagine stretching out to read or watch the game.

 

The possibilities are virtually endless when you have large spaces to work with. Visit Smitty’s today and get inspired by our selection of high-quality furniture.

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At Smitty’s, we regularly have customers ask us for our professional advice on how to purchase the best sofa for their home. We understand that there are many considerations to take into account, in order to find the right piece to fit your space and your lifestyle. So we asked our interior decorating experts to put together their best pointers on how to buy a sofa.

 

Measure Your Space

 

Before you begin looking at styles and colours, it’s vital that you measure your available space. You will want to measure the length, height, and depth of your ideal sofa location to ensure that your sofa will fit.

 

Some sofas have a lower back design, which is handy if you are considering placing a sofa table behind for easy access to snacks, books, remotes, etc. Other sofas can be quite deep and that must be taken into consideration, so that you don’t risk blocking walking space, doorways, or room flow.

 

Expert Tip: Once you have your ideal sofa measured out, cut painter’s tape into strips to match your measurements and tape them on the floor in the location you are considering. Taping your sofa outline to the floor will help to give you a visual sense of its placement in your room.

 

Discuss Wants, Needs & Lifestyle

 

Make sure that you consider how the sofa will be used. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you need a pull-out sofa to accommodate guests?
  • Do you want to be able to fit several people on the sofa at one time?
  • Will you want to curl up and watch movies, or stretch your legs straight out and nap?
  • Do you have pets or children? (This can impact your choice of fabric.)
  • Do you want the sofa to blend in with your existing decor, or stand out from it?

If you live with someone, ensure that you are both on the same page before heading to the showroom!

 

Determine Your Budget

 

Before you begin shopping, make sure that you have figured out how much you can afford to spend on your sofa. As a central piece of furniture in your room, your sofa will likely be a focal point for your interior design and should be considered as an investment in your home — you want your sofa to look good and feel comfortable for many years.

 

Different fabrics and styles can have a large impact on the price of a sofa, so be sure to consider all your options when you’re in the showroom. There are lots of gorgeous options to choose from!

 

Once you have your measurements, wish list, and budget prepared, come and visit us at Smitty’s. Our inhouse interior decorating professionals will help you find the perfect sofa.

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Fall is here, and it’s the perfect time to update your furniture as you plan to spend more time indoors in the cooler months ahead.

 

One of the biggest changes in home furniture that we’ve seen over the last few years is the addition of statement furniture because it’s both functional and stylish.

 

If you want to update a room in your home, adding statement furniture is a great way to go.

 

What is statement furniture?

 

Statement furniture is large-sized furnishings, like a sectional, oversized coffee table, extended dining table, bed frame with headboard, or hutch/sideboard that exhibits the following characteristics:

  • It offers a style or design that stands out from the rest of your furniture and decor.
     
  • It has a bold or strong colour.
     
  • It is made from a material that doesn’t exist elsewhere in the room.

Best places to use statement furniture in your home

 

 

Statement furniture can live in every room of your home. The first thing you need to decide is, which room are you wanting to update?

 

The top rooms to add statement furniture are:

  • Your dining room
    • Add an extended dining table or oversized sideboard or buffet.
       
  • Your living room
    • Add a sectional or oversized coffee table.
       
  • Your bedroom
    • Add an oversized headboard and matching bed frame.

The Helix table and chairs (pictured above) by Legacy Classic Furniture can take your dining room from blah to wow. Its contemporary design and clean lines offer a strong presence, while still offering a high degree of functionality.

 


 

The gorgeous, mirrored console (pictured above) by Hooker Furniture would be a stunning addition to any dining room. Offering a beautiful and stylish design, this sideboard is highly functional and makes a statement in your dining room.

 

If you feel a bit nervous about adding a significant piece of statement furniture in your home, then you can tip-toe into the idea by adding a unique accent chair. The contemporary chrome and leather accent chair (pictured above) by Superstyle Furniture would be a great way to add a statement piece to your living room or guest room.

 

 

If you are looking for additional storage space, don’t just opt for the traditional bench or bookcase, try adding a statement wall unit. The Albany wall unit (pictured above) by Artage offers modern sophistication and elegant design, and it comes in a wide variety of finish options to suit any home.

 

Don’t be afraid of statement furniture

 

Some people are intimidated by the idea of adding large pieces into their living space, but there’s no need. Using larger and bolder furniture will add dimension to your room and help you maximize your space.

 

If you are still unsure of where to start, consider these expert tips:

  • You don’t have to pick an extreme colour.
    • You can certainly add a bright red chair to your cream-themed living room, but you don’t have to go this extreme. Adding a neutral-coloured chair that has a bold style or a unique design is all you need.
       
  • You don’t have to choose a style that doesn’t go with anything else in your room.
    • You can make a statement without fighting the flow of your space or the design of your room. Adding a uniquely-designed chair or sofa is great, but it shouldn’t prevent you from moving through your space or living your life comfortably.
       
  • You don’t want to have two statement pieces in one space.
    • It is best to have a single statement piece in your room. Adding two or more statement pieces will shrink your space and visually compete with each other. One piece is effective, but if you add more than that, you will begin to feel uncomfortable in your space.

At Smitty’s, we have a wide variety of beautifully-crafted statement pieces for any home. Come and visit us today and our team will help you select the best furniture for your space.

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Gorgeous white living room furniture sofa and armchairs

 

People have long argued about whether white is a colour or the absence of colour. Let’s set the record straight, in design and decor — white is a colour!

 

Always on trend, always in style, and always flexible, white is a perennial favourite because it can work in almost any space.

 

White Furniture Tips


1. It doesn’t have to be a “true” white.

People often worry that having white furniture in their home will make their room look too stark or too modern, but this doesn’t have to be the case. There are many shades of white, from bright white to warm vanilla, so you can choose the best kind of white for your room.

 

Smitty’s Pro Tip: While you don’t want to position a bright white sofa next to a cream coloured chair — because it will make the chair look dirty — you can have white accent tones to carry the colour scheme throughout the room, using throw pillows or decorative accent pieces.

 

2. There are solutions to stains.

Some people worry that having white furniture will be hard to maintain, and they are fearful of getting stains on the fabric. Fabrics can be treated with coatings to resist stains, and other fabrics like microfibre and leather can be easily wiped down. We also recommend using eco-friendly spot removers, like Zucora, to keep your furniture looking brand new.

 

3. White will go with anything.

It’s true what they say, “white goes with everything”. Having white furniture will create a foundational tone for your room and help you accent a particular focal point, colour, or theme.

 

A white sectional can be accented with colourful throw pillows, a blanket, and other decorative items. A white sofa and accent chairs can direct the focus of the room towards your fireplace or a piece of art on the wall.

 

Whatever your style, white can help you brighten your space, focus your attention, and create a calm environment. If you’re not sure where to start, come and speak with Smitty’s expert interior decorators — we’ll help you get white right.

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The flowers outside are starting to bloom and the environment is becoming more colourful every day. Don’t leave colour to just the outside world — it’s the perfect time of year to bring some colour into your home.

 

We know that many people feel afraid to bring colour into their homes or aren’t sure where to begin. At Smitty’s, we know that changing up your colour palette can seem daunting, but we’re here to help!

 

Experts tips on adding colour to your home

 

Here are a few important things to keep in mind when adding colour to your home:

 

#1. You don’t have to change everything at once.

 

Don’t feel pressure to throw out all your existing decor and furniture and replace it all with new pieces. You can add in pops of colour throughout your home and get used to living with colour before deciding to make bolder choices.

 

#2. Colour doesn’t have to be bold.

 

Adding colour doesn’t mean that you have to include red, green, orange, or other bright colours. There’s nothing wrong with muted or pastel tones. There is a place for every colour — it all depends on your style.

 

#3. Have some fun.

 

Adding colour doesn’t have to be a serious business. Try adding splashes of colour in fun ways. Fun pops of colour can be achieved with custom throw pillows, colourful vase groupings, artwork, accent chairs, and more.

 

Once you’ve added some colour to your home, try moving the pieces around.

 

For example, move the colourful throw pillows from your sofa to your bed, or place the colourful vases on your coffee table instead of your dining room table, or shift your colourful accent chair into your guest room.

 

Moving colourful pieces around your home gives you the opportunity to see how the colours work (or don’t work) in different locations — this will help you better define your colour and style preferences.

 

For more tips on adding colour to your home, click here to read our blog about colour.

 

Use a colour palette

There is no perfect solution when it comes to selecting the best colourful furniture for your home — it all comes down to form, function, and your lifestyle.

 

Some people prefer to have a theme or colour palette for each room or each floor of their home. Everyone is different, and that’s okay. You don’t have to fit into a particular mould.

 

You will want to ensure that the colours you are adding will work with the other colours in your room. To help ensure that your colours look cohesive, we recommend using a colour palette as a guide.

 

A colour palette will help you see what colours, patterns, and fabrics will work well together. Take the time to put together a complete palette of swatches, photos, and ideas to help ground your ideas before making a larger purchase.

 

Trending summer colours

 

If you prefer to stay on trend with your colour scheme, then you’ll want to add the following colours to your home:

  • Lavender
  • Light Green
  • Yellow
  • Tomato Red
  • Rose
  • Sky Blue

It’s true that colour trends come and go, but if there is a colour that you love then you should add it to your home as you see fit. Don’t scrap what you love just because a designer told you it is no longer on trend — you can achieve a trending look and keep the colours you enjoy.

 

For all your colour decorating challenges, come and visit us at Smitty’s. Our expert, in-house decorators will help you bring some colour into your home.

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