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(Bermex Prestige)

 

Every homeowner wants to have a dining room where they can enjoy meals with their family and friends, entertain guests, and showcase their stylish decor. This spring, Smitty’s is here to help you get inspired to refresh your dining room with some of our favourite dining rooms to copy!

 

Special acknowledgement to Architectural Digest for the images of celebrity homes.

 

Colourful Dining Rooms

 

(Burton table and Phoebe chairs)

 

Colourful dining rooms don’t have to be filled with a variety of colours, and adding colour to your dining room is something that you can do without painting the walls. This is not an exercise in overhauling your space — rather it’s about adding colourful elements.

 

You can keep your current dining table and update it with colourful (and comfortable) dining chairs. These powder blue Phoebe dining chairs by Amisco are gorgeous!

 

Bringing some colour into your space will help to refresh and update the look, and highlight particular elements, like your seating.

 

While some dining room furniture manufacturers will provide you with the opportunity to customize the style and finish of your table, it is often easier to add touches of colour with your chairs and decorative items.

 

Consider adding colour in the following ways:

  • Dining chairs
    • This can include different types of fabric and even different patterns.
  • Accent cushions
    • Adding small cushions to each chair is a great way to add a pop of colour.
  • Decorative items
    • Placing a variety of coloured vases, candle holders, bowls, sculptures, or other pieces on the centre area of your table is a fun way to add some colour — and it’s easy to change up to reflect a season, a mood, or a celebration.
  • Area rug
    • Adding a dining room area rug under your table and chairs is not only on trend, but will add a very stylish element to your space.
       
Inspiration Photo

 

George Clooney's dining room at his home on Mexico’s Baja peninsula (above) is our blue dining chair inspiration (above).

 

Regal Dining Rooms

 

(Bermex Expression Table)

 

There’s something to be said for having a dining room that looks classic, dignified, and elegant. A regal dining room will feature elements with formal touches and ornate finishes to bring a sense of majesty to the space.

 

Classically designed tables are a must-have when trying to achieve a formal look. Look for:

  • Simple table lines, in rectangular or oval shapes
  • Deep, rich tones
  • Solid wood
  • Wood or marble table tops, not glass
  • Strong table legs, not spindles
  • Larger table sizes, not built to incorporate a leaf
     
Inspiration Photo

 

Jessica Chastain achieves a classic look in her New York apartment with her solid wood, oval dining table and custom-covered dining chairs (above).

 

Glam Dining Rooms

 

(Bermex Glass Top Table)

 

While not every homeowner is a movie star or celebrity, you can achieve that same glamourous look in your dining room.

 

Glam dining rooms can be classic or modern and they can be colourful or simple. The idea behind a glam arrangement is that it exudes high-style. This doesn’t mean that your furniture is uncomfortable or should only be used for special occasions — having furniture in your home that you cannot use every day is a thing of the past!

 

Consider dining room furniture that:

  • Shines or sparkles, including high-gloss wood or a glass top
  • Luxurious padded and covered seating
  • Added ornamentation in the seating, including nailheads or stitching
  • Plush area carpeting
  • Metal or glass decor in the centre
Inspiration Photo

 

Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air, California dining room contains a glass top table (above).

 

If you’ve been inspired to update the look of your dining room, contact the experts at Smitty’s. We’ll help you get the dining room of your dreams.

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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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(Bermex dining set pictured above.)

 

A dining room is a special place. It’s more than just a place to eat. A dining room is where celebrations are held, friends and family share stories and laughter, and memories are made.

 

Your Dining Room, Your Space

 

Your dining room is a reflection of your style and can be anything you want it to be — from formal and fancy to eclectic and casual. There are no rules anymore.

 

Renowned designer, Nate Berkus, once said, “I hate sets. I’ve always hated sets. I think that if you have a dining room, break it up!”

 

Gone are the days of matching table and chairs. No more concerns about contrasting colours or patterns. Tables don’t just come in one shape, colour, or size. Chairs don’t all have to look the same. Everything can be customized to suit your needs, wants, and desires.

 

Custom-Made Dining Tables

 

(The Table Factory Reclaimed Hemlock table pictured above.)

 

Our customers always tell us how much they love being able to customize their furniture, and this is especially true of dining room furniture. The ability to create your own table means that you can have a unique-to-you piece in your home, which will work perfectly in your space and for your lifestyle.

 

Custom dining tables generally allow you to select the following:

  • Size: This includes square, round, and rectangular-shaped tables. It can also include selecting the number of table leaves to extend your table for guests.
  • Tabletop material: This typically includes wood and glass.
  • Table base: This includes wood, metal, and steel.
  • Tabletop Thickness: For wood tables, this allows you to select how thick your tabletop will be.
  • Finish: For wood tables, this allows you to select the colour of your finishing stain and gloss.

The Table Factory offers an enormous range of options when customizing your table. Their selection of wood ranges from cherry to reclaimed hemlock barn flooring and their custom bases are offered in a variety of designs. This level of flexibility allows you to fully customize your table.

 

Bermex offers an absolutely staggering selection of table sizes to choose from. Their website provides customers with an online Design It tool to assist you in building your custom table online. You can select the height, shape, dimensions, legs, profile, finish, and ring with ease.

 

Live Edge Dining Tables

 

(The Table Factory Live Edge Steel T-Base table pictured above.)

 

An increasingly popular choice for custom-made tables is to have a tabletop with a live edge.

 

What is a live edge table?

 

A live edge table is a table where the craftsperson has incorporated the natural edge of the wood into the design of the table. In some cases, this will illuminate the wood grain (as shown in The Table Factory image above), while still providing a perfectly straight edge. In other cases, you may have a table with an organically-shaped edge that follows the natural line of the wood.

 

Live edge tables are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, as each piece will vary depending on the type of wood from which it was cut. These tables are unique pieces of furniture that are more than just conversation pieces — they are works of art in your dining room.

 

Custom-Made Dining Seating

 

(Hooker dining set pictured above.)

 

In the same way that you can customize your dining table, you can also customize your dining chairs. Remember, there are no rules. You don’t need matching chairs, you don’t need arms, you don’t even need seat cushions — you can do anything.

 

Some of our favourite dining seating options include:

  • Captain’s Chairs: Sometimes called Guest Chairs, these large, ornate chairs have arms and can be placed at the head and foot of your table to frame your dining table space and add some drama. Pairing captains chairs with more simple chairs along the sides of your table adds nice contrast to your dining area.
     
  • Dining Benches: Typically made from wood, either straight edge or live edge, these benches pair nicely with dining chairs. You can choose to have one bench on a single side of your table, or go for a symmetrical look and have a bench on either side. Benches are great, flexible seating options.
     
    • Bermex offers a wide selection of benches featuring wood and cushioned options. They also have the latest brass and bronze-coloured options.
       
  • Mix and Match: Your dining chairs do not have to match. You can have some with arms and some without, some with cushions and some without, or even chairs in different fabrics, patterns, and colours. This fun look will bring character to your dining space and a more casual feel.
     
    • Hooker Fine Furniture makes gorgeous dining chairs in all shapes and sizes that are perfect for mixing and matching.

It's easy to transform your dining room with so many wonderful furniture selections to choose from. Come and visit us at Smitty’s to see the options for yourself. We’ll help you update your dining room and we promise it’ll be fun!

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(Hooker Furniture Rhapsody Tufted Dining Chair pictured above.)

 

Let’s start with some inspiration from well-known designer Candice Olson:

 

“A common mistake people make regarding dining rooms is to buy a matching set of table and chairs, which can be monotonous. I like to mix guest chairs in one style and head chairs in another for a more interesting, dynamic look.”

 

At Smitty’s, we tend to agree. Variety is the spice of life and having even different styles of chairs as a part of your dining room set can really create a wow factor for your guests.

 

On the other hand, if symmetry and coordination are more your speed, never fear — there are plenty of table and chair sets that still offer variation, but within the same style and colour palate.

 

Our showrooms are filled with gorgeous chairs from Bermex, Future Fine Furniture, Amisco, and many other Canadian manufacturers —but before we get too excited, let’s start with the basics.

 

Start with the Basics

 

(Bermex Chair C-1450 pictured above.)

 

First things first, how do you know what sort of dining chairs to purchase?

 

Here are a few expert tips to help you decide on the perfect dining chairs for your home:

 

1. Decide how many chairs you will need.

 

Ensure that you take into account whether you are looking for chairs for your existing dining table, or if you will be purchasing a new table. You don’t want to purchase only four chairs if you are upgrading to a larger dining room table, where six chairs would be more appropriate, or if you regularly require additional chairs for entertaining.

 

Expert Tip: If you’re unsure about how many chairs will fit comfortably around your table, aim to have a minimum of six inches between each chair, so that your guests will have some personal space while seated.

 

2. Decide if you are looking for wooden, steel, or cushioned chairs.

 

Consider who will be regularly sitting in your new chairs. If you have children, you may want to have a surface that can easily be wiped clean. If you appreciate comfort while dining, you may be more interested in getting upholstered seating.

 

3. Decide if you want your chairs to match your table, or stand on their own.

 

You aren’t committed to purchasing the chairs that match your dining table. All the rules that once applied have been broken. You are free to select any style that suits your taste, your budget, and your home. Feel free to mix and match fabrics, materials, and colours.

 

4. Decide if you will want to use your dining chairs in other rooms of your home.

If you would like to be able to use your dining chairs as additional seating in your living room, home office, or other area of your home, then make sure that you consider whether you will be able to easily move them from one space to another.

 

For additional inspiration, come into the Smitty’s showroom and test out our dining chairs in person.

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As we approach the holiday season, our thoughts turn to hosting, entertaining, and offering guests a lovely experience when dining at our homes.

 

Aside from providing delicious food and drink, the number one thing we all need is a dining room that can accommodate our needs and showcase our style — an elegant dining room never goes out of style.

 

While it’s true that elegance, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, there are many components that will help you achieve an elegant result.

 

Here are a few key elements to achieve an elegant dining room:

 

Dining Room Sideboard

 

 

A sideboard, sometimes called a buffet, is an extremely useful piece of furniture. Available in a broad range of styles, a sideboard is a key addition to an elegant dining room.

 

Sideboards serve many helpful purposes, including:

  • Offering additional food serving space.
  • Acting as a bar cart.
  • Providing a display area for flowers, decor, and photos.
  • Storing items such as candles, serving utensils, extra plates, and more.

Hooker Furniture crafts gorgeous sideboards ranging from classic elegance in wood to more modern styles featuring chrome and brass, as with the Curata Wine Server (pictured above).

 

Dining Room Hutch

 

A hutch is certain to bring elements of formality and elegance into your dining room.

 

Typically a larger item, a hutch will consist of an upper section offering several shelves for storage or display, with either glass doors or open shelving. It may also provide additional shelving behind closed doors on the bottom section.

 

Hutches, like the gorgeous Bermex hutch pictured above, can be used to showcase any number of items, including:

  • Fine china
  • Serving platters
  • Vases
  • Decorative items
  • Artwork
  • And more

While not every room is large enough to incorporate a hutch, if your dining room has the space, then adding a hutch can make for a gorgeous focal point.

 

Elegant Touches

 

 

Whether you’ve decided to update your entire dining room, or just a single piece of furniture, the one thing every elegant dining room needs is a finishing touch. A finishing touch is any decorative item, functional or not, that adds style and interest to your space.

 


 

We recommend the following types of elegant touches to finish your dining room:

  • Candles holders
  • Vases
  • Oversized platters
  • Nesting dishes
  • Sculptures

 

Variety is the spice of life, so remember to change up your finishing touches from time to time — this will help to freshen up your space.


At Smitty’s, we have everything you need to create an elegant dining room in your home. Come and visit us today for some dining room inspiration.

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There are many ways to take your dining room from blah to wow. You can update your dining room table, add a hutch, or change-up your dining chairs — but one of the most overlooked ways to spruce up your dining room is to add an area rug.

 

A dining room area rug not only helps to define your dining space, it also adds colour, dimension, and comfort to your room.

 

(Surya Allegro rug pictured above.)

 

Here’s how you can determine the perfect size dining room area rug for your home in three easy steps:

 

Step #1 — Organize Your Furniture

 

Make sure that all of your furniture is set-up as you like it to be in your dining area. This should include your dining table and chairs, hutches, sideboards, wine carts, cabinets, shelves, floor lamps, etc.

 

Expert Tip: Don’t tuck away any items or redesign your space at this point in the process. You want to be sure that every element that you need and use in your dining room is accounted for with its own floor space.

 

Step #2 — Mark Your Floor Space

 

Pull your dining room chairs out from your table as though you were about to sit down. Then, leaving the chairs pulled out, mark the floor with painter’s tape approximately 6” beyond the back foot of each of the chairs.

 

This process will provide you with a measure of the space that would allow a person to comfortably get up from their chair and still remain on the carpeted area.

(Kalora Alaska rug pictured above.)

 

Step #3 — Measure Marked Space

 

Measure the length and width of your tape marks to establish the approximate size of the area rug for your dining room. If your measurements are an odd number (e.g. not 5’ x 8’, or 8’ x 10’), don’t panic, just ensure that you round up in size. It’s always better to have a slightly larger rug than one that’s too small.

 

Once you know the size of rug that you are looking for, you can decide on material, colour, and pattern — the fun has just begun!

 

For expert help choosing the right rug, come and visit us at Smitty’s we have a wide variety of Surya and Kalora rugs to choose from. We’ll help you put some wow in your dining room.

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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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Large wooden, rustic entertainment unit in a modern living room

The famous American poet, Robert Frost, is quoted as saying, “Freedom lies in being bold.” While he was likely referencing the power of the written word, and not furniture, there is truth in this statement when it comes to your home. We encourage you to move away from being timid in your design choices and be bold.

 

Being bold is empowering, it demonstrates strength, and it allows for creative design. Bold can refer to colour, style, size, or even the placement of furniture and decor — and it’s definitely not something to be afraid of.

 

At Smitty’s, we often get questions from customers who are nervous about purchasing larger furniture pieces or dramatically designed pieces. In this blog, we hope to inspire you with some tips on how to make bold furniture work in your home.

 

Bold Designs

Modern glass and metal shelf with two layers and funky design

 

Not every home is bright or airy or spacious — but every home has the potential to show off its unique features by accenting the space with bold designs.

 

A bold design could be an artistically crafted console table (as with this gorgeous Hooker Furniture table above), or it can be colourful area rug or glam floor lamp.

 

Here are some simple ways to bring some bold design into your space without breaking your budget or completely redesigning your space:

 

Colourful and metallic accent piecesGlass and brassy gold candle hurricanes

Start small by adding a combination of colourful or metallic decorative pieces. These decor elements can be placed on side tables, coffee tables, bookshelves, dining tables, counters, and more.

 

Artwork

Contemporary, colourful artwork with a white mat and black frame

 

Changing your wall art can instantly refresh your entire room. Adding a strongly painted, colourful, or large painting is a great way to add some boldness into your space. You may also consider adding two or three smaller pieces and positioning them together as a group on your wall.

 

Coffee tables

Wood topped metal, rectangular coffee table with a funky design

 

Coffee tables are typically one of the focal points in your living room, which makes them an ideal piece to update with something bold. Consider glass, metal, wood, or a combination to make a strong statement.

 

Bold Furniture

Funky dining room with large bench and chairs and hanging lamps

If you are ready to replace larger furniture pieces in your home, then you have the opportunity to add some bold furniture and change the look and feel of your space.

 

The top furniture pieces that can help you make an instant statement in your home include:

  • Dining room table & chairs
  • Hutch
  • Living room entertainment console
  • Sofa
  • Bedroom suite

By updating these integral furniture pieces with new designs that offer bold features will give your home new life. It’s amazing the difference you can make by replacing a major item in the room.

 

In fact, often our customers will decide not to paint their rooms (saving themselves both hassle and money) because, after they’ve installed their new furniture, they discover that the whole room has changed for the better — and the painting project is no longer necessary.

Bed with wooden and fabric headboard and metal legs

For example, if you have a dark bedroom space, because of a darker paint on the walls or limited natural lighting, consider replacing your bedroom suite with a lighter coloured bed with a more pronounced headboard. A larger, bolder headboard will naturally draw your focus to the bed and surrounding furniture pieces, rather than the dark walls.

 

Whatever area of your home you are looking to update, don’t shy away from bold furniture. Making a strong choice in your design will showcase your space and will make you feel positive about your environment.


Visit us as Smitty’s and let’s update your home with some fantastic, bold furniture.

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Modern, urban circular coffee table with wood top and metal base

Furniture trends come and go...and often come back again, but one thing that never goes out of style is circular design.

 

There is something timeless and beautiful about circles. Perhaps it’s their simplicity, their versatility, their flowing contours — we may never know. What we do know is that the use of circles in your furniture and decor is something that will work and look good in the long-term.

 

Here are some fun and functional ways to bring circular design into your home.

 

Circular coffee tables

 

Round coffee tables are warm, inviting, and flexible, as they can be accessed on all sides and used for a variety of functions. Their smooth curve is visually appealing and the lack of hard corners is also nice to have — just ask yourself how many times you’ve bumped your knee on the hard corner of your existing coffee table? Ouch!

 

Circular coffee tables are available in a wide range of materials, including combinations of wood, glass, metal, and fabric. Depending on your prefered brand, you may also be able to customize your fabric or wood finish.

 

At Smitty’s, we recommend having a look at Hooker Furniture (featured above), Artage, and Amisco.

 

Circular mirrors

Contemporary circular mirror with metallic design

 

Mirrors are the perfect way to bring some circular design into your home. Aside from helping to brighten your space by bringing in light from outside, mirrors are useful for checking your appearance before heading out for the day.

 

Key places to consider placing a mirror in your home include:

  • Your entryway
  • Your bathroom
  • Your bedroom
  • Your living room
  • Your guest room

At Smitty’s, we have a lovely range of mirrors by Surya to check out.

 

Circular dining tables

Wooden, circular dining table with three chairs and natural decor

 

Every home needs a dining table and, if you’re considering updating your dining suite, we recommend a circular dining table. Round tables, small or large, offer a comfortable seating arrangement where everyone can easily see each other, pass food items, do homework, and play games.

 

Round dining tables, like the Hooker Furniture table featured above, are available in a range of materials and sizes — from pub size to family size, you can achieve the circular look with ease.

 

There are so many beautiful circular furniture and decorative pieces to choose from that it can be hard to know which elements to bring into your home. Visit the interior decorating experts at Smitty’s and we’ll help you make it work.

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