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Whether you've just moved into a new home or you've been in your home for a while, there's likely space that you've don't know how to decorate or make the most of, and that's the hallway. Small hallways, long hallways, narrow hallways or wide hallways ... they all have one thing in common: they leave homeowners feeling stumped on how to make them completely functional yet stylish. That's why we've compiled a list of our favourite ways to take advantage of your hallway's length or width, make the space feel bigger, and become a hallway interior design expert.

 

Good Lighting Is Everything

If you have a narrow hallway, mounted ceiling lights will be your best friend. Don't use wall-mounted lights that stick out. A pendant-mounted light can really make a statement and catch people's eye. A good rule of thumb is to place each light eight feet apart and to draw the eye down the hallway by placing a light at each end. If you have a bit of a wider hallway, who says that you can't mix and match? A console table with a table lamp and other decor items will finish the space off.

 

Null 1017 Occasional Group - console

 
Add Visual Interest

Looking for small hallway ideas to bring your creative side to life? Believe it or not, a narrow space or small hallway is a great opportunity to create a gallery wall, add mirrors to create more natural light, add some small runners/area rugs, or even bring out pops of colour in a different wallpaper, a unique painting, or even a different paint colour. If you have enough extra space, adding a bench along a wall with soft furnishings (like colourful pillows or throw blankets). Art and benches can help break up the hall a bit more while also showcasing your style, plus you'll have a cozy place to rest or sit if need be. People also love the idea of adding a hangable chalkboard or using chalkboard paint in a small hallway where you can write messages to your friends and family, leave friendly reminders about things, or doodle!

 

Durham Furniture benches

Create An Inviting Entryway

As soon as your guests come through the front door, you want to greet them with a warm, inviting space. Not every house will have a lot of room or floor space right through their front doors, but that can actually help you add more storage. By hanging shelves, you'll have a spot for your keys, bags, coats, and more, but you can also add baskets to add extra storage, especially for things like wet clothes that need to be washed, or extra scarves and mittens. If your small space is filling up quickly, a perfect spot to add more storage (or a cute nook or playroom) is under the stairs!

 

Let Your Personality Shine Through

Small hallway ideas are endless. Whether you add table lamps, small furniture, or unique artwork, creating a functional yet stylish hall can be a fun project to tackle, you just have to release your inner artist. No matter how small, walls are like a blank canvas for you to express yourself.

 

Stylecraft Lamps

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Hosting guests in your home is always a great experience, but setting up a guest room may have you feeling stressed if you're not fully prepared. That's why we've compiled this list of must-have guest room furniture items so you can host guests with a moment's notice and leave a lasting impression.

 

1. A Comfortable Bed

A comfortable place to sleep makes all the difference in the world. Don't just lay an air mattress on the floor. Give your guests fresh pillows, fresh sheets, an extra blanket, and some extra pillows if they prefer so they can feel like they're sleeping on a cloud. They'll especially appreciate this gesture if they are there to vacation and tour around and can rely on getting a good night's sleep in their wonderful guest room. If there are more than just a couple of people staying at your house (and if there is enough space) a sofa bed can also make for a great guest bed and also save space throughout the day as it can be folded back up and tucked away, or be used as a little seating area.

 

Decor-rest 2TH sofa bed

 

2. A Bedside Table

Nothing is worse than not having a nearby surface to place things we carry in our pockets, like our wallets, phones, watches, keys, etc. If you like having a nightstand next to your bed, chances are your guests will too. Adding a bedside lamp is also a nice touch to provide them with extra lighting, especially if they like to curl up with their good book before going to sleep. Plus, nightstands and table lamps aren't very expensive so you don't have to worry about spending a fortune just to go the extra mile.

 

Extra tip: Want to make your guests feel even more special? Put some fresh flowers on their nightstand or have some plants hanging around the guest room!

 

Durham Furniture 157 Bedroom

 

3. A Dresser

Even if your guests are just staying for a few days, living out of a suitcase isn't fun. At least give them the option of putting their belongings in a dresser or armoire with plenty of drawers and storage space. Their empty luggage can be placed in a closet or even a luggage rack. Luggage racks can be very compact for easy storage when not in use, and again, you don't have to spend a fortune on them.

 

Durham Furniture 157 Dresser

 

4. A Fresh Set of Towels

When your guests arrive, have a fresh set of towels (for their bodies and their face) waiting for them on the bed. Most often than not, they'll want to hop in the shower to feel clean and refreshed after travelling to their destination. Add extra hooks in your bathroom so they have a place to hang their towel and a laundry hamper in a convenient place for their dirty clothes or towels.

 

5. A Full-Length Mirror

Don't forget to add a full mirror in your guest room so your visitors can check out their outfits before heading out on the town! Just like you like to have one in your own bedroom to help you get ready, so will they. It will also help your visitors feel more confident heading out, especially since they're likely not used to the area and want to look and feel their best.

 

 

Create The Perfect Guest Bedroom

Having a visitor stay in your guest room should be a nice experience, not a stressful one. The perfect solution? Compiling a list of essential furniture and thoughtful touches and preparing the guest space as though it were your own bedroom so your guest feels as comfortable as possible and enjoy their time with you.

 

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When overnight guests come to stay, they need a comfortable place to rest and sleep. Instead of an unstable air mattress, choose a pull-out sofa bed.

 

A sofa bed is the perfect piece of furniture for those looking to host without having dedicated spare rooms for guests that are sleeping over.

 

 

The Best Sofa Bed Doesn't Have To Be Big

There are a few things to remember before you choose a sofa bed for your home. The first and most important is that the size of the hardwood frame does not have a direct correlation with the spot your house guests sleep. This means that even though you may find a large sofa bed, it likely has the same size of flat sleeping surface as smaller sleeper sofas.

 

For example, futons tend to get a bad reputation because they fit into a smaller space and have small seat cushions. This makes everyone believe that these pull-out sofa beds are smaller than the regular bed. In reality, a futon-size sofa bed can typically hold either full or double mattresses.

 

Choose Between A Metal Or Wooden Frame For Your Sleeper Sofa

Whether you are hosting a long-term house guest or not, you want to ensure that you are buying a quality sofa bed that will last a long time. An important way of doing this is buying a day bed with a good frame.

 

Metal frames are the most common, but the weaker frame in standard sofa or day beds. We recommend avoiding the metal frame and choosing a wood frame for your day bed. This will ensure that the pull-out mechanism remains in good shape and you can easily expand your couch into a comfortable mattress.

 

Remember Sofa Beds Are Couches

While some people may place their new sofa bed in their guest room, others who live in a small space will likely use it as their regular sofa. If you are one of those individuals, you will need to pay extra attention to the comfort of your sofa cushions and the quality of the sofa fabric.

 

While a microfiber couch is a great option, so is a leather sofa bed. Consider your cleaning routine, comfort and lifestyle to find the right sofa bed for you.

 

 

Finding The Right Mattress

Finally, it is incredibly important to know whether your new sofa bed's mattress is comfortable! A quality mattress can make or break whether you have a good night's rest.

 

Sofa beds typically feature either memory foam mattresses or innerspring mattresses. While an innerspring mattress or fully sprung mattress may offer more support, it may not be as soft as a foam mattress. It’s important that you determine what type of bed suits you best.

 

Similarly, the mattress size is an important part of picking the right type of sofa bed for your home. If you know that you have occasional guests who usually come in pairs of two, larger mattresses like a queen-sized mattress will have the space for two to fit comfortably.

 

To find a comfortable sleeper sofa for your space, browse sleep sofa collections.

 

Style Your Home With Smitty's

Are you looking for the best sleeper sofa for your living room or a small spare room? Smitty's Fine Furniture has exactly what you're looking for. Browse our website to find more collections, sizes, styles to find the best sofa beds for you.

 

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Don't let a small bedroom or room convince you that you can't make the most out of your space. You can easily design your room to your liking, no matter its size. In this article, we will offer some tips and tricks on how you can make the most out of your room with space-saving pieces of furniture.

 

Install Shelves

Shelves are an easy way to add more storage space to your home. Bookshelves placed in a corner or a floating shelf hung on the wall above a bed can bring more dimension to a room, especially when styled with a mirror or plants. While this is a great idea, be careful not to place too much stuff on them. Every interior designer recommends that homeowners be careful editors of the decor and other objects they display. If too much is shown, the area could feel cluttered and smaller than it originally is.

 

Purchase A Bed With Extra Storage Space

When browsing online for small bedroom ideas, people are disappointed to see that a twin bed is one of the most frequently recommended pieces of furniture. Thankfully, you don't need to choose a smaller bed frame to save room in your home.

 

The 196 Milestone King Lift Bed is a stylish platform bed with extra bed storage. Owners can lift up part of the platform bed in one easy movement to reveal a large empty space tucked into the frame. This is a great way to store stuff without needing more furniture.

 

 

Choose a Storage Ottoman or Bench

A coffee table can take up plenty of floor space in your home without offering much storage. If you have a small room that lacks closet space, you should choose an ottoman with built-in storage. Rather than placing your linens or blankets on closet shelves, store them inside the Shannon Storage Ottoman's built-in storage area. The ottoman's simple design and its plentiful storage will make this piece perfect for your small spaces.

 

 

An Upgraded Nightstand

The last thing you need in your small spaces is a table without a lot of storage. When shopping for a bedside table, choose one with several drawers and a top with a lot of surface area. Tables like the Defined Distinction side table have a lot of room in the drawers and on their tabletops, making them the perfect addition to your home.

 

 

Even though your table may be small, it can bring a lot of style to your room! If you would like an eye-catching showpiece, paint the entire table a vibrant colour like royal blue or pine green. Not only will this bring more colours and life into your small space, but it will also make your table feel like one of a kind.

 

Wall Lighting

You don't need to choose between lighting and space anymore. Rather than placing a bedside lamp on your console table, choose sconces and other wall lighting fixtures for your bedroom. These small but powerful lamps are great ways to save space and light up your bedroom.

 

Decorate Your Small Bedroom

Finding furniture for small bedrooms doesn't have to be a difficult task. Smitty's Fine Furniture in Kitchener-Waterloo and Hanover has something for everyone.

 

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It’s hot, it’s sunny, and it’s time for a summer decor refresh! Summer is the perfect time to add some bright and colourful accents to your home. 

 

Our interior decorators have curated a list of the top items you can add to celebrate the season. We want to help you refresh your interior decor, so you will enjoy spending time in your home a little bit more this summer.

 

Bring the warmth and comfort of the season into every room of your home — it’s easy, we promise!

 

Wall Art

 

 

Wall art is one of the easiest ways to bring nature-inspired and colourful accents into your home. Whether it’s a print, a series of framed photos, hammered metal (featured in our showroom photo above), word collages, or mirrors, wall art will instantly add interest to your space.

 

Available in a wide range of sizes, frames, and colours, you can select a single piece or combine multiple pieces for visual interest. 

 

 

Decorative wall shelving units (like the one in our showroom, pictured above) are ideal for displaying photos, small plants, and other accents pieces. This stylish shelf can also act as a focal point in your space and help to bring visual interest to an otherwise underused area of your wall. 

 

If you are looking for some tips on what to hang, or advice on how to hang your wall art, click here to read our Wall Art Tips Blog.

 

Mirrors

 

 

Mirrors are functional and beautiful. Excellent additions to virtually any room in your home, mirrors will help to bring light into your space and provide an attractive focal point.

 

Easily combined with additional accessories and accent pieces (see showroom photo above), mirrors come in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

 

(Durham Furniture Vineyard Creek Mirror)

 

From Durham Furniture’s classic Vineyard Creek Mirror to Liberty Furniture’s Sonoma Road Sideboard (below), you can easily incorporate a mirrored surface and brighten your space this summer. 

 


 

Accent Tables

 

(Jofran Global Archive Tri-Colour Accent Table Set)

 

Refresh your decor with Jofran’s stylish and flexible set of on-trend accent tables. These tables will refresh your living room or home office in a heartbeat. Every piece is handmade by skilled artisans using natural materials including seashell, leather, hardwood, brass, and other unique elements. 

 


 

Currently featured as an in-stock special, you can find these gorgeous tables on our showroom floor in both Hanover and Kitchener. These tables are perfect for showing off your summer flowers or succulents — and they can be used both indoors and outside. 

Come and see them in-person and take them home on the same day!

 

Area Rugs

 

(Kalora Antika area rug)

 

One of the quickest and easiest ways to refresh your decor and bring some summer into your home is by adding an area rug to your space.

 

(Kalora Platinum)

 

Kalora area rugs are inexpensive and gorgeous. Available in a wide assortment of colours, styles, and sizes, you can find the perfect rug for every room of your home. 

 

Check out our area rugs online to start your search, or contact us to order a style from the Kalora website.

 

Whatever you are looking for, Smitty’s has the perfect accents to help you refresh your decor and bring some summer beauty into your home. Visit our online store and come into our showroom for more information. We look forward to seeing you!

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(Decor-Rest 2052 Sofa)

 

Finally, the summer is here! At Smitty’s, we know that as the seasons change outside, homeowners also like to make changes inside. It’s an ideal time to refresh the look of your living spaces and bring some colour and nature inside.

 

Here are our interior decorators top recommendations for incorporating summer interior design trends into your home:

 

Invite Colour Inside

 

(Decor-Rest 2030 Sofa)


Bring the warmth and energy of the summer into your home by adding colour to your space. 

 

Here are three key concepts to consider when adding colour to your home:

 

Cheery 

Incorporate bright colours like pink, green, and yellow. Adding splashes of contrasting colour with throw pillows and vases is an easy way to add a cheery tone to your living room or bedroom.

 


(Decor-Rest Zina chair)

 

Warm

Add warm and inviting colours, like pastel tones. Consider coral, purple, blue, and a contrasting white to add dimension to your colour palette. 

 

The stunning Zina chair, by Decor-Rest, features a gorgeous design and is covered with micro fibre for easy cleaning — it’s the perfect piece to update the look of your home this summer.

 

(Hooker Furniture Nesting Tables)

 

Shiny 

Accent your space with splashes of shine. This can be achieved with copper or chrome accents, or even with throw pillows covered in a metallic-looking fabric. These nesting tables by Hooker Furniture are functional and stylish for any room in your home.

 

If you are looking to update your space with a new sofa, recliner, or accent chair, we recommend taking a look at Decor-Rest. Their collections are inspiring and provide a huge range of customization options to help you bring colour into your home. 

 

Check out our online store or visit our showrooms and our interior decorators will help you select your options.

 

Incorporate Natural Materials

 

(Hooker Furniture Amani Rope and Glass Cocktail Table)

 

Adding natural fabrics and materials into your home never really goes out of style, and in the summer it is particularly nice to bring outdoor elements inside.

 

Bringing nature inside doesn’t mean that you have to have a green thumb — although adding plants, like succulents, are very much on-trend. You can incorporate natural elements by adding wood, linen, cotton, and other decorative items that feature natural materials or have floral or leaf patterns.

 

Here are two elements to consider when adding natural materials to your home this summer:

 

Wood

 

Wood is something that can work in any space. Stained or natural, live edge or smooth, wood can take on a variety of looks to suit your style. 

 

If you are looking to make a statement with wood furniture, consider Hooker Fine Furniture. They have a huge range of wood products that are both functional and stylish.

 

(Hooker Furniture Console)

 

Linen

 

Linen is a lovely natural fabric that works well for throw pillows. 

 

Typically found in natural tones like beige and cream, linen works well as a contrasting option amongst colourful accents or as part of a brighter colour palette. You can also find linen fabrics in leaf prints, for that added natural accent.

 

If you aren’t sure how to best to update your home, come and visit our interior decorators at Smitty’s. We will help you transform your space.

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Working from home shouldn’t mean that you are stuck sitting at an uncomfortable desk, with furniture from a different era, and old school filing cabinets. 

 

Today, home offices are liveable, comfortable, and functional spaces that look amazing and help you to be productive. They are also spaces that can be designed and decorated to fit your existing decor.

 

Here are some dos and don’ts on how best to update or create an office that fits with your home and your lifestyle:

 

DO: Choose an appropriate room for your home office.

 

You want to make sure that your home office has enough space and light to be workable. You don’t want to work in your bedroom (save the bedroom for relaxing) or in a corner of your basement (save that space for storage).

 


(Liberty Furniture Accent Bookcase)

 

DON’T: Give up style for function.

 

No one looks forward to working in a space that they find unpleasant. You don’t have to put up with traditional, boring, worn bookcases and cabinets. There are many gorgeous and functional shelving units and cabinets on the market, made by brands like Hekman, and Amisco.

 

(Amisco Rupert Freestanding Desk)

 

DO: Go for versatility in your furnishings.

 

You don’t have to choose a traditional-looking bookcase or shelf. You can opt for a bookcase that provides flexibility to house the materials that you need for work and still have room to showcase some interesting decor. 

 


(Durham Media Console)

 

DON’T: Shop for home office furniture only in the ‘office’ area of a store.

 

Don’t limit yourself to selecting from only pieces that are labelled as ‘office furniture’. You may find a lovely console table, nightstand, or media cabinet that could function well for storage, housing a printer or other electronics, or work well as a workspace in your home office.

 

When it comes to updating or creating your home office, the sky's the limit. Smitty’s carries wonderful, Canadian brands that will help you design a home office that you will love to work in.

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Now that we’re all spending more time in our homes, staring at the same furniture and the same decor in the same places, it can get kind of dull. You might be wondering how you can change things up without doing a home renovation or spending a lot of money.

Our interior decorators have put together a list of ideas to help you refresh your interior design. Read on for all the details!

 

Declutter and Discover New Space

 

 

Over time people collect things. It’s basically inevitable. Often, these items collect in areas throughout your home and you become so used to their presence that you don’t even really notice it anymore. 

 

Step 1: Notice the clutter.

Take the first step and go into your most used room and carefully look at every nook and cranny to see what is there. Are there items you don’t use or need? Are there things that don’t belong in that space, or even in your home?

 

Step 2: Sort the clutter.

Go through your stuff and organize it into piles. Try to be efficient to get this step finished in a timely way. This isn’t a time to reflect on each piece and how you acquired it. It’s not about memory lane...it’s about decluttering. Make piles for items you want to keep, items you want to donate, and items you want to dispose of.

 

Step 3: Remove the clutter.

Once your items are sorted, get them out of your space. Keep only those items that need to remain in that room. The goal is to have a much smaller selection of items to find places for in your room. Less clutter equals more space. (It’s also less stuff to dust!)

 

Reimagine Your Space

 


Step 1: Notice the furniture.

Take a look at where your furniture is currently placed. Consider where your sources of light are. Do you have windows to work around? Do you have a ceiling light or floor and table lamps? Are there doors, or is it an open-concept space?

 

Step 2: Get a fresh look.

Now, walk out of the room. Take a breath. Then walk back in and pretend it’s the first time you’ve entered the space. What immediately strikes you? It can be good or bad, that’s okay. Perhaps you’ve noticed that the sofa looks too big for the area it is in. Maybe you think that the walls feel a bit bare. There are countless things you might notice.

 

Step 3: Move the furniture.

Next, move your furniture around to find different locations that make good use of your space. For example, if your sofa was located with windows directly behind it, consider moving it to an entirely different location, ideally centered on an interior wall.

 

(Decor-Rest sofa 2401)

 

Step 4: Swap pieces from around your home.

 

Now that you’ve moved your sofa, consider side tables and an area rug. Try moving an area rug from another room of your home into your living room. This simple swap can completely refresh the look of your space. 

 

Add a side table on either side of your sofa for a balanced look. If you don’t have matching side tables, it doesn’t matter! In fact, you will create more visual interest if they don’t match. 

 

Another option, if you have bedroom night tables, is to try placing them next to your sofa. Just because they are officially “bedroom tables” doesn’t mean that they won’t look fabulous in your living room.

 

Get Creative!

 

 

Once your furniture is in place and the items you’ve decided to keep are reorganized, it’s time to get creative! Moving art, photos, mirrors, and other wall decorations around in your home will help you refresh your spaces.

 

If you have a large piece of art, you can hang that over the centre of your sofa. You could try placing a mirror over your sofa to add visual interest and help brighten your space. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you could put together a wall collage of photographs.

 

Sometimes, the act of simply moving a piece of wall decor from one room to another can make your space feel completely different. Read our Wall Art Tips blog for more ideas and tips.

 

We hope that this blog has helped to inspire you to refresh your space. It’s a fun thing to do and will make a big difference in your everyday life.

 

For more expert tips and help, read our blog. For more inspiration, visit our products pages. Smitty’s team wishes you the best in your room refresh adventure!

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We all want a home that showcases our unique personality and highlights the important elements that make up our lives. Sure, model homes look fancy, but they don’t have much character and it’s pretty obvious that no one lives in them.

 

You have a life filled with memorable moments, adventures, and meaning — and when you welcome these elements into your space, you will bring it to life.

 

Here are a few key ways to personalize your space:

 

Personal Items & Momentos

 

 

A simple and effective way to personalize your space is to add personal items and mementos that are unique to you and your family.

 

Perhaps you’ve travelled to a special destination and brought home a souvenir, or maybe there’s a type of collection that you would like to feature. Highlighting these elements can be accomplished with photos, artwork, decorative pieces, and more.

 

Here are some examples of personal items worth highlighting in your space:

  • Collections
    • Antiques, toys, books, candles, vases, etc.
  • Photos
    • Photos that you’ve taken of family, friends, or nature; professional photos that you’ve purchased; or a mix of both.
  • Artwork
    • Sculptures, paintings, hand-crafted items, etc.
  • Souvenirs
    • Postcards, maps, trinkets, pottery, etc.

Photos, Photos & More Photos!

 

 

Adding photos and wall art to your space is definitely on trend.

 

Creating a gallery wall is a fun activity that allows you to mix and match photos, paintings, artwork, mirrors, and more. It’s an effective way to showcase your life, and it will be sure to help personalize your space.

 

Here are some do’s and don'ts for your photo space:

 

DO:

Add photos that have meaning to you in your life and fill you with positive thoughts or meaningful memories. This could include family photos, baby photos, travel photos, special holidays, pets, and more.

 

DON’T:

Showcase images that are highly personal or might be considered as over-sharing. This could include images with nudity, past relationships, and more.

 

DO:

Mix and match photos from different time periods and with different colours. You can have black and white or colour photos side-by-side, and you can exhibit photos from your parents’ childhood as well as your childrens’.

 
DON’T:

Cram every photo you love onto your wall. Be discerning and only select pictures that you will be happy to see every day. Make sure that you leave enough space between the images, so they have some space to breathe and you can take them in one at a time.

 

Custom Fabric & Design

 

(Palliser Klara chair)

 

Every room in your home is different, and you want your furniture to reflect your personality and style. At Smitty’s, we carry a wide variety of furniture that can be customized to suit your taste. You can choose your fabric, your furniture legs, your throw cushions, and more.

 

Here are some tips on customizing the fabric and design of your furniture:

  • Accent furniture, like chairs, coffee tables, and bedside tables can be customized. Chairs can be covered with leather or fabric in a wide range of colours to work in your space. Some brands, like Decor-Rest, also allow you to select the type of chair legs. Tables can be stained or painted in a variety of colours. Some brands, like Durham Furniture, will also allow you to select the number of drawers, hardware, and other features.
     
  • Sofas and sectionals can be customized to suit any space. Many brands, like Brentwood, offer a huge range of fabrics and leather options. Once you’ve selected your fabric, you can add throw cushions in accent tones to add an extra element of personalization.

There are many ways to personalize your space and make it your own.

 

If you are looking for some inspiration or advice, contact the interior decorating experts at Smitty’s — we’ll help you bring your space to life!

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Let’s face it, whether you have kids of your own, you look after your grandchildren, or you like to indulge your inner child once in a while, you want furniture that can handle the wear and tear.

 

“There's no reason to keep a piece of furniture in your house that is so sacred and rare 

that you can't put your feet up on it and a dog can't jump up on it.” 

—Elizabeth Gilbert, ‘Author Eat, Pray, Love’

 

It doesn’t have to be March break or summer vacation, sometimes your sofa or bed might have to handle a bit of rough-housing from children or pets. 

 

In this blog, our interior decorating experts have put together their recommendations on the best kid-proof furniture for your home.

 

Performance Fabric

 

 

One of the most important features of kid-proof furniture is that it can be cleaned. Spills and accidents happen to the best of us, but when they do, we want to feel confident that the stain can be removed.

 

Performance fabrics, like leather and microfibre, are some of the best options for removing stains.

  1. Microfibre is a densely-constructed material made from synthetic materials that are generally very durable and tend to repel liquids. This makes it a very stain-resistant fabric.
     
  2. Leather is a natural material and very durable. Simply wipe it down with a damp cloth or use a mild soap and water mixture to remove stains. Avoid abrasive materials or cleaning solutions with ammonia.

If you are concerned about getting the stain out before it sets, we recommend using Zucora. Zucora is an eco-friendly line of cleaning solutions, including the Everyday Spot Remover. This concentrated stain remover is ideal for removing stains from your carpets, sofas, pillows, and more — it’s able to penetrate deep into fibres to lift and remove the toughest spills.


Leather Furniture

 

(Palliser Miami Sectional)

 

If you want a material that stands the test of time, then there is no better choice than leather.

  • Leather improves with age. It will not wear down, but instead will develop a unique character.
  • Leather breathes and is comfortable in both winter and summer.
  • Pigmented and Semi Aniline leathers undergo careful processing to make them resistant to fading.
  • Leather is easy to keep clean. No lengthy or expensive procedure is required.

There are also a variety of types of leather to choose from. Palliser offers three distinct types of leather for their custom furniture: 

  1. Natural Leather
    Natural leather retains character marks including scars, scratches, stretch marks, and subtle shade variations. Over time, these leathers will soften and develop a beautiful patina, taking on a unique final finish.
     
  2. Corrected Leather
    These leathers offer performance, consistency, and durability. Corrected leather has been buffed or sanded to remove imperfections, creating a finish that enhances appearance and makes for easy cleaning.
     
  3. Dazzle Accents Leather
    Dazzle leathers are offered in a wide variety of eye-catching colours to suit any style. The same dependability and durability you've come to expect meets the personality your sofa needs to make a statement, whether that’s pale mint or burnt orange.

No matter the type of sofa, sectional, or side chair, our decorating team will help you select the perfect type of leather for your furniture.

 

Solid Wood Furniture

 

(Bermex Expression Dining Set)

 

At the end of the day, if you want furniture that will function well, look beautiful, and last for generations, there is nothing better than solid wood.

 

Solid wood furniture is an investment that pays off. If it gets scratched or dented, it can be refinished. If you want to change the look, it can be painted or stained to match your new decor.

 

Whatever the style, solid wood furniture will hold up over the years and the wear and tear it endures will give it character and remind you of occasions worth re-telling. 

 

We recommend adding a solid wood dining table, coffee table, and console to your home. These integral furniture pieces will look amazing now and for decades to come.

 

At Smitty’s, we carry a wide range of Palliser, Hooker, Bermex, and countless other Canadian brands with quality products to accommodate kids of all ages.

 

Visit us in-store or online and we’ll help get you kid-proof furniture!

 

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