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At Smitty’s, we want to help you furnish and decorate your home with beautiful, stylish, quality furniture and decor that works — whatever your lifestyle.


Each month we will feature a decorating tip to help you achieve your interior decorating dreams.


If you have questions or tips that you would like our Smitty’s interior decorators to answer, just let us know.



Everyone wants to have a carefree holiday and enjoy some fun times while hosting family and friends. No one wants to spend their holidays cleaning up broken glass or trying to remove stains.


While we understand that no one can guarantee that accidents won’t happen, the team at Smitty’s has a few helpful tips to help you get through the holidays without any “oops!” moments.


Move or Replace Breakable Decorative Items

If you are hosting children, people with pets, or guests who use assistive devices like canes or walkers, you will want to move your breakable decorative items to safe locations. Moving items to different locations will also help to refresh your space and create new visual interest.


We recommend:

  • Moving breakables from your coffee table, side tables, bathroom counters, and kitchen counters to safer locations like hutches, bedrooms, display cabinets, and bookshelves.
  • Replacing delicate glass vases with heavier glass vases to keep your florals on display, but with less risk for damage.
  • Switching tall candle holders with shorter versions, to reduce the chances of them being knocked over.
  • Exchanging real candles with battery-operated, flickering candles for additional safety precautions.

Avoid Allergies

You can’t always be sure what people are allergic to — there are so many different kinds of allergies these days. To be safe, we recommend the following:

  • Do not have bowls of nuts on display for eating or decoration.
    • Replace nuts with dried fruits or other snackable options that can be left out.
  • Showcase flower arrangements that do not have strong scents.
    • Avoid lilies whenever possible, as they produce a very strong smell.
  • Replace scented candles with unscented beeswax or soy candles.
    • As with florals, scented candles can activate a guest’s allergies.

Reduce Staining Potential

They say that you know it’s a real party when something has been broken or spilled. At Smitty’s, we don’t necessarily agree.


However, if you do have a spill, we recommend reducing the damage caused by a spill by using Zucora to remove stains in an effective, natural way. Zucora’s plant-based products are safe to use in any part of your home, from your child’s bed to your dining room chair — it’s even safe to use on your dog bed!


We hope these tips will help you enjoy your celebrations this season. The team at Smitty’s wishes you  healthy and happy holidays and a joyous new year!

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