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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.



Tabletop decor is the difference between having a stylish, welcoming table and an uninspiring table that makes you want to sit somewhere else.


From dining tables to side tables to console tables, every table can benefit from decor. Here are some expert tips on selecting the right decor for your home:


Choose Table Decor Carefully

While we might enjoy flipping through magazines, admiring all the nicely decorated rooms and tabletops, it’s important to remember that we do not live in magazines! We actually eat at our tables, entertain at our tables, and even do homework and pay bills at our tables.


When you select your tabletop decor, make sure that it fits with your day-to-day life. It might be lovely to have large bowls of fruit on display, but it may also be impractical.


If you have pets or children, don’t forget about them! You shouldn’t put fragile vases or lit candle holders on a coffee table or side table, as there is a risk to them getting knocked over. Remember that design should not trump lifestyle.


Popular tabletop decor items that can work include:

  • Vases with fresh flowers
  • Vases with fruit (limes and lemons are a classic choice)
  • Decorative art pieces or sculptures
  • Candleholders
  • Bowls with other items inside them (it doesn’t have to be fruit!)

Try a variety of options over a period of a few weeks. Move items around from room to room and tabletop to tabletop. You can even change out your decor with the changing seasons — it’s all up to you.


For tabletop inspiration, or to find a table for your home, visit Smitty’s today!

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