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Living room design trends from Smitty's Fine Furniture

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This year, living room design trends are focused on three main styles: modern, urban, and glam. Featuring fresh takes on classic styles, mixing of metal and wood, and furniture that is comfortable and functional — this is what 2017 living rooms are all about.


More than ever before, living rooms are multi-functional spaces. From watching movies, to hosting guests, to playing games, to cozying up with a good book, your living room should reflect your lifestyle.


At Smitty’s, we get lots of questions from customers about how best to update their living room and select furnishings to complement their daily routines. Here are some tips on how you can have a modern, urban, or glam living room in your home.


Modern Living Room

Example of modern living room from Brentwood Classics at Smitty's

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A modern living room doesn’t mean lots of odd shapes and harsh colours. In 2017, a modern living room is a space that is comfortable, accommodating, and features purposeful and attractive furniture and decor. It’s not too busy and it’s not too sparse. There’s space and air around the furniture to allow for flow and function — and the pieces generally offer clean lines, so that they all fit together well.


There are many ways to get the modern look in your living room. Here are some of Smitty’s favourite modern furniture additions:

  • Muted metal and glass coffee table and occasional tables
    • Brands like Artage and Amisco have great pieces to choose from
  • Low-profile and straight-line sofas and accent chairs
    • Brands like Trendline and Brentwood offer variety and some styles can be customized
  • Colourful and edgy area rugs
    • Brands like Kalora offer a huge selection of modern looks


Urban Living Room

Example of urban living room from Amisco at Smitty's Fine Furniture

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An urban living room doesn’t mean heavy or bold statement pieces. In 2017, an urban living room is a space that is flexible, functional, and accommodating, and features furniture that can do double duty. It’s angular but not harsh. There’s lots of space in the design and function is key — this is definitely a look that works well in condos and smaller spaces.


There are many ways to achieve an urban look in your living room. Here are some of Smitty’s favourite urban furniture additions:

  • Wood and metal coffee tables and side tables
    • Brands like Hooker Furniture and Universal have attractive and functional pieces to choose from
  • Dual purpose island tables
    • The latest furniture concept on the market are Amisco’s unique island tables, which offer a sleek, urban design and flexibility
  • Multi-use sofas
    • Brands like Palliser and Best Home Furnishings offer sofas, sofa beds, and reclining sofas with customizable fabric options to suit any style

Glam Living Room

Example of glam living room from Decor-Rest at Smitty's Fine Furniture

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A glam living room doesn’t mean everything is fancy and breakable. In 2017, a glam living room is a space that features different kinds of finishes and surfaces. It is fun and a bit showy. It’s full of shine and sparkle, but isn’t overwhelming. There’s a feeling of posh, but without the attitude — this is a look that comes to life with mix and match furniture and accent pieces.


There are many ways to get the glam look in your living room. Here are some of Smitty’s favourite glam furniture additions:

  • Glass, mirrored, and shiny metal coffee tables and side tables
    • Brands like Decor-Rest and Rustique have attractive and functional pieces to choose from
  • Cushy and ornate sofas
    • Brands like Brentwood and Superstyle have a wide assortment of luxurious sofas
  • Table lamps, mirrors, and accent pieces
    • Brands like Surya have an amazing selection of shiny, mirrored, and glass accent pieces

Visit us at Smitty’s and let our expert decorators help you create your stylish living room.

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