(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
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.
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.