Spring Color Palette: Pastels!

After months of dressing in dark colors, pulling thick drapes over windows, and hiding under mountains of throw blankets, nothing feels more refreshing than breaking out our favorite light and airy pieces for Spring! The time has come to throw open the shades, fold up the throws, and lock up the coat closet because Spring is here and with it comes new beginnings from…

Small Spaces: Sleeping Nooks

The bedroom in my NYC apartment could just barely house my double bed. Once I squeezed the bed in, I was met with another challenge – where to put all the other bedroom necessities? Scaling down the bed size would certainly solve that problem. But if you aren’t willing to sacrifice your sleeping space to fit all your goods in your bedroom,check out our…

Top 10 Sleeper Sofas

At Smart Furniture, we’re redefining the way you feel about sleeper sofas. We understand that those two words can often cause traumatic flashbacks to childhood vacations when you were duped into believing you’d finally get your own “bed” – when in reality all you got was a thin, creaky mattress that had been kept hidden away from the world by tacky upholstered seat cushions…

5 Decor Tips and Tricks for Small Spaces

Apartment dwelling (and small space living in general) demands the conservation and tactful use of space. Both furniture and accent pieces have to be edited and taken into consideration. Here are 5 decor tricks and tips that can easily be implemented in a small-footprint space while injecting an element of pizzazz and personality. 1. HANGING LAMPS Ceiling lamps of all sorts are simple additions…

Save Space – Use the Wall

Space: is it the final frontier or just the most difficult thing to conserve in compact dwellings? I’d say it’s both, but although we all can’t board the Starship Enterprise, we can save space in our homes. Here are a few ideas for making the most of your space by using a rather valuable element we all have in our homes or offices … our walls….

Sitting Pretty with Precedent

Traditionally styled interiors have the ability to combine timelessness and elegance. Curved lines, upholstery, tufting, trim, and crown molding – the characteristics that make up a traditional home – remain classics in the hearts of many. To create a traditional look for your home, avoid bright colors and the jarring results of mixing and matching pieces. Instead maintain order and be somewhat predictable with…

10 Round Picks for Pi Day

3/14/2014 is here, and guess what that means? You got it – Pi Day. I’ve compiled a list of things that are round and awesome to celebrate this renowned holiday. Every home needs a shot of circular symmetry. 10 Round Picks for Pi Day 1. Nelson Ball Clock Circles! Lots of circles! Whether your flavor is multi-colored, simple black, or white, the Ball Clock is a Nelson standard…

Bedroom Style: Decorate Like a Champ

It’s easy to get stuck in the details when planning out your space – especially in such a commonly used room as the bedroom. We’ve gone over some Dos and Don’ts in the bedroom, but here are some tips to fine tune the space where you probably spend the most time. Shop our selection of pillows. Shop Wall Mounted Lights / Shop Hanging Lights Color and Pattern…