Latest Tips & Trends Posts from Smart Furniture

Ergonomic and Affordable: Two Task Chairs That Check All the Boxes

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020
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As many of us continue to settle into our new work from home lives, we have slowly become office furniture specialists. In fact many businesses are offering their employees stipends to create a productive remote workspace. However, once you dig in and start reading about ergonomics, height-adjustable workstations, and tilt limiters, it quickly becomes apparent that good office equipment can be really expensive!


5 Design Trends to Follow This Summer

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020
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If your self-quarantine has been anything like ours, you’ve probably noticed home improvement opportunities that you may have previously overlooked. Is new furniture on your list of needed updates? Summer is the perfect time to exchange your outdated furniture for contemporary, trendy pieces — and we’ve got the inspiration you need. Keep scrolling to see five of our favorite design trends to incorporate into your home this summer.

We Like Working From Home. Here’s How We’re Doing It.

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Like many companies Smart Furniture has an empty office right now as we’ve sent our staff home to protect the health of our employees. We’ve found that having our team work from home has actually been a good thing and will likely become part of our long term plan. Here are a few ways we’ve been able to seamlessly transition to having our team work from home.


Coronavirus sent workers home. Will they go back to the office?

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Working from home has been a growing trend for the last several years. As part of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even companies who have resisted remote work were forced to send their staff home.

We’ve taken the time to ask a number of our customers and partners what they plan to do as states open back up and allow employees to return to work.


A Smart Approach to Sustainability

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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In the past, consumers simply purchased what they needed. They usually only gave thought to those specific needs, without any overarching criteria for selecting who to purchase from and why.

But in the last few decades, that has shifted. Today’s consumers make purchase decisions with more than just a product or service in mind. In many cases, we’re buying from businesses that we believe in, that have missions and beliefs we support. 

Shopping From Home Is Very Smart

  • Author: Smart Furniture Team
  • Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020
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We created the Smart Furniture website and all of our ancillary services with you in mind. It was our intention to provide a bulletproof furniture buying experience. We want you to be absolutely confident using our expert people and our technology while shopping for your homes new furniture. Finding the perfect piece for that special place in your house can be daunting enough without having to worry about delivery, exchanges, and assembly. We want you to enjoy the exploration and selection of your next family heirloom. Just let us worry about all of the details. 

Color Trends for 2020: Making Room for Classic Blue

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Friday, March 6, 2020
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The Pantone gods have spoken, and the official color of the year is Classic Blue. We’ve been keeping an eye on color trends, and we aren’t surprised to see this rich blue making headlines in 2020.

Summer Bounty: Tomatoes

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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With 10,000 varieties of tomatoes, where do you start? Luckily, we have some gardening essentials and tips from organic farmer Tom to help you have a delicious and prosperous tomato season. 

In the Kitchen: Dropping Beets

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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We're dropping beets and style in the kitchen with a Savory Beet + Shallot + Goat Cheese Galette along side some baking and eating essentials. Check it out and try the recipe for your next spring soirée. 

Trending: Transparent

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Transparent furniture has been a long trend with minimalist enthusiasts - but now we see it making waves beyond the sub-style and into modern playful pairings. Let's take a look ... 

Trends: Ash & Blush

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Color trends aren't just for fashion - they are sweeping through the world of interiors. 2016 is proving to be the year of ash & blush. Together they are a refreshing and airy pair. 

Dreamy Dowel Leg Dining

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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It takes an eclectic personalty to love the look of a mismatched vintage home. But there is one vintage trend that stands the test of time ... Mid-Century Modern and the Eames design duo in particular. Today we explore dreamy dining legs! Dowel Legs to be precise - an Eames classic. 

Smart Holidays: DIY Decor

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Holiday season can be joyful and festive - but on the flip side, it can be overwhelming and stressful. Our tips for homemade decor and gift guide is sure to make those anxieties melt away. 

You’re Invited to Our Picnicking Party!

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015
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The best way to savor your summer is to spend time in the outdoors. Not to worry - there's no requirement that you be the outdoors type. Instead, we implore you to simply find a shady spot under a tree and set up for a picnic gathering. However, there is more to picnicking than just packing up the food, plates, and plasticware.

Sunday Brunch Basics: The Art of Brunching

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015
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Brunch is the new "it" meal. This combination breakfast + lunch is so hip you won't know where to go or what to wear to it. If that’s the case, consider taking cutting-edge dining to the next level and host a brunch at your place. We have some tips and tricks to make your brunch the talk of the town.

May Flowers: Improving Home Ecology

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015
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We all know flowers are beautiful, and adding them to your home decor is more than just a decor trend.

A Guide to Gifting in Style

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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We've got a style guide that will make your loved ones think twice about ripping open their gifts.

Show Me your #shelfie!

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Alright, everyone, it's time to get out your phone for the new hashtag sensation that's sweeping the nation. Selfies are so May 2014, and it's totally September now. We want you to get creative and give us your best #shelfie!

[#shel·fie (noun): a photograph of one's own shelf, esp. when the shelf shows off one's personality. Example: "I'll be right there, as soon as I post my #shelfie to Instagram."]

Be Brave. Go Bold.

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Shape up Your Space

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Monday, August 4, 2014
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I confess: I have a split personality when it comes to furniture. I've always loved the look of tight upholstery and crisp, straight lines. But at the same time I remember flopping into my Grandfather's huge, overstuffed, nap-worthy recliner. It felt good. But it looked terrible. Cringe-worthy. Fugly. Was it even worth all that extra padding if it wasn't worth looking at?

How to: Sectional and Small Spaces

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Sectionals and small spaces just don't mix ... right? Wrong. For so long, we have all complied with the design idea that large furniture pieces will just clutter an apartment. But it is time for us to embrace change because sectionals might just become your small space go-to seating arrangement after this blog post.

Prime Patio Pieces

  • Author: Katie
  • Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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Summer is almost here again! Time to dust off the grill, crank up the Jimmy Buffett and crack open a cold one. That's what summers are made for, people - pool parties and backyard barbecues.

Spring Fling: Florals

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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Spring is in full swing and summer is close on its heels. With all the beautiful weather and blossoms in abundance, why not bring the outdoors in? Here are some simple ways to dress up a space with floral accents as you plan for some Spring cleaning and redecorating.

Spring Color Palette: Pastels!

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
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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!

Small Spaces: Sleeping Nooks

  • Author: Katie
  • Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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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 compact solutions for sleeping nooks: