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7 Ideas for DIY Holiday Decor

Merry Christmas poster shows some ideas for DIY holiday decor in CanadaGet into the holiday spirit this year with some DIY holiday decor! These fun projects will help turn your home into a festive space for entertaining and celebrating the holiday season.

 

Lighted Burlap Garland

 

Want something fun and different than your regular holiday string lights? Try your hand at this festive burlap garland, with lights included! The three colours of burlap will add festive cheer to your home while the lights will bring some ambience to your home. The best part is that it’s fully customizable, so you can choose the colours that fit with your holiday decor theme!

 

“Let It Snow” Woodland Sign

 

Beckon the snow for a white Christmas with this stunning woodland sign. It’s perfect for hanging on your front porch or atop your fireplace mantel, and will take you through the holidays and into the later winter months. You can hand write your own sign or use a stencil, and you can choose a different phrase to suit your style!

 

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

 

This simple and fun DIY is something you can do with the whole family! With a little bit of spray paint in the colours of your choice, you can easily turn simple popsicles into beautiful snowflakes to hang on your walls.

 

DIY Christmas Wreath

 

Wreaths are so quintessential for the holiday season, so try out this beautiful DIY Christmas wreath that is sure to stand out from the rest. This version is on the larger scale, so feel free to scale it down to fit on your front door!

 

Pine Cone Bow Ornament

 

These pine cone bow ornaments are equal parts rustic and elegant! They’re super easy and look great on any tree, no matter what your decor style!

 

DIY Pallet Christmas Tree

 

Build yourself an extra Christmas tree out of a simple wooden pallet. Simply use a saw to cut the pallet into a triangular shape, then decorate with paint, ribbons or whatever other crafts you want to use! Check out what others have done by clicking the link above — or watch for these trees outside of Smitty's in Kitchener!

 

 

Evergreen Candles

 

These candle holders are so cozy and elegant - they’re the perfect addition to any centerpiece or mantel! The evergreen pieces are on the outside of the candle holder, so you won’t have to worry about potential fire hazards.


Check out our Pinterest page to see more decorating ideas from Smitty’s Fine Furniture in Kitchener and Hanover!

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Christmas Crafts - In-Store Seminar

Examples of Christmas Crafts in the Smity's Fine Furniture Seminar in KitchenerNeed to spruce up your house for Christmas? If you’re feeling crafty (or looking to stick to your budget), come on down to our Christmas Crafts workshop!

 

What: In-Store Seminar - Christmas Crafts

Where: 170 Gateway Park Drive, Kitchener, Ontario

When: Tuesday, December 13th from 2pm-3pm & from 6pm - 7pm

 

Our next In-Store Seminar will help you create some fun Christmas crafts for the home! Supplies and direction will be provided by the Smitty’s team. This seminar and the workshop materials are our gift to you!

 

This year, every participant will leave with their very own Christmas-Themed Table Runner. These are great for adding a personal touch to your dining room — or keeping the table clean during those long Christmas dinners with the family!

 

Feel free to come with Christmas decorating questions for our interior decorators! They love helping out with ideas and suggestions for the holiday season :)


Sign up for our event on Facebook for reminders & updates on the seminar!

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Company Is Coming: Preparing Your Home with the Right Furniture

Family eats Christmas dinner around a dining room table from Smitty's Fine Furniture in Kitchener

It’s hard to believe, but the winter holidays are almost here! It’s a time for celebrating the season with friends and family - and inevitably having a house full of guests. If you’re hosting company this holiday season, it’s important to make sure everyone is comfortable and feels at home, which means having the right furniture.

 

Sofabeds

 

Sofabeds are a great space-saving option for smaller houses - or if your house is bursting at the seams with guests! Sofabeds are sofas by day and beds by night, making it easy and convenient to turn your basement or living room into a temporary bedroom for someone.  

 

Having a sofabed also allows you to keep your common areas tidy and maintain their number one use. The bed can be tucked away quickly and easily, so you can get your living room back to normal for having a holiday party or sitting down to watch your favourite holiday movie.

 

Accent Chairs

 

With a house full of guests, it’s important that you have ample seating to accommodate everyone. If your sofa just isn’t going to be enough this year, consider adding a beautiful accent chair to your living room, basement or TV room.

 

Accent chairs are easy to place in a corner wherever you have some extra space. Plus, they look great and add even more style to your home.

 

Dining Sets

 

Whether you have a house full of guests or just a couple of close family members visiting you this holiday season, a dining set really sets the tone for your big holiday dinner. And no matter what the size and shape of your dining room, there’s a dining set for your needs! From square to rectangular to circular, compact tables to extendable tables, farmhouse style or modern, it’s never been easier to shop for the perfect dining table for your home.

 

Recliners

 

After those big holiday meals, chances are your guests might want to take a nap! Keep them comfortable with a recliner. We carry a wide range of recliners in different shapes, styles, materials and colours to fit your space. They’re also great for watching your favourite Christmas movie!


At Smitty’s Fine Furniture in Kitchener and Hanover, we carry the top Canadian-made brands of sofabeds, recliners, accent chairs and dining sets like Palliser, Simmons and Decor-Rest, so you know you’re getting the highest quality products.

 

Check out our selection online or come into one of our store locations today!

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The store is looking so festive

The entire staff have been working tirelessly around the clock to decorate and show you the latest decorating trends not only in furniture but also with our festive season. You will see bright peacock colours of blue, purple and lime green mixing together. Trees that are overstuffed with large scale decorations.


    

 
The room decorations are grouped together the same way
 we would group a collection to give that updated and contemporary look
 to our traditional Christmas season.

 

  
 

  Sparkle and bright colours are every where you look. 

 
    

 

Drop in and get some fresh ideas that you can bring to your own home.

 

 

 

Come and celebrate the holiday season with us. Steal the inspiration that our Interior Decorators have done so well for you to take home with you.


 

For more festive decorating ideas

visit us on Pinterest

 


 

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Smitty's 12 Hot Spots for Holiday Decorating

The holidays are upon us! As soon as the air chills at night, we know it's time for fall decorating. Of course, fall and winter decorating isn't limited to Halloween,

 

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. Celebrating the seasons with their change of weather and colours, is a great family activity too.

 

Decorations don't have to be elaborate. Simple touches include foliage, a seasonal tablecloth and twinkling lights. Here are some areas around the house you can easily decorate with garland, wreaths, fall fruit and lights.

 

 

1. Front Door. A beautiful wreath welcomes the holiday season. From September on you can include fall leaves, twigs, fruit and ribbon.

 

  

photo credit:  ThestoriesOfAtoZ.com             photo credit:  Angela Ostner

 
2.  Mailbox.  Create a warm welcome for visitors and the mail carrier with garland, bright ribbon and twinkling lights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo credit: Traditional Spaces by Smyrna Closet & Home Storage Designers Truorder
   
3.  Lamppost.  Greet guests and family in front of the house with some seasonal flair on the exterior lighting.  This works for porch lights and chandeliers over tables.  Fresh foliage looks warm and inviting in the low light.  Why not take a family excursion into the woods to collect greenery?  Entice the family with hot cocoa and cookies.

 


photo credit:  Traditional Entry  www.clothandpatina.com
 
4.  Front Porch.  Whether you have a small or large porch, make way for fresh greenery, garlands, twinkling lights, and ribbon.

 

photo credit:  Angela Ostner

 

photo credit:  Traditional Porch by Athens Photographers Corynne Pless

 

5.  Entry Table.  An entry table is a great place to display holiday photos of family and friends.  It also serves as a convenient platform for greeting cards.  Hang a wreath from the mirror too!!

 

photo credit: Traditional Spaces by Palm Beach Gardens Artists & Artisans Cloth & Patina
 
6.  Stair Rail.  What says "holidays" more than a seasonal garland on a stair rail?  A stair rail can often be seen from the front door, so garland here adds to the warm feeling of coming home for the holidays.

 


Eclectic Staircase by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Tobi Fairley Interior Design   
     
7.  Mantel.  Perhaps the most traditional space to decorate.  Its a prime location for fresh greens, pinecones, oversized christmas ornaments, candles and twinkling lights.
photo credit:  

 

Traditional Dining Room by Dc Metro Interior Designers & Decorators BROWN DAVIS INTERIORS, INC.
 
8.  Dining Table.  Its as simple as getting out those candles and pairing them with a beautiful runner and seasonal foliage

 

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 photo credit: Eclectic Dining Room by Columbus Photographers Julie Ranee Photography
 
9.  Back of a Chair.  Make your meal table inviting and warm with a special touch for family or guests on the chair backs.

 


photo credit: Rustic Dining Room by Webb City Media & Bloggers Michelle Edwards
 
10.  Powder Room.  A perfect place for really having fun.  Switch out towels to seasonal colours and include some holiday scented candles, like cranberry and cinnamon.

 


photo credit: Traditional Spaces by Detroit Interior Designers & Decorators The Yellow Cape Cod
 
11. Kitchen Counter.  The kitchen is the heart of the home.  Everyone gathers there in the morning and evening.  Winter fruit is really delicious and colorful.  Pomegranates, figs, persimmons.  Arrange these in a beautiful bowl or basket with dried fruit to create a seasonal display.  Don't forget to eat the fruit!

 


photo credit: Eclectic Dining Room by Brooklyn Photographers Rikki Snyder
 
12.  Coffee Table.  A coffee table is a favourite spot to display fresh flowers, seasonal candles and holiday books.

 


photo credit: Contemporary Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Glenn Gissler Design
 
Above all, have fun and share the season with family and friends.


 
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Why not send us some of your ideas and pictures.

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