Make a Decorating Splash with a Coastal Command Center

Does your home’s entryway resemble a cluttered shanty by the sea instead of a tidy coastal cottage? Let us help with these decorating ideas! Shape your entryway into a cute, accessible coastal command center with a charming mix of decorative pieces and handy organizers.

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Start with casual organizers and hooks in light or weathered hues for a beach-inspired aesthetic. The rattan drawers of the Corvaserro Storage Cabinet will hold stray articles and keep them out of sight. Hang your keys, wraps, or parasols from the Shoreline Treasures Wall Hooks, so that the items you need most are within easy reach. Step onto the skid-resistant Rest, Relax, Refresh Foam Comfort Mat to kick off or slip on your sandals. The fun lighthouse and starfish design wonderfully complements the coastal entryway theme.

Guide the eye upward with functional wall pieces that resemble driftwood or boardwalk planks. The Relax on Beach Time Wall Clock is hand-assembled in the USA from local natural pallet wood and features cool hues. Leave messages to your family on the Weathered Chalkboard, and use the included clips to dangle notes or your favorite beach photos.

Since this splashy command center is not just utilitarian, remember to sprinkle in some beach-kissed decorative wall plaques. The four-piece Beach Memories Wall Plaque Set features realistic, dimensional resin starfish, along with coastal quotes like “You can shake the sand from your shoes but it never leaves your soul.”

Exclusive Tropical Bedding Sets and Home Decor

After a weary day, wouldn’t you love to escape to a tropical bungalow for rest and relaxation? To tumble into your bed and be lulled to sleep by the gentle sound of the island breeze rustling the palms outside your window? This Tropical Haven is yours for the taking, whether your realm is the shore or the city; simply furnish your abode with these beautiful tropical bedding sets and home accents, and kick back in the rich island ambience. Click here to view all the coordinating pieces in this stunning collection, available exclusively from Touch of Class®.

Dappled with verdant foliage and exotic blooms, the Tropical Haven Comforter Set invites you to dream in island splendor. Slubbed golden grounds and loden green details give this bedding a look that is both laid-back and sophisticated. Some of the coordinating accessories are decoratively embellished with delightful palm leaf buttons. A five-piece daybed set is also available in a similar design.

Tropical Haven Comforter Set Multi Warm Tropical Haven Daybed Set Multi Warm Daybed

Likewise, the complementary area rugs and bath accents feature fanning leaf and floral motifs. The Tropical Haven Area Rugs have grounds in beige or black, surrounded by vibrant border designs. The Tropical Haven Toilet Seat and Bath Accessories have raised designs and bronze-finished sections.

Tropical Haven Rectangle Rug Tropical Haven Round Rug
Tropical Haven Elongated Toilet Seat Light Cream Tropical Haven Bath Accessories

 

Let Lovely Magnolia Decor Flower in Your Home

Named after French botanist Pierre Magnol, the magnolia is a flower of great beauty and elegance. This showy yet sophisticated blossom is recognized as a symbol of the South; in fact, it’s the state flower of both Louisiana and Mississippi. Though its meaning varies around the world, common associations include nobility, strength, perseverance, dignity, purity, and love of nature. If you’ve always admired this graceful flower but felt that its bloom was too short-lived, consider sprinkling magnolia decor throughout your home to enjoy all year round.

Remind yourself every day of the qualities to keep with the Magnolia Wall Accent. Nestled between magnolia blossoms, an ornamental resin banner spells out three inspirational words: faith, hope, and love. If you don’t have a flowering magnolia tree outside your window, the off-white blossoms on the Magnolia Wall Sconce Pair may be the next best thing. This pair of indoor wall accents is ready and waiting to hold your pillar candles.

Magnolia Faith Hope Love Wall Accent Magnolia Wall Sconce Pair Multi Earth Pair

The Magnolia Charm Candleholder Set uses a swooping scroll design to showcase dimensional floral blooms. Place your pillar candles in the leaf-like holders at the top to complete the extravagant display. The Magnolia Elegante II Wall Art Set puts a unique twist on wall decor with one concave and one convex panel. Covered in a protective lacquer finish, the curved surfaces feature detailed magnolia blooms in full splendor.

Click here to view our entire selection of magnolia home decor, including floral bedding, area rugs, wall art, and much more.

Magnolia Charm Candleholders Ivory Set of Two Magnolia Elegante II Wall Art Set Cypress Set of Two

Everywear Indoor/Outdoor Rugs: Versatile Decorating Solutions

For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, what is late spring like where you live? If May seems to skip by, joyously trailing a kite of warm weather behind her, consider yourself lucky! You’re likely darting in and out of the house, craving both the sweet comforts of home and the fresh paradise outside. With all that back and forth, you need area rugs that are suitable for all areas of the home. Enter the Everywear™ line from Trans-Ocean!

Everywear Rugs

These special, outdoor-ready rugs are UV-stabilized to minimize fading and can be hosed off for easy cleaning. Or, if you prefer, welcome them into the bustling entryways and rooms of your home.

Most of the Everywear™ rugs are designed by Liora Manné, and the selection includes a variety of designs, colors, shapes, and sizes. Choose coordinating rugs to create a cohesive look wherever you like, or select different designs to cultivate a unique feel in each area of the home! Follow winding scrolls, dance among dragonflies, or meander through a field of pretty poppies. You’re sure to find an Everywear™ rug that looks fabulous indoors or out.

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Poppy Infusion Rectangle Rug Red Poppy Infusion Rectangle Rug Red

Learn Your Prints and Patterns: Names and Descriptions for Home Decor Fabrics

Are you obsessed with fabric pattern names and designs, or do you feel lost among gingham, houndstooth, and paisley? Brush up with these home decor swatches and corresponding pattern descriptions (scroll toward the bottom).

Pattern Names

Basket Weave
A pattern inspired by the appearance of a woven basket.

Buffalo Check
A check pattern with stripes of equal size; larger than a gingham check.

Chevron
Strictly speaking, a chevron is a “V” or inverted “V” shape. A zigzag pattern, often with stripes of equal thickness, is commonly referred to as a chevron design.

Damask
Damask (derived from the Syrian capital city of Damascus) originally referred to a luxurious fabric with unique woven designs. As a pattern name, damask usually indicates an elaborate design with flourishing acanthus leaves, though many variations exist, from cats to chandeliers.

Fleur-de-Lis
A stylized lily design; historically, it was a symbol of French nobility, though its origin can be traced back to ancient times.

Fret
A complicated ornamental pattern that is often geometric.

Gingham
Typically, a small check pattern with stripes of equal size; smaller than a buffalo check.

Greek Key
A type of fret design characterized by right angles and often used as a decorative border. Also called a meander, the Greek key design is thought to symbolize infinity and unity.

Honeycomb
A pattern with hexagonal shapes.

Houndstooth
A duotone, broken check pattern, originally from Scotland.

Ikat
A complex dye technique used to pattern textiles, with roots in many cultures around the world; ikat prints inspired by this technique can be simple or intricate, often with a hazy or blurred effect.

Jacobean Floral
A fanciful, stylized floral design that harks back to the reign of King James I of England in the 17th century.

Lattice
A crisscross design that can be simple or ornately embellished.

Moroccan
A tile pattern with lantern-like shapes.

Ogee
A design inspired by the ogee arch in Middle Eastern and English Gothic architecture; ogee patterns may consist of mirrored arch designs or more stylized, onion-like shapes.

Paisley
A curved droplet shape with origins in ancient Iran. The name paisley draws from the Scottish town of the same name that produced textiles and shawls with this pattern.

Plaid
In the United States, plaid refers to patterns featuring crisscrossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors.

Quatrefoil
A stylized design resembling a clover with four rounded “leaves.” The design may vary to include pointed embellishments (a “barbed quatrefoil”).

Suzani
A pattern with elaborate medallions inspired by those featured on hand-embroidered textiles from central Asia.

Toile
As a pattern name, toile refers to a scenic, monochromatic print that often depicts vignettes of pastoral life. Originally known as “toile de Jouy,” meaning “cloth from Juoy,” toile was popularized by a textile factory in the French town of Jouy-en-Josas in the late 1700s.

Earth Day Is Here! Go Green with Recycled Doormats and Stair Treads

Are you looking for eco-friendly, yet stylish outdoor decor? Whether you love the look of riverbed pebbles, scrolling medallions, or cheery sunflowers, there’s an outdoor mat for you. Made from recycled rubber, these environmentally-friendly doormats will be the welcoming touch your entryway needs. Click here to view our entire selection of recycled rubber doormats and stair treads, including the items featured below.

The Patio Stone Doormat and Stair Treads pair a pebbled design with faux stone rectangles. Not only are these outdoor mats constructed of recycled rubber, but they’re also made in the USA for truly pleasing decor.

Patio Stone Stair Tread Patio Stone Doormat 111 x 211

If you want to be sure guests feel at home, spell out your welcome with one of these inviting doormats. These USA-made mats have polyester heat-transferred designs on a backing of recycled rubber. The Florals in Fall Welcome Mat draws you in with a collage of beautiful patterns, including flowers and medallions. Guests will be all abuzz over the Sunny Bees Sunflower Welcome Mat, which has a green polka-dot background.

Florals in Fall Welcome Mat Multi Earth 16 x 26 Sunny Bees Welcome Doormat Multi Earth 16 x 26

How to Hang and Style a Grommet Valance

A grommet valance is the epitome of simple, chic style. If you’re fond of this valance style, but you need a refresher on how to hang the valance, just check out the short video below. Learn the materials you need and how to easily style the grommet valance.

Click here to view our selection of grommet valances, including the Camden Valance in the video.

Camden Quilted Grommet Valance 55 x 18