Inspiration on the Way! Elegant Corner Decorating Ideas

Have you been scratching your head, trying to figure out just how to decorate that neglected corner? Let us provide the inspiration! These corner decorating ideas radiate elegance from the ceiling to the floor. With a few adjustments, that troublesome corner will be “at home” with the rest of the room.

Look #1:
We added furnishings that were made specifically for use in a corner! A corner accent table looks darling when paired with a coordinating corner wall shelf placed just above it. These two pieces also provide you with space to display your favorite treasures and knickknacks. Formal drapes, a traditional rug, and an upholstered vanity chair give this setting its upscale look.

Look #2:
We placed a bombe chest near the corner and topped it with a fancy table lamp—just the thing to illuminate an otherwise shadowy corner. If the corner needs a final embellishment, remember that a wall art panel is great for a small space.

Click here to view more corner home accents, including etagere stands, cabinets, and tables.

Corner Decorating Idea Corner Decorating Idea #2

Decorating Ideas: Creating Looks Around Benches

When it comes to picking a starting point for your home decor, a bench might be the last thing on your mind; however, a bench makes a great “centerpiece” for almost any area of the home. There’s something cozy about an upholstered bench, and you can easily switch out the furnishings around it as desired. Keep reading to see how we created looks around two benches.

Look #1:
The Isabelle Ecru Storage Bench has a classic transitional appearance that pairs well with a variety of home accents. We added a variegated rug, plush decorative pillow, knitted throw blanket, floor vase, and metallic collage-style wall art. Click here to view most of the items we used to create this look.

Look #2:
The Vivian Tufted Bench brings Old World style to your space with its gold and taupe acanthus leaf pattern on burgundy. Complement the bench with an elegant rug, nubby throw blanket, metal wall grille, traditional lamp, and pedestal table. Click here to view the items we used to create this look.

Isabelle Ecru Storage Bench Vivian Burgundy Cushioned Oval Bench

Exclusive Embroidered Floral Spring Bedding

Spring is in full bloom, and Touch of Class® is introducing beautiful floral bed patterns that you won’t find anywhere else. Designed by Touch of Class®, the Essence Collection is unabashedly sweet: both romantic and charming. An eggshell color is the background for each pattern. Ambrosia has vintage violet floral bands and floral embroidery in dusty mauve, purple orchid, and green. Honeysuckle features buttercream floral bands and floral embroidery in pearl blush, mauvewood, and green.

Each pattern offers the following items, so you can create your ideal look: an oversized bedspread, a daybed bedding set, accessories like shams and pillows, and window treatments.

Vermicelli quilting embellishes the bedspread, daybed set, shams, and some pillows. All items except the ruffled square pillow feature flower embroidery for plenty of pretty appeal. The rectangle pillow reads “Always Kiss Me Goodnight” and is a darling finishing touch to each bed pattern.

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Here are a few decorating recommendations for your bedroom—items that will look lovely with the Essence Collection: metal floral wall art, vintage-style glass lamps, pastel floral Aubusson rugs, floral wall plaques, and weathered nightstands in light finishes.

Ambrosia Embroidered Floral Bedspread Honeysuckle Embroidered Floral Bedspread
Ambrosia Embroidered Floral Daybed Bedding Honeysuckle Embroidered Floral Daybed Bedding

Elegant Entryway Decorating Ideas

The interior entryway of your home receives plenty of foot traffic, but have you given it appropriate decorating attention? If the entryway is looking more “eh” than “elegant,” these decorating ideas will be just what you need.

Feel free to customize this look to your heart’s content using new furnishings and those you already own; use your favorite table lamp pair to light up the space, swap out the wall grille for another striking wall decor piece, or move a neglected upholstered chair from a shadowy corner to a prime spot beside the console table. Click here to view all the items that we used.

How did we create this look?

We chose home furnishings with the common thread of elegant traditional style. We balanced heavier or darker pieces with luminous or light colors like gold, cream, alabaster, and ivory.

  • Place a console table against the entryway wall. Make sure it is wide and sturdy enough to support two table lamps. An open, airy design will keep this area from looking stuffy.
  • Hang two wall mirror panels an equal distance apart from the sides of the console table.
  • Display a vertical metal wall grille between the two mirrors, directly above the center of the console.
  • Position an upholstered accent chair to one side of the console table.
  • Top the console table with traditional table lamps and an additional accent if you like (such as a tabletop photo frame or covered bowl).
  • Place an Aubusson-style rug runner in front of the console table and chair.

Traditional Entryway Decorating IIdeas

Olives to Love: Our Latest Kitchen Decorating Idea

You might not be surrounded by Italian villa walls, but your kitchen can still have a taste of Tuscany. Olives were the inspiration for our latest kitchen decorating idea—plus stripes in sage and light cream.

Click here to view the furniture and accessories we used to create this kitchen look.

Here’s what we used to furnish this kitchen:

• A wooden counter height dining set finished in rich natural cherry
• Olive- and Tuscan-themed wall art (metal and canvas)
• Simple striped valances and tiers for the windows
• Chair cushions in a matching striped pattern
• Olive-patterned table linens and a decorative centerpiece bowl
• Olive oil-motif cushioned floor mats with memory foam fill

Olive Italian Themed Kitchen

Get the Look: Exclusive Cottage Rose Floral Bedding for Spring

Our latest exclusive bedding pattern is here, just in time for spring. Designed by Touch of Class®, the Cottage Rose ensemble is a spring dream with a serene aqua mist background, delicate floral bouquets, ruffle detailing, and white eyelet accents. Both a floral comforter set and a tiered ruffled bedspread are available, as well as an array of pillows and window treatments.

Click here to “Get the Look.” You won’t find this spring bedding anywhere else!

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Lovely in Lavender: Home Decor for Spring

When the sunshine winks at you, letting you know that spring is on the way, you might be inspired to freshen up your decor. Lavender is a beautiful, soft alternative to Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet. Let the pastel prettiness of lavender drift into your home like a gentle spring breeze.

Here are a few ways to let the color lavender bloom in your home decor.

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Place a vintage-style lavender hobnail lamp on your nightstand for a subtle flush of purple.

Hang lavender grommet curtain panels in any room that needs a little spring-like lift.

Give your bedroom a quaint ambience with a lavender chenille bedspread and accessories.

Brighten an entryway or kitchen table with a wisteria-colored vase brimming with flowers.

Mindy Lavender Hobnail Lamp Jana Lavender Grommet Curtain Panel
Cottage Garden Lavender Chenille Bedspread Ramona Table Vase in Wisteria