Fresh Farmhouse Decor for Fall

Pick your favorite pumpkin—and some farmhouse-friendly fall decor too!

Below are a few ways to give your home country flavor this autumn. With farmhouse decor, your style can be as relaxed and imperfect as you like; weathered surfaces and worn edges will only add to the charm of this decorating aesthetic.

  • Decorate with cozy plaids in orange and rust tones—think tier curtains, runners, and throws.
  • Fill a Mason jar with artificial sunflowers. Let the blossoms beam back from your kitchen table.
  • Let some potted hardy mums watch passersby from a spot on your porch.
  • Pop a pumpkin pillow with stitched detailing on your entryway bench or a comfy chair.
  • Adorn your space with home decor embellished with raffia, fringe, buttons, or burlap.
  • Look for kitchen towels or tabletop accents depicting vintage pickup trucks and produce.
  • “Plant” a couple scarecrow standers just inside your front door to welcome guests.

Need even more inspiration? Check out these fall finds, available from the Touch of Class® web site. Click each image to shop!

Give Thanks Turkey Table Accent Gather Together Plaid Table Linens
Fall Pumpkin Patch Pillow Fall Harvest Kitchen Dish Towel Set

Get Nostalgic with Mid-Century Modern Home Decor

Whether your style is all-out retro or transitional with touches of the past, mid-century home decor is for you! According to Architectural Digest, the movement blossomed from early 20th century Modernism; characteristics of mid-century decor include simplicity of design, organic shapes, and emphasis on function.

You might be wondering how to incorporate this style into your home. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Display an abstract metal wall sculpture with rounded, mod shapes.
  • Swap out traditional magazine racks or accent tables for sleeker styles.
  • Place a geometric area rug on the floor as a statement piece.
  • Update an entertainment center with chic furniture in light or warm finishes.

Click here to shop these and other mid-century home furnishings on the Touch of Class® site.

Cool Echoes Abstract Wall Sculpture Nolah Magazine Rack
Beckett Abstract Area Rug Kimber Ladder and Corner Shelves

 

Entertain with the Humor and Convenience of the Circa Collection

Serve your favorite snacks in chic style! The Circa accessories provide you with convenient serving options—and they’re great conversation starters too. These pieces are perfect for Taco Tuesdays, Labor Day get-togethers, football parties, or casual lunches. The cheeky sayings will delight your guests as they dish up with delectables.

Most of the fun serving pieces are crafted from white ceramic, and some also include a serving spoon or fork. Stir up an easygoing atmosphere with sayings like “Let’s taco ‘bout it,” “It’s five o’guac somewhere,” and “Hit me with your best salt.”

Bring on the fiesta with a striped table runner and bright napkins, or give your table spread farmhouse flair with a buffalo check tablecloth and a wood serving tray. However you choose to decorate, the Circa accessories will fit right in!

Click here to shop the Circa Collection, including the items featured below, at Touch of Class®.

Circa Taco Serving Platter Margarita salt rimmer plate with serving fork
Chip and dip bowl with serving spoon Guacamole dip bowl with serving spoon

Outdoor Decorating Ideas: Oceana Teak Wood Furniture

Summer isn’t over yet! Indulge in late-summer gatherings and Labor Day get-togethers, and utilize the Oceana Furniture to amp up your outdoor spaces. Crafted with super construction and finely sanded, these furnishings are made from natural teak wood and feature classic, slatted designs. Click an image below to start shopping from the Touch of Class web site.

Look #1: [Shop here]
Select a fun, Boho-style outdoor rug; then place the Oceana coffee table in the center and surround it with the Oceana outdoor chairs. A cozy gathering spot is created!

Oceana Teak Wood Console Table

Look #2: [Shop here]
If bistro dining is more your thing, use the Oceana round table, which has a removable center insert for your patio umbrella. Pair the round table with your favorite melamine serveware.

Oceana Teak Wood Round Table

Look #3: [Shop here]
You can switch up the look with the Oceana side table. Place a geometric rug beneath and display metal palm wall art to bring visual interest to your outdoor haven.

Oceana Teak Wood Side Table

8 Creative Uses for Table Runners

The humble table runner can be the ultimate versatile piece for savvy decorators. Though it’s typically displayed length-wise across a dining table, a runner is not limited to a certain room or setting. If there’s a flat surface that needs dressing up, a table runner just might be the answer!

Here are a few ideas:

1. Embellish a vanity table
Feel all the more pampered when you sit at your vanity table. Drape an elegant runner across the vanity, and place your mirrored tray and accessories on top. Look for a runner that’s more ornate than usual, like one with lace or fringe.

Dogwood Lace Table Runner

2. Love the layered look
Let table runners decorate in tandem! Place a solid color runner down first, then top it with a narrower runner in an intricate design or an eye-catching print. If you’re feeling especially bold, try two contrasting prints; this approach works best if one pattern has a smaller scale than the other.

Purple Pansies Floral Table Runner

3. Glam up a bedside table
Give the top of your bedside table instant charm with an embroidered runner, candleholders, and a decorative jar. Or, if you prefer a more carefree vibe, select a Bohemian-style runner and top it with a small paper lantern.

Spring Breeze Table Runner

4. Beautify a console table
Give a little life to a neglected console table with a pretty floral runner. Complete the look with tabletop accessories and wall art in similar colors.

Pansy Patch Floral Table Runner

5. Make an entertaining change
Keep a TV console or media cabinet from looking stark by softening it with a runner. A runner with cutwork edging provides a quaint touch, while a striking pattern amps up the drama.

6. Festoon the fireplace
Use a table runner as a mantel scarf. Evoke an elegant, vintage ambience with classy candleholders, faux flower bouquets, and blossom wall art. This solution is great for holiday decorating too—a specialty runner atop the mantel is the perfect place to put all those seasonal baubles and figurines.

Canterbury Table Runner

7. Change your perspective
Instead of placing the runner down the length of a dining room table, turn it so it drapes across the width. Add multiples if it works with your place settings.

Coastal Dream Table Runner

8. Cozy up a coffee table
After you’ve piled decorative pillows and a throw on the sofa, the coffee table looks rather bare. Warm up the surface with a table runner; play with textures like cutwork, burlap, or macrame.

Bella Rose Embroidered Table Runner

Live It Up Outdoors! More Get-the-Look Patio Options

Did you enjoy our May post on outdoor patio decorating ideas? We have more for June! A fabulous patio is within any decorator’s grasp. We make it easy with ideas for three summery patio looks. Each is fully “shoppable” from the Touch of Class web site. Simply click a look below, and start shopping!

Look #1: Geometric Patio Entryway [Shop here]
A bold geometric rug makes this look pop, while floral and traditional elements soften the overall appearance. A bicycle canvas and decorative planters beautify the space.

Geometric Patio Entryway

Look #2: Zoelynn Patio Entryway [Shop here]
A classic slatted wood bench and an acanthus leaf rug are at the heart of this traditional outdoor look. Metal and capiz shell butterfly wall art provides a fun, whimsical touch.

Zoelynn Patio Entryway

Look #3: Tropical Flowers Patio [Shop here]
This bright look comes to life with an eye-catching island rug with exotic blooms. Tropical wall art and colorful decorative pillows make the space feel like a vacation getaway.

Tropical Flowers Patio

Unique Wedding Gift Ideas Under $50

Have you been invited to a summer wedding this year? Is the invitation still sitting on your
table, like an ever-present reminder that you still haven’t found a great gift for that special couple?

Let these unique wedding gift ideas nudge you (sweetly, of course) in the right direction. Each affordable wedding gift is under $50, making it friendly to your budget and a memorable way to wish the couple many years of wedded bliss.

Click here to view over 20 fabulous wedding gift ideas from Touch of Class® (prices are shown after you click on the link).

The Love That Lasts Figurine features a 1920s-style couple in intricate dress. The Our Hearts As One Sculpture depicts two interconnected hearts in an openwork design.

Love That Lasts Figurine Our Hearts As One Sculpture

The LOVE Letters Wall Art will look lovely alone or as part of a photo collage. The Star Gazing Figurine features an ethereal, romantic scene of a couple sitting on a crescent moon.

Love Letters Word Wall Art Star Gazing Figurine

The Loving Hands Table Sculpture is a wonderful representation of closeness. The Papillon Wall Photo Frame will flutter its way into the couple’s heart with its butterfly and blossom design.

Loving Hands Table Sculpture Papillon Butterfly Wall Photo Frame