Christmas Decorating Trend for 2018: Buffalo Plaid

Whether you’re spending the holidays in a cozy, storybook-like cabin or you simply want to enhance your home with rustic touches, buffalo plaid decor is the answer! Buffalo plaid has a two-tone checkered design that provides visual pop and country flavor. Here are a few areas of the home that will appear oh-so-inviting with a little buffalo plaid in the mix.

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The fireplace:
Buffalo plaid stockings will look just darling hanging from the mantel, waiting to be filled with treats from St. Nick. Line the mantel with faux birch LED candles, a mini pine cone tree, and a wilderness sculpture to amp up the lodge aesthetic.

The dining table:
Draped in buffalo plaid linens, your table will beckon everyone to gather ‘round for home-cooked dishes. For a festive accent, select reindeer napkin rings and a faux greenery centerpiece.

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Stockings Buffalo Plaid Table Linens

The Christmas tree:
A popular holiday song celebrates the loveliness of the Christmas tree’s branches, but you can give some decorating love to the base of the tree too. A buffalo plaid tree skirt looks wonderfully cozy encircling the foot of the tree. Decorate with pine cones, berry garland, and ornaments depicting deer or cardinals. Top the tree with a simple country star or a rustic angel embellished with faux fur.

Benches, chairs, and sofas:
Bare furnishings can seem chilly in the winter, so make them snuggle-ready with buffalo plaid throws and pillows. You can even layer the pillows atop your bed and drape a folded throw across the foot.

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Tree Skirt Buffalo Plaid Throw and Pillows

Get the Look: Snowflake Holiday Dining Room

Are you ready to elevate the elegance of your Christmas tablescape? Perhaps that trendy black and white Christmas decor just isn’t your style; or you’ve tabled that retro teal and red color scheme for another year. What’s “on the plate” for this holiday season? Think traditional with a twist: dark red, white, and silver. Dark red will provide plenty of rich, warm color for cozy dining, while white and silver snowflakes evoke the crystalline wonder of early-morning frost on your windowpane.

The Snowflake Table Linens will steal the show with their intricate beauty. Various styles and sizes accommodate almost any table setting you have in mind. Choose from oblong tablecloths, table toppers, runners, placemats, napkins, and chair covers. Each polyester satin table linen features snowflake embroidery; some items have cutwork edging and openwork detailing. These festive table linens are exclusive designs from Touch of Class®, and you won’t find them anywhere else.

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Draped in these gorgeous seasonal linens, your dining table decor won’t require much additional effort. If you want just a little extra embellishment, however, consider glistening snowflake napkin rings and a fabulous Christmas centerpiece.

Are DIY centerpieces your speciality? Here are just a few ideas: place dark red ornaments in a large covered decorative glass jar; fill clear hurricanes with cranberries and top them with LED tealights; layer a tiered server stand with silver and red baubles and top it with a ribbon bow; or simply place red LED candles in your tried-and-true taper holders or holiday candelabra.

Snowflake Table Linens

Christmas Decorating Trend for 2018: Vintage Farmhouse

If you’re all about comfy and cozy Christmas decor, you’ll love this decorating trend: vintage farmhouse! This holiday decor puts an old-fashioned twist on the beloved farmhouse style. Expect to see retro pickup trucks, weathered details, country table linens, and plaid accessories. These home accents intermingle to create a holiday style rich with nostalgia and charm.

Here are just a few decorating ideas that will lead you to this holiday look. To see all the items we used for this farmhouse dining room, simply click here.

Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Decor

Set a no-fuss tablescape with a braided table runner and placemats in festive colors. Yarn-braided accessories are an inviting alternative to traditional table linens.

Top the table with vintage-style mugs and plates that have a sweet antique appearance. Designs of trucks, wagons, and tractors play up the rural aesthetic.

Get as creative as you like with tabletop centerpieces. Since this holiday style is more relaxed, it naturally lends itself to all kinds of displays: a truck-shaped cookie jar, Mason jars with LED tealights, an old pitcher with faux berries and sprigs, or even a crate with pomegranates and greenery. If you prefer a traditional centerpiece, you can’t go wrong with frosted greenery and red ribbon in a vase.

Warm up wooden benches and chairs with plump cushions, throws, and decorative pillows. Stitched details and fringed edges will help your homespun holiday vision come to life.

Remember to give some farmhouse flavor to the mantel too! Repurpose a plaid table runner as a mantel scarf, and dangle applique Christmas stockings from your favorite decorative hooks.

A Harvest Hearth Awaits: How to Decorate Your Fireplace for Autumn

The fireplace is lavished with attention during the holiday season—bedecked with garland, twinkle lights, and stockings. Why not spend a little time making sure your harvest hearth is just as festive? Before long, everyone in your family will want to gather as the fall season reaches its peak beauty. You can almost smell the apple cider and (of course) pumpkin spice treats now!

Here are a few decorating tips for your fall fireplace:

  • Draw the eye upward with an autumn canvas placed above the mantel.
  • Add width to the wall display if needed by hanging a vibrant fall wreath on each side.
  • Top the mantel with a dimensional fall arrangement and figurines.
  • Bring interest to the fireplace base with a grand candelabra, pumpkins, and baskets.
  • Cozy up the space with an autumn area rug, fall decorative pillows, and soft throws.

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Autumn Fireplace

Mix It Up! Chic Fall Entertaining with Mixed Materials

Decorating your fall kitchen is as simple as adding a little texture with mixed-material home decor: a wooden tray topped with homemade bread or decadent cheese adds warmth to the arrangement. Then, create a little contrast with fall table decorations fashioned from metal and glass. A metallic luster adds a bit of flash to your table, while glass allows you to show off the contents within, be it a bouquet of sunflowers or tiny rolls of colorful paper scrawled with all of your blessings.

Wondering just where you should start? On your countertops, a trio of fluted glass canisters adds a sweet note of simplicity. The whitewashed wood lids convey a kind of rustic charm; build on that with a vintage milk can that meshes metal with glass for a chic, mixed materials vibe.

Put your sideboard to good use and show off a wooden serving tray with a glass dome cloche. Gourmet crackers can be arranged to one side of the cloche, while the dome itself protects your fine cheese and only heightens the presentation. Easy Thanksgiving decorations might also include a decorative beverage dispenser for punch or apple cider.

Be sure to pay close attention to your fall tablescapes as well, whether this means the coffee table or the dining table. Metal candleholders with glass hurricanes could be just the thing to spice up your living room. The looped ring design in gold will assuredly catch eyes. Work in a sculptural branch, some acorns, and a smattering of fall leaves for a natural accent.

Or, let candleholders bring a metallic gleam to your dining table. You’ll want to pay special attention to this area of the home – it’s the crowning glory of your fall decorating! Incorporate a marbled-style texture with placemats resembling this cool, smooth stone. Topped with charger plates in gleaming gold, your placemats will combine with other mixed elements for a high-fashion fall look.

Click here to view a variety of mixed-material entertaining accessories, including the items below.

Fluted Kitchen Canister Set  Calvina Tray and Glass Dome Cloche Serving Set
 Granville Gold Hurricane Candleholders Quartz Marbled Design Hardboard Placemats

Resplendent in Ruby: Exclusive Polyester Satin Bedding

If you’re a plan-ahead, holiday decorating maven, you’re always on the lookout for seasonal decor to deck your halls in finery. Forget sugarplums; let visions of this beautiful bedding dance in your head!

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The Portia II Grande Bedspread has a 24” drop to accommodate deep mattresses.

Luxe accessories are available for each ensemble, so you can layer and refine the look until it’s perfectly suited to your taste.

Bring out the holiday appeal by decorating your bedroom with a glittering seasonal wreath, faux poinsettia arrangements in deep red, or even a holiday centerpiece on the bedside table.

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Prima Ruby Coverlet Set Bedding Portia II Ruby Bedspread Bedding