Archive | March 2016

How to Hang and Style an Empire Valance

Empire valances are suitably named with their regal appearance and elegant drape. If your window treatment is looking drab rather than royal, consider this type of valance, along with matching or complementary curtains. Don’t be daunted by this lavish style; the how-to video below describes what tools you need, the measurements to take, and how to style an empire valance.

Click here to view our selection of beautiful empire valances, and get inspired to create a refined, palatial look on your window.

Regency Empire Valance Parisian Blue 110 x 28

Entryway Organization and Decorating Ideas

Do you think of the entryway as being synonymous with clutter? With everyone traipsing in and out, it’s no wonder that this high-traffic area collects more than its fair share of shoes, scarves, coats, and purses. Stress not; these organizing and decorating ideas will provide you with plenty of inspiration to get the entryway in order.

Begin with the essentials: functional, storage-friendly pieces that will keep mess at bay. Then let your decorative side flourish! Complement those practical storage bins and organizers with darling wall decor that will make your entryway feel stylish and inviting.

Click here to view the items used in the entryway looks below, as well as other items you can use to create your own custom look.

Entryway Decorating Idea
For the first entryway, we chose coordinating furnishings with clean, simple lines. Neutral colors like ivory provide a sense of lightness, while allowing for decorating versatility. We paired the Balinda Wall Storage Unit with the Dylissa Bench for a cohesive look and slightly staggered the furnishings.

Balinda Wall Storage Unit

Bring comfort to this often-used space with an anti-fatigue mat, and don’t forget to place some storage bins nearby for shoes and accessories. At 60” long, the Heavenly Stripe Runner Mat provides substantial, skid-resistant coverage on your floor. The Finn Storage Basket Set will be a welcome addition with storage space for a variety of articles.

Floor Image of Entryway

Add instant cozy appeal to the entryway with two or three charming wall decor pieces. The Family Word Wall Art will remind you of what’s truly important. The Callister Wall Clock has a vintage quality coupled with a modern aesthetic for pleasing transitional decor. When you’re in a hurry, the Family Rules Wall Plaque will remind you to keep your cool and treat others with kindness.

Wall Decor in Entryway Setting

For the second entryway, we used darker pieces and woodgrain decor to create a rich, homey feel. The Jenson Double Wall Letter Holder serves double duty in entryway areas, collecting both your mail and jackets or scarves. The Family Word Wall Art is easily visible against a light wall, celebrating your family ties in elegant fashion. Jot grocery notes or meeting reminders on the Wine Barrel Chalkboard, a piece that indicates your appreciation for fine wine.

Entryway Wall Decor

Hippity-Hop! Delightful Easter Decor Is Here

This year, Easter is on Sunday, March 27th. Have you donned your bunny ears and decorated already, or do you still need a few ideas? This festive Easter decor will have your home looking beautiful and ready for the upcoming spring season. Click here to view an array of charming Easter and spring decor, including all the accents mentioned below.

Your Easter guests won’t have to go hunting for these Easter eggs! Welcome family and friends with the Easter Egg Wreath, which has a ring of pastel eggs and faux greenery in plain sight. This versatile Easter wreath may be displayed indoors or outdoors under a covered patio; hang it as a traditional wreath, or place it on a table for a unique centerpiece. And some bunnies are ready to greet your visitors too! The Bunnies Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture features a trio of adorable rabbits holding a welcome sign. This accent will look darling on an interior entryway table or outdoor stand.

Easter Egg Indoor Outdoor Wall Wreath Multi Pastel Bunnies Welcome Sculpture White

The Praying Angel Sculpture radiates serenity, from her off-white finish to her peaceful countenance. This stunning resin angel, approx. 26”H, has full wings and a long gown; her hands are folded in prayer. Place her on an interior table beside your favorite spring plants for a captivating display. Another representation of quiet beauty, the Spring Mementos Floral Wall Plaque Set brings pastel blooms into your decor. Each polystone plaque in this three-piece set has an aged brown background and a dimensional flower that calls to mind spring’s renewal.

Praying Angel Table Sculpture Spring Mementos Wall Plaque Set Multi Pastel Set of Three

The All Over Easter Eggs Cutwork Table Runner is covered in Easter eggs that are already decorated! An openwork design, cheery colors, and embroidered details will make this runner one of your favorite Easter decorations. The Bountiful Bunny Vase will be happy to rest awhile atop this colorful display. This white ceramic cutie holds a sunflower with an opening for the faux flowers of your choice.

All Over Easter Eggs Table Runner Multi Pastel 16 x 36 Bountiful Bunny Figurine Vase White

If you adore bunny decor, you’ll also love this Easter napkin-folding idea from Origami Tree. Learn how to fold napkins into a bunny shape – your guests will be delighted!

Create Beautiful, Easy Spring Centerpieces with Floral Wreaths

If you love the cheery beauty of spring wreaths, you’ll be delighted with this decorating twist. Instead of using a spring wreath on a door or wall, bring it to your table and pair it with a sweet decoration. This tabletop display has a romantic and sentimental quality… because spring wreaths and home accents are made for each other! It only takes a few seconds to create a breathtaking spring centerpiece. Click here to view all the spring wreaths and home accents mentioned below.

First, select a spring wreath in a size that is fitting for your table. If you or someone in your house has sensitivities to fragrant scents, choose a faux flower wreath rather than a dried one. Next, measure the center opening. Choose a home accent that will look lovely nestled inside, making sure that it will fit nicely in the center. Use your imagination! LED lanterns, sculptures, lighted accents, and birdhouses are just a few of the items that would look fabulous. Keep in mind that a full, elaborate wreath will look best with a simple adornment in the center. If necessary, elevate the decorative accent; below, we used a green floral foam block covered with a bed of dried Spanish moss to prop up the cherub sculpture.

The Daydreaming Cherub Sculpture has an innocent expression and a darling vintage aesthetic. Give this heavenly creature someplace special to rest, like inside the Ella’s Rose Dried Floral Wreath or the Wild Daisy Floral Wreath.

Cherub Laying in Floral Wreath

Even a garden accent can be used as a centerpiece decoration! Charge the Secret Garden Solar Lighted Accent in direct bright light, then display it in a pretty wreath. We chose the Pink Tulip Wreath to complement the floral designs on the lighted accent.

Secret Garden Solar Accent Sitting in Floral Wreath

An LED lantern provides your display space with just the right amount of accent light, without the worry of candles. The Twinkling Twilight LED Lantern has a five-hour timer and includes batteries, making it even easier to assemble this spring centerpiece. We placed it inside the handcrafted Thistle Dried Floral Wreath for a twilight beauty akin to fireflies dancing above wildflowers.

Lantern Sitting in Floral Wreath

If you prefer a rustic ambience, use a weathered-looking decorative birdhouse as the center accent. We chose one of the birdhouses from the Hanging Birdhouse Set. Place it inside an earthy-looking wreath, like the Organic Vida Dried Wreath (shown at right). The subdued, natural tones create a subtle display that is still a pleasing take on spring decor. We also placed one birdhouse inside the Bella’s Garden Wreath and displayed it on a wall (shown at left).

Birdhouses displayed with Floral Wreath