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Decorating Tip: Use Pairs to Create Symmetry in Home Decor

Do you have your eye on a beautiful lamp, wall sconce, or accent mirror? Purchase a pair instead of just one and use it to create a symmetrical display! If you’ve been wanting to foster a greater sense of balance in your home, while promoting an ambience of serenity and stability, you’ll love this decorating principle.

Here are just a few home accents that lend themselves to symmetrical displays:

  • accent chairs
  • floor sculptures
  • mirror panels
  • pendant lights
  • planters
  • table lamps
  • topiaries
  • wall art panels
  • wall sconces

Take a look at how pairs can be used to give a calming touch to a room or outdoor area:

Create a cozy gathering spot with matching upholstered accent chairs and a round coffee table.

Cassidy Chair Pair
Make any entryway a grand one with two handsome floor sculptures and a slice mat.

Lions at Guard Sculptures
Enhance your favorite theme by placing metal wall art panels beside complementary curtain panels.

Paradise Leaf Grommet Curtain Panels
Beautify an elegant window treatment with the addition of old-fashioned hurricane sconces.

Jordyn Olivia Window Treatment
Embellish a bare wall in a kitchen nook by displaying two or more square wall grilles.

West Albany Counter Furniture
Amplify an already-luxe bedding ensemble by hanging two ornate mirrored panels on the wall.

Bellamy Comforter Bedding

Display a double dose of symmetry with table lamps and accent mirrors over a console table.

Clover-Shaped Mirrors and Table Lamps

Spring Color Pairings to Try in Home Decor

Those tender shoots of grass, that brilliant yellow daffodil… Nature is reinventing itself, urging you to do the same. If you’d like your home decor to bloom in unexpected ways this spring, just try one of these fabulous color pairings!

Gray + Yellow

Sophisticated yet fresh, gray and yellow complement each other beautifully.

Grand Marigold Gray and Yellow Rug Sunnyside Gray and Yellow Bedding

Variations:
Beige and gray create a soothing ambience.
Buttery yellow and pale gray have a soft, classic appeal.

Click here for home decor in gray and yellow, plus variations in similar colors.

Aqua + Pink

As if picked from a fantasy garden, aqua and pink revive any space with a sense of whimsy.

Rose Garden Aqua and Pink Bedding Watercolor Butterfly Aqua and Pink Wall Art

Variations:
Teal and crimson effuse a dreamy vintage aesthetic.
Turquoise and coral make a coastal setting pop.

Click here for home decor in aqua and pink, plus variations in similar colors.

Green + Purple

Romantic and timeless, green and purple will sweep you away to a country meadow.

Les Fleurs Mulberry Rose Wall Mirror Blossom Lavender Bedspread

Variations:
Mulberry and sage radiate a dusky splendor.
Lilac and soft green have a sweet pastel charm.

Click here for home decor in green and purple, plus variations in similar colors.

Ten Simple Ways to Decorate in the Farmhouse Charm Style

Stroll along the weathered wooden fence, letting your fingers graze the jubilant wildflowers, until your quaint farmhouse comes into view. Then sit a spell on the front porch in your favorite rocking chair or while away a relaxing afternoon indoors among the charm of country decor. Sound like a dream? If you’ve long-admired the rustic farmhouse style, here are ten simple ways to imbue your home with the same laid-back, down-home ambience.

Click here to view a variety of home decor in the farmhouse charm style, including the items below.

1. Antique-inspired serveware and crockery
Your off-white plates and platters will be at home in the farmhouse style. Mix and match dinnerware from different sets, and gather a few pieces just for display. For your table or island, place utensils or artificial flowers in a vintage-looking crock.

2. Open shelving
To give your kitchen an airy, casual feel, select furnishings with open storage or glass-front doors. For a touch of yesteryear, display glass milk bottles, Mason jars, wooden crates, or metal canisters.

Antique Rooster Kitchen Utensil Crock West Albany Wine Cabinet

3. Cutout wall decor
Wall items spelling out “kitchen” or “eat” will look darling in your farmhouse kitchen. A wall hook rack like this one is both decorative and functional, keeping your oven mitt, potholder, and towel at hand.

4. Table linens with simple patterns
Simple patterns and primary colors keep your table from looking too fussy and formal. Buffalo checks, gingham squares, and stripes work well.

Kitchen Wall Hook Rack Red Buffalo Check Table Linens

5. Burlap-look fabrics
To capture the bucolic appeal of prairie life, choose window treatments and throw pillows with the look of burlap. The neutral color and texture will call to mind burlap feed sacks.

6. Woven items
Woven storage baskets have a rustic quality that suits the farmhouse style. Look for woven floor baskets and wall pockets to store throws, magazines, beauty essentials, towels, or toilet paper rolls.

Burlap Tier Window Treatment Woven Storage Baskets

7. Rustic accent lighting
Lantern-style candleholders with LED candles are a safe alternative to lanterns with wax candles. Accent your rustic farmhouse decor with copper-finished metal and distressed wood holders.

8. Galvanized metal decor
Home accents with the look of galvanized metal will remind you of old wash buckets and pails. This topiary-style wall art has rustic and galvanized finishes as well as plenty of floral charm.

Copper Metal LED Candleholder Floral Topiary Metal Wall Art

9. Cozy patchwork quilts
A pretty patchwork quilt will set the foundation for a rustic farmhouse bedroom. Warm earth tones and subdued floral palettes keep bedrooms from looking too stark or modern.

10. Slatted and wood-pallet wall art
Wooden wall art with a vintage appearance will adorn your home with a sweet message and antique charm. These decorative plaques also make great gifts for those who love the farmhouse style.

Irish Chain Quilt Happily Ever After Wall Art

Exclusive Lisette Chenille Satin Bedding

Envision the sunrise on a quiet winter morning—the fresh snowfall glistens in the light as a new day dawns. The Lisette bedding captures that same sense of purity and beauty, making it the ideal ensemble for the new year ahead. Available exclusively from Touch of Class®, this handcrafted collection combines the silky touch of cotton/rayon satin and the soft feeling of tufted chenille.

In your choice of pearl or white, this bedding exudes a sophisticated French glamour with fantastic chenille ribbon, dot, and tassel designs. The luxurious, oversized bedspread has a 24” drop to fit deep mattresses and a reverse pillow tuck to cover your pillows neatly. Coordinating shams, decorative pillows, and window treatments have the same pristine allure, allowing you to create a cohesive and elegant look in your bedroom.

Click here to view and purchase the exclusive Lisette bedding.

Lisette Satin Chenille Bedding in Pearl Lisette Satin Chenille Bedding in White

Snuggle-Soft Oversized Throw Blankets

A comfy chair, your favorite book, a soothing beverage… all that’s missing is a cozy throw blanket! These luxuriously soft throws are perfect for any room in your home. Measuring 60”x80”, they’re also oversized, so you’ll love snuggling beneath them or even catching a few winks on frost-bitten days. Each has thermal qualities, features an inviting design, has bound edges, and is machine washable. Once you have one of these beautiful oversized throws, you’ll want more to give as gifts!

Click here to view and purchase these cuddly throw blankets.

The Live Laugh Love Throw Blanket reads “Live like there is no tomorrow,” “Laugh until your sides hurt,” and “Love like you have never loved before” on a chocolate background.

The Friends Throw Blanket reads “Friends – people in our lives who make us smile, who make us laugh, who make us cry, who make us love, who make us happier” on ivory.

Live Laugh Love Throw Blanket Friends Throw Blanket

 

Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2016: Holly Wreath Collection

‘Tis the season! If you love the festive appearance of your favorite holly wreath on your door, you’ll be absolutely merry over the Holly Wreath Collection. Decorate your entire home with this holiday hallmark! This exclusive Christmas collection, available only at Touch of Class®, features holly wreaths and boughs. Select pieces are embellished with vermicelli quilting or embroidery. This holiday decorating style is traditional yet full of cheer and wonderful details.

Click here to view the entire Holly Wreath Collection, which includes coordinating bedding, area rugs, window treatments, bath decor, a mantel scarf, a tree skirt, and dining accessories.

Below, we used the Holly Wreath items to create a dining setting that is rich with elegance and holiday spirit. This collection is easy to blend with other traditional Christmas decor, like your most treasured tabletop decorations and mantel accessories. If you’d like to recreate this look, click here to view and purchase the items shown below.

Holly Wreath Holiday Dining Room Decorating Ideas

In need of a few pieces to “cozy up” your fireplace area? Let the Holly Wreath items spread their joy from your window, table, or Christmas tree. We added a festive decorative fireplace screen, inviting red glass lamp, and a few mantel accessories. Click here to view and purchase the items shown below.

Holly Wreath Fireplace Holiday Decorating Ideas

Finally, don’t forget to decorate your bedroom with seasonal splendor. The Holly Wreath Bedspread will serve beautifully as the focal point, and the Holly Wreath Rug will provide comfort underfoot as you step out of bed. Click here to view the bedding and accents we used for this holiday bedroom.

Holly Wreath Grande Bedspread Ivory

Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2016: Wintersong Collection

Nestled among sprigs of holly and berry, vivid red cardinals sing their sweet Wintersong for all to hear. If you love both the inspiration of nature and the festive staples of red and green, you’ll adore the cheery Wintersong Collection of holiday decor.

Coordinating bedding, window treatments, bath decor, and area rugs make it easy for you to create a cohesive look throughout your home. Brushed polyester fabric lends a smooth, soothing feel to the bedding, shower curtain, and window treatments. A comforter set, daybed set, and coordinating pillows are available to fulfill your holiday bedding needs. Embroidery embellishes select pieces, while hooked designs bring textural interest to the area rugs.

This Christmas decorating style comes to life with your favorite holiday accessories. We recommend framed botanical wall art, cardinal accents, greenery, and the gentle glow of a red glass table lamp.

Click here to view the entire Wintersong Collection, as well as the home accents we used to complement the look. The Wintersong items are available exclusively through Touch of Class®.

Wintersong Comforter Set Ecru Wintersong Holiday Daybed Bedding
Wintersong Holiday Shower Curtain Wintersong Rectangle Rug Light Cream