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It’s Time for Outdoor Entertaining!

Do you love to entertain? You’ve probably been waiting for the weather to shine in your favor so you can host an intimate gathering or a swanky soirée outdoors. If your style tends to be more casual, you’ll love these laid-back patio decorating ideas. Let the outdoor entertaining begin!

Click here for a wide range of outdoor decor, from furniture and entertaining essentials to wall art.

1. Patio dining furniture
Whether you’re serving up a light brunch or delectable island-inspired fare, attractive patio dining furniture will only enhance the ambience. The durable aluminum frames on these outdoor furnishings have a faux bamboo finish, while oak slats complement the design.

2. Outdoor area rug
A lively outdoor rug can brighten your entire patio. This dazzling hooked rug boasts an array of tropical blossoms in warm and cool tones.

3. Outdoor chair cushions
You want your guests to feel comfortable, so don’t forget the outdoor chair cushions. These chair pads are perfect for outdoor settings due to their mildew-, weather-, and stain-resistant properties.

4. Outdoor curtains
If the sun is spending too much time at your outdoor gathering, create your own little haven with outdoor curtain panels. The fade-, stain-, and water-resistant panels below have hook and loop tabs.

Mandalay Patio Dining Furniture Four Seasons Outdoor Rugs
Rave Outdoor Chair Cushions Matine Outdoor Curtains

Make Your Window Treatment Glamorous!

Even if you can’t live like a pampered starlet from Old Hollywood, your window treatment can be just as luxe as you please! Give your favorite drapes the royal treatment with one of these elegant updates.

1) String panel or lace sheer
Hang an Austrian-style string panel or a delicate lace curtain beneath your drapes and let the sunlight filter dreamily into your boudoir.

2) Tassel tiebacks
Use tassel tiebacks to gather curtains back at the sides. Jeweled tiebacks give your window treatment an opulent touch.

3) Post- or hook-style curtain holdbacks
If you don’t have traditional fabric or tassel tiebacks, consider decorative wall-mounted holdbacks. Gather the panels behind holdback hooks or drape them over post-style holdbacks.

4) Decorative curtain rod
Replace that utilitarian curtain rod with something glitzier—like a drapery rod with faceted finials that catch the light.

Sorrento String Lace Curtain Panel Beaded Tassel Curtain Tiebacks
Natashaly Curtain Holdbacks Tiebacks Faceted Decorative Curtain Rod

Beautiful Butterfly Home Decor for Spring

March is winging its way ever-closer, and what better way to celebrate than with butterfly home decor? You might not have much time to admire butterflies in nature before they fly away, but you can gaze on them all you like in your home. Allow butterflies to flit over your walls and bedding, or let them pause in seemingly perpetual beauty on your furnishings or floor.

Click here to view a variety of butterfly home decor, including the items featured below.

And here are just a few butterfly facts to get you in the mood to decorate with this delicate creature!

  • According to the North American Butterfly Association, there are approximately 575 species of butterflies occurring regularly in the lower 48 states of the United States.
  • The monarch butterfly is the state butterfly or state insect for seven states: Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia.
  • According to the North American Butterfly Association, an adult butterfly has an average lifespan of approximately one month; however, a few varieties can live up to nine months.
  • Lepidoptera is the scientific order of insects that includes moths and butterflies.
  • The butterfly can symbolize life, renewal, change, and hope.

Butterfly Metal Wall Art Butterfly Sheer Window Treatment
Athena Garden Butterfly Rugs Flight of the Butterfly Table

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

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

Product Spotlight: Blockaide Wrap Around Curtain Rod

Are you switching to thermal curtain panels now that fall is on the way? Don’t forget a Blockaide Wrap Around Curtain Rod, the perfect accompaniment to your insulated curtains.

This unique curtain rod features a special design that allows your curtains to wrap around the sides, providing you with privacy and protection from chilly drafts.

The Blockaide Wrap Around Curtain Rod is adjustable from side to side and can be used with panels that have tab tops, grommets, or rod pockets.

Click here to view measurement information and to learn more about the Blockaide Window Rod.

Blockaide Wrap Around Curtain Rod Blockaide Wrap Around Curtain Rod

Vintage Inspiration: Old-Fashioned Home Decor

Are you a vintage soul at heart? If your decorating aesthetic leans fondly back toward yesteryear, you’ll love this treasure trove of vintage-inspired home decor. Click here to view a wide selection of old-fashioned lamps, window treatments, bedding, and more.

Satisfy your craving for vintage-inspired bedding with the Kingston Chenille Bedspread. This pure cotton bedspread has beautiful tufted chenille designs and fringe on three sides. Place a hurricane lamp on your bedside table, curl up with a classic book, and let your thoughts drift to the past!

Do you have fond memories of Priscilla curtains hanging in your bedroom? You can still enjoy the same dreamy, frilly appearance with the Jessica Ninon Ruffled Priscilla Curtains. These sheer window treatments are light and airy, with ruffled trim and tiebacks.

Kingston Chenille Bedspread Jessica Ninon Wide Priscilla Curtain Pair White 250 x 84

The Paige Hobnail Table Lamp has a characteristic hobnail texture on the shade and font, coupled with intricate metal trim and a glass hurricane. Pair this sweet lamp with a lace table runner or a lady figurine for the utmost in old-fashioned elegance.

As a vintage decor enthusiast, you probably spend your time in the kitchen poring over dog-eared cookbooks and whipping up tried-and-true recipes from decades ago. If so, the Circa Collection will be to your taste! This canister set appears to be whisked out of the past with a milk-glazed ceramic surface, embossed designs, and knob-style glass handles.

Paige Hobnail Table Lamp Circa Kitchen Canisters White Set of Three