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Decorating with Poinsettias: Holiday Living Room

Is your holiday decor looking a little humdrum this year? Let poinsettia accents flourish anywhere your home needs a decorative boost! With their saturated, showy red bracts, poinsettias are just the thing to perk up a floor, furnishing, or window. Decorating with poinsettia accents allows you to bring a cohesive element to your room while still giving you the flexibility to mix and match a variety of items.

For this holiday living room, we started with five larger pieces that would set the stage for all kinds of accessories to be added afterward. We used the following:

  • a full, coordinating window treatment (curtains with tiebacks and a matching valance)
  • a tall, flat-back tree that could be pushed close to the wall (decorated with faux poinsettias, of course)
  • a grand wall mirror set (central mirror and two grille-style sides)
  • a decorative stained glass fireplace screen
  • a statement rug (a poinsettia runner with shaped edges)

From here, we simply embellished the room with smaller poinsettia accents or glimmering accessories:

  • two different holiday throw pillows nestled together on a loveseat
  • a trio of glittering red wire tree accents grouped on the floor
  • a ribbon-and-greenery garland placed across the mantel
  • a pre-lit poinsettia wreath hung over the fireplace
  • an angel topper with poinsettias displayed atop the tree

To recreate the look, click here to view the holiday decor that we used!

Poinsettia Holiday Living Room

Color Feature: Decorating with Cinnabar in Your Home

We’re shining a spotlight on one of our favorite fall colors: cinnabar! This deep red-orange shade can be used all year long, but it’s fabulous in fall as a sophisticated alternative to pumpkin oranges and bright reds. Here are a few ways you can decorate with cinnabar in your home this autumn.

1. Pair solid-color cinnabar curtains with drapes in a compatible color like antique gold, bronze, beige, or brown. Complete the window treatment with matching waterfall valances, then use metal wall art panels at the sides to accent the arrangement in a symmetrical fashion. If you’re feeling adventurous, choose artwork with complementary color pops of golden orange, turquoise, or sage.

2. Drape a furnishing in a sunset-colored furniture protector to keep it looking great and brighten your living room for fall. Hang framed wall art prints in neutral tones over your loveseat or sofa to provide a polished look while keeping the attention on the beautiful sunset hue.

Cinnabar Curtains Sunset Furniture Protector

3. Layer European shams and decorative pillows in ember glow atop your bed to enhance the pattern colors and give your bedroom a luxe look. Place a sleek lamp with a clear glass font on your bedside table and hang a mirrored wall art piece above the headboard for sumptuous appeal.

4. Place plush, solid cinnabar mats on your bathroom floor for cushion underfoot, and choose a toilet lid cover in a matching color for a unified appearance. Then add your classiest bath furnishings in metallics or neutrals, or choose accessories in autumn tones for a full-out fall aesthetic.

Ember Glow Bedding Accessories Cinnabar Bath Mats

Make Summer Sweeter with Fruit Kitchen Decor

Are you looking for a way to perk up your kitchen during the summer months—and all year round? Try fruit-themed kitchen decor! These kitchen accents have a fresh, delectable style that can suit many tastes. Select home decor dappled with your favorite summer fruits for a farmers’ market feel, or choose pieces patterned with lemons, figs, grapes, and olives for Italian flair. You’ll love inviting family and friends over to gather amid the bounty.

Click here to view an abundance of fruit kitchen decor, including the items featured below.

The Sonoma Fruit Tier Window Treatment is a fun alternative to solid color or sheer kitchen curtains. These delightful window coverings have apples, grapes, pears, and plums on a speckled background.

Designed by Touch of Class®, the Tuscan Fruit Paper Towel Holder features a base bursting with various fruit and a cute apple finial topper that is removable for easy roll changing.

Designed by artist ©Susan Winget, the Capri Fruit Dessert Plate Set will be a mouth-watering addition to your wall or table setting. Place these food-safe plates in your decorative plate rack or serve up a scrumptious summer dessert on their glossy surface.

The Fruit Wall Accent Set has a bold, dimensional design that will make you want to pluck a piece of fruit from the wall and take a bite! This realistic fruit wall decor includes a plum, pear, and apple.

Sonoma Fruit Tier Window Treatment Tuscan Fruit Paper Towel Holder
Capri Fruit Dessert Plate Set Fruit Wall Accent Set

Warm Weather Solutions to Beat the Summer Heat

As glorious as those bright summer days are, there comes a time when everything you see seems to be melting, dripping, sweating, or burning! Don’t let the summer swelter get you down; with these warm weather solutions, your home can be a cool refuge away from the spiking temperature outside.

Click here to view a variety of warm weather solutions, including the items mentioned below.

The Mosaic Pineapple Table Fan puts those utilitarian fans to shame! This darling tabletop fan features oscillation, three speeds, and a glass pineapple globe with an included nightlight.

The moisture-wicking Cool Sleep Sheet Set will seem heaven-sent on those humid summer nights. These sheets feature an absorbent fabric that wicks away water molecules from the body.

The Ultimate Blackout Grommet Curtain Panel is available in a range of sizes to suit almost any window. The panel is made from a dense fabric that blocks light and helps maintain room temperature.

The Blackstone Tie-Up Blackout Shade will provide sweet relief from the glaring sun. This energy-saving, blackout window shade is available in several solid colors.

Mosaic Pineapple Table Fan Cool Sleep Sheet Set
Ultimate Blackout Patio Panel Blackstone Blackout Window Shade

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

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