Simple Porch and Patio Outdoor Updates for Summer

The official start of summer is almost here! If refreshing the appearance of your porch or patio seems like a daunting task, why not start with these easy updates? Whether your current outdoor mats are looking worn or you’re simply wanting to infuse your space with more color, we have the solution.

Click here to shop these porch and patio updates on the Touch of Class® site.

Let the Lions at Guard watch faithfully over your home as they bring a stately presence to your porch. These sculptures have a weathered sand finish that makes them look like aged statues. Place a neutral-hued doormat between them, and your porch now has a sense of grandeur! The Boardwalk Slice Mat is our pick due to its recycled rubber construction and skid-resistant design.

Lions at Guard Outdoor Sculptures
Boardwalk Slice Doormat

If your outdoor space seems to be yearning for color, the Stained Glass Welcome Mat will perk it up. With technicolor beauty, this stunning doormat features a kaleidoscopic floret design in jewel tones. Showcase the vibrant blossoms of your potted plants with the Mandi Plant Stand. In a seafoam hue with weathered highlights, this metal plant stand has three platforms to display your greenery.

Stained Glass Florets Doormat
Mandi Plant Stand

Nature lovers will be “hoppy” to be greeted by the Frogs Welcome Stone. This resin accent is perfect for your porch, front landscaping, or indoor entryway. If you can’t stop there, the Turtle Family Sculpture will provide another fun touch of animal life wherever you decide to place it. The three resin turtles stacked on top of each other have the appearance of carved wood.

Frogs on Welcome Stone Accent
Turtle Family Sculpture

Transport your porch or patio to ancient times with the Corinthian Column Display Pedestal. The fluted column and acanthus leaf capital reflect classic architecture; the top surface is ideal for your decorative item. Illuminate your outdoor area with the Planter with Solar Lantern. The handcrafted, powder-coated metal stand has a solar lantern and a removable planter for your favorite flower.

Corinthian Column Display Pedestal
Outdoor Planter with Solar Lantern

Get the Outdoor Look: Meglynn Entryway

Enhance the curb appeal of your home and invite guests in with elegant and natural style. From personalized pieces to statues to green, leafy wreaths, the Meglynn Entryway arranged by Touch of Class® is a lovely way to dress up your front porch.

Using personalized wall art for your entryway so guests know just where to go is a wonderful idea—and JasonW Studios® makes it easy with the classic vine motif and large letter on the Meglynn Wall Art Sign. Accent the leafy vines on this sign with greenery on a display pedestal or a leafy wreath on your door. Add a doormat and a pair of lion guardians, and you have a refined and nature-inspired entryway!

Want to recreate this entryway look for your own home? Find the products on our Get the Look page!

Meglynn Outdoor Entryway

Hot-Selling Home Decor Made in the USA

It’s heating up outside as the days march closer to the Fourth of July. Embrace the official start of summer and check out these hot sellers from the Touch of Class® site that are made in the USA. Give your kitchen a delectable refresh with luscious fruit decor, or spice up your living room with exotic safari style. Sweeten a table with dogwood blossoms, or cushion a small space with soft accent rugs.

Click the product images below to shop these USA-made top sellers on the Touch of Class® site.

The Dogwood Lace Table Linens blossom with delicate flowers and hand-cut edges.
Dogwood Lace Table Linens Dogwood Lace Table Topper

Made of durable, super-soft nylon, the Wellington Rugs have sculpted vines and nonslip backing.
Wellington Accent Rug Wellington Octagon Rug

The Sonoma Fruit Accessories look scrumptious with apples, grapes, pears, and plums.
Sonoma Fruit Kitchen Tier Window Treatment Sonoma Fruit Kitchen Chair Cushion

Get two looks in one and Microban® protection with the reversible Sunflower Placemats.
Find the time for wine with the colorful Chianti Classico Wall Clock.
Sunflowers Placemats Chianti Classico Wine Wall Clock

Made from recycled rubber, the Tuscany II Slice Doormat charms your entryway with stone designs.
The handcrafted steel Accord Personalized Wall Art Sign from JasonW Studios® has a tarnish-resistant powder-coat finish, allowing for indoor or outdoor display.
Tuscany II Slice Doormat Accord Personalized Wall Art Sign

Get lost in the piercing gaze of these Leopard Eyes. The 48”W canvas is embellished with acrylics.
Go wild with the animal prints of the nylon Jungle Safari Rugs from Milliken®.
Leopard Eyes Canvas Wall Art Jungle Safari Area Rugs

Skip Into Summer Fun While Protecting Your Floors with WaterHog Mats

Enjoy all the fun of being outside this summer without worrying about protecting your home’s floors. Place a WaterHog® doormat outside your entryway to trap dirt and help prevent it getting tracked into your home. Or add a runner mat outside your patio door to preserve those clean floors. However you prefer to keep dirt off of your home’s floors, keeping them clean shouldn’t deter you from enjoying the beauty of a summer spent outdoors.

Proudly made in the USA, the antistatic polypropylene WaterHog® mats are designed for indoor or outdoor use year round, and are mildew-, mold-, and rot-resistant. The exclusive Water Dam border traps dirt and water on the mat to keep your floors clean, and each mat has a slip- and skid-resistant SBR rubber backing that is certified by the National Floor Safety Institute.

The Chevron mat features chevron designs and is available in a variety of colors and four sizes: 35”x23” rectangle mat, 36”x24” monogrammed rectangle mat, 39”x24” slice mat, and 60”x22” runner mat. The monogrammed mat includes free personalization with a single letter in the center of the mat accented with a circle and double border.

Other WaterHog® mats are available in a variety of colors, designs, and four sizes: 35”x23” rectangle mat; 39”x24” slice mat; 60”x22” runner mat; and stair treads in a set of 4, each 30”x8.5”. The Boxwood mat features a vining leaf design. The Cordova mat has intriguing quatrefoil motifs. The Diamonds mat features a lined diamond pattern. The Squares mat has simplistic square motifs. The Ellipse mat is patterned with unique geometrics.

Click here to view all colors and styles of the WaterHog® mats.
Click here to read more about the features of the WaterHog® mats.

Chevron WaterHog Monogram Doormat Boxwood WaterHog Runner Mat
Cordova WaterHog Slice Mat Diamonds WaterHog Doormat
Squares WaterHog Stair Tread Set Ellipse WaterHog Stair Tread Set

How to Create a Grand Entryway in Your Home

Though it was once merely utilitarian, now your home’s entryway can be filled with the ambience of a charming courtyard. Delight in the sun-baked warmth of a cobblestone road, brimming with vegetation and dappled with afternoon light. Step into an inviting cafe and breathe in the delicious aromas permeating the air—or take a seat on the bench and while away a few carefree moments.

Such a grand entryway is yours for the creating! This look is all about Old World flavor, made even more resplendent with green faux olive leaves, dashes of spicy cinnabar, and soothing cherry finishes.

Click here to shop the furnishings we used from the Touch of Class® site, or keep reading below!

Kinship Entryway

A large-scale wall hanging is the obvious focal point; we’ve chosen the Quaint Town Tapestry, which offers an expansive 70”x50” size and a captivating archway scene. Crown the wall hanging with a personalized wall grille like Kinship from JasonW Studios® for a statement that’s uniquely yours.

A padded bench topped with a quilted, matte satin pillow lends comfort to the space, while a pedestal table provides room for your treasured articles, such as a framed photograph, accent clock, or covered jar. Finally, hang a wreath with artificial olive leaves from a monogram over-the-door hanger. We’ve chosen Overture from JasonW Studios®, which features a two-tone design and a layered appearance.

Live It Up Outdoors! More Get-the-Look Patio Options

Did you enjoy our May post on outdoor patio decorating ideas? We have more for June! A fabulous patio is within any decorator’s grasp. We make it easy with ideas for three summery patio looks. Each is fully “shoppable” from the Touch of Class web site. Simply click a look below, and start shopping!

Look #1: Geometric Patio Entryway [Shop here]
A bold geometric rug makes this look pop, while floral and traditional elements soften the overall appearance. A bicycle canvas and decorative planters beautify the space.

Geometric Patio Entryway

Look #2: Zoelynn Patio Entryway [Shop here]
A classic slatted wood bench and an acanthus leaf rug are at the heart of this traditional outdoor look. Metal and capiz shell butterfly wall art provides a fun, whimsical touch.

Zoelynn Patio Entryway

Look #3: Tropical Flowers Patio [Shop here]
This bright look comes to life with an eye-catching island rug with exotic blooms. Tropical wall art and colorful decorative pillows make the space feel like a vacation getaway.

Tropical Flowers Patio

Refresh Your Outdoor Style! Fabulous Get-the-Look Patio Options

Does it seem like pretty patios and beautiful backyard spaces are everywhere you look? Are you stuck trying to figure out how to create a relaxing outdoor haven of your own? We make it easy with ideas for three terrific patio looks. Each is fully “shoppable” from the Touch of Class web site. Simply click the look you love most below, and start shopping!

Look #1: Lanai Patio [Shop here]
This look comes to life with stylish Shorea wood patio furniture and a classic striped outdoor rug. Melamine outdoor serveware in punchy colors plays up the refreshing look.

Lanai Patio

Look #2: Stonehill Patio Entryway [Shop here]
This look has a traditional foundation lightened up with fun decor. A slatted wood bench is just waiting for its first guests, while an acanthus rug, bold pillow, and address sign pep things up.

Stonehill Patio Entryway

Look #3: Delphi Backyard Patio [Shop here]
A quatrefoil rug in cinnabar steals the show in this look. Inviting decor like a personalized bench, bunny sculpture, and planters will encourage visitors to rest and while away the time.

Delphi Backyard Patio

Ways to Decorate with Peacock Decor in Your Home

With its magnificent fanning feather display, the peacock really knows how to put on a show! Dazzle your decor by using the gorgeous peacock as inspiration. Like an array of plumes, these decorating ideas radiate glamour and vivid color.

Click here to view a brilliant collection of peacock decor, including the items featured below.

Fantastic Feathers
This look is all about peacock feathers! A jeweled stained glass lamp steals the spotlight, while feather-patterned sheer valances and table linens provide a cool-toned backdrop. Glitzy peacock canvas art shimmers from the wall.

King Peacock Valances and Table Linens

Tabletop Perch
These peacocks will love to rest on your table – while dressing it up, of course. Intricate cutwork and embroidery make this topper stunning on its own, but you can also enhance it with a decorative peacock centerpiece and swirled acanthus orbs.

Proud Peacock Table Topper

Alluring Entryway
A proud peacock waits from this canvas for your arrival. A resplendent entryway is as simple as a captivating canvas, mirrored table, mosaic glass accessories, and Old World-style wall accents.

Peacock Entryway

Royal Slumber
Peacock decor will bring out the regal quality of your favorite bedding. A grand peacock presides over the room from the wall. A peacock rug festoons the area underfoot. Top off your nightstand or side table with a peacock lamp, figurine, or even candleholders.

Cambridge Classics Blue Shadow Bedspread

Looking for more peacock decorating ideas? Check out our image gallery below.

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Deluxe Monogrammed Solid Wood Cap Wall Rack

Are you lost in a sea of caps? Use the Deluxe Monogrammed Cap Wall Rack to get your home in “shipshape” order again! This cap rack is an exclusive design, only available at Touch of Class®!

Constructed from solid wood, this cap rack is available in a horizontal version, which holds 20 caps, and a vertical design, which displays 24 caps. Choose from three finishes: Classic Cherry, Mission Red Oak, or Windsor Oak. A convenient shelf and metal hooks will keep stray articles organized as well.

This wall-mount cap rack also makes a great gift! It can be personalized with one initial for free.

Click here to view measurement information and to order the Deluxe Cap Wall Rack.

Deluxe Monogrammed Horizontal Cap Rack Deluxe Monogrammed Vertical Cap Rack

Elegant Entryway Decorating Ideas

The interior entryway of your home receives plenty of foot traffic, but have you given it appropriate decorating attention? If the entryway is looking more “eh” than “elegant,” these decorating ideas will be just what you need.

Feel free to customize this look to your heart’s content using new furnishings and those you already own; use your favorite table lamp pair to light up the space, swap out the wall grille for another striking wall decor piece, or move a neglected upholstered chair from a shadowy corner to a prime spot beside the console table. Click here to view all the items that we used.

How did we create this look?

We chose home furnishings with the common thread of elegant traditional style. We balanced heavier or darker pieces with luminous or light colors like gold, cream, alabaster, and ivory.

  • Place a console table against the entryway wall. Make sure it is wide and sturdy enough to support two table lamps. An open, airy design will keep this area from looking stuffy.
  • Hang two wall mirror panels an equal distance apart from the sides of the console table.
  • Display a vertical metal wall grille between the two mirrors, directly above the center of the console.
  • Position an upholstered accent chair to one side of the console table.
  • Top the console table with traditional table lamps and an additional accent if you like (such as a tabletop photo frame or covered bowl).
  • Place an Aubusson-style rug runner in front of the console table and chair.

Traditional Entryway Decorating IIdeas