Let Lovely Magnolia Decor Flower in Your Home

Named after French botanist Pierre Magnol, the magnolia is a flower of great beauty and elegance. This showy yet sophisticated blossom is recognized as a symbol of the South; in fact, it’s the state flower of both Louisiana and Mississippi. Though its meaning varies around the world, common associations include nobility, strength, perseverance, dignity, purity, and love of nature. If you’ve always admired this graceful flower but felt that its bloom was too short-lived, consider sprinkling magnolia decor throughout your home to enjoy all year round.

Remind yourself every day of the qualities to keep with the Magnolia Wall Accent. Nestled between magnolia blossoms, an ornamental resin banner spells out three inspirational words: faith, hope, and love. If you don’t have a flowering magnolia tree outside your window, the off-white blossoms on the Magnolia Wall Sconce Pair may be the next best thing. This pair of indoor wall accents is ready and waiting to hold your pillar candles.

Magnolia Faith Hope Love Wall Accent Magnolia Wall Sconce Pair Multi Earth Pair

The Magnolia Charm Candleholder Set uses a swooping scroll design to showcase dimensional floral blooms. Place your pillar candles in the leaf-like holders at the top to complete the extravagant display. The Magnolia Elegante II Wall Art Set puts a unique twist on wall decor with one concave and one convex panel. Covered in a protective lacquer finish, the curved surfaces feature detailed magnolia blooms in full splendor.

Click here to view our entire selection of magnolia home decor, including floral bedding, area rugs, wall art, and much more.

Magnolia Charm Candleholders Ivory Set of Two Magnolia Elegante II Wall Art Set Cypress Set of Two

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

 

Welcome May with Colorful Floral Decor and Hummingbird Accents

The first day of May just might inspire you to step up your decorating efforts with a festival of color and beaming blooms. Floral bedding and home accents in energizing, vibrant hues will serve as instant mood-lifters. Dapple your decor with these floral beauties, and enjoy the brightening effect they have on your rooms.

The Pink Dahlia Comforter Bed Set makes it easy to invigorate staid bedrooms with color and charm. This bed-in-a-bag ensemble takes the hassle out of finding coordinating pieces; the eight-piece set includes a comforter, bedskirt, two shams, two European shams, and two decorative pillows. Happy, pink-pigmented dahlia flowers compose the main pattern; jacquard-woven green diamonds, woven plaid, and solid raspberry complement the comforter face and shams.

Pink Dahlia 8 pc Comforter Bed Set Eggshell

If your wall still reminds you of winter with its stark shade and bare expanse, perk it up with floral wall art. The Pretty in Floral Canvas Triptych features amethyst blooms strewn across its surface, accented with delicate leaves and glittery silver outlines.

Pretty in Floral Canvas Triptych Art Amethyst Set of Three

What better way to enhance your bright floral decor than with hummingbird accents? You might only glimpse their real-life counterparts for a few swift seconds as they sip from brilliant flowers, but these precious decorations are here to stay. Ever-hovering, buzzing, or diving on your window, wall, or table top, these mesmerizing birds will steal the heart of every hummingbird enthusiast.

What a rare sight – a hummingbird at night! The beautifully sculpted Hummingbird Nightlight features the tiny bird, suspended in mid-flight, indulging in sweet nectar. Designed by John Solomon for Ibis and Orchid, this bonded marble accent is handpainted and includes a nightlight bulb. Illuminate small areas with this jubilant and colorful accent.

Hummingbird Nightlight Pink

Cultivate a serene atmosphere indoors or out with the Hummingbirds Tabletop Water Fountain. Birds and flowers adorn the fern-colored background of this porcelain accent. A hand-glazed finish and included decorative stones for the reservoir complete this soothing decoration.

Hummingbirds Tabletop Fountain Fern

Decorate for Spring with Flower Shaped Rugs and Floral Rugs

Can you sense spring in your neck of the woods, or are you still waking up to snow-blanketed surroundings? Nothing says spring quite like a flower bud in bloom – delicate, unfurling petals infused with color and the promise of a new season. Even if Mother Nature’s taking a bit of time to coax the blossoms open, you can still enjoy these beauties in full glory on your floors. Start your spring decorating now with flower shaped rugs and floral area rugs. Let them boost your mood, and you’ll be ready when spring is glowing with color and buzzing with life.

Flower shaped rugs have petal-like contours that mimic an open blossom. These unique, shaped rugs will look stunning on your floors, no matter which flower variety you choose. The Carreen Magnolia Shaped Rugs have a quiet beauty and gentility, along with a lavishly soft feel that you’ll love underfoot. The Claire Bloom Flower Shaped Rugs draw their inspiration from the timeless rose, bringing intricate design and hues of lavender to your decor.

Carreen Magnolia Flower Shaped Rug Light Cream Claire Bloom Rose Flower Shaped Rug Lavender

Floral rugs contain a blossoming bounty within their edges, their surfaces strewn with scattered blooms. The Floral Oasis Rugs will be a refreshing sight when you step indoors. Their cream background plays host to pretty flowers in shades of teal, blue, green, and brown. Or, let the Floral Vines Rugs turn your floor into a meadow, with carved peonies, hyacinths, and vining florets in shades of yellow, red, green, and purple on a light turquoise ground.

Floral Oasis Rectangle Rug Cream Floral Vines Rectangle Rug Turquoise

Attractive Organizers and Home Solutions

Letters and shoes, remotes and magazines… Do you attack the clutter before it becomes a problem, or do you let it go, half-hoping it will resolve itself by some household magic? Do you thrive on sorting and categorizing, or do you dread it? Whether you’re an organization maven or a professional procrastinator, it’s easier to get started when you have an assigned place for all those domestic articles. These practical and convenient home organizers are up for the task (if you are). See more Home Solutions at Touch of Class®.

Make your entryway or bedroom a little more pleasant with the Ayden Shoe Storage Bench. This cleverly designed wooden furnishing has a windsor oak finish and conceals divided storage for approximately 12 pairs of shoes; what’s more, it has a cushioned top, so you have a place to sit while removing shoes or putting them on.

Ayden Shoe Storage Bench Ayden Shoe Storage Bench

 

Tidy up interior stairway areas and keep clutter off steps with the Braided Stair Step Basket. This charming stair basket is made of natural bankuan leaves and fits over two steps. Use the handles to carry and empty the basket when needed.

Braided Stair Step Basket Natural

Scoop up those scattered magazines and provide them with a prettier home in the Audrey Rose Magazine Rack. This white wooden holder has a handpainted rose design on both sides and a handle for easy mobility. This magazine rack looks especially nice bedside, but it can be used in other areas of the home as well.

Audrey Rose Magazine Rack White

 

Make floor-strewn bathroom towels a thing of the past with the Over-the-Door Towel Rack. This bath organizer frees up floor and wall space since it utilizes the space behind your bathroom door. Metal over-the-door towel rack has three bars for your towels.

Over the Door Bronze Towel Rack Old World Bronze

When you’re ready for some “unwind time,” you won’t have to go searching for your remotes, assuming they’re neatly nestled in the Revolving Remote Control Organizer. This handy accent has six compartments for remotes and a useful swivel design. You might want more than one, since it can also be used as a desktop organizer, with room for scissors, small notepads, and pens.

Remote Organizer

If those ubiquitous metal filing cabinets seem too cold and unattractive, you’ll be happy to see the Queen Anne Filing Cabinet as an alternative. This sophisticated wooden filing cabinet has a lifting top and a bottom drawer. A classic cherry finish lends warmth, while cabriole legs add elegance.

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The Blooming Beauty of Magnolia Home Decor

A symbol of Southern pride, nobility, and the serendipitous moments of beauty the natural world presents daily to humankind, the magnolia has its roots anchored in several plots of symbolism. The magnolia tree is also an ancient plant, having come into existence even before bees, and it smacks of old world tradition and a fierce sturdiness. Take a cue from nature and incorporate these gorgeous blooms in your interior decorating.

You can slumber away in the fragrant embrace of a field of magnolia trees with the Garden Images III Magnolia Bedding. White tepals—not petals, due to their interconnected nature—spread against an entourage of wild bouquets and flittering butterflies on this comforter. The parchment background is tinged with the soft yellow of daybreak, as though throwing one’s window open upon some sunny, Mississippi morning. Coordinating pillows and striped European shams add to the eclectic composition that so often typifies a wild garden.

A single magnolia flower, on the other hand, is the focal point of the Melanie Magnolia Rug, which unfurls with quiet charisma on the floor. The three-dimensional nature of the magnolia is expressed through the rug’s handcarved texture and the subtle, elongated shadows creeping up from the overlapping tepals.

While the Melanie Rug blooms up, the Calista Magnolia Table Lamp blooms down, its frosted, white glass shade depicting magnolias in varying stages of development. The antique bronze finish that coats the fluted base and font even invokes the woody branches the magnolias burst from every spring.

The magnolia represents so many good things, it would be impossible to not include at least one of them in your home decor. Blossoming in unforeseen places about the home, this flower will delight and surprise onlookers like it has already been doing for centuries.

No Wilting Worries! Decorate with Porcelain Flowers

The trouble with flowers is they never last. Hang them upside down, press them between the pages of a book—the result is always a dehydrated husk that only vaguely resembles that once-vibrant blossom. Porcelain flowers, however, are another story entirely. Whittled meticulously from clay, right down to the veins in the leaves, porcelain florals are lifelike up to a point—after all, they never wilt!

Porcelain wall art pieces, especially florals, effuse a dainty, old-fashioned charm that just can’t be replicated with a real bouquet. The Ariella Wall Plaque Set, with its sepia-toned backgrounds and ivory lace and cream cording trim, is a vintage parade of porcelain roses. Aqueous pastels like mauve and apricot tinge the petals and offset the beige grounds, as though the bouquet is materializing from some old-time photograph. The three-dimensional petals project into the room, but gold leaf-finished frames keep the composition tidy and contained.

Though smaller, the Mary Anne Petite Nosegay is no less enchanting. Blue wildflowers sprawl languidly on a bed of sage green leaves and ivory ribbon in this porcelain arrangement. Smaller pink florals offset the dreamy blue and add a touch of serendipity, as though their taking root there was simply a happy accident.

In no danger of decay, porcelain florals can also become permanent additions to more practical home accents. A gold leaf-finished frame gives the Leanna Wall Mirror an antiquated touch, but the little stowaways blooming near the bottom are what really make this piece stand out. Pink, golden apricot, and lavender blossoms here are interspersed with greenery and smaller yellow flowers. Still allowing ample space for your reflection, the arrangement follows the delicate curve of the frame.

The Olivia Porcelain Floral Nightlight will make it appear as though a luminous flower is blooming straight from your wall, with its speckled periwinkle petals and yellow pistils. A bloom toward the top sleeps on, not roused at all by the light emanating from below.

Refresh Your Bedroom with Quilt Bedding

If quilt bedding seems like an antiquated choice for your bedroom, think again! Bed quilts provide you with an array of options, both in design and styling.

For those who cherish family heirlooms and are drawn to the vintage aesthetic, a patchwork quilt or patterned quilt is essential. These traditional designs capture the spirit of days gone by. The Blooming Prairie Patchwork Quilt Set blossoms to life with a melange of pretty flowers and hues. The patchwork design provides you with a time-honored appearance, while the fresh, pleasing palette keeps your decor from looking staid.

Bed quilts can also punch up a decorating theme with fun motifs and patterns. The crisp look of the Nautical Stripe Quilt Set will delight coastal dwellers and landlubbers alike. This cotton quilt sails right along with an assortment of solid, pinstripe, and plaid bands. Colors of indigo, crimson, and white give the bedding an unmistakable nautical vibe.

Embellished quilts prove that the difference is in the details. Appliqued, patterned fabric pieces meander across the face of the cotton Wisteria Garden Quilt, as well as the coordinating shams in the set. The fabric petals and leaves create an overall wisteria blossom design that will charm the nature lover within.

Though important, design is not the only consideration. Keep the fill type in mind as you make your selection. A polyester-filled quilt is typically lighter and more affordable than its cotton-filled counterpart. Polyester fibers trap air to keep you warm without the weight; however, polyester fibers do not breathe as well as natural ones, and may cause you to overheat. A cotton-filled quilt is more expensive, but provides you with breathability and can be used comfortably throughout the year.

Customize your bed quilt with accessories, from bedskirts to shams and pillows, to create a layered look. You can also play around with matelasse accents – the solid color provides the perfect backdrop, allowing your quilt bedding to shine!

Finally, quilts can also be showcased on a blanket rack, adding to their versatility. A handsome blanket rack will keep your quilt easily accessible and neatly displayed.

French Country Bedding – Perfectly Pastoral!

Écoute! It’s time for a lesson in French—French country decor, that is! A pastoral yet elegant decorating style, French country decor is characterized by its vintage accents and emblematic color schemes. You can preen a bedroom to Parisian perfection with French country bedding. Floral patterns and primary colors offset by timeworn neutrals make for a beautiful, rustic bedspread.

Named for a French country manor, the Chateau bedspread is a rubicund palette of red, blue, green, and off-white. Its sister, the Chalet, receives its moniker from the Alpine cottage with a wide, sloping roof built to divert heavy snows. Appropriately, an arctic assortment of blue, cream, tan, indigo, and off-white tinges this bedding. Both are dappled with an allover vertical diamond pattern, and the vermicelli quilting provides a distinctly provincial look. Spanning the off-white bands at the top and along the bottom edges, a parade of flowers ties in the flourishing fields of the French countryside.

Chateau Rouge and Chalet Bleu are cultured without being too frou-frou or fussy. Gusseted, split corners keep them compact and low-key, but the Old World patterns and pleasing colors are what lend these bedspreads their quaint appeal.

Whether it is charmingly pastoral or luxuriously opulent, French bedding will awaken your bedroom and give it a fresh new look.

 

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