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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

Lovely in Lavender: Home Decor for Spring

When the sunshine winks at you, letting you know that spring is on the way, you might be inspired to freshen up your decor. Lavender is a beautiful, soft alternative to Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet. Let the pastel prettiness of lavender drift into your home like a gentle spring breeze.

Here are a few ways to let the color lavender bloom in your home decor.

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Place a vintage-style lavender hobnail lamp on your nightstand for a subtle flush of purple.

Hang lavender grommet curtain panels in any room that needs a little spring-like lift.

Give your bedroom a quaint ambience with a lavender chenille bedspread and accessories.

Brighten an entryway or kitchen table with a wisteria-colored vase brimming with flowers.

Mindy Lavender Hobnail Lamp Jana Lavender Grommet Curtain Panel
Cottage Garden Lavender Chenille Bedspread Ramona Table Vase in Wisteria

Freshly Picked Fruit Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Stir up a charming new look in your kitchen with these freshly picked accessories. Give your kitchen windows, counters, and floor spaces plenty of delectable style and inviting appeal.

In the first kitchen setting, we gathered our prettiest fruit-themed decor to create a sweet ambience.

In the second kitchen setting, we made a few tweaks to give the room a vintage farmhouse flair. Simply swap out a few fruit items for rooster decor and select containers with an aged appearance.

Click here to view the accessories we used and to shop these kitchens.

Here are a few decorating tips to create your dream kitchen:

  • Cozy up kitchen chairs with plump cushions; then sit and converse as long as you like!
  • Make prep less of a chore by placing a comfort mat or accent rug in front of the sink or counter.
  • Get organized with kitchen essentials like paper towel holders, canister sets, and utensil holders.
  • Turn even everyday meals into special occasions with cheery coordinating table linens.

Fruit Themed Kitchen DecorRooster Kitchen Accessories

Romantic Red Rose Bedding and Home Decor

Why not let romance bloom in your home all year round? This beautiful red rose decor can be used to sweeten the appearance of any room—no vase required! This gorgeous home decor draws its inspiration from the iconic flower that symbolizes love and romance. Cultivate a fairy-tale ambience in your home with these decorating ideas. Click here to view all the red rose decor featured below.

Place a red rose flower-shaped rug in a vanity area, then surround it with white or ivory furnishings and hang delicate lace curtains on the closest window. The contours of the rose-shaped rug and its bold scarlet hues will make it seem like an enchanted garden has started blossoming across your floor. A gleaming red hobnail lamp will look lovely placed nearby with its vintage aesthetic.

Feel truly pampered when you decorate with red rose decor in the bathroom. Dark red and champagne form a sophisticated color pairing, while the flower blooms will be simply charming beaming back from your shower curtain, towels, bath accessories, or window valance.

Red Rose Flower Shaped Rug Red Rose Shower Curtain

Dream your sweetest visions beneath red rose bedding. Enhance its beauty with lush layers of shams and pillows, including a red rose petal pillow. Accent the ensemble with a cranberry hurricane-style lamp atop your nightstand, and you’ll think this bedding is the utmost in romantic bedroom decor.

For wall areas, let red rose decor shine exquisitely all by itself, or hang a subdued neutral piece nearby for gentle contrast. Red rose metal wall art with curving shapes can be used to give a framing effect to an off-white floral oval mirror.

Red Rose Floral Comforter Bedding Red Rose Metal Wall Art

Dreamy Decor in Purple Inspired by the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

World-renowned color authority Pantone has named Ultra Violet as its 2018 Color of the Year! According to Pantone, this bold, blue-based purple reflects mystery, ingenuity, and imagination.

If you’re looking for color coordinates, consider the following: Cool mint, fresh lime, or teal give a playful vibe to this saturated violet, as well as a subtle botanical feel, calling to mind blossoms and leaves. Beige, cream, and khaki provide a neutral backdrop to let ultra violet shine without adding competition. Finally, metallic tones bring out the luxe, regal qualities inherent in this intriguing purple.

Here are just a few dreamy home decor pieces inspired by this rich, vibrant color. Click on each image to learn about the item shown.

Purple Butterfly Nightlight Violet Purple Ombre Shower Curtain

Floral Delight Purple Flower Canvas Wall Art Set Nicci Purple Glass Table Lamp

Fabulous Holiday Kitchen and Dining Decorating Ideas

Whether you’re sneaking into the kitchen for cookies and a peek outside to check the snowfall, or you’re sitting down to an elegant holiday meal, you want your kitchen and dining areas to look their festive best. Take a look at how we spruced up these rooms to create inviting seasonal spaces.

For the holiday kitchen, we used the following:

-plump cushions to cozy up the stools
-cute serving platters and cookie jars on the island
-a full, decorated tree with a smiling snowman topper
-matching holiday canvases displayed side by side
-a Christmas rug runner placed in front of the sink for comfort
-a cheery striped tier and valance set above the sink
-festive counter essentials like a paper towel holder and soap dispenser

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

Holiday Kitchen Decor

For the holiday dining room, we used the following:

-golden candleholders with red LED candles for worry-free lighting
-a pre-lit poinsettia wreath as a centerpiece
-a sleigh-style holder filled with Christmas baubles
-beaded placemats beneath plates, napkins, and napkin holders
-garland, seasonal centerpieces, candleholders, and a charger atop the mantel

To recreate the dining room look, click here to view the holiday decor that we used.

Holiday Dining Room

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