Glam It Up with Art Deco and Art Nouveau Home Decor

Is your home decor looking lackluster—or simply missing that je ne sais quoi? Perhaps what it needs is a marriage of modern and vintage panache. The Art Deco style is the cat’s meow! Popular in the 1920s and ‘30s, this aesthetic remains one of the most appealing styles in architecture and home decor. Bold color duos like black and gold and clean geometric lines reflect the Art Deco sensibility. Stark, repeating motifs of triangles and rays also hark back to the period.

If you yearn for a more romantic look, select home decor with intricate details, swirling curves, and ornamental beauty. These shapely pieces will lend an Art Nouveau quality to your decor.

Click here to view an array of home decor in these styles, or click on the images below to learn more about each item.

Beauty Bath Accessories Exquisite Composure Lady Figurine
DeAndra Stained Glass Table Lamp Square framed wall art set with cool-toned medallion designs
Giorgianna Pearl Mirrored Wall Sconce Pair Elegant lady figurine with 1920s era woman in a glittery gown

8 Creative Uses for Table Runners

The humble table runner can be the ultimate versatile piece for savvy decorators. Though it’s typically displayed length-wise across a dining table, a runner is not limited to a certain room or setting. If there’s a flat surface that needs dressing up, a table runner just might be the answer!

Here are a few ideas:

1. Embellish a vanity table
Feel all the more pampered when you sit at your vanity table. Drape an elegant runner across the vanity, and place your mirrored tray and accessories on top. Look for a runner that’s more ornate than usual, like one with lace or fringe.

2. Love the layered look
Let table runners decorate in tandem! Place a solid color runner down first, then top it with a narrower runner in an eye-catching print. If you’re feeling especially bold, try two contrasting prints; this approach works best if one pattern has a smaller scale than the other.

3. Glam up a dresser
Give the top of your dresser luxe appeal with a fancy table runner. Or, if you prefer a more carefree vibe, select a Bohemian-style runner and top it with a small paper lantern or exotic covered jars.

4. Beautify a console table
Give a little life to a neglected console table with a pretty floral runner and a faux flower arrangement in similar colors.

5. Make an entertaining change
Keep a TV console or media cabinet from looking stark by softening it with a runner. A runner with cutwork edging provides a quaint touch, while a striking pattern amps up the drama.

6. Festoon the fireplace
Use a table runner as a mantel scarf. This solution is great for holiday decorating too—a specialty runner atop the mantel is the perfect place to put all those seasonal baubles and figurines.

7. Change your perspective
Instead of placing the runner down the length of a dining room table, turn it so it drapes across the width. Add multiples if it works with your place settings.

8. Cozy up a coffee table
After you’ve piled decorative pillows and a throw on the sofa, the coffee table looks rather bare. Warm up the surface with a table runner; play with textures like burlap or macrame.

Exclusive Lavender Rose Bedding and Home Decor for Spring

Blossom into spring! Soft pastels and delicate flowers will have your home looking like a sweet, romantic cottage—perfect for welcoming a fresh new season. Lavender in particular has a light, airy appeal, and we love it in all areas of the home! The lavender rose decor shown below is exclusive to Touch of Class®; you won’t find it anywhere else.

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Floral wall accents in lavender will look charming no matter where you place them. Oval wall plaques have a quaint beauty reminiscent of yesteryear. The metal flower wall swag, designed by Joanne Ferrara, can be displayed indoors or outdoors under a covered area for springtime versatility.

Adelaide Lavender Rose Wall Plaque Set Lavender Rose Swag Wall Topper

Leave bland bathrooms behind; this garden-inspired bath decor in lavender will make your daily routine feel special rather than mundane. Designed by Touch of Class®, these pretty floral accessories will “paint” your bathroom in gentle colors of lavender, pearl, light cream, and green.

Enchanted Rose Lavender Floral Bath Accessories  Lavender Rose Floral Shower Curtain

Let those lavender roses vine their way to the bedroom too! Dreamy rugs and bedding designed by Touch of Class® will help you to create your own slumber-ready bower. A polyester faux silk comforter set and plenty of coordinating accessories will encourage you to get your best beauty rest. A lavender rose rug underfoot will leave you feeling like you’re tiptoeing through an enchanted garden.

Lavender Bloom Floral Area Rug Lavender Rose Floral Comforter Bedding

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.

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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

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In Case You Missed Them: Our Latest Touch of Class Exclusive Designs

Touch of Class® was hard at work in 2018, striving to bring you beautiful home decor, including many of our own designs! In case you missed them, here are just a few of our latest design exclusives—home accents and bedding that you won’t find anywhere else. The new year is the perfect time to give your home a makeover, and we hope you’ll love creating “A Home Like No Other” with this unique decor.

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Resplendent in ruby and antique gold, Devonshire bedding features chenille scrolling damask; this luxurious ensemble is ideal for dressing up your bedroom. The Flowering Medallion Bath Accessories flourish with elegant designs, including medallions, leaves, and fluted motifs.

Devonshire Damask Comforter Bedding Flowering Medallion Bath Accessories

The Grape Harvest Switchplates are just waiting to become a part of your kitchen and dining decor. Dimensional, handpainted switchplates feature sangria grapes. The light cream Cabernet Table Linens turn any meal into a gorgeous affair with their delicate cutwork and embroidered grape details.

Grape Harvest Switchplates Cabernet Grape Table Linens

Stratton bedding is pretty in plaid! Indigo blue and deep purple make this ensemble stand out from other plaids; the coverlet and bedspread are reversible to channel-quilted indigo blue. Bring on the glitz and glamour with the Enlighten Bath Accessories, which feature foil flakes and metallic finishes.

Stratton Plaid Coverlet Bedding Enlighten Silver Bath Accessories

The Mother and Children Table Sculpture is a darling portrayal of a mother’s bond with her children. The mother tenderly cradles her newborn, while her two daughters wait at her side. Like a thriving fantasy garden, Calais bedding blossoms with Jacobean floral designs on soft teal chenille.

 Mother and Child Table Sculpture Calais Jacobean Floral Bedspread

Christmas Decorating Trend for 2018: Buffalo Plaid

Whether you’re spending the holidays in a cozy, storybook-like cabin or you simply want to enhance your home with rustic touches, buffalo plaid decor is the answer! Buffalo plaid has a two-tone checkered design that provides visual pop and country flavor. Here are a few areas of the home that will appear oh-so-inviting with a little buffalo plaid in the mix.

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The fireplace:
Buffalo plaid stockings will look just darling hanging from the mantel, waiting to be filled with treats from St. Nick. Line the mantel with faux birch LED candles, a mini pine cone tree, and a wilderness sculpture to amp up the lodge aesthetic.

The dining table:
Draped in buffalo plaid linens, your table will beckon everyone to gather ‘round for home-cooked dishes. For a festive accent, select reindeer napkin rings and a faux greenery centerpiece.

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Stockings Buffalo Plaid Table Linens

The Christmas tree:
A popular holiday song celebrates the loveliness of the Christmas tree’s branches, but you can give some decorating love to the base of the tree too. A buffalo plaid tree skirt looks wonderfully cozy encircling the foot of the tree. Decorate with pine cones, berry garland, and ornaments depicting deer or cardinals. Top the tree with a simple country star or a rustic angel embellished with faux fur.

Benches, chairs, and sofas:
Bare furnishings can seem chilly in the winter, so make them snuggle-ready with buffalo plaid throws and pillows. You can even layer the pillows atop your bed and drape a folded throw across the foot.

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Tree Skirt Buffalo Plaid Throw and Pillows

Mix It Up! Chic Fall Entertaining with Mixed Materials

Decorating your fall kitchen is as simple as adding a little texture with mixed-material home decor: a wooden tray topped with homemade bread or decadent cheese adds warmth to the arrangement. Then, create a little contrast with fall table decorations fashioned from metal and glass. A metallic luster adds a bit of flash to your table, while glass allows you to show off the contents within, be it a bouquet of sunflowers or tiny rolls of colorful paper scrawled with all of your blessings.

Wondering just where you should start? On your countertops, a trio of fluted glass canisters adds a sweet note of simplicity. The whitewashed wood lids convey a kind of rustic charm; build on that with a vintage milk can that meshes metal with glass for a chic, mixed materials vibe.

Put your sideboard to good use and show off a wooden serving tray with a glass dome cloche. Gourmet crackers can be arranged to one side of the cloche, while the dome itself protects your fine cheese and only heightens the presentation. Easy Thanksgiving decorations might also include a decorative beverage dispenser for punch or apple cider.

Be sure to pay close attention to your fall tablescapes as well, whether this means the coffee table or the dining table. Metal candleholders with glass hurricanes could be just the thing to spice up your living room. The looped ring design in gold will assuredly catch eyes. Work in a sculptural branch, some acorns, and a smattering of fall leaves for a natural accent.

Or, let candleholders bring a metallic gleam to your dining table. You’ll want to pay special attention to this area of the home – it’s the crowning glory of your fall decorating! Incorporate a marbled-style texture with placemats resembling this cool, smooth stone. Topped with charger plates in gleaming gold, your placemats will combine with other mixed elements for a high-fashion fall look.

Click here to view a variety of mixed-material entertaining accessories, including the items below.

Fluted Kitchen Canister Set  Calvina Tray and Glass Dome Cloche Serving Set
 Granville Gold Hurricane Candleholders Quartz Marbled Design Hardboard Placemats