Holiday Decorating Style Spotlight: Victorian Christmas

Many of our beloved holiday traditions began in the Victorian Era—decorating the Christmas tree, giving gifts, sending Christmas cards, and even hanging stockings. Helped along by England’s royal family, these traditions were enhanced with intricate designs that sparkled and shone. The traditional holiday palette originates from this era as well: red, green, gold, silver, and white.

To decorate your own home in the luxurious Victorian Christmas style, string garland through a bannister, around a doorway, or across the mantel. Pull in a pop of traditional red with poinsettia wreaths and velvet ribbons, and add a shimmer with glass ornaments and glittering accents.

Let Touch of Class® help you bedeck your home in the magnificent opulence of a Victorian Christmas! Here are a few items to get you started:

Welcome guests with vintage vibes and bold reds. Hang a wreath bursting with red berries on the door and center a vase overflowing with greenery and ribbons on a console table. Frame the centerpiece with lighted lanterns and woodland animal figurines for a homey touch. Finally, hang a wall tapestry alight with fiber optics and depicting a lovely winter cottage to finish the look with timeless flair.

Victorian Christmas Entryway

Swathed in classic hues, the Holly Ribbon Table Linens bring exquisite taste to your dining room. Tablecloths, placemats, and runners depict the favorite Victorian decorations on sheer fabric with gold damask borders. Underscore the gold hue with the Winter’s Elegance Sleigh Centerpiece. Perfect for displaying glittery trinkets, this accent has scrolling golden metal and ivory capiz shells.

Holly Ribbon Holiday Table Linens Winter's Elegance Sleigh Holder Centerpiece

Give your bedroom an extra flourish. Santa and Mrs. Claus celebrate the Golden Years dressed in gold coats trimmed with ornate detail and white faux fur. Displaying presents in a jacquard bag, this limited edition Possible Dreams® Clothtique™ features hand-sewn clothing and hand-painted expressions. The Enchanting Medley Wall Pocket, a Touch of Class® exclusive, ushers in elegance with antique gold acanthus leaf designs. A spray of faux silk greenery, golden pine cones, burgundy hydrangeas, openwork shimmering leaves, and gleaming baubles spills from the pocket.

Golden Years Clothtique Santa and Mrs. Claus Figurine Enchanting Medley Holiday Wall Pocket

Originally used to gift fruit and nuts, stockings are always hung by the chimney with care. The Christmas Present Velveteen Stockings, exclusive to Touch of Class®, honor these traditions with classic colors, braided rope bows, and a velveteen fabric signifying royalty. The Winter’s Elegance Angel Figurines top off your mantel and watch over Christmas cards sent by family and friends. The simplistic ivory capiz shell and scrolling gold metal design enhances the yuletide greetings.

Christmas Present Velveteen Stockings Winter's Elegance Angel Figurine Set

 

 

Exclusive Classic Christmas Decor for Every Room!

Would you like to impress Santa—and all your holiday guests—with festive decor that is both beautiful and unique? With an elegant seasonal style and classic hues, this exclusive holiday decor will prompt your visitors to ask, “Where did you get that?”

Available only at Touch of Class®, this exclusive Christmas decor will transform any room that needs a merry makeover. As the snow falls, slumber beneath gorgeous bedding; or dine in splendor with coordinating table linens, chair covers, and window treatments. Spruce up your bathroom just in time for holiday guests; then cook up a new look with charming holiday kitchen accessories.

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The Holiday Traditions Bedding blooms with poinsettias; special details like vermicelli quilting, scalloped edges, and plaid accessories make this a delightful addition to your bedroom. Richly detailed with woven-jacquard damask designs, the Courtland Bedding can be used long past Christmas. Turn this ensemble into a seasonal one by displaying a tree or garland in your bedroom.

Holiday Traditions Coverlet Set Courtland Comforter Bedding

Make this year’s holiday meals memorable affairs with the Snowflake Table Linens in dark red. Dappled with embroidered snowflakes and embellished with cutwork, these accessories will quickly become your holiday favorites. Coordinating Snowflake Chair Covers will make guests feel special; if you like, the chair covers can be monogrammed for a truly personal touch.

Snowflake Holiday Table Linens Snowflake Holiday Chair Covers

Keep the bathroom from becoming that one area that you forgot to decorate; it’s easy with the Poinsettia Charm Bath Accessories. Scalloped edges and dimensional handpainted poinsettias bring seasonal spirit to your main or guest bath. Light cream towels with embroidery and decorative trim coordinate nicely, taking the hassle out of finding matching holiday bath decor.

Poinsettia Charm Bath Accessories Poinsettia Palace Holiday Bath Towel Set

Sip hot cocoa or pop sweet Christmas cookies in the oven—while enjoying your very merry kitchen decor. The lined Holly Wreath Tier and Valance Set features a playful parade of embroidered holly swags. The Winterberry Paper Towel Holder will glisten from your counter with clear icy glitter, while holly and berry designs surround your paper towel roll in festive fashion.

Holly Wreath Tier and Valance Set Winterberry Holiday Paper Towel Holder

Holiday Decorating Trend for 2019: Blue Christmas

Let Elvis or The Shirelles croon from your record player, and get ready for a Blue Christmas! These enchanting holiday decorations have a touch of nostalgia mixed with modern-day elegance. An ethereal celestial blue hue will float over your table, mantel, or window for a truly “cool yule.”

The Snowfall Collection, composed of exclusive designs from Touch of Class®, features coordinating polyester satin pieces frost-kissed with delicate cutwork and snowflake embroidery. Deck your dining room table and chairs in this beautiful wintery blue—we have everything you need to create a cohesive look for snow-season soirees. Skate on over to your window to hang coordinating tier curtains and valances; then crown the mantel with a scalloped-edge scarf reading “Merry Christmas” in script.

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Snowfall Winter Dining Room

If you’re still swooning over Christmas decor in blue, check out these other decorations that look wonderful with the Snowfall Collection. Blue, white, silver, and clear accents will crystallize your winter vision. Simply click on each image to shop from the Touch of Class® site and learn more.

Snowflake Napkin Rings Holiday Elegance Winter Candleholder Centerpiece
Holiday Ice Flocked Winter Ornament Wreath and Garland Christmas Sentiment Wall Art Set
Dona Gelsinger Oh Holy Night Angel Wall Tapestry Swirling Glitter LED Lighted Angel Figurine Set

Get the Look: Vintage Wine Bar

Have you long-admired those stylish wine bars on social media but struggled with how to replicate the look in your own home? Perhaps your space is limited, or maybe you prefer a vintage aesthetic to a more modern approach.

Start with a multipurpose furnishing with plenty of storage space, like the Everette Cabinet. Shelves and drawers will keep your wine essentials at the ready. Hang a matching stemware rack above the cabinet for easy access to your wine glasses.

Wood surfaces, complete with knots and imperfections, provide an instant dose of natural charm. Planters and vases with the appearance of bark and exposed wood lend an Old World quality to your niche. Coiling grapevines and abundant bunches of grapes bring the look to full fruition.

Spruce up your home wine bar with vintage-style wine wall art that features dimensional corkscrews or wine-and-grape decal designs. Remember wine-themed accessories like a paper towel holder and a napkin holder. Cozy up the area with a gorgeous grape area rug or a slice mat. Get creative with grape-shaped switchplates, personalized metal wine wall art, or convenient Cork Cage® holders.

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Vintage Home Wine Bar

Get the Look: Scrolling Leaves Dining Room for Fall

Fall is in full swing with warm scents that linger on wandering breezes: caramel apples, woodsmoke, pumpkin pie, and spiced apple cider. Bring that warm, cozy atmosphere right into your home with the Scrolling Leaves Collection. Tantalizing aromas of scrumptious sweets blow across your tablescape, and airy window treatments draw your eye to the magnificent vision of fall’s radiance. Vibrant shades of olive, ember glow, and gold pair with an earthy, neutral oatmeal to provide the perfect color balance. Embracing the splendor of the season, these table linens and window treatments will enhance your dining room with the allure of autumn’s palette.

Exquisitely embroidered in crisp colors and embellished with intricate cutwork, the Scrolling Leaves Accents show off your table’s rich hue or the splendid scenery outside your window. With a variety of styles and sizes to choose from, you can keep those lovely autumn shades around for the entire season. Accentuate decadent food with oblong tablecloths, table runners, placemats, or napkins. Invite nature’s beauty into your home with curtain pairs, tailored valances, swag valance pairs, or ascot valances. Exclusively designed by Touch of Class®, these items aren’t available anywhere else!

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Scrolling Leaves Dining Room

Alongside the harvest season’s delicious dishes and outdoor abundance, you won’t need much to complement these lovely table linens and window treatments. If you want to add another aspect of the season to your dining space, however, consider a hanging lamp, rug, or nature-inspired wall art.

Although the Scrolling Leaves Collection is stunning all on its own, it also lends itself to a variety of decorating styles. Fully embrace the season with other autumnal decor such as napkin rings or wood serving trays. Let your Tuscan and Italian side shine through with wine rack storage furniture or olive wall art. Embody all things natural with leafy wall toppers or centerpieces.

Make It a Sunflower Autumn

Brighten up your home with the rich colors of sunflowers. A flower native to the Americas and the state flower of Kansas, these beauties are often associated with summer’s yellow vibes but come in varieties full of vivid autumn hues. Ember glow, orange, and gold mix in an array resplendent of a fruitful and bountiful harvest. Whether you’re looking to extend summer’s warm rays or usher in fall’s abundant palette, you and your guests will enjoy this sunflower decor brimming with life and color.

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Accent your entryway, coffee table, or dining table with the lively florals of the Sunflowers and Poppies Table Runner. Brilliant hues of green, red, gold, yellow, and orange flare to life on a light cream ground and point toward the coming season. With hand-cut open cutwork edges and exquisite embroidery, this table runner will add a fall focal point to any room.

Sunflowers and Poppies Fall Table Runner

Complement decadent holiday food or inspire cheerfulness and positivity with the addition of the Autumn Medley Cornucopia. In a variety of warm fall colors and faux foliage, the sunflowers, berries, and nuts nestled in this woven rattan centerpiece will add a bright pop of color to your tabletop. Pair with solid or subtle fall table linens to invite the season right into your home.

Autumn Medley Fall Cornucopia

A sunny outlook is easy to have with the Sunflower Embroidered Tier Window Treatment. Harken back to flowering summer fields in any room with beautifully embroidered sunflowers and intricately-shaped edges. Recall warm, sun-filled days while adding dimension and the color of happiness to the kitchen or bedroom with these light cream faux linen window accents.

Sunflower Tier Window Treatment

Entice the trees outside to transform their colors with the Country Lane LED Lighted Candle Lantern. Great for indoor or covered outdoor use, the lantern includes a built-in LED candle to light your porch or home with a soft glow. A striking autumnal spray of faux sunflowers, leaves, berries, pine cones, acorns, and gourds adds contrast to the black frame and a warmth to your decor you’ll simply adore.

Country Lane Autumn LED Lighted Candle Lantern

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.

Dogwood Lace Table Runner

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 intricate design or 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.

Purple Pansies Floral Table Runner

3. Glam up a bedside table
Give the top of your bedside table instant charm with an embroidered runner, candleholders, and a decorative jar. Or, if you prefer a more carefree vibe, select a Bohemian-style runner and top it with a small paper lantern.

Spring Breeze Table Runner

4. Beautify a console table
Give a little life to a neglected console table with a pretty floral runner. Complete the look with tabletop accessories and wall art in similar colors.

Pansy Patch Floral Table Runner

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. Evoke an elegant, vintage ambience with classy candleholders, faux flower bouquets, and blossom wall art. 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.

Canterbury Table Runner

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.

Coastal Dream Table Runner

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 cutwork, burlap, or macrame.

Bella Rose Embroidered Table Runner