Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2016: Holly Wreath Collection

‘Tis the season! If you love the festive appearance of your favorite holly wreath on your door, you’ll be absolutely merry over the Holly Wreath Collection. Decorate your entire home with this holiday hallmark! This exclusive Christmas collection, available only at Touch of Class®, features holly wreaths and boughs. Select pieces are embellished with vermicelli quilting or embroidery. This holiday decorating style is traditional yet full of cheer and wonderful details.

Click here to view the entire Holly Wreath Collection, which includes coordinating bedding, area rugs, window treatments, bath decor, a mantel scarf, a tree skirt, and dining accessories.

Below, we used the Holly Wreath items to create a dining setting that is rich with elegance and holiday spirit. This collection is easy to blend with other traditional Christmas decor, like your most treasured tabletop decorations and mantel accessories. If you’d like to recreate this look, click here to view and purchase the items shown below.

Holly Wreath Holiday Dining Room Decorating Ideas

In need of a few pieces to “cozy up” your fireplace area? Let the Holly Wreath items spread their joy from your window, table, or Christmas tree. We added a festive decorative fireplace screen, inviting red glass lamp, and a few mantel accessories. Click here to view and purchase the items shown below.

Holly Wreath Fireplace Holiday Decorating Ideas

Finally, don’t forget to decorate your bedroom with seasonal splendor. The Holly Wreath Bedspread will serve beautifully as the focal point, and the Holly Wreath Rug will provide comfort underfoot as you step out of bed. Click here to view the bedding and accents we used for this holiday bedroom.

Holly Wreath Grande Bedspread Ivory

Fall Lace Table Linens + Rustic Tabletop Decorating Ideas

What sort of ambience will your fall table have this year? There’s always the cheery atmosphere cultivated by decorating with autumn’s warm, fiery tones; or the sophisticated aura that seems to radiate from gleaming metallics. But if you’re looking for a casual, homespun feel, opt for a subdued palette of neutrals with a few flickers of accent color. Muted tones like straw, cream, khaki, tawny, brown, and espresso play nicely with ember glow, vermillion, gold, sage, chartreuse, or dusty teal.

Start with a seasonal lace tablecloth or table topper that is festive without being formal. The Leaf Harvest Table Linens feature a woven pattern and oak leaf and acorn designs. The Falling Leaves Table Linens have aspen, maple, and oak leaf shapes.

Next, decorate that table! Look for aged ceramic pitchers and vessels to place on top, as well as faux leaf sprays or grapevine orbs. Select a woven basket and fill it with pine cones and artificial fall foliage for an effortless centerpiece. Or, nestle small pumpkins and gourds inside an openwork bowl. Complement your earthy accessories with dinnerware and napkins in understated colors.

Leaf Harvest Square Table Topper Straw 58 Square
Leaf Harvest Square Table Topper Straw 36 Square
Falling Leaves Round Lace Table Topper 36 Diameter

Less Stress! Autumn Cushioned Comfort Mats

Depending upon the number of dishes on your recipe list, fall gatherings can involve quit a bit of prep work. And then, of course, there’s the dreaded cleanup after the feast is over. Even if you’ve recruited some holiday helpers to give you a hand, all that time at the sink or counter can take its toll, so be prepared with an autumn comfort mat.

These beautiful cushioned mats add comfort underfoot with their memory foam core, while being entirely appropriate for the fall season. Whether you’re chopping vegetables or washing dishes, you’ll love having one or more of these on your kitchen floor. Click here to view all the autumn designs.

The Fall in Love Cushioned Mat has a vintage-inspired floral and leaf design and a skid-resistant backing. It’s also machine washable, in case of spills or dropped food.

The Fruitful Harvest Cushioned Mat features leaves and acorns in shades of burgundy, red, orange, yellow, and green. Simply spot clean it when needed.

Fruitful Harvest Cushioned Mat Multi Warm 30 x 18

The Autumn Array Cushioned Mat has a pumpkin design in appealing harvest tones and a vermillion border. This comfort mat and the Fruitful Harvest Mat are made in the USA.

Autumn Array Cushioned Mat Multi Warm 30 x 18

Handcrafted Recycled Wine Stave Decor

Are you always on the lookout for a unique gift for the wine enthusiast in your life? Perhaps you simply want to enhance your own rustic or vintage decorating theme. Either way, wine stave home decor is exactly what you need! These handcrafted pieces are made from recycled wine barrel staves, so no two are exactly alike.

Click here to view our entire collection of wine stave decor, including stemware/wine bottle holders, serving trays, wall sconces, and more.

The Wine Barrel Chalkboard features a border made from recycled wine barrel staves and finished with a beautiful walnut brown stain. Jot down the daily wine specials or the mouthwatering menu for your own little ristorante – whatever you like!

Wine Barrel Chalkboard Walnut

Put a new spin on wine decor with the Wine Barrel Lazy Susan. This rotating accessory is ready and waiting to hold your wine, condiments, or napkins. A built-mechanism allows for smooth rotation.

Rustic yet modern, the Temecula Single Stave Wall Wine Bottle Rack can hold up to six bottles of wine. Its vertical design and dark oak wood finish are accentuated with two metal bands.

Temecula Wall Wine Rack Dark Oak Single

Jamila Multipurpose Wall Rack: Great Storage Solution for Any Room!

Magazines, mugs, towels, scarves, or caps… whatever needs to be organized, the Jamila Wall Rack is up to the challenge! With its simplistic scroll design and plenty of hooks, this multipurpose wall rack complements any decor and will be useful in any room. This metal wall rack is available in two finishes: brown and white. Click here to view this fabulous wall rack!

Below are just a few ideas for its use:

Bathroom: rolled towels

Bedroom/Closet: jewelry, scarves, hats

Craft Room: wrapping paper, ribbon, gift bags

Entryway: caps, wraps, light jackets, sports equipment

Kitchen/Dining Area/Bar: mugs, wine bottles

Living Room: rolled magazines

Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack

Two Looks in One! Reversible Placemats for Any Kitchen Theme

Are you looking for an easy way to perk up your kitchen table or accentuate your favorite theme? Just select a set of reversible placemats! These placemats make your dining experience a little more enjoyable – plus clean-up will be simple at the end of the meal. Placemats are made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic materials and have Microban protection. Each reverses to a different complementary design, providing two looks in one. Click here to view our entire collection of four-piece reversible placemat sets, including the placemats described below.

Wine enthusiasts will be happy to add the Tuscan Pinot Reversible Placemats to their table settings. The face features three bottles of wine and a variety of scrumptious fruits and cheeses; flip it over to show a mottled background with grape bunches and leaves in the corners.

Tuscan Pinot Placemat Set Cream Set of Four Tuscan Pinot Placemat Set Cream Set of Four

Perky golden sunflowers in a glass jar, a warm baguette… what else is missing from your table? Ah, the Signature Rooster Placemat Set. One side spotlights a proud rooster against a background of script, while the other has leaf designs and a small rooster in the corner.

Signature Rooster Placemat Set Cream Set of Four Signature Rooster Placemat Set Cream Set of Four

Wipe the sand off your feet, and come inside your coastal bungalow for a light meal. The Linen Shells Reversible Placemats have plenty of beachy appeal, with a seashell design on one side and blue coral on the other.

Linen Shells Placemats Multi Earth Set of Four Linen Shells Placemats Multi Earth Set of Four

Christmas Table Linens + How to Fold a Napkin

You’ve invited your closest family and friends, gathered your most scrumptious holiday recipes, found a fabulous centerpiece… What else is missing? A beautiful foundation of Christmas table linens, of course! If your dinnerware is simple or a solid color, a patterned tablecloth can perk up your table with festive pizzazz. Solid color holiday table linens can be just as elegant, however; contrast red and green for a joyous tablescape. Many of these patterns are available with coordinating accessories, including table runners, placemats, and napkins. Click on each image to view all available items.

Gold fosters an atmosphere of luxury at your holiday table. The Holly Ribbon Table Linens feature a dazzling holly-and-ribbon pattern; the sheer material can be displayed alone or layered atop your solid color fabric. Scrolling floral designs lend elegance to the gold borders. The Lenox® Holiday Nouveau Table Linens display a beloved design of plaid ribbons and holly. Tonal holly designs dapple the ivory ground for subtle embellishment.

Holly Ribbon Tablecloth Gold Holiday Nouveau Oblong Tablecloth

The Lenox® Holiday Table Linens will start any meal off right with a cheery, inviting holly pattern. A red border gives these Christmas table linens a polished appearance. Full of bold color, the Lenox® Holly Damask Table Linens make your dinner table merry and bright. Available in red and green, these accessories can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content.

Lenox Holiday Oblong Tablecloth Holly Damask Tablecloth

After you’ve chosen your Christmas table linens, it’s time to practice your napkin folding skills! If you need to brush up on the art of napkin folding, here’s a step-by-step guide for the pyramid fold:

1. Place a square napkin on the table like a diamond.

2. Fold it in half upward to make a triangle.

3. Fold the left corner up to meet the top corner.

4. Fold the right corner up to meet the top corner.

5. Turn the napkin over.

6. Fold the napkin in half by bringing the bottom point up to meet the top. This should form a triangle.

7. Fold the napkin along the center seam to form a pyramid.