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!
We’re shining a spotlight on one of our favorite fall colors: cinnabar! This deep red-orange shade can be used all year long, but it’s fabulous in fall as a sophisticated alternative to pumpkin oranges and bright reds. Here are a few ways you can decorate with cinnabar in your home this autumn.
1. Pair solid-color cinnabar curtains with drapes in a compatible color like antique gold, bronze, beige, or brown. Complete the window treatment with matching waterfall valances, then use metal wall art panels at the sides to accent the arrangement in a symmetrical fashion. If you’re feeling adventurous, choose artwork with complementary color pops of golden orange, turquoise, or sage.
2. Drape a furnishing in a sunset-colored furniture protector to keep it looking great and brighten your living room for fall. Hang framed wall art prints in neutral tones over your loveseat or sofa to provide a polished look while keeping the attention on the beautiful sunset hue.
3. Layer European shams and decorative pillows in ember glow atop your bed to enhance the pattern colors and give your bedroom a luxe look. Place a sleek lamp with a clear glass font on your bedside table and hang a mirrored wall art piece above the headboard for sumptuous appeal.
4. Place plush, solid cinnabar mats on your bathroom floor for cushion underfoot, and choose a toilet lid cover in a matching color for a unified appearance. Then add your classiest bath furnishings in metallics or neutrals, or choose accessories in autumn tones for a full-out fall aesthetic.
Are you looking for a way to perk up your kitchen during the summer months—and all year round? Try fruit-themed kitchen decor! These kitchen accents have a fresh, delectable style that can suit many tastes. Select home decor dappled with your favorite summer fruits for a farmers’ market feel, or choose pieces patterned with lemons, figs, grapes, and olives for Italian flair. You’ll love inviting family and friends over to gather amid the bounty.
Click here to view an abundance of fruit kitchen decor, including the items featured below.
The Sonoma Fruit Tier Window Treatment is a fun alternative to solid color or sheer kitchen curtains. These delightful window coverings have apples, grapes, pears, and plums on a speckled background.
Designed by Touch of Class®, the Tuscan Fruit Paper Towel Holder features a base bursting with various fruit and a cute apple finial topper that is removable for easy roll changing.
The Fruit Wall Accent Set has a bold, dimensional design that will make you want to pluck a piece of fruit from the wall and take a bite! This realistic fruit wall decor includes a plum, pear, and apple.
As glorious as those bright summer days are, there comes a time when everything you see seems to be melting, dripping, sweating, or burning! Don’t let the summer swelter get you down; with these warm weather solutions, your home can be a cool refuge away from the spiking temperature outside.
Click here to view a variety of warm weather solutions, including the items mentioned below.
The Mosaic Pineapple Table Fan puts those utilitarian fans to shame! This darling tabletop fan features oscillation, three speeds, and a glass pineapple globe with an included nightlight.
The moisture-wicking Cool Sleep Sheet Set will seem heaven-sent on those humid summer nights. These sheets feature an absorbent fabric that wicks away water molecules from the body.
The Ultimate Blackout Grommet Curtain Panel is available in a range of sizes to suit almost any window. The panel is made from a dense fabric that blocks light and helps maintain room temperature.
The Blackstone Tie-Up Blackout Shade will provide sweet relief from the glaring sun. This energy-saving, blackout window shade is available in several solid colors.
Do you have your eye on a beautiful lamp, wall sconce, or accent mirror? Purchase a pair instead of just one and use it to create a symmetrical display! If you’ve been wanting to foster a greater sense of balance in your home, while promoting an ambience of serenity and stability, you’ll love this decorating principle.
Here are just a few home accents that lend themselves to symmetrical displays:
wall art panels
Take a look at how pairs can be used to give a calming touch to a room or outdoor area:
Do you love to entertain? You’ve probably been waiting for the weather to shine in your favor so you can host an intimate gathering or a swanky soirée outdoors. If your style tends to be more casual, you’ll love these laid-back patio decorating ideas. Let the outdoor entertaining begin!
Click here for a wide range of outdoor decor, from furniture and entertaining essentials to wall art.
1. Patio dining furniture
Whether you’re serving up a light brunch or delectable island-inspired fare, attractive patio dining furniture will only enhance the ambience. The durable aluminum frames on these outdoor furnishings have a faux bamboo finish, while oak slats complement the design.
2. Outdoor area rug
A lively outdoor rug can brighten your entire patio. This dazzling hooked rug boasts an array of tropical blossoms in warm and cool tones.
3. Outdoor chair cushions
You want your guests to feel comfortable, so don’t forget the outdoor chair cushions. These chair pads are perfect for outdoor settings due to their mildew-, weather-, and stain-resistant properties.
4. Outdoor curtains
If the sun is spending too much time at your outdoor gathering, create your own little haven with outdoor curtain panels. The fade-, stain-, and water-resistant panels below have hook and loop tabs.
Even if you can’t live like a pampered starlet from Old Hollywood, your window treatment can be just as luxe as you please! Give your favorite drapes the royal treatment with one of these elegant updates.
1) String panel or lace sheer
Hang an Austrian-style string panel or a delicate lace curtain beneath your drapes and let the sunlight filter dreamily into your boudoir.
2) Tassel tiebacks
Use tassel tiebacks to gather curtains back at the sides. Jeweled tiebacks give your window treatment an opulent touch.
3) Post- or hook-style curtain holdbacks
If you don’t have traditional fabric or tassel tiebacks, consider decorative wall-mounted holdbacks. Gather the panels behind holdback hooks or drape them over post-style holdbacks.
4) Decorative curtain rod
Replace that utilitarian curtain rod with something glitzier—like a drapery rod with faceted finials that catch the light.