Decorating Tip: Use Pairs to Create Symmetry in Home Decor

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:

  • accent chairs
  • floor sculptures
  • mirror panels
  • pendant lights
  • planters
  • table lamps
  • topiaries
  • wall art panels
  • wall sconces

Take a look at how pairs can be used to give a calming touch to a room or outdoor area:

Create a cozy gathering spot with matching upholstered accent chairs and a round coffee table.

Cassidy Chair Pair
Make any entryway a grand one with two handsome floor sculptures and a slice mat.

Lions at Guard Sculptures
Enhance your favorite theme by placing metal wall art panels beside complementary curtain panels.

Paradise Leaf Grommet Curtain Panels
Beautify an elegant window treatment with the addition of old-fashioned hurricane sconces.

Jordyn Olivia Window Treatment
Embellish a bare wall in a kitchen nook by displaying two or more square wall grilles.

West Albany Counter Furniture
Amplify an already-luxe bedding ensemble by hanging two ornate mirrored panels on the wall.

Bellamy Comforter Bedding

Display a double dose of symmetry with table lamps and accent mirrors over a console table.

Clover-Shaped Mirrors and Table Lamps

Follow These Rules: Inspirational Wall Plaque Signs

Rules delivered with just a bit of sweetness and levity might just be the easiest to follow. Display one of these lighthearted, inspirational wall plaque signs in your home to nudge everyone in the right direction. Whether you’re searching for a charming piece to complement a decorating theme or a wall accent for a particular room, these wall plaques will be just what you need.

Click here to view a variety of rule-themed wall plaque signs, including the ones mentioned below.

The Lake Rules Wall Sign is patterned to look like boards from a lake house dock and offers straightforward advice for enjoying your time by the lake.

The Farmhouse Rules Wall Plaque has a whitewash finish for country flair and features farm-related phrases like “Harvest love” and “Plant smiles.”

When things get hectic around mealtime, the Kitchen Rules Wall Plaque will be there to remind your family to “Cook together” and “Help with the dishes.”

Perfect for your coastal bungalow, the Mermaid Advice Wall Sign has a weathered finish and cleverly worded “rules” for beach life, like “Take time to coast” and “Sea the treasure of friendship.”

Lake Rules Wall Plaque Farmhouse Rules Wall Plaque
Kitchen Rules Wall Sign Mermaid Advice Wall Plaque

Remember Dad’s Day! Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day has come and gone, and that must mean it’s time to start thinking about Dad’s special day! Here are just a few ideas to make this June 18th a wonderful and memorable day.

Click here for some unique Father’s Day gift ideas, including the items mentioned below.

For the film buff:
Spend some bonding time with Dad by watching his favorite show or movie with him. Don’t forget a container of gourmet popcorn as a treat, plus this handy remote control organizer.

For the sports fan:
Surprise Dad with a rally towel or a new cap from his favorite team. If he has quite a collection of caps, give him a convenient place to hang them all with this cap display rack.

For the avid fisherman:
You can’t go wrong with a framed photo of Dad with his prized catch, plus the Fishing in the Wild Table Sculpture. This detailed accent depicts a fisherman and is finished in metallic and verdi hues.

For the hunting enthusiast:
Gift your outdoorsy father with a camo print furniture cover (he can dream of hunting season as he dozes in his chair) and this Deer Head Drink Coaster Set.

Remote Control Organizer Caddy Cap Display Rack
Fishing in the Wild Table Sculpture Deer Head Drink Coaster Set

It’s Time for Outdoor Entertaining!

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.

Mandalay Patio Dining Furniture Four Seasons Outdoor Rugs
Rave Outdoor Chair Cushions Matine Outdoor Curtains

Fabulous Updates to Your Outdoor Entryway

April has tiptoed into May, and it’s a great time for you to make sure your outdoor entryway is as beautiful and welcoming as it can be. If your doormat is looking a little worn, or your address plaque has seen better days, these fabulous entryway updates are just what you need!

Click here to view a variety of entryway decorating ideas, including the items featured below.

1. Outdoor stair treads
Increase traction on your porch steps while adding decorative appeal with stair treads. Made from recycled rubber, these stair treads have the look of pebbles and stones.

2. House number address wall plaque
Display your house numbers in style! This elegant wall plaque from JasonW Studios® is almost like a work of outdoor art with its rich finishes and precision-cut scrolling designs.

3. Cheery welcome mat
Winter might have taken a toll on your current welcome mat, so why not look for a new favorite? This recycled rubber doormat features a vibrant floral design that’s ideal for spring and summer.

4. Decorative planter
Let your spring blossoms beam back at you from an attractive planter. This indoor/outdoor accent has a rustic brown finish for an aged appearance and a classical design of scrolls and fleurs.

Patio Stone Outdoor Stair Treads LaRoyal House Number Address Plaque
Charmed Floral Welcome Mat Flaviana Outdoor Planter

Shelf Sitters You’ll Love

A decorative shelf sitter is a unique addition to your home decor. While a traditional figurine sits entirely on your shelf, a shelf sitter typically features an overhanging part—so it looks like some elegant lady just perched there to rest, or a curious cat climbed up and is peering down at his domain below.

Are you wondering where to place a shelf sitter? Here are just a few ideas:

  • Wall-mount shelf
  • Flat-edge shelf on a baker’s rack
  • Kitchen shelf
  • Entryway table
  • Bookcase
  • Wall organizer
  • Mantel

Click here to view the decorative shelf sitters featured below, as well as a variety of other styles.

Poised with Style Lady Figurine Shelf Sitter Pixie Dust Fairy Figurine Shelf Sitter
Curious Cat Shelf Sitter Rooster and Hen Shelf Sitter

Beautiful Home Decor Gifts for Mother’s Day

May 14th is on the way! Are you struggling to find a beautiful present for Mother’s Day this year? Why not surprise your mom with a home decor gift that she’ll treasure for years to come?

Click here to view a variety of unique Mother’s Day gifts, including the items featured below.

For the book lover:

Treat her to the latest books from her favorite authors, as well as the You Are So Loved Throw Blanket. Take over some of Mom’s tasks so she can curl up beneath this throw and read to her heart’s content.

For the new mom:

Remind her that for all the chaotic moments, there are tender, quiet ones too. The Created by Love Shelf Sitter depicts a mother and father gently cradling their newborn child.

For the pet owner:

Replace that worn furniture cover with something pretty and spring-like. The Butterfly Furniture Protector has a lovely nature-inspired design. It’s snag- and soil-resistant, as well as water-repellent!

For the nature enthusiast:

Spend some time outdoors with Mom, participating in her preferred activity. Bring a little bit of nature indoors with the Magnolia Charm Accent Clock, perfect for a dresser or mantel.

You Are So Loved Throw Blanket Created by Love Shelf Sitter
Butterfly Furniture Protector Magnolia Charm Accent Clock