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Decorating with Poinsettias: Holiday Living Room

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!

Poinsettia Holiday Living Room

Holiday Decorating Trend Spotlight: Farmhouse Christmas

What’s not to love about farmhouse-inspired Christmas decor? This holiday decorating theme embraces the eclectic style, featuring rustic pieces with a modern edge. Nothing is too fussy here, so if your decor looks lived-in, or something’s a bit out of place, all the better. This decorating style will welcome your thrift-store finds, mismatched kitchenware, and weathered mementos from years past. Get ready to give your home plenty of country Christmas flavor!

How to get started?

1. Homemade decorations

Let your DIY spirit flourish as you create holiday decorations by hand. Give your tree a one-of-a-kind look with handcrafted ornaments, or hang a Christmas card garland on your wall.

2. Textural interest

Mix textures to keep your farmhouse Christmas decor from looking staid. Burlap, felt, and galvanized metal are just some of the materials that will be right at home in this style. Hang a wooden plank sign or a plaque featuring a corrugated metal tree above your fireplace as a charming mantel accent.

3. Repurposed items

No need to stock up on new holders for this decorating style! Fill aged buckets, watering cans, or pitchers with faux holiday greenery for a fresh take on vase arrangements. Turn Mason jars or vintage lanterns into LED candle luminaries for safe accent lighting. Stock clear latch-lid canisters with peppermint sticks for old-time appeal. If you can reuse or restyle something to suit your decor, do it!

4. Unique statement pieces

Go on the hunt for those offbeat items that will make your farmhouse decor stand apart! Just a few ideas: a white resin reindeer head, a stack of vintage soda crates, an old trunk used as a table, or a darling antique sled or wagon.

5. Comfy accessories

Don’t forget plump decorative pillows, fringed throw blankets, and patchwork quilts to give warmth and comfort to living rooms and bedrooms.

Below are a few farmhouse-style Christmas decorations to inspire your inner decorator! Click on each image below to view the item shown.

Holiday Tartan Plaid Stockings Christmas Spirit Pillow Set
Sled Lighted Wall Art Set Merry and Bright Decorative Accent

Holiday Decorating Trend Spotlight: Scandinavian Christmas

If minimalism is your thing, you’ll love the Scandinavian Christmas decorating style. This pared-down holiday decorating theme draws inspiration from the Scandinavian region, with lots of natural touches and homespun accents. Simplicity and homey charm are key for this unpretentious Christmas look.

Here are a few basics you can use as a foundation for this style: natural wood decorations, greenery swags and wreaths, trees dappled with homemade ornaments, and presents wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine. To cozy it all up, you might want to add textural touches of snuggly faux fur—perhaps a rug, throw blanket, or tree skirt.

After you have the basics in place, you can enhance the Scandinavian holiday decorating style with one of three palettes (or use some combination to create a look that is all your own!):

1) stark black and pristine white

2) icy/frosted with metallic golden touches and candles

3) red and white or cream, especially Nordic patterns

Below are a few decorations that would look delightful amidst your Scandinavian-inspired Christmas decor. Click on each image below to view the items shown.

Snowflake Frosted Globes White Poinsettia Votive Candleholder Set
Snow Day Snowmen Stander Set Nordic Throw and Pillow

Holiday Decorating Ideas for 2016: Wintersong Collection

Nestled among sprigs of holly and berry, vivid red cardinals sing their sweet Wintersong for all to hear. If you love both the inspiration of nature and the festive staples of red and green, you’ll adore the cheery Wintersong Collection of holiday decor.

Coordinating bedding, window treatments, bath decor, and area rugs make it easy for you to create a cohesive look throughout your home. Brushed polyester fabric lends a smooth, soothing feel to the bedding, shower curtain, and window treatments. A comforter set, daybed set, and coordinating pillows are available to fulfill your holiday bedding needs. Embroidery embellishes select pieces, while hooked designs bring textural interest to the area rugs.

This Christmas decorating style comes to life with your favorite holiday accessories. We recommend framed botanical wall art, cardinal accents, greenery, and the gentle glow of a red glass table lamp.

Click here to view the entire Wintersong Collection, as well as the home accents we used to complement the look. The Wintersong items are available exclusively through Touch of Class®.

Wintersong Comforter Set Ecru Wintersong Holiday Daybed Bedding
Wintersong Holiday Shower Curtain Wintersong Rectangle Rug Light Cream

Make It a Sweet Christmas! Gingerbread Holiday Decorations

Sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar, and stir up your own sparkling vision of a Sweet Christmas. Whether you love to bake or you can’t resist those merry gingerbread faces, these Christmas decorations are your ingredients for a fun setting! Traditional colors of red and green, rickrack trim, peppermint buttons, festive plaid, sugar-cookie stars, and holly sprigs are just some of the delightful details you’ll find among this decorating theme.

Click here to view our entire selection of Sweet Christmas holiday decor, including decorations featuring gingerbread friends, baking Santas, candy canes, and peppermint swirls.

These Gingerbread Kids are the best of friends, and you’ll be happy to let them spend their “snow day” at your house. These standing figures, approximately 30″H, are weighted for stability and have posable arms. Dusted with glittering snow, these gingerbread decorations will be happy to brighten your indoor entryway or warm up beside the fireplace.

Gingerbread Kid Figures Burgundy Set of Two

Perched atop your kitchen shelf, bookcase, or mantel, the Gingerbread Shelf Sitters have plenty of cute cookie charm to spare. The girl holds a bag of flour, while the boy has a fork and wears a chef’s hat. Approximately 15″H, each has button-and-bead legs that will dangle adorably from your ledge.

Take a break from baking to check out the antics of this Gingerbread Family. This holiday decoration will make you smile with its stacked design of gingerbread people. This handcrafted, plush accent, 26″H, is weighted for stability and embellished with buttons and trim.

Gingerbread Family Stacker Floor Accent Light Brown

Holiday Decorating Ideas and Styles for 2014

What Christmas decorations will bejewel your home this year? Do you yearn to create a beautiful, cohesive look for the holiday season? If you’re short on inspiration, consider one of these holiday decorating styles.

Golden Elegance

Red and green will never go out of style as a Christmas color pairing, but gold, bronze, and champagne can look just as festive. Your home will be awash in luxury when you decorate with the regal hues of Golden Elegance. This exquisite style also includes figurines with an heirloom-like quality, elegantly resting on your display surfaces like cherished holiday treasures. Glitter and shimmer lend holiday twinkle to these sumptuous accents.

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Holiday Glitter

As a child, what captured your attention among all the holiday decor? Was it the reflection of the living room in a red metallic ball ornament? Maybe it was the silver tinsel that wound around your Christmas tree or hung, frost-like, in shimmering vertical drips? All the holiday sparkle that captivated you then can fill your home now. The Holiday Glitter decorating style is dazzling in red and burgundy, with plenty of shine and sparkle. Expect to see sequins, crystals, and glitter as embellishments.

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White Christmas

No matter what the meteorologist says, it will be a White Christmas this year. After all, you’ve been dreaming of it (and playing enough Bing Crosby)! This holiday decorating style draws its inspiration from freshly fallen snow, powdery and pristine, softly glittering in the morning sun. Christmas decorations in white and ivory radiate a gentle, delicate beauty, like winter in its quietest hours. Angels seem to glow from within, while other decorations mimic the intricate structure of snowflakes.

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Holiday Decorating Ideas and Styles for 2013

What special Christmas decorations will adorn your home this year? Those quaint caroler figurines stir up holiday nostalgia, but that silly snowman tickles your funny bone. Before you get caught in a flurry of Christmas decorations, it’s a good idea to have a guiding theme to help you along the way. Here are seven holiday decorating styles for the 2013 season. Let these holiday decorating ideas lead you to a festive and cohesive look in your home.

Christmas of Yesteryear

What if the holiday scene from some old-fashioned postcard or ’50s photograph could materialize before your eyes? This holiday style is a nod to the past, featuring Victorian- or retro-inspired decorations. When the seasonal frenzy is in full swing, this traditional holiday decor will feel like a welcome escape to another time.

Jolly Holiday

When Santa sneaks in to drop off gifts and gobble a few cookies, he’ll feel right at home. This festive holiday decor is cheery and lighthearted, just like the Jolly Elf himself. Red and green color bursts and fun Santa decorations are the trademarks of this Christmas style.

Juniper Forest

That rugged trek was worth it. A few more steps, and you’ll come upon Juniper Forest, glittering with frosted greenery. This upscale holiday decorating style is rustic yet polished, woodsy but sophisticated. Fall under the enchanting spell of this woodland holiday decor.

Nature’s Holiday

Not to be outdone by autumn’s brilliance, winter has its own color show with crimson berries, greenery, rustic browns, and bright red cardinals. Follow nature’s lead this winter season, and give your home plenty of color and country charm with this holiday decorating style.

O Holy Night

Keep the first and most important Christmas story ever in mind as you decorate your home. This religious holiday decor has the Holy Family at its heart, surrounded by shimmering gold and beautiful accents of color. Meaningful decorations and angelic figures make your home a haven of tranquility.

Snow Day

“Snow Day.” Ah, those two wonderful words that children everywhere long to hear. This holiday decorating style captures that sense of play and carefree fun, with nary a snowball fight in sight. Who can resist a happy snowman and his winter-loving pals?

Sparkling Snowflakes

No more watching at the window as the snow falls – you can have all the glistening snowflakes you want right in your own home. This elegant holiday decorating style blends rich, sumptuous colors of gold, silver, and white with sparkling snowflake accents.