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Exclusive Holiday Bedding New for 2017

Do you sometimes wish that the holiday elves would sneak into your bedroom when you’re not around and transform it into a glorious display straight from the catalog pages? Then the next time you’d walk in, your bedding would be fabulously festive and beautifully coordinated. Even if the elves can’t spare a moment from their toy-making duties, these holiday bed ensembles will still bring you that merry, lavish look in your bedroom—with just a little effort on your part, of course.

New for 2017, these exclusive holiday bedding patterns are only available at Touch of Class®; our in-house designer dreams them up, along with a variety of bed and window coordinates that are sold separately, so you can create your own frothy bed confection accessorized just the way you want it.

Click on the names or images below to view the Christmas bedding ensembles shown, as well as coordinating items from the entire collection.

The Poinsettia Palace holiday bedding ensemble has a champagne faux silk foundation embellished with embroidered designs like poinsettias, berries, holly leaves, pine sprigs, and golden ribbon.

Poinsettia Palace Holiday Bedding

The Holiday Traditions bedding ensemble combines printed poinsettia designs with plaid for contrast. The decorative pillows, sold separately, have embroidered designs on one side and reverse to plaid.

Holiday Traditions Bedding

The Peppermint Dreams bedding ensemble has a bold holiday style with colors of red, green, black, and white. Candy cane motifs and striped designs make this Christmas bed pattern sweet yet sassy. A quilt set and a bedspread are available in this pattern – plus lots of fun accessories.

Peppermint Dreams Holiday Bedding

 

 

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: 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

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

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.