A quilt with pastel paisley squares over a beige sheet set, vased white flowers, lanterns and coral by open windows.

How to Care and Store Your Country Quilts

Treat your handcrafted and heirloom quilts with loving care, and they’ll remain vibrant and beautiful for years to come. Here are three helpful tips: Never display your quilt in direct sunlight. When storing your quilt, do not fold it. Place clean tissue paper over the quilt and gently roll it into a bundle. This way […]

How to Decorate with Birdcages

How to Decorate with Birdcages

Think birdcages are just for the birds? Think again: Display collectible items inside, anything from vintage frames to Victorian dolls to cherished figurines. Add seasonal foliage, weave a colorful ribbon at the top or bottom of the birdcage and finish it with a bow. Set flameless LED candles of different heights inside and slide a […]

A rustic cathedral shaped wall mirror in ivory, with a cutout top medallion.

Tips for Decorating With Mirrors

Decorating with many mirrors actually serves a very useful purpose—to expand and brighten the feel of a room. They’re a particular favorite in Scandinavian-style decorating because they were traditionally used to brighten the long dark winters. Consider using decorative mirrors in unexpected places—the Victorians put mirrors almost everywhere, including propping a large mirror on the […]

A 3D red and yellow glass bowl in the shape of a sunflower, placed on a black metal stand by two glass bottles.

Use Colorful Decorative Accessories to Transform Any Room

Whether you like neutral tones or bold colors, consider keeping those difficult or expensive-to-change elements to the neutrals. You can transform any room by adding a splash of color with pillows, throws and a few key accessories. If you’re craving color, decorative accessories and a new coat of paint freshen the decor of a room […]

A tall white Victorian-look display cabinet with two glass doors and a bottom drawer, filled with floral dinnerware.

Display Cabinets Are Perfect For Showing Off Treasures

Surround yourself with all the things you love. A display cabinet is great to showcase your favorite artwork and valuables. Framed photos, crystal vases, treasured keepsakes and collectibles can easily be changed seasonally or added to throughout the year and safely out of reach.

A scrolled weathered-look metal table lamp with a lit beige shade, next to a lavender glass vase of wildflowers.

Task Lighting Shines a Shadow-Free Light

Not only are lamps essential to a well-lit room, but they also make it easier to see while performing tasks. Task lighting is meant to illuminate your workspace and not the entire room. Table lamps give you shadow-free light for common tasks like reading, playing games, or making crafts. For comfort, place a table lamp […]

A lit, small black electric fireplace in a rustic wood stove shape, placed on a wood floor.

Electric Fireplaces Bring a Striking Focal Point in Any Room

When there’s a chill in the air, nothing beats the down-home warmth of a blazing fireplace. Whether you choose a wall mounted, electric fireplace insert or a cozy freestanding floor model, electric fireplaces bring warmth and ambiance to spaces where a real fireplace may not be possible or practical. Decorate the area around the electric fireplace […]

An eight-paned wood framed mirror with a top arch placed on weathered paneling.

How to Clean Mirrors

There’s nothing more frustrating than cloudy streak-ridden mirrors, especially after you’ve just cleaned them. Don’t worry; learn how to clean mirrors with these tips and solutions. Use a spray cleaner that evaporates quickly and never spray the mirror itself with the cleaner. Instead, spray a clean, lint-free cloth and wipe down the mirror. To avoid streaks, dry the […]