Posts Tagged ‘wall decor’

Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Decor

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re hosting a party or need to bring something to an Irish-themed dinner, these DIY projects can add the final touches to your decor, and can either be ready by this evening or in an hour. Happy celebrating!


Country Cottage Garland


Simple supplies like paint, paper, glue and scissors may all be in your craft drawer, and can easily be found at your nearest craft store. For more ideas, check out a couple more ideas from one of our previous St. Patrick’s Days.

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Monday Must-Haves: Spring Sale and Free Shipping on Curtains

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Spring has arrived at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, which means everything is on sale and you get free shipping on all of our curtains. For this week’s must-have list, we are featuring five of our new favorites that you won’t want to go without; and don’t forget, you can always view our most current catalog here.
Happy shopping!

Mansfield Garden Lace Curtain Collection

For Your Windows

Freshen up your windows for spring with our classic Mansfield Garden Lace Curtains. You can see the beautifully romantic details in the Valance above, and this entire collection is available in white and ecru to better suit your decorating needs. The scalloped edge creates a bold accent to the light and airy window dressings, which are proudly made in the USA. Take a look at the rest of this collection – including a tier, panel and swag – here.

Casco Bay Wool Braided Rug Collection

Spring Leaf Lighted TreesFor Your Floors (and chairs and stairs)

We are excited to tell you about our newest rug collection, although each piece and every color really says it all. Named after our beautiful region of Maine, the soft Casco Bay Wool Braided Rug Collection includes area rugs, stair treads and chair pads that will brighten up your home and offer charming Maine comfort this spring and throughout the year.

Coral Calla Lily Stems

Tulip Garden PrintFor the Rest of Your Home

Spring is all about refreshing, revitalizing and, most of the time, redecorating to ring in warmer weather and the fresh season after our winter hibernation. Create a lush, miniature forest in an entryway or living room with our Spring Leaf Lighted Trees. We love how authentic they look and will complement flowers, wreaths and colorful prints all spring and all year long. Speaking of which, Thelma Winter’s Tulip Garden Print offers a beautiful amount of color and nature for any wall of your home, as well as inspiration for creating your own garden(s) this spring. Did we mention it’s made in the USA? And we can’t forget our newest addition to our selection of Calla Lily Stems. This bold coral color mixes perfectly with pinks and burgundy reds in a spring vase and within your cheerful bouquets.

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Thursday’s Theme: Cold Weather Calls For Warm Decor

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Traditional Bedroom

The winter is all about warmth, or at least trying to maintain warmth through snowstorms, short days and dropping temperatures. Although there are many enjoyable activities that take place outside during the winter, especially in our home state of Maine, much of the time we wish we could be home snuggled up under a blanket, surrounded by decor that keeps us warm, physically and soulfully. This type of decor is exactly what we’re thinking about today, as the sunlight deceives us into thinking it’s warmer outside than it actually is. We’ve selected the above image as a great example of how to use decor in your bedroom as well as throughout your home to keep warm and comfortable during the coldest of days.

Note the sunny orange and the complementary browns in the furniture and the rug. A soft orange like that on the wall makes a room brighter, but also lends to a warmer look than a neon or brighter orange would. Neutrals are great for creating a warm look, and these decor pieces – the patterned upholstery, the bed frame and wooden tables – are perfect examples of this. Subtle notes of green can be found with the lamps and even the bedspread, adding a little more color but sticking with a natural hue.

Speaking of lamps and lighting, this room uses a few strategies. The table lamps are perfect for creating a warm ambiance that is soothing and perfect for reading a good book; the recessed lighting and the hidden ceiling fan increase brightness on a stormy day and can highlight your favorite parts of a room – how cozy! Recessed lighting works very well in a kitchen or over a hallway table to accentuate living spaces in a warm, glowing, attention-giving light.

Using a wooden bed frame and wooden tables caters to our traditional country taste, which is ideal for creating a warm, homey feel in any room. Using more sleek furniture pieces as opposed to clunky expands the room, while the particular detailing – turned bed posts, carved legs on tables, and unique hardware – dresses up the look. 

Last but certainly not least, the finishing touches of a room are just as important as the staple furniture and lighting. We love how well the print over the bed complements that orange wall; the sunset adds to the cozy, cuddled up feeling that has already been established. This works well in a family room and above mantels – use fiery hues in a print or wall hanging to emanate the look of a well stocked fire even if there isn’t one in the hearth. Photographs of family and friends always make a space more comfortable, and if you really want to be reminded of warmer days display pictures taken in the summer or in the sun. We also strongly suggest flameless candles or your favorite scented varieties; fill your home with nostalgic or soothing scents while you relax under a blanket or in front of that warm fire.

How do you stay warm with decor during cold winter months? Share your displays and rooms with us as well as any tips you may have!

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