How to Style 15 Amazon Home Decor Products in Your Home

Did you know that Amazon has an amazing selection of home decor products? They carry a lot of well-known brands at very affordable prices! It's seriously impressive. Plus, a ton of them are prime-eligible which means you can spruce up your place in time for your parents to drop in with 2 days notice (lol). I've rounded up some of my favorite affordable finds below and shared some tips & tricks for how to style them in your home. Also, Amazon Prime Day starts next week which means amazing sales!

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Gold & White Tray

This gold & white tray is the perfect piece to add a touch of glam to your room. Use this on a console or coffee table to display your favorite decorative accents.

 

Faux Fur Throw Blanket

Fur blankets are a great way to add a cozy, luxurious feel to any room. In addition to keeping you warm, they can be used to create a "finished" look to your space by throwing them over a chair or at the end of your bed.

 

Blue & Gold Stripe Canvas Art

This canvas art is a great statement piece to add color & style to your space. Decorate the room with other blue & gold accents for a complete look. I'm also loving this blue canvas art.

 

Gold & White Floral Canvas Art

This is a stunning piece to add a little shimmer to your space. Use this wall art in a room that already has a lot of color. Special note, this is also a best seller by the artist!

 

Artificial Fiddle Leaf Tree

Fiddle leaf trees are very on-trend right now. Place this in a corner of your home to fill the space and add "life" to your room. Bonus: you don't have to worry about watering it! If artificial plants aren't for you, check out the new Amazon Plants Store!

 

Geometric Trellis Shag Rug

This plush rug is a great way to add pattern & texture to a space without being too overwhelming. Want to go for something a little bolder? Check out the 2 rugs below!

 

Blue Abstract Rug

When you want to add color to a space, rugs are a great option. The color of this rug is stunning, and the price point is great too! Accenting this rug with black, white & gold items will really make your room pop. This rug has a low pile which makes it easy to clean and it won't shed.

 

Magenta & Yellow Abstract Rug

Another stunning rug that will make a huge statement in your space! If you want a bold look, accent this rug with bright pinks, yellows & purples. Otherwise, stick to beige & light blues to let this rug be the star of the show.

 

Gold Bookcase

This bookcase adds both function & fashion to any room. Store your book collection on it, or decorate the shelves with your favorite accent pieces. 

 

Gold Sputnik Chandelier

Light fixtures can instantly give a room a new, upscale feel - especially sputnik chandeliers! These are mid-century modern light fixtures, but they can really be used in any style room because they aren't too feminine or masculine and they come in many different styles & colors

 

Tom Ford Book

Books are obviously great for reading, but even better when they double as chic decor. This Tom Ford book is a popular "coffee table book" that is very versatile due it's simple design. You can style it with other books, flowers, and decorative accents.

 

Velvet Pillow Cover

Incorporating velvet into a space is a great way to add a luxurious feel (learn more about this in my free Glam Guide). Pair this pillow with patterned pillows and other textures for a complete look. Bonus: this affordable pillow cover comes in over 20 color options and various sizes, and you can use this insert with it.

 

Faux Fur Throw Pillow

Another great fabric to add a luxe feel to a room - fur! This pillow comes with an insert and is available in 15 different colors.

 

White & Gold Marble Coasters

Coasters can be both functional & stylish. Display these coasters on your coffee table tray to add some shine to the space, and pull them out when enjoying cocktails with friends.

 

Gold & White Table Lamps

These lamps are both affordable & timeless! Place them on each end of a console table to add balance to the table & light to the room.

 
 

I hope you enjoyed this post! Please let me know if you have any styling questions, and don't forget to subscribe below for more content like this!

<3 Joanna

Black White & Gold Target Finds to Decorate Your Home

Target Black White Gold Decor

I am a HUGE fan of Target. Like, obsessed. Shopping at Target is a hobby of mine. Can anyone else relate? :) I try to stick to online shopping at Target, because this is usually how it goes in-store:

Target Gold & Black Decor

I especially love Target's home furnishings & decor because they have so many affordable, on-trend items. I redesigned this office with almost all products from Target! No one should sacrifice great style when on a budget, and that’s why Target is one of my first stops when hunting for new furnishings. I also have the Target REDcard which saves me 5% on every purchase AND I get free 2-day shipping. How amazing is that?

Right now, Target has some great 4th of July sales offering up to 30% off home decor. Since my design style isn’t really “Red White & Blue” I’ve decided to put my own spin on it and round up some of my favorite “Black White & Gold” furnishings & decor from Target. I hope you enjoy, and don't forget to subscribe to see more posts like this!

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Target Black White Gold Decor

How to Style a Tablescape in 3 Easy Steps

Blush Gold Tablescape

I don’t know about you guys, but I am SO happy it’s summer! There’s nothing better than summer in Chicago and it’s my favorite time of year to entertain – everyone is always happy and the rosé never stops flowing! When entertaining, I love creating beautiful table settings for guests to enjoy and it allows me to be creative with designs, textures and colors. Today I’m sharing 3 easy steps for creating a tablescape – you’ll be surprised by how easy it can be! I’ve also linked all products from this tablescape below!

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Blush Gold Tablescape

Step One: Choose your Theme/Style

When creating a tablescape, I start by deciding my overall theme based on the occasion taking place – the occasion could be a casual brunch, afternoon tea, formal dinner, etc. I put together this tablescape for a small dinner party and knew I wanted it to have an elegant feel while still keeping it appropriate for summer. I wanted to incorporate blush & gold (my favorites) to create a warm ambiance and found some GORGEOUS rose gold charger plates that I’m obsessed with (pictures below). I decided immediately that the rest of the tablescape design would revolve around these chargers.

Blush Gold Tablescape

Step Two: Create the Place Settings

When it comes to putting together your place settings, layering is key – it adds depth & dimension to a table, and allows you to add different colors, textures and patterns. Below are some typical place setting items for tablescapes:

1.    Table runner or linen
2.    Placemat
3.    Charger Plate
4.    Dinner Plate
5.    Salad/Accent Plate
6.    Napkin
7.    Napkin Ring
8.    Drinking Glasses
9.    Silverware

Blush Rose Gold Table Setting

There are many different ways to set a table and add layers, so do whatever works best for your occasion and meal! You may need to add a bowl for soup or an extra plate for dessert, or you may choose to go without a charger plate for a more casual vibe. There are no rules, so have fun with it! The “staple” items for place settings include plates, drinking glasses and silverware. Once you have these items, you can play around with everything else and mix it up. For example, you may choose to use a bright, floral-patterned napkin in the spring/summer, and switch it out for a darker-colored napkin in the fall/winter.

I chose to go with a neutral, champagne-colored placemat so the rose gold charger plates could stand out. I then used my staple white dinner plates, and a soft blush salad plate on top. Can we talk about how stunning the rose gold silverware is? I’m obsessed. Lastly, I put out champagne glasses because starting with champagne makes any occasion feel more exciting and elegant. I love this quote:

Hester Browne Champagne Quote
Blush Rose Gold Table Setting

Step Three: Add Decor

 This is my favorite part of styling a tablescape! Adding a few decorative accents will make a tablescape look polished and complete - candles, string lights, lanterns, votives and other decorative items are all great elements to incorporate and bring the table together.

When it comes to decorating a tablescape, I always start with a centerpiece. Flowers are a beautiful go-to centerpiece, however there are many other options! For a brunch, your centerpiece could be a cake stand filled with baked goods. For a casual dinner, your centerpiece could be a large hurricane candle holder. Since I was going for a more elegant look, I chose to use flowers for my centerpiece and incorporated a few different colors in each bouquet, including greenery which helps make any space feel alive.

Blush Pink Rose Centerpiece

I placed the flowers on top of a sheer blush table runner - I love this runner because it adds some soft texture & color but doesn’t overwhelm the table. I then added some gold taper candles to balance the height of the flowers, as well as some smaller votive candles. I love decorating with candles because they create a warm & soft ambiance.

Blush Gold Table Decor

I also love this gorgeous tray because it’s both functional & stylish!

Treat Yourself Gold Tray
 
Blush Gold Tablescape

 

I had so much fun creating this design, and I hope these 3 easy steps will help you style your next tablescape! Click here to see more pictures of this tablescape.

 

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Blush Gold Tablescape Table Setting

Alternative Seating Options for Styling your Space

As an apartment hopper in Chicago, I haven’t been blessed with the largest spaces to work with, so I’ve had to get creative with my seating options! When planning seating arrangements (specifically in the living room) we tend to think of sofas & loveseats. However not all spaces can accommodate such large pieces, nor do those pieces work in every room! There are so many factors to consider when choosing seating including balance of the room, traffic flow, the focal point, the list goes on! Luckily there are so many great seating alternatives to your standard sofa & loveseat, and most of them can work in any room! Below is a list of some great alternatives, and I’ve linked some of my favorite pieces. Enjoy!

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Accent Chairs

Accent chairs are great because they add extra seating and don’t have a large footprint. They are also a great way to add personality, color and style to any room! They can be used at the end of your bed, near a window, across from a sofa, or positioned around an ottoman to create a conversation area.

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Benches

Benches are so versatile and can be used in almost any room of your home! You can place a bench at the foot of your bed for an easy spot to throw on some socks, or in your entryway to provide guests with a spot to put on their shoes. A lot of benches have storage inside, which can be great for tucking away blankets or storing kids’ toys.

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Chaise Lounge/Daybed/Settee

A chaise, daybed or settee is a great alternative to a sofa, especially if you have a small space. They provide extra seating without breaking up a room, allowing you to create various furniture arrangements. They can act as a room divider without taking up too much visual space, which helps the room flow nicely. These pieces offer a cozy place to sit back and relax!

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Ottomans & Stools

Stools & ottomans are even more versatile than benches due to their small size. I love tucking these under console tables and pulling them out when extra seating is needed. You can also utilize ottomans and stools when you need to balance a room, but don’t have the space for a larger piece.

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Floor Poufs & Pillows

Floor poufs add a really fun element to rooms. When you see one, you just want to plop down on it! Since they’re small like stools & ottomans, you can easily move them around and use them in various rooms!

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Ok, I know that was a lot! I hope you found this helpful - please let me know if you have any questions about seating options and arrangements! And don't forget to subscribe below for more tips & tricks like this! Have a wonderful day! <3

The 10 Best Glam Wall Mirrors to Buy in 2018

Glam Wall Mirrors

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend! I thought this would be a fun blog post to start the new work week off with :)

I absolutely love decorating with mirrors because they can make small or dark rooms feel brighter and larger when light reflects off of them. Mirrors have historically functioned as a simple place to check your makeup before running out the door, but now they do so much more! There are SO many beautiful mirrors out there that act as a stylish design element that add the perfect decorative touch to a room with their different shapes, patterns and textures.

I love glam decor, so I've rounded up 10 of my favorite glam wall mirrors below!

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One (similar here and here)
Two (similar here)
Three (also here, gold option here. I used this mirror in this project)
Four
Five (similar here
Six (also here)
Seven (similar here)
Eight (similar here)
Nine (similar here and here)
Ten

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If you have any questions about mirrors, leave a comment below or send me an email at joanna@whittakerinteriors.com!