Hide your flatscreen TV behind antique shutters

In the pages of our catalog, you’ve probably noticed the tips that we include for design inspiration. From the products we sell to the tips we add to our catalog, our goal is to help you decorate your home inside and out to reflect your unique personality! Today, we thought we’d round up all the fun tips from our Holiday 2014 catalog.

Above, we designed this stylish, antique-inspired TV cabinet to that you can easily tuck away your flatscreen when guests are headed over. This is a great way to create a focal point on the wall (one that doesn’t have a sports game on it), while still keeping your living or family room functional for everyday life.

Narrow console table for storage

Sometimes you just need a narrow piece of furniture so you won’t sabotage your traffic flow. We understand! That’s why we made our Martin Console extra shallow, perfect for little spots where you need to squeeze in a bit more storage!

decorating tip from our catalog

One of our favorite decorating tricks for pulling a room together is to pick a color palette and then stick to it! Use patterns and solids galore, and as long as you stay within your color palette, you’ll have a stylish room. That’s what we did here. We picked a silvery gray and we used it on the rugs, sofa, chairs, and drapery. Instant polish!

decorating tip from our catalog

If you struggle to find places to hang your Christmas stockings, fear not! A floor stocking holder can go on a bookshelf, in an entryway, or next to a mantel. Plus, you can use these year round for umbrellas, leashes, or tote bags.

Decorating tips from Ballard Designs calendar

How cute are these bone-shaped stockings? Perfect for your furry best friend!
Decorating tip from Ballard Designs catalog

In a large living room or a great room, try using two rugs right next to each other instead of one large one. It helps distinguish a living space from a dining space, and if using two of the same rugs, it makes the whole space feel clean and pulled together.

Mount a paper towel holder

Did you know that our Under Cabinet Paper Towel Mount can also be mounted to the wall?

Decorating tips from Ballard Designs catalog

We love our classic Burlap Fringe Stocking and wanted to add in another style to mix and match.

Decorating tips from Ballard Designs

Our Slim Chadwick Media Armoire is the perfect size for flatscreen TV’s without totally overwhelming your room!

For more design inspiration, visit our Pinterest Boards, or find more gorgeous rooms in our Photo Gallery.