Decor & Pillows

Jan 2

Our Complete Styling Guide to Consoles, Bookshelves, and Coffee Tables

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Ballard Designs' complete guide to styling your bookcases, consoles, and coffee tables

Picking out the right furniture pieces, fabrics, and rugs is only half the challenge of decorating your home. The second half, and sometimes even the most difficult part, is ‘styling’ your room. We think of ‘styling’ as a way to display the decorative objects that you’ve collected and love. It’s that final touch that takes your furniture pieces from simply something functional to something functional and beautiful. For all of us, the decorating objects we use to style our space may be different, but there are some universal strategies that will make styling your home easier.

We scoured our archives, surveyed our design teams, and questioned our stylists to break down all the steps and best tips for you.

 
Oct 7

4 Ways to Use Bunny Williams’ Upholstered Screen

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Bunny Williams' upholstered screen in a cozy, family room

We love Bunny Williams’ collected style, so we’re always looking for ways to bring that perfectly layered look into our homes. Her new Nailhead Folding Screen makes it easy to add art, pattern, and purpose to an empty corner or space. We’re showing you four ways we’ve used this upholstered screen that comes in more than 200 colors!

 
Sep 2

3 Ways to Use our Etta Cachepot

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Ballard Designs Etta Cachepot serves multiple functions

It’s our philosophy that you should never buy a piece of furniture that just solves one problem. If you buy versatile pieces that can move around your home with ease and that serve multiple functions, you’ll have pieces that stand the test of time. Because of this, we’re always designing pieces with clever, hardworking details — like our Etta Cachepot. It’s not just a plant stand, it can be a champagne bucket when you’re entertaining and a side table too!

 
Aug 8

How to Style a Console or Buffet

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How to Style a Console

Choosing furniture can be intimidating, but often we think the hardest part of the decorating process is adding the accessories and finishing touches. It can be hard to know when something is just right. What sort of accessories work with my furniture pieces? Is this too much? Not enough? We’re here to break down the details.

 
Jun 23

Summer Book Review: It’s the Little Things

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Photo from Susanna Salk's It's the Little Things book

Design editor and author, Susanna Salk, has done it again. With her latest book, It’s the Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home Through the Stylish Small Stuff, Susanna continues to inspire us with the notion that decorating your home is deeply personal. When you pay attention to the details and decorate with only the things that you love, you can create big moments in rooms that transcend the ordinary.

 
May 10

Up from the Ashes: The Artisans of Volcanic Ash

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What is volcanic ash? Outdoor accessories for your home

Some of our favorite outdoor-safe accessories are crafted from volcanic ash. It’s not just the natural strength and weathered patina of the organic material that we love. It’s also the story of how these hand crafted items came to be and what it means for the artisans who make them. Here is their story.

 
May 9

8 Summer 2016 Pillow Combinations

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Summer 2016 pillow options for your living room

You’ve heard it time and time again, updating your pillows is the easiest way to give your space a fresh look without having to upend the scheme you’ve already put together. The problem is that picking out pillows can be weirdly hard! There are so many options out there, and it’s hard to know which ones will match. That’s why we thought we’d put together a few schemes that we know will work. Here’s what we suggest: