Home Decorating Tips & Ideas

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop is proud to offer detailed information on many items. Learn more about the products we offer, from how to choose a rug and measure a window to the history of different textiles and tips on thematic decorating. Be sure not to miss our Seasonal articles, which we are always adding more to throughout the current season, to provide you with the most up to date decorating ideas. If you have a favorite artist from Sturbridge, check out Meet the Artist section for short biographies on these talented individuals. Please choose from the following articles to learn more.

Spring Decorating
SPRING:

Annual Spring Sale

Window Dressings for Spring & Summer

Add Color with Faux Florals

Decorating with Bunnies

Spring Entertaining

Organize With Baskets

Summer Decorating
SUMMER:

Sea and Beach Decor

Coastal Living with Nautical Decor

Summer Barbecues and Celebrations

Summer Blooms

Made in the USA Summer Sale

Proudly Wave That Flag

Outdoor Decor
OUTDOOR DECOR:

Celebrate Outdoor Living

Garden & Outdoor Accents

Hose Holders

Garden Thermometer Clocks

Weather Vanes

Country Furniture
FURNITURE:

American Made Chairs

Shaker Furniture

Primitive Furniture

Mission Furniture

The Classic Rocking Chair

Upholstered Seating

Functional Furniture

Furniture Information

illuminate a room
LIGHTING:

Annual Lighting Sale

Light Up the Room

Lighting that Works for You

Table & Floor Lamp Collections

Modern Lighting With Old World Influence

Salt Kilned Pottery Lamps

Chandeliers & Pendants

wall decor & display
WALL DECOR:

Inspirational Wall Art

Time Marches On

Classic Prints

Heartwarming Wall Art

Nostalgic Signs

Decorating With Mirrors

Metal Wall Decor

 

floors come alive with rugs
RUGS:

Braided Rugs

Braided Collections

Non-Braided Area Rugs

Jute Braided Collections

Types Of Rugs

how to install curtains
CURTAINS:

Lace & Sheer Curtains

Curtain Collections

Curtains & Chair Pads

Most Popular Types Of Curtains

Drapes Vs Curtains

Measuring Your Window

bed & bath history
BED & BATH:

Bedding Collections

Historical Patterns

Bed Frames

Mattress Size Chart

Country Bath Accents

A Well Scented Environment

Soothing Lavender

have fun in the kitchen
COUNTRY KITCHEN:

An Organized Kitchen Is a Happy Kitchen

Stretch Small Kitchens

Functional Kitchen Accents

Braided Kitchen Accents

Kitchen Textiles

Kitchen Gifts

Original Maine Marinade
NATURAL BAKING MIXES &
SIMPLY GOURMET:

Gourmet Marinade & Mustard

Maine Blueberry Treats

Jams & Jellies

Brown Bag Shortbread Pans

Accessorize with favorite decor accent
ACCESSORIZE & ACCENT:

Decorating with Hearts

Vintage Bicycles

Add Sunshine with Sunflowers

Decorating With Apples

All A Buzz in Decor

Primitive Crow Decorating

Pineapple Decorating

Bookends, Utilitarian and Decorative

Decorating with Pet Accents
DECORATING WITH PET &
WILDLIFE ACCENTS

Our Beloved Family Pet

The Mighty Rooster

Cute Country Cows

Birds In Home Decorating

Decorate With Owls

Handsome Horses

Smitten By Sheep

The Friendly Rabbit

Farmhouse Friends

Thematic Decorating
THEMATIC DECORATING:

Fall in Love With Maine

Lakeside Cabin Theme

Americana Decorating

How to Choose Color In Home Decorating
CHOOSING COLOR:

Bringing Color Into Your Home

Comforting Neutrals

Calming Green

Red For Vibrancy

Beautiful Blues

Yellow Is The Happy Color

Outdoor Decor
OUTDOOR DECOR:

Celebrate Outdoor Living

Garden & Outdoor Accents

Beautiful Teak Furniture

Hose Holders

Garden Thermometer Clocks

Weather Vanes

giving gifts made easy
GIFTS:

Gift Giving by Category

Spring Gift Gallery

Gifts for Mom

Gifts for Dad

Harvest Gift Ideas Under $20

Family Games

Celebrate Life's Events

Interior Decorating Style
CHOOSING A STYLE:

Simple Rustic Primitive Style

French Country Style


practical tips & how-to
Curtain How To's:

How To Measure For Curtains

How High To Hang Curtains

Guide to Curtain Hanging: Simple Tips for Success

Here's How You Can Safely Steam Clean Curtains

Appealing Country and Rustic Kitchen Curtain Ideas

 

practical tips & how-to
Window Treatment How To's:

9 Creative, Folksy Window Treatment Ideas

Updated Window Treatment Ideas for Your Kitchen

12 Nifty Window Treatment Ideas for Your Living Room

Most Common Types of Window Treatments

Four Rustic Valances for Charming Country Room Decors

 

practical tips & how-to
Design How To's

Organize Your Entryway

10 Things to Provide Houseguests

How To Distress Furniture

How to Choose the Best Throw Pillows for Your Couch

How to Clean Decorative Pillows and Pillow Covers

Simple Guide to Decorative Throw Pillow Sizes

Decorate Your Couch with Cool Blue Throw Pillows

 

history of design elements
DESIGN HISTORY:

Soap: The Making Of

History of Embroidery

Crochet vs. Knitting

Candles & Accessories

History of Wreaths

Tree of Life

SYW through the years
SYW through the Years - Purveyor of Furnished Goods

Looking Back 60 Years

Meet Silas

Shaker Furniture

 Sturbridge Lantern Lamp

Braided Rugs

 

About Us
ABOUT US:

About Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Quality Products and Unparalleled Service

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Elements of the Photo Shoot

ARTIST PROFILE:

Meet the Artists

vendor spotlight
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT:

Vendors: USA Made Furniture

Vendors: Stoneware/Bakeware/Tabletop

Vendors: Maine Made

video content
VIDEOS:

New Sturbridge Lantern Lamps

1965 and 1963 Catalog Comparison

1964 and 2013 Catalog Comparison