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Exploring Pottery Barn Decorating Ideas: Unveiling Must-Have Décor Pieces

Welcome to my latest inspiration corner! I'm thrilled to present a handpicked selection of decor pieces that perfectly encapsulate the essence of Pottery Barn decorating ideas. This collection is all about reimagining and revitalizing your living spaces with a touch of that timeless Pottery Barn charm.

As I take you through these exquisite items, envision the incredible transformation they can bring to your home – a harmonious blend of style and coziness that's unmistakably Pottery Barn. Let's dive into the world of decor magic and elevate your space together!

Pottery Barn best of fall 2023

With every new release of the Pottery Barn collection, I find myself envisioning endless home decor possibilities. Pottery Barn has become a beloved lifestyle brand for me, offering an array of items.

If you're a fan of refined and timeless traditional aesthetics, you'll absolutely adore this line of decor. It's brimming with elegant pieces that can effortlessly elevate your space.

Because Pottery Barn is a favorite here, I will continually update this post to keep you in the know. The current update is September 2, 2023.

What is Pottery Barn?

Pottery Barn is a great one-stop shop for all your decor needs. They carry a little of everything from furniture, the slipcover sofa is one of my favorite, to dinnerware, but that is not where they began.

Initially, they sold Pottery that they acquired from a Barn, hence the name Pottery Barn, along with European furniture. Two brothers built the business and after multiple brick-and-mortar stores, they created a catalog. This all happened beginning in the 1950s in Manhattan, New York, but later the brothers sold to two larger companies in the 80s. The Pottery Barn store legacy is going strong to this day.

What Design Style is Pottery Barn?

According to the Home Design Institute, Pottery Barn's design style is classic Americana. Their furniture and home decor is typically very traditional and features a lot of dark wood tones and plaid fabrics. However, they also mix in some more modern and contemporary pieces to keep their look fresh. They also offer beautiful decor during the holiday seasons.

Is Pottery Barn considered High-end?

Pottery Barn is known for it's upscale furniture and designs that offer high quality with a fresh look. The prices lean towards the high-end but you can find plenty of affordable pieces, many of which you'll see in our picks.

Pottery Barn Decorating Ideas

In this post, I am sharing the best of the newest collection and check back seasonally because we plan to update this post with the latest and greatest.

When decorating my home, I love to look at Pottery Barn decor and displays both online and in the store. They possess an excellent design sense, and their creations are versatile enough to blend with a wide range of design styles. I always find something that is perfect for my living space. Keep reading to see how to bring the Pottery Barn look to your home.

You can see the entire collection here.

Shopping Tips:

  • Items Sell Fast: The more popular items sell out quickly, so if you see something you like, go ahead and grab it.
  • Ship, Pick up & Store Shop: Everything in-store you can also find online, and they have store pick up, so shop online, pay for it, and pick up at the store.
  • Read Reviews: It helps to read other people's thoughts when shopping online. I have made many purchases based on reviews.
  • Transitional Design: Pottery Barn made transitional style trendy, making most of their pieces designer-friendly.
  • Categories: This post is set up in categories, so you can quickly drop down to what you are looking for. Click the table of contents to see the categories.

Now on to my top pics of this season, from holiday items to small decorations. I am sure there will be something you can't live without. I know because it always happens to me too. LOL!

After I share my top picks from the new collection I will show you a few ways to decorate with Pottery Barn decor. I'm always looking for new ways to decorate so be sure to give your own suggestions in the comments.

Pottery Barn Collection Favorites

Cozy Throws and Pillows

Floor Rugs, Area Rugs & Throw Rugs

Faux Plants, Flowers & Wreaths

Indoor & Outdoor Lighting

Kitchen & Dining

Outdoor Patio & Porch Collection

Holiday & Seasonal Decor

Did you came across anything that caught your interest or captured your heart, and you're currently wondering how to incorporate them into your decor, let me share a few ways I've utilized Pottery Barn decor to adorn my home. Hopefully, these examples will provide you with some inspiration.

Decorating with Pottery Barn

Having shared my favorite selections from Pottery Barn, let's now explore some ideas for decorating with their pieces. Read on for Pottery Barn inspiration.

Decorating with Pottery Barn Home Decor

Because Pottery Barn is transitional, timeless and classic you can use most of their items with different styles, themes and such. Here is Pottery Barn decorating ideas where I used their fabric napkins on my hutch decorations.

Pottery Barn plaid napkins displayed on a hutch with dishes

Simply fold the napkins and sit them on top of the bottom plate leaving a little bit of the napkins folded down the side. Then set your cup and saucer on top.

Decorating with Pottery Barn decor

Consider adding dinner napkins to your dish display like I did here. This is a great way to add color and texture to your decorations and you can change them out seasonally or for holidays.

Now that your napkins and dishes are displayed you can easily grab everything to set your table.

Decorating with Pottery Barn Holiday Decor

Pottery Barn has some of the cutest holiday decorations. I love when they come out with their newest designs. It seems like every year they have one new item that is trendy while other items are classic.

Several years ago I bought some of the large jack-o-lanterns to paint white. Here is a photo of the Jack-o-lantern along with dollar stores ones I painted so they all matched. Different embellishments on each pumpkin adds a nice touch. They're adorable with flameless candles inside.

White chalk painted dollar store pumpkins with a face on bookcase

This was the most fun DIY project! And it's a great alternative to endlessly hunting for the exact pumpkin decor you want. Here is the blog post where I share how to paint jack-o-lanterns and then making them into a jack-o-lantern centerpiece. The centerpiece will look great on your dining table, side table, or your coffee table.

Jack o lantern centerpiece using Pottery Barn pumpkins

Aren't these guys so cute! I had the most fun decorating with them that Halloween. And as you can see, they are one of the easiest ways to decorate for fall and will look great in your entire house.

Another classic Pottery Barn holiday decoration are the faux pumpkins. This is a favorite Pottery Barn living room idea of mine. These will make great decorations for many years to come. I didn't know how real these looked until I shopped their store.

Pottery Barn faux pumpkins

The orange pumpkins are Pottery Barn while the pink and white are not. Look at how real the stem looks on the orange pumpkins and the finish on the outside is painted so realistically. They look fantastic with my storage basket holding throw blankets.

I would have never bought these pumpkins online but after seeing them in the store I knew I needed to take them home. Their great quality and neutral palette will work well with any design style in your own home. I'll be able to use them again next year and for many years after.


With Pottery Barn you can decorate your bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, holiday decor and so much more. They have a little of everything and with their classic timeless design you will feel certain that your decor will be in vogue for years to come.

As the new arrivals are featured online and/or in the stores I will keep this post updated. The decorating with Pottery Barn section I will keep the same and add to it when I decorate with newer pieces. We had such a good time putting these looks together. Be sure to check out our holiday picks here Spruce Up Your Space with the Best Pottery Barn Holiday Decor 2023.

If you're interested in more great seasonal decor options, be sure to check out The Best of Hearth and Hand from Magnolia at Target and The Best of Threshold Designed with Studio McGee at Target.

In addition to the information I've provided here, I'd like to offer a selection of other blog posts that feature useful insights on incorporating Pottery Barn decor. Particularly, take a look at the articles discussing slipcovered sofas – their sofa collection is truly remarkable.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and I hope it is helpful. If you have any questions please feel free to comment below or if you have any items you particularly like share in the comments. I'd love to hear how you incorporate Pottery Barn pieces into your living space.

Happy Decorating!