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How to Layer in Home Decor

Anais Cowley Jul 13 2018 Zero

I know you have heard this term before and you probably are wondering “what in the world are they asking me to do?”

Sure, the only layering you’ve mastered is the one that keeps you warm in the Winter and its the only one you want to wrap your head around most days. We are here to ease your fears and break down layering into FIVE easy steps. We promise it’s not that hard.

Difficulty level: Intermediate, but you got this!

Step 1: Create your space.

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What do we mean? Well, mastering layering lies in creating a story with different pieces. This means that although that furniture store living room combo is great and cohesive, it really just standardizes your space. Everyone may have your couch but how you put it in your space and how you decorate it is unique.

Adding different textures is key. Fabric couch can pair nicely with a leather chair. Don’t want to combine materials? Combine color. Take a dark gray couch and throw in a mustard yellow chair or a beautiful patterned one. Adding these touches brings dimension into the room.

 

Step 2: Go BOLD

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We mentioned adding a mustard (or bold colored) chair in the previous step but if you already have a matching living room set, all is not lost. Let’s add flair by using a bold print rug. This is where you go out of your comfort zone and push boundaries.  Play with color, patterns or florals in this space.

This is also a great way to establish a space. With many homes having “shared spaces” a bold rug can help you pull a space together.

 

Step 3: Bring in Personality

Photo credit: Huffington Post< This is one of the key components to layering because it makes the space yours.  It's nice to have an Instagram worthy home but if it isn't all about you, then whats the point. Bring in family heirlooms, art and plant life. Plants are a great way to add height in an empty corner, bring in a touch of green on a bookshelf or to add life on a dreary coffee table.

Pro tip: Not good with plants? Succulents are huge right now and really hard to kill. Most require low sunlight and water once a month. Not into plants? Add a vase and keep it stocked with fresh flowers.

Step 4: Bring in the Texture

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So adding texture is an important part of layering. The easiest way of doing this? throw pillows and blankets. Add thick knits and faux fur pillows to a sofa and watch the space transform. You can take it a step further by adding woven accents to your space. Woven table trays, vases or pots are some easy go-to’s.

 

Step 5: Curves for days!

Curves are a great way to “soften” up the space. Most of the time we have an abundance of straight-lined furniture pieces and that can make a space feel rigid. Adding pieces with curves is a great way to break up the space and soften the look.

Viola! You’ve now mastered layering! We always knew you could do it ? Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. We usually post some cool stuff ✌

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