When decorating our house, I like to think of layers to add dimension and texture so these are some of my best tips to help you achieve this look too!
Here are some creative ways to style ladders.
These tips for layering decor will make your space look more complete and make a statement.
Layering decor is a fun way to add some visual appeal to a space. It moves the eye around from piece to piece.
I think that layering decor on top of one another is a creative approach to styling a home. It doesn’t have to be excessive and can still have a minimal look if that is your style.
I love to layer pieces on end tables, console tables, tablescapes, walls, mantles, couches, beds, and more! It makes the room pop and not look so one dimensional.
LAYERING A TABLE
Start with the table as the base
Collect pieces that are all cohesive: same color family, a variety of textures, different sizes, complimentary wood tones, etc
Add pieces from largest to smallest
Start with the bottom layer first and work your way up
Work in 3s
This helps when deciding which items to style, but it is not a hard ‘rule’
When adding the smaller items in, play around with the spacing
Negative space is a good thing—it doesn’t have to be cluttered to be layered
Step back and reposition items that are either too close or too far away from each other
LAYERING A BED
Start with the fitted sheet and then add the flat sheet
tuck the flat sheet under the mattress so that it stays in place
Add the comforter/duvet
Place the blanket/quilt at the end of the bed
Either drape so that it flows off the bed or fold it across the end of the bed
Place your sleeping pillows on the mattress
Determine the throw pillows you want to use
I use 3 square pillows for our king bed then place a lumbar pillow in front of those
LAYERING A COUCH
Take everything off the couch
Place the blanket on the side of the couch, draping off onto the floor
TIP: Grab the center of the blanket and create a triangle like shape to get the more relaxed draping look
Add your largest pillows to the ends of the couch
Put your smaller pillows next to the large pillows
Add a lumbar pillow, fun patterned pillow, or textured pillow as the center pillow
NOTE: If you have a smaller sofa/love seat, only add 2-4 pillows as to not over crowd the sofa
The best thing you can do is have fun! There are no hard and set rules, but these are just some things I like to follow when trying to layer a space.
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