Giving Your Home a Layered Look

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The layered look isn't just popular in the fashion world—it works at home, too! Create warmth and visual interest in your home this winter by layering textiles, decor and accessories. Here are my tips on how you can use and combine different elements to give your home added depth and charm!

Layered Rugs
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Rugs and carpets can help enhance a room, and layering them is a clever way to define layout and seating areas, especially in an open space. They are also great for covering up less-than-perfect flooring, or dings and scratches. You can layer one rug on top of another, or position several pieces together.

Layered Throws and Pillows
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Pillows and throws can also be effectively used to bring a space to life, especially when starting off with a neutral color palette. Select a color that presents a bit of contrast with the color scheme for visual interest, yet ties in with other elements in the room for continuity.

Layered Bedding
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A relaxing bedroom starts with presentation, and layering does the trick by combining different elements together to create a display that is both luxurious and inviting. Remember to avoid busy patterns and overly bright colors that may be jarring to the eye. Select different shades, textures and designs that are soothing to give you a bedroom that is conducive for sleep.

Wall Decor

Another great way to change up the look of your home is through wall décor such as mirrors, frames and others, which help spaces from looking flat and unfinished. Instead of picking huge, expensive pieces, you can easily create stunning decorations by combining several items together. Practical and convenient, it’s also easy to rearrange these accents as trends change, or as fits your mood.

Layered Mirrors
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Give a light and airy feel to any room by using mirrors. Placed side by side or on top of each other, they can also add depth and give the illusion of space to smaller areas. Use them in hallways, bathrooms, entryways or anywhere that you feel needs added visual interest.

Layered Artwork
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Artwork is often beautiful enough by itself, with individual items displayed on walls or mantels. Take it to the next level by layering art in different sizes and styles, creating a bigger and more distinctive focal point. These statement pieces are perfect for breaking up a blank wall.

Decorative Accessories

Aside from traditional art and wall décor, there are numerous other accent pieces you can use to give your home a finished look. Layering is also a great way to utilize mismatched or neglected accessories. Take a look around your home for any items that you can group together. Even old décor can be turned into instant focal points with character!

Layered Plates
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Old plates can also go a long way. Spruce up plain porcelain plates with vinyl decals, or use patterned, mismatched plates as instant artwork on blank walls.

Whether it’s to add dimension and flair, give spaces a polished look, or maximize neglected or mismatched accent pieces, layering is a beautiful and practical way to create a warm and welcoming home. Which tip is your favorite? We’d love to hear from you!

Jennifer Lutz writes about all things home-related for the Christmas Tree Market blog.



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