One of the fastest and easiest ways to add interest and style to your home decor is with great layering. No matter how you’d describe your personal style, layering almost always works if you remember these tips:

  • Different textures
  • Coordinating pieces
  • Varied heights
  • Great lighting
  • One layered focal point per room

Easy, right? The goal is turn a single item – say, a corner chair – and turn it into a vignette. And how do you do that? By introducing interest and appeal through color and texture.

Let’s take that plain corner chair. Beautiful by itself, maybe, but kind of boring all the same. Draping a chunky throw across that corner chair and then adding a pillow or two instantly transforms it into something a little more polished. And you don’t have to stop there.

Adding a few pieces around the chair is a great way to make this corner chair a visual focal point. This is where you could bring in a side table, a standing lamp and some varied pieces for the table top, all with an eye to varying heights, coordinating colors and interesting textures.

Layering works beautifully across all design styles, but keep in mind that you can overdo it. Turning that corner chair into a layered focal point means you should keep layering simple in other parts of the same room.

Try shopping your own home for interesting pieces to layer, or visit The Find for inspiration and home decor items. We’re open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and we’re happy to show you how to layer our pieces right here in the store.