Discover Layering as the Key to Designing an Inviting Space Posted on 10 Jul 13:06 , 0 comments

Think of Your Room as an Outfit That Needs Accessorizing

So you have some furniture - maybe a sofa, a loveseat, some end tables, and a coffee table. But the room lacks personality. What do you do now? Think of your room as an outfit. An outfit needs accessories like jewelry, shoes, a scarf, or a belt to complete the look. Don't you love it when you see a woman who really knows how to put an outfit together? Well you can do the same with your home.

Layering of Accessories to Create a Cohesive Interior Design

The key is to add layers. The most beautiful designs consist of layers of color and texture as shown in the photo above.

Layering will Add a Rich and Harmonious Touch to Your Decor

Find a piece of artwork or an area rug that really speaks to you. Use that piece as inspiration for the rest of the room. Add complementary art pieces that fill your walls with color and texture.

Blue Waterfall Hand Painted Abstract Artwork - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This gorgeous hand painted artwork would make a beautiful statement above a fireplace mantel or a buffet.

Lighting Will Add an Additional Layer

Lamps can add so much personality while adding a glow and being functional, too. There are so many unique and beautiful lamps. Think of them as the jewelry in your room. Every end table should have a lamp on it, and where there is no table, use a floor lamp to balance the light. And they don't need to match! Use lamps that complement each other in size, color, finish, and shape.

Sinuous Wavy Steel Mesh Table Lamp - Innovations Designer Home Decor

I love this brand new table lamp. Its unique design will add texture and a beautiful glow. 

Bring the Outdoors Inside with Another Layer

Greenery and flowers add another layer and help to bring the outdoors inside. If you don't have a green thumb, think silk or preserved plants. Preserved plants are real plants that have been preserved through a special process so that they won't deteriorate. They look, feel, and smell like real plants because they are real!

Lifelike Hydrangea Floral Arrangement - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This lifelike floral arrangement of hydrangeas would be a beautiful addition to a coffee table, dining table, or a buffet.

Adding Accessories will Add Additional Layers

Add another layer by putting some fluffy throw pillows on your seating. Choose colors and patterns that complement the artwork or area rug that you've selected. Get some decorative photo frames, add some favorite family photos, and place them in a grouping of three or five. Don't overdo it. If you'd like to display more family photos, rotate them from time to time or get a digital photo frame.

Zinnia Floral Decorative Square Throw Pillow - Innovations Designer Home Decor

This colorful throw pillow will add a vibrant touch to your home. Use it in conjunction with other pillows on a sofa, loveseat, chair, or bed.

There are lots of other types of accessories that you may include. Candleholders are great for mood lighting. Decorative boxes look beautiful on a coffee table and are a great place to stash remotes. Decorative trays are great to place on an ottoman, and bookends are perfect for holding a few special books on a console or sofa table.

Plan Now to Add Some Unique Accent Pieces to Your Decor

Be creative, and make your selections based on what you love, always including pieces that are meaningful to you. If you need help, please visit our online home accessories boutique. I've personally selected the most amazing, unique, and beautiful pieces for your home and have included suggestions for complementary pieces.

Please take a look at our entire selection of home accents on our online boutique, Innovations Designer Home DecorThere are so many wonderful pieces from which to choose.

Special Savings for My Readers

This week we're offering an additional 15% savings on our entire inventory of home accents, now through July 19th. Just enter HOMEACCENTS15 in the discount code area upon checkout.

New Items Just Added to Our Special Sale

Also, please take a look at all of our special sale items. We've recently added many new, beautiful home accents. These unique accent pieces are now available at savings of up to 63%, but they are only available while supplies last.

Hamilton Table Lamp - Innovations Designer Home Decor
This handsome table lamp is one of the many beautiful home accents currently on sale. Please take a look at the entire selection.

We Have a Unique Selection of Home Accessories for You

We have a wonderful selection of home accents on our Innovations Designer Home Decor online shopping boutique. Please take a look at all of our home accessory selections, including trays and bowls, decorative boxes, sculpture and figurines, silk plants & florals, vases, urns, & finials, candleholdersart glass, lamps & lighting, mirrors, artwork & wall decor, and accent furniture. Also, please take a look at our newest accessories for the home under "New Arrivals".

  • We specialize in unique designer home accessories that you won't readily find in retail stores.
  • As an interior designer with 30 years experience, I personally select all of the products on our site. These are the same accessories that I use with my own interior design clients.
  • You can purchase them at great savings on our website.
  • Every piece must pass my criteria for beautiful design, excellent quality, and great value.

Next week I'll share more of the newest trends in interior design and highlight more of my favorite new pieces. I hope you find something special for your home.

I'd love to hear your questions about using layering in your home. Please comment below, and I'll be sure to respond.

Until next time,

Pamela Jaffke, ASID
Innovations Designer Home Decor & Accent Furniture
Owner & Interior Designer

Until next time,
Pamela Jaffke, ASID
Innovations Designer Home Decor & Accent Furniture
Owner & Interior Designer