I’m a big fan of layering. Big. Layering helps make a home look like it has evolved over time. With so many hard surfaces found in a room (especially in kitchens and baths), it is important to balance them out. You do this through fabrics, rugs, throws, etc. — anything that can add softness and dimension to a space. Take a look to see what a difference layering can make…
See how adding a few accessories can completely change the look of a room?!
The before picture shows the bones of the room, but it’s too hard! By adding a rug, mirror, ottoman, and bench at the foot of the bed, it is slowly being softened and dimension is being created. The final touches were the accessories ( notice the shoes??!!) such as the books, the throws, and artwork.
Here is another example:
This client’s kitchen held a few custom pillows as well as a custom banquette we made out of some discard fabric; the rest were hand me downs in the space.
See what a difference mixing the elements (wood and iron) and softening the edges can make?
Bottom line: Mix it up! If it’s a hard surface, find a way to soften it. If there is a lot of new, add some old. If wood is the theme, bring in a little metal. In short, layering will “take the edge off” — literally.
Stay tuned…..More tips coming soon on creating dimension in a space!