Layering decor is one of my favorite decorating techniques and wall decor ideas. It is a great way to add depth and fill a large space. This is a technique that I use not only in my own home, but while staging at The Findery in Waco, Texas. You can read more about The Findery, here.
For instance, if you have a large wall, but the artwork you plan to hang feels too small, you can layer something larger like a window behind the artwork to fill the space. In addition, the layering piece will usually add depth and texture to the space. Consequently, this makes the room feel more interesting.
Here are some more tips to layering wall decor that I previously shared on the blog.
First, I begin with a larger item that contrasts with the item that will hang on top. It is important to use a variety of different textures like wood, metal, glass, or natural materials. For instance, combine a wicker basket over glass, a canvas sign over a metal arch or a magnolia wreath over a wooden gate. Here is a list of items that are great to layer over when displaying wall decor.
Next, hang a decorative piece of decor like wreaths, artwork, or signs over the wall decor. Ensure that the item or multiples of the item fill at least half the space of the item that it is layered on top of. Otherwise, it can feel too small. Small nails, push pins or 3m hooks are usually enough to hang items.
Last year, I did a display for the Findery during Baylor homecoming. I created a display for the the local college team, the Baylor Bears. First, I drew the silhouette of a bear onto a painted board. Next, I glued vertical strips of paper in between the lines of the bear, cutting when necessary. Lastly, I layered the picture over wood planks and two fence panels. It was a great way to fill a large wall with repurposed items.
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Cindy RichterMarch 11, 2020 at 11:32 am
I’ve always had a thing for layering wall art. You gave me some more great ideas. Thanks! Pinned!