I think one of the biggest compliments I get in life is that our home looks cozy or even a few times people have dubbed me the cozy queen and that is just like a big warm hug to me. Honestly it’s one of my main goals for our home is to be cozy & I have a few tips and tricks that I use in all our spaces to make them cozy. I hope that all my posts can inspire you in some small way to make your homes cozy, but today I wanted to share one big tip that I use in all our spaces that can help you cozy up any space in your home…
The tip? LAYERS. ALL THE LAYERS. This can be done in so many different ways, but today I wanted to decomonstrate this tip on an entryway table for you guys, but this can be done literally anywhere with so many different materials. Here are some great layering items:
cozy items for layering:
- architectural salvage
- framed art
- framed photos
- candle sticks
Picture layering pillows on a sofa with mixed patterns & a cozy throw. Picture styling bookshelves with layers of art, books, plants, & antique clocks. Don’t all those layers sound cozy? Well today I wanted to share this entryway table that I layered with a mirror, architectural salvage, a sign, plants, baskets, & cozy linens…
The secret to layering? It’s quite easy when you keep a few goals in mind for your layering:
- mix in different textures that work well together.
- mix in different patterns that coordinate.
- adding in different heights.
- create balance in each space with your layers.
- use items that coordinate
- when spaces are missing something try adding a new material for example: glass, metal, wood, cloth….
- If it’s still missing something try different paint colors, textures, patterns, natural elements, cozy textures, candles, & more.
Layered entryway table:
This entryway table was a fun way for me to demonstrate layers today. I chose this mirror from Anthropologie [Here] with some architectural salvage pieces behind. I went with the height of the stairs with my layering pieces so the taller windows are on the high part of the staircase. In front of that I added a basket with some linens for some ultimate cozy texture. The mix of patterns and all the texture of the basket work well together. to make the layer of the mirror and the windows seamless I added a sign from Keena Alyce designs [HERE] that she so lovingly gifted us for our adoption. The words are not only beautiful, but they also add a different element to all the layering. In front of the windows I added some candlesticks for height and then for the ultimate cozy texture I added this bowl of greens from The Accidental Farmgirl [HERE]. All together it’s a cozy mix of layers. Now this is a lot of layers on this entryway table & they are not all needed to make a cozy look, but of course I love all the layers & I really wanted to demonstrate how they can be done. Feel free to do as many layers that you feel comfortable with!
Places to try layering:
- Layer pillows on a sofa- start with a large neutral pillow on the end caps & mix in large patterned pillows next & then a smaller pattered pillow & a texture pillow.
- Layer art on a mantel- start with a large piece in the back like a mirror, architectural salvage, or a painting. Layer smaller prints in front, candlesticks, plants, pottery, & shorter items in front of the larger items.
- On a dining table: start with a table runner & layer a centerpiece on top like a vase with stems or candlesticks. With the centerpiece add in some greens. Add placemats at each table seating & plates on top with napkins with napkin rings on top of the plate. Super simple table layering!
Layers are one of my key factors of making every space in our home cozy so I hope to demonstrate that more for you guys in future blog posts and on Instagram [HERE]. It really is all about the layers & I hope this post showed that today. What layering tips do you guys want to see? What examples do you want me to demonstrate? What areas of the house do you guys want me to show layers in? Let me know below or on Instagram [HERE].