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Module 4: Layering Method

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4.7 Accessories & Art

1. Contemporary Style Accessories and Wall Art

Expressive Artworks: Consider artworks in frames with high-gloss or matte black finishes, natural wood, or metal accents. Hang them close together to create a unified visual impact.
Two-Tone Rugs: Opt for rugs featuring two-tone designs that add visual interest without overwhelming the space.
Geometric Pillows and Throws: Choose simple geometric patterns for pillows and throws, avoiding excessive trim or tassels to maintain a clean, contemporary look.
Sculptural Lamps and Vases: Incorporate sculptural lighting fixtures and vases that serve as functional yet artistic elements in your contemporary interior.

2. Traditional Style Accessories and Wall Art

Sophisticated Accessories: Choose fine and sophisticated accessories with touches of gold or silver, such as candleholders, china, classic lamps, vases, mirrors, sconces, and book collections.
Pairs and Symmetry: Maintain order and symmetry in your accessories, using items that come in pairs to create a balanced look.
Classic Art and Antiques: Incorporate classic art pieces and antiques into your design, such as still-life oil paintings with gilt frames and crystal chandeliers.
Silver Candlesticks: Add elegance with silver candlesticks and fresh or silk flowers in a grand vase to enhance the traditional aesthetic.

3. Transitional Style Accessories and Wall Art

Blend of Styles: Use a blend of contemporary and antique accessories that match the transitional style's simple, classic lines.
Visual Appeal and Personality: Incorporate accessories with visual appeal and personality, which can serve as great conversation starters.
Scale and Proportion: Be mindful of scale and proportion when selecting accessories. Choose items that are appropriately sized for the space to avoid overwhelming it.
Key Accessories: Consider key accessories like a potted orchid, an oval wooden tray with silver candleholders, and contemporary art. Opt for one large art piece over multiple small pieces to maintain a minimalist approach and prevent visual distractions.

4. Modern Country Farmhouse Accessories and Wall Art

Handmade and Homespun: Incorporate handmade, homespun, and personal objects to give your space a lived-in touch. These objects can be diverse and add character to each room.
Mix of Textures: Create visual interest by mixing textures. Consider items like carved wooden bowls, pottery, pewter, hand-forged metal accents, wicker baskets, and sisal rugs.
Layered Textures: Add an extra layer of broken-in textures, including supple leathers, weathered woods, and vintage textiles, to complement the interior.
Blend Antiques with Rustic Pieces: For a more modern farmhouse look, blend antiques with rustic pieces and organic or slightly imperfect accessories.
Charming and Surprising Vibes: Achieve a charming yet surprising vibe by combining a variety of textures, patterns, and styles, such as plaid, leather, antique, loose flowery prints, and items with hard lines.

5. Eclectic Style Accessories and Wall Art

Bold Choices: In an eclectic interior, you can make bold choices in colors and textures, but remember to include negative space to allow the eyes to rest.
Statement Objects: Select statement objects that have a story and bring you joy without overwhelming your space. Highlight one item, such as a sculpture, vase, chandelier, or lamp.
Purposeful Placement: Ensure that all items have a place and purpose. Avoid clutter and only showcase special pieces.
Gallery Wall: Consider creating a gallery wall by mixing and matching different frame styles and featuring various types of art, from hanging plates to wall sculptures and photos.
Budget-Friendly Finds: Explore a variety of budget-friendly options, from second-hand shops to street vendors, to discover unique and affordable pieces.
Contrasting Colors: Use art with different colors to create contrast against neutral or other colors in the room.
Mirrors, Lamps, and Rugs: Complete the look of the space by adding mirrors, lamps, and rugs to enhance its visual appeal.

6. Minimalist Style Accessories and Wall Art

Clutter-Free Style: Embrace a clutter-free style by adding only necessary objects that contribute to the room's functionality and aesthetics.
Monochromatic Look: Maintain a clean, monochromatic look while infusing the space with personality and character.
Limited Artwork: Opt for one or two pieces of artwork, such as a canvas or decorative clock, to adorn the walls and create visual interest.
Contrasting Elements: Since neutral tones dominate the minimalist palette, introduce unique pieces of art that incorporate contrasting bright colors, textures, or bold designs.
Visual Interest: Use accessories sparingly to enhance visual interest without detracting from the overall clean and crisp interior.
Key Focal Points: Focus on key focal points like a large painting over the fireplace or a striking vase on the coffee table to achieve the desired minimalist aesthetic.


Action Items

A room is not complete without accessories and wall art.
Fill out page 42 in our course workbook and think about what kinds of accessories or wall art could really help a room feel to make it feel more connected and reflect a certain tone.
Input your final selections in the “Master Shopping List” Table below (which you will also see in Lesson ) !




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