5 Types of Home Decor You Need for Interior Styling – Home Styling 101 Episode 1

5 Types of Home Decor You Need for Interior Styling – Home Styling 101 Episode 1


Welcome to Home Styling 101. I’m Jackie Hernandez, and in this series,
I’m going to teach you how to arrange your home décor and home accessories. Let’s get started with the 5 essential types
of home décor you need to start styling. Now, you’re going to find most of these around
your house. You’re not going to buy anything new, but
I want you to recognize the five different types of accessories that I’m going to be
referencing in upcoming videos. In this video I’ll tell you what they are,
I’ll give you examples, and I’ll tell you why they’re important. You can also download the checklist that will
have more examples, so you can start looking for these types of accessories around your
home. The first type of home accessory you need
for styling is something vertical. This is going to be the tallest item in your
arrangements. In most cases, this is going to be a lamp,
a tall vase, a candlestick, but you can find some other interesting items too like lanterns,
a globe, finials. This is what is going to give your arrangement
height. The second type of home accessory that you
need for styling is something horizontal. These items are going to be the horizontal
spread of your arrangement, so decorative trays, a stack of books, a stack of decorative
boxes. These are the things that are going to lay
flat on your surface. You also need a variety of decorative objects
to help break up the horizontal and vertical. This is also where a lot of the personality
in your decorating is going to come from. As you can see here, some of my favorite decorative
objects are decorative spheres, animal figurines, and interesting natural elements. The next two types of home accessories are
totally optional, but if you use them, they’re going to take your styling up a level. First is a living element. By living element, I mean plants, flowers,
candles. Plants just add a lot of life and movement
to any arrangement. You can use faux or real flowers. If you choose faux flowers, just make sure
that they look realistic. Candles are another great living element for
any arrangements. You just have to make sure you light them
once in a while. The last type of accessory that you need for
styling is a layer or a leaner. It sounds like a two for one, but really we’re
talking about layering both vertically and horizontally. Our leaners are the things that we can hang
on the wall behind our arrangements or lean on the surface and against the wall, so decorative
plaques, framed pictures, canvas art, and anything that you can lean up against the
wall. Our layers are the things that we can use
on the horizontal surface, so the most classic example is a rug, which defines a room but
also adds color, pattern, and texture. These faux sheepskin rugs are great on the
floor but also on an ottoman, under a tray, or in a chair. Some other layers include trays, which create
separation between the surface and the decorative items on the tray, and we have decorative
placements, table runners, and tablecloths that can add an extra layer under your decorative
arrangements. Now, for a quick review, the five types of
accessories you need for home styling are something vertical, something horizontal,
decorative objects, something living, and layers and leaners. Now, remember to download the checklist for
more examples of each of these types of accessories, so you can start looking for them around your
home and get ready for upcoming styling videos.

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