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Creating the Perfect Wall Grouping

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Happy Monday! I'm excited, as always, for the opportunity to team up with Home Depot for this post. Today I'm sharing my tips for creating the perfect wall gallery. 

I am currently in process of redecorating my home, room by room, and so these tips are coming from projects that I am planning out and beginning to work on. I've had so much fun shopping Home Depot's amazing Wall Decor selection!

If you are like me, you likely may have a Pinterest board full of wall gallery inspiration. I always love how a gallery adds a personal touch to a room, and becomes a focal point of a space. I am particularly drawn to groupings that mix old and new, sentimental pieces with stunning decor as well as mixed textures and metallics.

Another thing that makes creating a grouping extra fun is that it can be added to over time, as you collect new pieces. I like the fact that a gallery is never technically “finished” and always ready to be changed or added to!

My Three Tips on Creating the Perfect Wall Grouping ::

1. Size and Scale. Select pieces that are different sizes and scales. Unless you are creating a uniform photo gallery, shy away from pieces that are too similar in size. If the space is large and blank, don’t be afraid to go big with the grouping! The bigger the grouping and objects within it, the more statement it will make.

Royal Leaf Sunburst 28 in. H x 27.5 in. W Round Framed Mirror

2.  Shapes. Incorporating many different shapes adds interest to a grouping. Try to incorporate both squares and rectangles as well as circles and oval shapes. Sunbursts and star shapes always look fabulous mixed in to a gallery. I absolutely love the unique shape of this Safavieh Royal Leaf Sunburst Mirror {pictured above} and how it adds a “glam” touch to any wall mix. The Stratton Home Décor Gold Burst included in the collage also adds a punch of unexpected shape and texture.

Amaryllis Metal Wall Decor in Distressed Cream

3. Textures and Finishes. Diversifying textures and finishes adds visual interest to a grouping. Consider mixing canvas art, metallics, wood art, mirrors and baskets into a gallery.  I love how the Three Hands floral metal wall art pictured incorporates mixed metals, and that the Home Decorators Collection Amaryllis Metal Wall Décor provides another texture while appearing antique.

A few additional tips to consider when hanging wall art::

1.  Switch up canvas art. A lot of canvases, including the Yosemite Home Decor “Full Flower” canvas {pictured below} and the Trademark Fine Art “Island Hues” graphic canvas {pictured in collage}, can be hung either horizontally or vertically. Play around with which direction fits best.

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2. Continuity of shapes and patterns. Consider that a gallery can contain a similar grouping of three similar objects, like these Home Decorators Collection Metal Star Bursts. This is also a great way to showcase a trio of baskets or similar mementos and to fill in a larger space while adding texture at the same time.

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3Add a shelf. Adding a shelf to a grouping adds dimension, as well as visual interest. Use shelf to lean a photo or piece of art, as well as to create a grouping of objects on top.  The Lewis Hyman floating shelf pictured comes in several widths and is very versatile.

Last but not least, add personal photos into the mix. A grouping is a perfect way to display cherished photos and mementos on your walls where you can appreciate them everyday.

And one last tip :: Be sure to take the time to lay out your gallery on the floor before hanging. Take measurements and play around with the layout before starting to put nail holes in the wall. {I may or may not know this from personal experience!}

Be creative, have fun and get ready to enjoy creating a statement wall in your home that's sure to become a discussion piece for years to come! Be sure to check out Home Depot's Wall Decor selection for literally everything you need to create the perfect wall gallery.

Stylishly yours,

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P.S. If you are not yet following me on Pinterest @laurenlefevre, head on over for lots of home decor + personal style inspiration. I've been pinning up a storm lately! 

Thank you to Home Depot for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

How to Style Your Bed Like a Pro

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I am SO excited to finally share with you my bedroom makeover that I have been working with The Home Depot on for the past few months!

This has truly been one of the most fun home decor and blog projects I've worked on to date, and I'm thrilled to share "part one" of my master bedroom reveal with you today. {Stay tuned for the second part coming next week.}

If you are like me, I had no idea that The Home Depot carried an extensive collection of home decor and linens before starting this project. I was absolutely amazed by the gorgeous selection of stylish home goods that The Home Depot offers.

Today, I am going to start with the focal point of every bedroom, the bed, and share some tips on how to style your bed like a pro. {Lucky for me, I had HGTV designer Bryan Patrick Flynn in my home for the shoot, putting together my bed and bedroom himself! I learned a lot from him along the way!}

How to style your bed like a pro ::

1. Start with a bed you love.

I chose the Gordon Sleigh Bed by Home Decorator’s Collection because I love how the tall headboard makes a statement and that the footboard keeps the end of the bed looking neat and tidy, without needing a bed skirt! The neutral color of the bed allows me to add punches of color through pillows and accessories, which clearly is important to a color-loving gal like me!

2. Select a neutral, cozy quilt or duvet. 

I am always drawn to white linens because the look is clean and crisp, can mix and match with any other colors and will never go out of style. This white Monaco duvet by the Home Decorator’s Collection is super soft and gives a perfect blank canvas to dress your bed! It is literally the most comfortable duvet I have ever owned! 

A styling tip for making a duvet look extra full and plush :: Fill with two duvet inserts!

3. Pillows, pillows and more pillows! A stylish bed simply cannot have too many pillows!

Start with shams for the first layer. I prefer using shams that match the duvet, like these Home Decorator’s Collection Monoco shams, to keep consistency for the back row of pillows. Down or synthetic-down pillow inserts look the best in large shams. 

Layer with decorative pillows that will help anchor the décor for the entire room. I love the look of mixing textures, patterns, colors and metallics. I especially love the look of these Safavieh Elle and Cole metallic pillows mixed with beaded textures and pops of color. These Safavieh Ricci Embellished Hand-Beaded Pillows are a fabulous way to add texture and shine to a bed. 

Pillows are also great way to tie in the bed to the rest of the room, by adding coordinating pillows to a arm chair, desk chair and/or bench. Adding a touch of faux-fur for texture, like I did on the desk chair with this pillow, is always a good idea!

4. Layer with a cozy throw. Don’t underestimate the power of a cozy throw layered at the bottom of the bed.

A pretty little blanket helps finish the look of the bed, and also provides an easy layering piece to cuddle up under while reading or resting. I love throws with tassels and pom-poms, like this one by Artistic Weavers, since they add extra texture and visual interest to the entire bed.

The most important aspect of a well-dressed bed is that should look styled yet comfortable and inviting. My newly styled bed has become my favorite spot to relax and retreat in my house!

Stay tuned for the rest of my bedroom reveal with The Home Depot, coming to the blog next week!

Stylishly yours,

Friday Five

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Happy Friday! Here are this week's favorites, plus a great Mother's Day gift idea!

top | shorts | similar bag | earrings | bracelet | sunglasses

1. This white top. In my opinion, a white top + denim shorts is the perfect weekend uniform, and this $39 one-shoulder top is such an easy piece to throw on to look stylish yet stay comfy! I paired it last weekend with my favorite cut-offs, and these turquoise statement earrings that I can't stop wearing with everything! 

shoes | dress | vest | bag, another less expensive option here | bracelet

2. These wedges. These gorgeous wedge sandals are hands-down one of the best Spring/Summer shoe purchases I have EVER made. They are comfortable and literally go with everything from jeans to dresses to shorts. I cannot say enough good things about them. They are a slight-spurge but worth every penny!

book | pajamas | throw blanket | mug | floral pillow | gold pillow | quote pillow

3. This book. Author Jody Bennett Reichel is a dear family friend that has known me since I was a little girl. Her new book, Still Before The Dawn, is an absolutely beautiful book, full of truth and encouragement. I keep this book on my nightstand, and love picking it up whenever I need a dose of truth, faith and hope! The illustrations are gorgeous, and this book makes a lovely Mother's Day present. Enjoy free shipping with code SBTDSHIPSFREE.

Also, these adorable pajamas are super soft and a perfect summer weight! They would make a great pairing with this book for a fun Mother's Day Gift idea!

swimsuit | tote | earrings | sunglasses

4. This swimsuit. There is something so classy and chic about a black one-piece swimsuit. This one from Wala Swim is crazy flattering and the kind of suit you are sure to love for years. Enjoy 20% off this suit as well as any Wala Swim purchase {my favorite source for quality, flattering swimwear} with code EDITBYLAUREN20.

top | shorts | sandals | earrings | sunglasses | bag | lip gloss in "girl about town"

5. This ruffled tank. I received this pretty tiered tank in the mail this week from my friends at WAYF and it was love at first site! The colors and fit are so feminine and pretty! It's just $55, too. I am wearing a size XS for reference.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Stylishly yours,

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