Home Decorating Ideas for Fashion Lovers: 9 Secrets to Adding Fashion into Your Decor

updated Jul 16, 2020
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Loves clothes and fashion. Like, really love it? So much you want to marry your love of personal style with your home’s look in a way that shows off your threads but doesn’t make your whole home look like a closet? We’ve got nine successful and fun examples of incorporating fashion into your home’s decor.

1. Line like items together on a surface
Pictured above: One pair of boots on the floor looks like you didn’t put them up after you took them off. But a line of textured, earthy leather boots elevated on top of something (like a trunk) and paired with a giant piece of art, and you’ve got yourself a serious fashion decor statement. Seen in Noah Marion’s Warm, Rich Home.

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2. Treat a patterned dress like a textile to display by hanging
Can’t stand to not see your favorite frock pattern when you’re not wearing it? Utilize a gorgeous texture or bold pattern by hanging it against a natural white background: the back of a door. This idea spotted in Isabel & Claire’s Globetrotting Apartment.

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3. Knot + hang + display soft scarves
Scarves aren’t meant for bunching up in the bottom of a drawer only to be seen on cool days. Knot them artfully on small hooks in a row on a wall (maybe even at an interesting height) and let their patterns hang on display to add softness to a room. Spotted in Colleen’s Sunny DC Studio.

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4. Forget throw pillows; go for hats!
Hats (even sombreros) make perfectly surprising substitutes for throw pillows on beds, sofas and other soft seating spots. Seen in The Adkins’ Evolving Townhouse.

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5. Necklaces deserve to be displayed
Gorgeous necklaces and other jewelry adornments shouldn’t be tucked away to get tangled; they should displayed, creating a repetitive texture anywhere you’d like. Seen in Laura & Ray’s Art-Filled Austin Home.

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6. Turn it into a sculpture
Have a favorite robe, international clothing find or some other article of clothing you can’t bear to hide away in a closet? Display it on a mannequin for a sculptural effect. Seen in HGTV Star Danielle Colding Layers Generations of Influence.

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7. Function can be fabulous
Not having a big enough of closet can sometimes be a good thing; a sleek clothes rack in a room with orderly, hanging clothes can be a source of decor interest. Spotted in Tami & Chase’s Schindler Rental.

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8. A hanging row of the blues can make a great decor addition
Blue jeans don’t seem like the kind of thing you’d want to keep on display, but hung in a row on an orderly set of hooks, and you get a varied, rich display of indigo hues that, when partnered with framed art, can look intentional and lovely. Keep everything hanging in the same direction, and don’t layer so it doesn’t look cluttered. From Jeff’s Super Small & Stylish Guest House.

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9. Some clothing deserves treatment like art
There are lovely pieces of clothing out there that are as amazing as a piece of art…and deserve to be displayed on the wall like it! Try layered with bold wallpaper for a truly stunning effect. Seen on Monique & Kelly’s Hollywood Regency Home.

What are your secrets for adding fashion into your home decor? Share your ideas in the comments below!