A novel planar layered representation for 3D content is proposed. The proposed representation aims to decouple the geometric and textural distortion related artifacts in novel view rendering. In this perspective, an energy minimization-based framework is utilized to fit planar models from 3D range data. The planar model assignments provide object-like segmentation of the scene. By rendering the corresponding texture information of the planar assignments, the proposed representation is finalized. In novel view rendering applications, the proposed representation shows minimum artifacts with different characteristics with respect to the conventional approaches. The experimental results of the proposed representation are quite promising for various datasets.