7 WAYS TO ADD TEXTURE TO YOUR HOME
Sometimes you can finish decorating a room and realise there’s something missing. Something you can’t quite put your finger on. Quite often if the room looks flat, it can be texture that’s the missing element. Not only does texture give a room depth, but it also creates interest, and more importantly ambiance.
When we think of adding texture to a room, we automatically think of soft furnishings such as cushions and throws. But there are actually a number of clever ways to add texture and today I’m sharing seven of my favourite…
CEMENT THE AMBIENCE OF A ROOM
Whether your space has a feminine touch or a masculine energy, using texture can solidify this in your overall design. For example, furs, mohair and velvets add a romantic feeling to the room, while tough, robust finishes such as metal, wood, and concrete add a more masculine touch to the space.
CONSIDER YOUR FURNITURE
Texture can come in the form of your biggest investments such as your sofa, armchair, bed and dining table. A velvet sofa, for example, not only looks expensive, but adds a tactile element to an everyday piece of furniture. Another idea is to mix finishes, such as brass handles on walnut drawers, or a marble top on a gold framed coffee table.
LET YOUR FABRICS PLAY TOGETHER
Contrasting fabrics add a new dimension to a space, especially on the couch or bed, so consider teaming velvet with linen, or faux fur with jacquard. Having varying textures really does add life to a sofa, so aside from choosing complementing colours and prints. Look at different fabrics that work in harmony.
CREATE STYLISH VIGNETTES
Creating a stylish vignette can be a tough nut to crack, especially if you’re new to the world of interior design. If you have a paired-back room with clean lines, you can still add texture. Not only does it stop the space from looking too clinical and cold, but it adds a focal point without being fussy. Consider concrete and glass vases teamed together in a Scandinavian-inspired room, or even driftwood and coral in a more coastal space.
You can add texture to a room in one fell swoop with the addition of a feature well. With so many options available, you can choose from 3-Dimensional finishes. Jacquard, suede or even glitter, plain wallpaper with a textured effect such as exposed brick, or a bold wall mural on one statement wall.
CHOOSE YOUR LIGHTING
A slightly more unusual way to add texture to a room, lighting – especially ceiling light – can be soft, structured or a real statement piece. Chandeliers and modern geometric light fittings are both perfect for adding texture to a room.
Plants have an incredible wealth of benefits, especially adding indoor plants to your home. But aside from health benefits such as cleaning the air and helping with stress levels, greenery can also add a much-needed boost of texture. Consider cacti, palm trees, fiddle English ivy, or a string of pearls plant for a natural design element.
Are you struggling to tie your room together? Ask yourself if the room looks flat, is adding texture to your home something you need to work on.