What’s more subtle than color and pattern but has a greater ability to stimulate the senses?
Perceived both by sight and touch, texture adds dimension to a room in a way no other designing element can–and if you’ve ever felt drawn to a space without being able to pinpoint why– it was probably texture. Let’s take a look at some ways to use texture so your home can have an abundance of visual interest that’s both warm and welcoming.
Pile on the layers. Have a bedroom or living room in need of some more comfort? Quilted coverlets, soft pillows and knit throws are the way to go. The layers of texture do more than just look good, they feel good. For additional coziness, consider adding a plush rug to your floor.
Leave a wall exposed. Not everyone has a brick wall on the interior walls–but if you happen to be someone who does, leave at least one of those walls exposed. It really doesn’t matter where it is–living room, bathroom, hallway–the texture of brick gives the space an instant boost of character. Industrial materials like concrete or exposed pipes are also interesting textural elements that can be left untouched.
Don’t have a textural wall but want one? Create it! Reclaimed wood boards, brick veneer, and faux concrete are some materials that can easily be applied on top of a blank wall. Textured wallpaper like grasscloth, patterned paper, and paper with faux finishes are also options. Even classic wainscoting or shiplap will work.
Use textural objects for art. You might not realize it, but everyday items can make some really incredible art. Items such as old farm tools, woven baskets, antique metal buckets, and glass bottles can be displayed individually or as a vignette (depending on their size) resulting in a room that feels warm and inviting.
Choose textural textiles. Textiles are probably the easiest ways to fill your home with welcoming texture. Whether you make a statement with a plush velvet sofa or opt for something a bit more understated like bamboo window shades or a sheepskin rug, your home will benefit from it.
Add a textured backsplash. Kitchens and bathrooms tend to have an abundance of smooth surfaces. To break it up, opt for a three-dimensional tile used as a backsplash.
Bring some of the outdoors in. Natural elements found in nature can shine as accent pieces in a home. Stonework on the fireplace (or simply logs for it on display) twigs in a large vase, and even bowls filled with knobby pine cones are just a few ways you can add a splash of texture to the space.
Ready to incorporate more texture into your life? Be sure to stop into one of our showrooms or browse our collections online to find something that suits your home.