A mix of textures provides balance and adds character.
The look of your interior design is mostly about the sense of sight, maximizing the visual beauty of your home. Adding textures to the equation brings in the sense of touch, which adds interest and emotion, provides balance, and maybe even creates physical comfort for sitting and lounging.
A room without much texture can be quietly beautiful, communicating sleekness and calm, but it can also become a bit monotonous. Texture adds a tactile sense to your interior design plan and wakes up a room. Soft finishes can relax your senses, while roughness will energize you.
Think of these textural contrasts:
Thick and thin
Soft and hard
Bumpy and smooth
Silky and rough
Flexible and stiff
Consider a variety of textural elements for your home:
Distressed or faux paint and stain finishes
A natural contoured edge for a wood table or counter top
Ridges or embossed patterns in wallcoverings
Knotty or unfinished wood
Shaggy or contoured carpeting and rugs
Rugged fabrics such as tweed, tapestry and some wools
Tufted upholstery or even ruffles
Rough finishes on stone floors or backsplashes
Natural furniture made of rattan or wicker
Textured woven wood shades
Rough up your interior plan by adding tactile textures this season! They’ll enhance the feeling of your home.