A mix of textures provides balance and adds character.
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 wall coverings
Knotty or unfinished wood
Shaggy or contoured carpeting and rugs
Rugged fabrics such as tweed, tapestry and some wool
Tufted upholstery or even ruffles
Rough finishes on stone floors or back-splashes
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.
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Texture is the key to any successful interior design. While color, pattern and proportion are also important, a room devoid of textural contrasts is simply boring. Read on to learn how you can mix textures to create a room full of interest and depth.
Texture, while it has always been an important element of design, has really taken the forefront in trendy home interiors over the past several years. The juxtaposition of varied textures creates interest and depth on a new level, and it really isn’t difficult to achieve.
The key to successfully mixing textures is to look for items from different categories including rough and rustic, smooth and satiny, and metallic. For example, if your room contains a rustic stone fireplace, such as the one in the photo below, consider contrasting the fireplace with a smooth leather sofa and woven window treatments. The textural mix could even be taken a step further by the introduction of a mirrored side table or shiny glass vase on the mantle.