Adding texture to any room creates interest, style and an inviting setting. From wicker ottomons with leather cushions, to wing back chairs in luxurious velvet, to industrial style reclaimed wood tables and beautiful polished mirrors – texture provides the eye with something interesting to look at and provides subtle dimension to any decor. Adding different textures is especially important in a room with a neutral color scheme which on its own would be very bland and flat. The key is to create the right balance so the elements don’t feel overpowering or too busy for the space.
The following are some ideas for incorporating texture into your home decor by using a well-balanced mix of furniture, accessories and accents in different fabrics, materials and styles.
- Linen sofas paired with leather and velvet side chairs
- Chairs or ottomans with decorative patterns mixed with solid colored love seats and sofas
- Tufted sofas and chairs with nail head decorative trim
- Industrial style wood tables combined with slip covered sofas or micro suede sectionals
- Marble or granite countertops, glass tiled backsplash and stainless steel appliances (see kitchen above)
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Neutral sofas combined with zebra patterned side chair, shag area rug, multi-colored pillows and chenille throw create a well-balanced, inviting room.
- Pair embroidered, linen and spun-silk pillows with woven shades and curtains
- Either layer patterned area rugs upon neutral carpeting or use shag rugs and natural fiber materials such as jute or sisal with hardwood floors
- Wallpaper – try grass cloth, wood grain or brocade patterns on one wall that’s surrounded by painted walls
- Break up a bare wall with wainscoting and decorative molding as well as tiling in the kitchen or bath
- Draw inspiration from nature with plants, flowers, shells, stones, branches and decorative woven balls and pair with metallic or glass bowls and vases
- Metal wire baskets and containers on wood tables, lanterns wound with rope, hammered metal and pottery lamp bases on glass end tables
- Mirrors with distressed wood frames – the contrast of sleek and glossy combined with organic materials adds a lot of dimension
- Use three-dimensional wall art and frames hung in a grid like or abstract pattern to add dimension to plain walls