Texture is an important design element that is often overlooked. Textures are important to not only the aesthetics, but the tactile quality of the space. How we use texture in different ways affects the way we react towards the space as a whole, and even the individual elements within that space. For example, rooms with lots of textures usually feel more “cozy” than those with fewer textures. Smooth and shiny textures and ones that reflect more light, make that object feel more modern and lightweight in comparison to objects with coarse textures, which are visually heavier. How we use the combination of different textures in a space greatly influence how that space makes us feel. Here are a few ways you can add texture to your space!
Fabrics and Furnishings
Adding texture to your space with fabrics and furniture is easy! The best way is to layer different materials and details. For example, pair furnishings with tufted details with other more simple pieces for a more dynamic look.
Lighting is a fun way to add texture to your home. Whether they’re traditional or contemporary, light fixtures always add a much needed element of texture.
Rugs…on the Wall
Rugs add great texture to your floors, but they also have major impact as wall art. Area rugs can be hung in a bedroom behind your bed or above a crib in a nursery, in the living room above the sofa or accent chairs, and even in the dining room!
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Lightstreams fused glass tile is eye-catchingly beautiful. Its stunning iridescent finish enables it to catch light at any angle in an undoubtedly interesting way. This glass tile can be applied virtually anywhere…as pavers and mosaics on the floor, tabletops, on walls, as accents and decorative wall pieces. They can even be applied in any desired pattern to form a custom picture or piece.
Lasari Flock Wallpaper by RomoFabrics
Z Gallerie Step Mirrors
Z Gallerie Couture Art Pieces A statement making art piece can quickly add a modern touch to any room. Stand it up on a mantle, or simply let it rest against a wall. Large pieces of art don’t always need to be hung up…especially these Couture pieces by Z Gallerie. Pieces such as these can easily be stood at floor level and transform a drab space to something surprisingly trendy and modern.
Never forget to sample paint before buying in large quantity! Even the best brands will have some variation from the sample chip to the actual paint on your wall. It is important to bring a small amount to your site to physically paint it in the space. You will never know how the lighting, texture of your wall, or surrounding colors will affect the look and reflection of your paint. This is especially relevent when you’re picking lighter colors, as they will change to a darker tone depending on the shadows on the space.