Design Tip – 6 Ways to Add Texture

When designing a space, layering is key.  You should consider color, pattern, finishes, and texture. Texture is an important layer that can do wonders for a space!

It’s can provide depth, warmth and comfort.  This is something I’ve really tried to improve on and not overlook.  You don’t want all smooth textures in a room, for instance, or it will begin to feel a little like a furniture store rather than an interesting lived in space.

Though layering pattern and color are important, adding texture is just as important.  Without texture, designs can feel a little “flat.”

There are many ways to add texture.

Here are three ways to add a little bit of texture to your home.

1.  Add texture to a wall.

Adding textured gypsum wall board to a wall creates a lot of interest.  (And, aren’t those colors awesome.  Great job, Stephanie!)

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How about the texture on this wall.  It definitely transforms an otherwise flat space to something awesome.

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Exposed brick walls give this elegant space an a bit of warmth.   I love the juxtapositoin of the feminine chandelier against the masculine wall.  (Another technique for adding interest to a room.)

2.  Add texture in the form of fabrics.

Layers of accent pillows in different fabrics and textures give this room depth.  The fabric behind the bed adds another texture.

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Sarah Richardson added texture in this room via the throw and other fabrics, along with a mix of patterns.

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Notice the walls, pillows and blanket.

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3.  Add texture on the floor.

Use textured rugs to a room.  This sisal area rug helps anchor the white sofa and adds warmth and depth.

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This fluffy shag rug adds interest in this bedroom.

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4. Add texture on furniture and accessories.

There are so many options here – I love adding a woven and other natural textures to most rooms.

The stacked logs add a touch of texture, which breaks up this otherwise sleek living room.

Notice the basket and furniture textures in this space by Sarah Richardson.

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The texture on the chairs is fun.

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5.  Add texture on windows.

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There are so many wonderful textures in this room, the windows being one.

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Another window example.  All of the textures in this room make it truly gorgeous.

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6.  Add texture in lighting.

It’s safe to say this light makes the room.

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There are multiple textures in this room, but lighting is one of them.

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I love the iron texture of these chandeliers.

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How have you added texture to your home?

Go ahead and start looking through inspiration images and find the texture in them.  If you love the image, I almost guarantee some fun texture.

kristysig

7 Comments :

  1. I totally agree with your take on textures! Without them, a room looks flat and boring! Great post!

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  2. I’m a big fan of texture, you are so right, every space that I truly love has it done in some great way! (c: That Sarah Richards bedroom is still one of my favorites, that girl is a genius!

  3. Great ideas! I need to add more texture to our home

  4. I love this post. Texture is something I always need to work on. Thank you!

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