how to use texture in interior design

How to use texture in interior design

Adding textures can make the room more interesting, welcoming, and pleasant to look at and live in. Using things like throws, area rugs, decorative pillows, and even window treatments gives you the opportunity to play around with a variety of textiles that can add an element of rawness to the room.

Whether you opt for a throw carpet to add warmth to a bedroom space, or a wood coffee table to add a bit of life to a living space, the importance of texture is obvious.

One of the easiest ways to bring texture into your room is to incorporate textiles into everything. Here are a few ideas on how to use texture in interior design:

  1. Use Texture and Light – Rough textures give off a warm feeling since they reflect less light, giving the piece a more rustic appearance and adding weight. On the other hand, since they reflect more light and give the living area a cool appearance, smooth and shiny textures give a clean and contemporary appeal.
  2. Use Texture with Scale – Scale is an additional element that can be combined with texture. It will give the correct kind of texture and make the space appear lighter.
  3. Use Texture with Color – When used correctly, color and texture perfectly complete and complement one another. Items with a high degree of finish will reflect less light, and as a result, they will cast a shadow over the room’s color scheme.

A few texture tips to try in interior design

Try sculptural wall décor

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Go Organic

Layer pillows and throws

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Focus on architectural elements

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Use tile and masonry

If you enjoyed these tips, try our blog on Using Fiber in Interior Design!