Texture completes a room and has the capacity to take your décor to the next level. But what is texture, really? It is basically how things feel. Think soft carpets, rough wooden tables or scratchy jute rugs.
Objects that add texture have a certain ‘visual weight’, which is their innate ability to draw the eye towards themselves. Rough textures are believed to make a space feel cozy and grounded while smoother ones make a space appear more sleek and aloof.
There are many ways to add texture to a setting. Scroll on, to learn 11 of the most popular ones.
1. Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are an easy way to add texture to a space. Just use different fabrics for each one, like chenille, silk, linen or velvet, even if you choose to use them in the same color. Even embellishments on the pillows like beads, sequins and ruffles can help add texture.
2. Woven Baskets
Baskets are a great way to add texture to a room while keeping the look minimal.
3. Layered Rugs for texture
Layer your rugs to give your home a cozy vibe. It’s a good idea to stick to neutral shades and natural, woven materials like jute that lend an organic, woven texture to the setting.
Accessories are a great way to add texture by bringing different kinds of materials together. Vintage accessories go a step further and add a solid dose of texture with their chipped, weathered and rustic appeal.
Mirrors are great at adding depth, dimension and interest to a space.
Wallpaper, even if it is low-key can add a substantial textural element to a space.
Velvet with its soft and cozy texture can bring in a unique texture to a setting. Just add a throw pillow in velvet or even chairs upholstered in velvet and see the transformation they bring.
Plants, that happen to be quite a popular natural décor element, add a unique and subtle organic texture to a room, giving it an earthy feel that instantly makes the space feel like a home.
Books aren’t just great for reading, they can be a big textural addition to any setting. You can use them in bookcases, coffee tables, and even style vignettes using them.
10. Light Fixtures
Not many people know that a simple but unique light fixture can act as a great texturizer in a setting. Give your room an instant style upgrade by investing in a modern, quirky light fixture, like the one you see in the picture above.
Rattan can help bring in a lot of texture to any room that it’s added to. If it’s a sofa or a reading chair you are adding, you can even give it some color by using throw pillows in solid colors.