When decorating our homes we often think a lot about how to add color and pattern. Color and pattern are important to a home as they stimulate the eyes and mind. But adding texture to your home stimulates the touch and generally adds depth and interest to your decor.
Texture can also be used to enhance the style of a room. Refined and smooth textures are perfect for traditional rooms, while contemporary spaces need more texture to add interest. For a more feminine room, it is better to keep texture subtle and elegant while for masculine room it is the opposite. If you love neutral shades in your decor then texture becomes very important as it add depth.
Texture is often the least or last thought about aspect of decorating a home but there are many ways of adding texture to your home that is not complicated. It is easy to add visual depth and interest to your home decor by enhancing elements that are already present or making small changes and adding inexpensive accessories.
Accent one part of your wall . In my own living room one part of the wall is stone…the house was designed during the 80s , when we renovated it we decided to keep the stone wall as it added visual interest and depth to our living room.
Adding wood paneling to one part of your wall is another great way. The grain and texture of wood always adds warmth to a home.
A less expensive and easier method would be to add textured wall paper to one part of your wall.
Paintings, photographs can also be added on to a wall to make a room feel more friendly and homely.
The ceiling is an important fifth wall in your home. If you have wooden ceiling this automatically adds texture to your home or room. You can even paint your ceiling a bold shade or go with complimentary colors to give your room a textured feel.
3) Adding rugs
One of the easiest way to add texture to your floor is using rugs. Rugs have gone beyond adding a shaggy bit of carpet, the variations and choices available now are really vast. Flooring options are getting more sophisticated and greener. Area rugs and carpeting that are eco-friendly with earthy textures are being made out of materials like bamboo, jute and seagrass and give your home warm, earthy feel.
3) Accessories are less expensive way to bring texture into your home without making any structural changes to your decor. Not just in the form of rugs and pillows but creating areas of interest in your home. Perhaps you love collecting black and white photos, sea shells or bottles, think of creative ways of displaying these items.
4) Adding natural elements
Adding natural elements like branches , plants, natural wood furniture also adds great visual impact to a room making it inviting for guests.
5) Adding throws and pillows
A quick way to liven up a room and add textural interest is by using throw and pillows . If you love a certain color , use pillows with different textures and fabrics or contrasting colors . Add in a woven throw over your sofa…
Adding texture to you home will be a aspect of design that will never go away even elements of adding texture will change according to trends and taste. So don’t be afraid to experiment by adding layers, colors and pattern and achieving a look in your home that is totally unique.
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