There are a variety of ways to make a space more visually interesting. Playing around with colours and patterns is perhaps the commonest approach, but another way to effectively bring a room to life is with texture. Textures are both visual and tactile, and will help give a room an extra dimension as well as establishing mood.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to bring textures into a space is with textiles. Whether it’s velvet curtains, wool throws, shaggy rugs, wall tapestries, or embroidered pillows, there are plenty of options available.
Faux fur throws and pillows, and sheepskin and cowhide rugs will not only add texture to a room, but also warmth. From the bedroom to the hallway, they’re a great interior design choice.
Natural materials offer a multitude of textures to work with and can be introduced into the home in a number of ways – wicker baskets, rattan light shades, sisal rugs, bamboo blinds, rustic wood shelves, the choices are practically endless!
Floor and wall tiles come in a range of shapes, sizes, and materials and can be smooth or textural. Structured tiles, textured tiles, mosaic tiles, and terracotta tiles are particularly effective at giving a room more of a textured look.
Furniture is an essential part of your home decor anyway so it makes an ideal starting point if you’re wanting to give a space more texture. A few velvet upholstered chairs, a leather sofa with that worn appearance, or a rough-hewn wood coffee table are just a few of the ways you could go.
Art doesn’t have to be a flat picture or painting on a wall – art comes in all forms, and so is a wonderful way to bring new and unusual textures to your home.
If you live in a home built pre-war, you probably already benefit from architectural features such as cornicing, hardwood floors, and original fireplaces, and if you live in a converted home no doubt you have exposed brick walls and/or beams. But even if you’re not lucky enough to have these architectural advantages, many of them can be installed.