What is Texture Design?
One of interior designers best talents is adding texture to a room. We found this article that gives great tips for adding texture to a room design.
So you’ve moved into a new place or have finally saved up enough to decorate that neglected living room—yay you! When you start to plan out the design of your space, you’ll surely think about the style you want to achieve (is it more preppy and traditional or coastal and casual?), colors you want to incorporate (with paint, pillows, rugs, and other accents), and of course the furniture pieces on your to-buy list. But in all this planning and Pinning, there is one design element you might be unknowingly neglecting: texture.
You’ve probably heard the phrase adding texture to a space, but do you know how to put it into action? It’s a favorite buzzword among designers—and one of the keys to creating a space that looks “finished”—so we went straight to the source for the best tips and ideas to successfully incorporate texture to your home.
What Does Adding Texture Actually Mean?
To put it simply, adding texture means creating visual interest, explains Los Angeles-based designer Liz Foster. And you can do that in a number of ways, but the key is diversity among the objects and finishings in your space.
“When we talk about adding texture, we are referring to the layering of various textiles, materials, colors, and metals in a space,” say Christina Samatas and Renee DiSanto, the Chicago duo behind Park & Oak Interior Design. Think: adding a wool blanket to your leather armchair, a coffee table that mixes brass and unfinished wood, a pink velvet sofa against a pink wallpapered wall.
Liz points out that in addition to being something you can touch and feel, texture can also refer simply to a visual display of objects. “For instance, a collection of varying types of pottery displayed on a shelf will give your space more ‘texture’ or ‘visual interest’ than a single framed photo displayed in the same spot,” she says.
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