How to Use Texture in Interior Design

Adding textures to your home interior design will increase its aesthetic appeal. However, it is not as easy as it seems. You cannot mix textures in home interiors just by combining a few different materials and finishes. It is important to plan all the elements very carefully. There are various ways you can come up with to add textures to your house design. If you are not sure how to do it, here are a few possibilities you can consider:

01 of 05 Layering is the key

If you want to add more depth to your home interior design, you should consider layering. Instead of depending on just the fabrics and furniture finishes, you should layer different elements together to add more textures. Textures can be added using many different sources. You can come up with many different ideas for layering like matte with glazed ornaments on any furniture piece or opting for a polished granite fireplace with a rug in front of it featuring tassels. However, layering wall decor items or artwork with your walls is one of the most popular techniques. By carefully layering different items, you can add more textures to almost every part of your house. 

02 of 05 Choose fabrics that are contrasting

When you are adding textures to your home interior design, you do not always have to match them. Adding contrasting elements will help to enhance the visual appeal as well. You will be able to create a very balanced look using contrasting fabrics. For instance, if all the fabrics in your room are of the same tone, you should break the continuity by adding a contrasting tone. Further, you must look beyond the most obvious spaces. Do not focus only on the fabrics of your sofas and chairs. You must pay attention to the design of your blinds, drapes, tapestries, etc. By focusing even on the smallest elements, you can create a home interior design. Depending on your mood, you can change the contrasting textures according to the seasons like choosing fabrics such as velvet and faux for winters and cotton for summers. 

03 of 05 Do not ignore the furniture pieces

The furniture pieces in your house design have a huge impact on the overall appeal. Hence, if you want to add more textures to your home interiors, you cannot ignore your furniture pieces. Since you will sit on your furniture, you should pay special attention to the textures. They will hugely impact your comfort level. There are various furniture pieces you can choose to infuse textures into your home design like a cool and smooth marble table, a solid wood rustic dining table, or a beautiful velvet sofa. Even with such subtle elements, you can give the interiors a very appealing look.  

04 of 05 Choose home accessories that feature textures 

Just like your furniture pieces, your home accessories have a huge influence on the aesthetic appeal of the interior design. You will have to very carefully choose all your home accessories when designing your home. From sculptures, mirrors, and artwork to vases and ornaments, you can add various items to your home interior design for adding textures. Consider combining a few items together that appear contrasting. This will help to make a bold statement in your home decor. However, you will have to be careful and make sure that you do not end up adding too many different elements to the room. Otherwise, the room will appear awkward and unappealing. A proper theme will help to add a sense of direction to the home interior design.  

05 of 05 Add plants and flowers to your home decor

Adding plants and flowers to the home decor has become very popular in the last few years. It makes people feel closer to nature. As a result, they feel more relaxed in their home interiors after a long and tiring day. However, this is not the sole reason people add plants and flowers to their home interiors. You can add many textures to the interiors using them as well. Plants and flowers can hugely influence the visual appeal of the room because they are available in many different shapes, sizes, and colours. Depending on your preferences, you can choose any option. However, you will have to ensure that the plants and flowers are complementing the rest of the textures used in your home design. When choosing plants and flowers, do not forget to choose the right pots and vases for them.  

The aforementioned points are a few ways to use textures in your home interior design. However, you can put your creativity to use and come up with many creative ideas as well to design your home interiors with textures. 

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