When it comes to interior design or redecorating a space, you may consider the colours, the flooring and perhaps the key pieces of furniture. However, sometimes there can feel like something is missing from your décor. Often, the key element that people neglect to include in their design project is texture. Without it, rooms can look two-dimensional, lacklustre and dull. Whereas designs with texture can add warmth, cosiness, power and depth to your space. So, if you’re looking for that perfect finishing touch, adding texture design may be the answer.
What is texture design?
For interior design, texture is the key elements, furniture and accessories that offer a tactile nature. What’s more, the texture should be something that stands out from your existing design features. Texture could come from hard materials and be smooth like polished wood or rough like concrete. These touches may be cold and sharp like metal or soft and plush like fabrics or faux animal skins such as leather, hide or fur. Texture design could even come from a mix of natural and manufactured materials.
Ultimately, texture design should invoke the feeling of touch in some way.
How can you add texture to your interior design?
If you have hard floors, then adding a rug is one of the easiest ways to not only add texture but tie a whole room design together. There are lots of different options for rugs to suit a variety of styles and rooms. For example, a thick fluffy rug can work wonders in the bedroom, while a knitted or woven rug can add personality to a living room. You can even opt for flatweave rug in the kitchen which can work wonders to warm up a cold, tiled floor.
While cushions are not only practical, they are a fantastic design feature to add to any room. Cushions also offer the chance to layer a variety of different textures into a space. From shiny silk to luscious velvet, strokable suede to fluffy wool, there are lots of ways to combine multiple textures. However, it is crucial to be mindful about how many soft furnishings you incorporate into your space. Too many textures can leave the room looking confused.
Often, plants are not considered in room design. However, indoor plants, trees, branches and twigs can be a fantastic and unusual way to add colour and texture to a space. Furthermore, the pots or vases you use for the plants also offer another texture. This could be clay, ceramics, glass or another material entirely!
Natural and raw materials such as wood and leather are also a great way to add a touch of natural texture to a room and can work wonders in almost every room in the house from the kitchen to the bathroom, the hallway to the utility room.