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Are you an interior design fanatic? Then you'll have heard the time-old advice from Interior designers to add texture!
Texture is an element that is often overlooked but has an amazing capability to enhance your interiors unimaginably. It’s a favourite buzzword among stylists - and one of the keys to transforming your home into a stylish and practical space that looks finished.
Adding texture means creating visual interest; you can do that in many ways, but the key is diversity among the objects and finishings in your space. With a lot riding on texture, achieving this look is more than just adding a down an area rug and some patterned cushions.
Understanding the importance of texture can be overwhelming; it refers to virtually every surface in the room, from furniture to textiles, wall finishes, and floor coverings. The kind of textures we’re talking about incorporating are things that have patterns and movement and look like they would be interesting to touch.
Of course, as with anything else when it comes to interior design, the key is to create a balance. By making use of texture, an interior designer can add a superbly subtle but yet powerful dimension to your rooms. So what are the tried and true ways to add texture to a room?
TEXTURE WITH TEXTILES
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A common mistake in decoration is the flat effect that some rooms project. There are so many ways to use textures in interior design; without a doubt, some of the best sources for texture in decoration are textiles.
Textiles and texture in design add so much to your room. To use textures correctly, giving your room a unique look, you must be daring and leave your comfort zone aside.
Layering textiles provide a visual and literal touch in your home. Throws and cushions are a great way to experiment with texture and pattern - but don’t limit yourself exclusively to sofas and throw pillows. All the fabrics of the room must participate in the texture game.
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There's a secret that all good designers know can take a space to the next level: Greenery. The addition of plants and flowers in your home is a unique way of adding texture to your interior design.
We all love a houseplant to breathe a bit of life into the home and connect us with nature even when we’re spending time tucked away indoors. Choose plants and flowers that link to other textures in the space. Or hunt down air-purifying plants with different leaf shapes and sizes, and cluster them together for full impact. The difference in form, petal and leaf shape, height, colour, and vessel all produce a textural effect on a room's decoration.
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Windows can make or break a space, but the importance of window treatments is often overlooked. It is a simple addition but can have a significant impact.
Window treatments like curtains are one of the best ways to infuse texture to any space - this is one of the most cost-efficient ways to elevate your interior decor without spending a lot of money.
Choosing curtains with patterns can uplift any room as it tricks the eye into thinking that there is an actual change in texture. The more contrast each type of fabric has, the better. Another fun way to introduce texture to your interior space is to layer curtains.
ROLL OUT A RUG
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Say yes to a Persian or Oriental rug! Rugs make an excellent contribution to interior design when it comes to adding more texture. Choosing the right area rug will add tactility to the floor, transforming the space, especially if you choose an Oriental rug with a high pile or tassels and fringing.
Area rugs are an exciting way to define and finish a room. Placing just one in a central spot can quickly bring the decor together - but you don't have to stop at one. You get bonus texture points if you experiment with layering multiple rugs for added texture and personality.
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