Do you ever look at your décor and feel as though something is missing? You’ve got décor and furniture that you love, but it just doesn’t feel finished? Or, despite having individual items that you love, the décor doesn’t flow? It looks flat and plain, or there’s no focus?
Often, it’s texture that is missing. Texture helps our rooms to feel warm and cosy. Adding texture helps individual pieces fit together, and gives the room focus and flow. Texture is what helps you to create style, instead of a room filled with single items that don’t work together. Here are some simple and effective ways to add texture to your décor.
Mixing materials is a fantastic way to add texture and depth to any room in your home. Add a thick rug to a wooden floor to create warmth. Invest in a luxury italian leather sofa and add throws and soft cotton pillows. Hang heavy velvet curtains to complement neat lines of your walls.
Layering is another great way to welcome texture. Stack chunky blankets on unused chairs or window seats. Layer thin rugs across your floor instead of one shag pile rug. Add a blanket to your bed, and stack cushions on beds and sofas.
Bring Nature in
The outdoors is filled with texture and warmth. Colours are layered throughout nature, and materials like wood offer different textures.
Bring elements of nature into your home with chunky wooden furniture, woven baskets and pouffes and with colourful and leafy houseplants.
Use Subtle Shades and Tones
We typically choose a colour scheme of two or three main colours to avoid overcrowding. But, using two colours can make things look flat and plain. Add accessories, accents and elements in different shades. Layer different tones of the same colour to create more depth.
Metallics offer focus and draw the eye. Add mirrors, metallic fixtures and fittings, frames, glass accessories and other chrome work to your décor. These metallics complement warmer textures well, creating a pleasing and warm room.
Create a Feature Wall
A feature wall is another way to draw the eye and fill a room. In smaller rooms, stick to simple features, using geometric designs and neat lines. If your room is larger, create a cosier space by adding a patterned or bold feature wall with lots of colours and intricate pattern.
Add Lighting Options
One of the easiest ways to add texture is by adding softer lighting options. Soft lighting light lamps and candles cast different shadows and give your rooms a warmer glow. Changing the lights can completely change the appearance of any room in your home.
Mixing patterns is a great way to make a statement. If you’ve got a geometric feature wall, accessorise with delicate floral prints and designs.
Adding texture can be great fun. It’s a way to experiment with style and find out what you like. Often, the best way to add texture is to break some of the rules and get creative.