For a room to be considered really beautiful, it needs a lot of things. Colours, for one, can spell the difference between a so-so looking room to a lovely one. The right lighting, furniture and accessories are also important factors in making any space look great.
People, however, tend to overlook one essential element when designing a home. More often than not, texture is a factor that is not taken into consideration when in truth, it can add to any space a subtle but powerful dimension. It is texture, without a doubt, that makes any beautifully-designed room complete.
Just about anything has texture, but in the context of home design, texture is all about incorporating into the design anything that would make anyone want to touch them. Wood and textiles, for example, possess certain patterns and movement that, for some reason, make a room look and feel comfortable. They’re pleasing to the eyes, and somehow soothing, which probably has something to do with the similarities of complicated textures to nature itself.
If you think a certain room or space in your house feels cold or even sterile, adding enough textured elements can help you transform that room into something warm and of course, soothing. Here are some ways you can use texture to transform any room in your home.
Use plants for texture
We just mentioned how complicated textures remind us of nature. What could remind us more about nature than putting plants inside that room? Aside from providing that room with much-needed texture, they are also known to purify the air, provide us with precious oxygen and improve moods in general. You can put in hanging plants, or you can put in potted plants. Either way, you can’t lose with using plants for texture.
Textiles add texture
Few things make a room instantly look and feel as cozy as textiles. Tapestries, throw pillows, and tablecloths can all serve that purpose of bringing texture into any room.
Put in a rug
A rug is one thing that makes any given room look cozy and complete. There are many types of rug that you can put in a room, but I personally prefer an ethnic rug to add the right amount of texture and warmth to a room in my house.
Add choice furniture
We already said something about wood bringing a healthy dose of texture to a room, so it would be great if you can ground a room with a single antique wood piece. Wooden chests, velvet chairs and antique tables are also great for adding texture to any given space.
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Add glaze to wall paint
Texture is not all about rugs and textiles and furniture. Even adding a simple glaze to paint on a wall gives the room texture. The room becomes even warmer when light hits the glaze, as it gives off a subtle glow.
There is no rule to how much texture you can bring to one room, but one thing you have to go for is balance. You can mix and match and try different things that give the room texture, and add depth to it.