Textured Living

Texture is a buzzword in interior design. It’s an essential part of any designer’s vocabulary, because a scheme without texture is a scheme that falls seriously short of the mark. Adding texture to a room encompasses a great deal more than a fringed edged cushion here and a rough-sawn wood texture there. It is the precise art of blending the rough with the smooth and knowing how to create visual texture – the sort that isn’t tactile at all. The answer to how to apply it to your interior awaits below. Read on:

Texture your walls

Take your walls from flat to fab with styling ideas beyond standard art and mirrors. 

Roll out a rug

Choosing the right rug will transform the feeling of the room, especially if you choose a style of rug with a high pile or tassels and fringing.

Add greenery

Decorate with foraged pieces found in nature – think tall cuts of pampas grass in a sculptural vase or a pretty vintage tray filled with seedpods and shells.

Use contrasting fabrics

Interesting textures aren’t only pleasing to look at, but when you contrast them, they’re great providers of balance too.

Play with textured home accessories

You could purposefully create an arrangement of objects with alternating textures to really make a statement. 

Favour natural fibres

There is something about natural, raw materials that instantly adds depth to a space.