Adding Texture

A living room with a plush carpet to add texture. Shown with Vignette Modern Roman Shades, available at Rainey's Decorating Center in Arlington Heights, IL

Transform your home with texture

The look of your interior design is mostly about the sense of sight, maximizing the visual beauty of your home. But adding texture to the equation brings in the sense of touch.

Having a variety of textures in a room adds interest and emotion, provides balance, and may enhance your physical comfort for sitting and lounging.

A room without much texture can be quietly beautiful, communicating sleekness and calm, but it can also become a bit monotonous.

Create interesting contrasts

Texture adds a tactile sense to your interior design and wakes up the room. Soft and silky finishes can relax your senses, while rougher textures will energize you.

Think of these contrasts when selecting finishes for a room:
– Thick and thin
– Soft and hard
– Bumpy and smooth
– Silky and rough
– Flexible and stiff

Consider these design elements

A living room with textured Provenance Woven Wood Shades and rattan chairs.

Ideas for adding texture are:
– A natural contoured edge for a wood table or counter top
– Textured woven wood shades
– Natural furniture made of rattan or wicker
– Rugged fabrics such as tweed, tapestry and some wools
– Ridges or embossed patterns in wall coverings
– Distressed or faux paint and stain finishes
– Knotty or unfinished wood
– Shaggy or contoured carpeting and rugs
– Tufted upholstery or even ruffles
– Rough finishes on stone floors or backsplashes

Add tactile texture to your interior plan! It will transform the feeling of your home.


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