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How to design with texture


Whether you’re revamping a room in your current home or you’re getting ready to move into a brand new living space, incorporating a theme or adding new pieces of decor can come with a major transformation. Beyond sifting through color swatches and browsing new furniture, there’s a design element that you can’t forget: texture!

Texture is one of the most important aspects of interior design. It adds visual weight and balance to a living space; it can truly make a room pop.

But figuring out how to incorporate texture into your home without losing that balance and producing something tacky and uninviting is essential. If you’re getting ready to bring texture into a dull, flat living space, we’ve got you covered. Here are some helpful suggestions:

1. Add a textured wallcovering accent wall
Wall coverings have always had mixed reviews. Some people can’t wait to get the outdated wallpaper out of their mid-century modern home, while some millennials are adding it to their modernized living spaces. If you want to create a major textural element to your living space, consider the wallcovering accent wall. Wallcovering on a focus wall adds depth to a room, and you get the satisfaction of adding more texture to the space without the hassle of covering every wall.

A wallcovering accent wall adds interest to a neutral bedroom.A wallcovering accent wall adds interest to a neutral bedroom.

2. Invest in a new area rug
Some consider the area rug to be the golden accent. It’s a simple accessory, but it can completely change the way a room looks and feels while also defining the space. If you want to take a living space to the next level, consider a bold area rug. Shag or fluffy rugs can give your living space an entirely new personality while adding a comforting element to the space as well. Another popular option that will add richness to your space is a textured bouclé.

3. Have fun with furniture
Who says your furniture has to match to coexist? Furniture is a simple way to play with texture and give a room a totally new look.

Instead of investing in a furniture set for the living room, we challenge you to play around with different pieces instead. Maybe it’s a satin reading chair next to the plush, velvet sofa. Or, maybe you want to add a wooden bench against an exposed brick wall. There are so many fun options when it comes to textured furniture, it’s all about finding styles that emphasize your vision and encourage you to take a chance with different styles.

4. Emphasize the architectural elements
If you live in an older home, you likely already have bold textural elements in the architecture. Take a look around your home and see if you can point out things like crown molding, sweeping curves, marble or tray ceilings. These are simple elements that you can emphasize with a new paint color! Evaluate the settled architectural elements in your home and decide how you can bring them back to life.

Patterned drapes are a great way to emphasize a high ceiling.Patterned drapes are a great way to emphasize a high ceiling.

5. Work with a personal decorator
See how simple it is to incorporate texture into your home? You don’t have to turn your living space into a construction site to make it feel more complete. If you’re still struggling to piece together the right textural elements, but you still want to get the project in motion, call Decorating Den Interiors.

One of our experienced professional design consultants will come to your home to provide a complimentary consultation. From there, they’ll evaluate the rooms you want to revamp and talk you through potential options for new textures. Once they get an idea of your style preferences and design boundaries, they can come up with a plan to create a more balanced living space that you’ll never want to leave.

Are you ready to get started? Let us help you take your interior design to the next level. Contact Decorating Den Interiors today to schedule your consultation.

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