A Complete Guide on Texture in Interior Design

May 29, 2024

Texture is an essential element of interior design that can add depth and interest to any space. It refers to the way a surface feels or looks, and can include everything from soft fabrics and cozy rugs to rough stone and sleek metals. In this blog post, we'll share some tips and ideas on how to incorporate texture into your home décor.

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1. Start With a Neutral Color Palette

When it comes to incorporating texture into your home décor, starting with a neutral color palette can be helpful. Neutrals such as white, beige, and gray can provide a blank canvas for textures to shine. This doesn't mean your space has to be boring, however. Adding a mix of different textures, such as a plush rug and a knitted throw, can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

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2. Mix and Match Textures

Don't be afraid to mix and match textures to create a unique and visually interesting space. For example, pairing a smooth leather couch with a nubby wool rug can create a nice contrast. Mixing textures can also help to balance out a space and make it feel more cohesive.

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3. Experiment With Different Materials

Experimenting with different materials is another great way to incorporate texture into your home décor. Consider incorporating materials such as rattan, jute, and natural wood to add a touch of warmth and organic texture. Metals like brass, copper, and chrome can add a sleek and modern texture to a space.

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4. Layer Your Textures

Layering textures is another effective way to create a dynamic and interesting space. Layering can involve adding a variety of different textures to a single piece, such as a throw pillow with tassels or a rug with a raised pattern. Layering can also involve adding multiple textures to a space, such as combining a velvet couch with a woven basket and a shaggy rug.

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5. Add Texture With Accessories

Finally, adding texture with accessories is an easy and affordable way to incorporate texture into your home décor. Consider adding a chunky knit throw to your couch, a woven wall hanging to your bedroom, or a faux fur rug to your living room. These accessories can add a cozy and inviting texture to any space.

Getting Started With Texture

As you can see, incorporating texture into your home décor is a simple and effective way to add depth and interest to your space. Contact Interiors By Ria today to schedule a discovery call if you're ready to transform your home with expert guidance. Start by choosing a neutral color palette, mixing and matching textures, experimenting with different materials, layering your textures, and adding texture with accessories to create a unique and visually interesting space that reflects your personal style.

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