There are many reasons one should examine the importance of texture in their home’s interior design scheme. For one, if you are compelled to use monochromatic color schemes, the introduction of texture can add interest without straying from the monochromatic look of the room. In other design spaces where pattern and various colors are employed, texture can break up the busy feel of the space without competing or being more distracting. Adding interest, and often tactile benefits to the area texture can underscore a great space’s look.
Texture can also add an organic feel or quality to a space and can compliment any design. Since texture can come in many colors there is no need to worry about clashing or being too “matchy-matchy.” Many home owners once they embark on a design or decorating project often fall prey to the local retailers that supply them with complete “sets” of various decorative items. Whether it’s furnishings, bedding, drapes, chances are you can go into any large retail store and find complete sets. The problem is your home becomes more decorated by Walmart than it does by you.
Now bear in mind, there is nothing wrong with shopping at large retail stores for your home’s decorating needs. When you’re first learning what your tastes are this is a option that is both affordable and time saving since almost everything you need is in one store. However, you will find in time that your own style will possibly develop past what the large retailers suggest and you may find that finding and collecting from a wide source of choices will fill your tastes more accurately. This is where texture can become a big part of that process. Since texture is often not considered in sets of anything, this is your way of adding your own style and taste. Accessories that have texture will be a perfect start to adding your unique style.
What to look for to add texture to your space. Texture can be found in a lot of different elements but all you really need is to use your five senses. Texture is just another word for a raised, pronounced or tactile pattern. Try to keep colors similar when combining different textures so that they work together and not against each other. Texture should be the compliment and not the competition in the design scheme. Embossed and woven fabrics, Shagged or sculpted area rugs, and three-dimensional accessories like vases, lamp bases, with raised designs and patterns can all add texture to your space.
Feel free to mix up your textures, just keep the colors in one or two hues to create the look that works for the space. Always ask yourself when your looking to add texture to your space, do I like what I see? Do I love how it feels? Is it interesting and complimentary to the other items I have already? Soon your design style will become more defined and special. Just don’t shop and buy everything from one store. Let your home be filled with your style over time, as it develops and soon you’ll have a space that you’ll love and it will be all “You.”