An important but overlooked component of interior design is texture. You can have the most beautiful design in the world, but if it strikes the same visual tone throughout, it will feel flat. Here are 10 ways you can add texture to your home.
10 great ways to add texture to your coastal home.
1. Color Tones
Decorating a room in all the same tone is a wasted opportunity. Using only one shade of a color looks flat; choose two or preferably three and mix them between accessories,rugs, furniture and paint.
2. Accent wall
Wallpapering or painting an accent wall a different color will add dimension and texture to the room without being overpowering.
Adding a glaze to paint on the wall adds automatic texture and gives off a subtle glow when light hits it. Glaze also reflects the natural lighting in the room, creating a warmer effect.
4. Emphasize the ceiling.
The ceiling is an important fifth wall in a room, paint it an interesting color, to give the room a textured feel. Using complementary color or shade, like a lighter gray ceiling with medium gray on the walls. A lighter shade on the ceiling can often make it feel higher.
5. Mix textures in your fabrics.
Dressing your windows with fabric or woven blinds creates layers and texture while giving the space a finished look.
7. Area rugs.
An area rug instantly defines a space. Natural wood flooring is always beautiful, but looks far better with the layered, textured effect an area rug gives.
Weather it's a reclaimed wood dining table or a great piece of driftwood displayed on the wall, wood is an effortless representation of texture.
9. Layer lighting.
Having overhead lighting, chandeliers, task lighting and soft tabletop lighting adds dimension to your space. Light casts shadows and adds brightness, creating layers and texture.