10 Ways to: To add texture to your space

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.

Coastal room with white slipcover, driftwood, rope and glass ball lanterns

10 great ways to add texture to your coastal home.

1. Color Tones

coastal blues and whites
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

navy and white coastal room

Wallpapering or painting an accent wall a different color will add dimension and texture to the room without being overpowering.

3. Glazing

Aqua coastal space
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.

Coastal Kitchen, aqua 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.

Navy and white coastal living room, white slipcover sofas.
When it comes to fabrics don't use the same texture. For example, If you have pillows on the sofa in the same color family make sure they're not all the same fabric or print. Use a variety of textures and prints to automatically add interest to the entire space.
6. Window treatments.
Navy blue walls, white drapes, coastal dining room, white slipcover chairs

Dressing your windows with fabric or woven blinds creates layers and texture while giving the space a finished look.

7. Area rugs.

Navy walls, coastal space, white slipcover sofas, navy and white chevron rug
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.

8. Wood.
Aqua walls, driftoowd, white slipcover sofa

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.

wood chandeliers, coastal living room, white slipcover sofas and chairs
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.
10. Mirrors.
driftwood mirror, white slipcover sofas, navy and white pillows
Hanging a mirror will reflect and cast light in a room defining existing textures and creating new. Mirrors also create the illusion of a bigger space, giving you more reasons to add a great mirror to your space.
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