A texture is associated with the sense of touch. The Cambridge Dictionary defines it as “the quality that can be decided by touch: the degree to which something is rough or smooth” but by looking on something we can estimate the feeling of a material. The picture below shows four different textures and looking at them we can imagine how they feel without touching them. For example if we touch the blanket or the cat it will be nice and soft and the jute carpet will be rather rough, the wood- hard etc.
Texture is important element in interior design and without it the room often feels flat, cold and incomplete. Smooth and sleek textures- like metal, marble, glass are associated with luxury and rough and soft textures create cosy and homey feeling. It is necessary to add a bit of texture in interior but balance is important as too much of texture can be overwhelming and create the sense of mess and clutter.
The easiest way to introduce texture to your room is to use different fabrics like linen, faux fur pillows, high pile rugs or knitted throws.
Different fabrics are perfect for adding texture.
Without these cushions the room would feel cold and unwelcoming.
Another material that interior designers love to use is wood or wood-like materials. The wood warms up the space and and is always in trend.
Neutral interiors would be dull without introducing different textures.
Plants are perfect texture as well they add an instant update to the room. Being around greenery is good for our mood and health.
Without plants these rooms would feel cold and incomplete.
Throw some books around to add texture instantly- plus you will appear smarter if someone visits you 🙂
When you are on the stage of designing it’s worth to consider architectural elements like moldings, columns and tiles in terms of texture.
I love texture in interiors and I always introduce it in my designs to create interesting rooms. I hope this post gave you a lot of ideas how you can make your beautiful rooms even more interesting by bringing in different textures.
Thank you for reading,