Texture Mastery: Elevating Spaces With Innovative Materials and Fabrics

Texture Mastery: Elevating Spaces With Innovative Materials and Fabrics

 

 

The word “texture” gets used a lot in interior design, but what exactly do designers mean when we say it? 

 

 

Texture is used to add visual interest and physical comfort to a space, and it can take the form of materials, such as wood and stone, or fabrics, like velvet and linen. Incorporating layered textures into your interior design can enhance its visual appeal and personality. However, you still want the space to feel cohesive and thoughtful without being too cluttered or overwhelming. 

 

 

At Avec Interiors, we like to use a diverse range of materials and fabrics to infuse interiors with depth, warmth, and character to create truly captivating environments. In this blog, we’ll explore different textures and how they can elevate your space. 

Materials

  • Wood: As one of the most versatile materials, wood is highly adaptable and can be used in multiple places throughout your home, including the floor, walls, and ceiling beams. Many furniture pieces, like tables and bookshelves, are also made of wood and a great way to incorporate natural elements into your design. 
  • Marble: Marble is a durable material that adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space. Commonly found in kitchen countertops, tables, or bathroom backsplashes, marble can enhance your home’s beauty for a clean, contemporary look. 
  • Tile: Often used for kitchen or bathroom flooring, tile creates a clean, versatile look that can easily adapt to most styles. Plus, it’s relatively low-maintenance and easy to clean. 
  • Copper: Add a touch of glam to your space by incorporating copper or copper-colored elements into your design. But don’t go overboard. Less is more when it comes to copper, and using it for drawer handles or doorknobs is a great way to add a pop of color. 
  • Renewable materials: If you’re seeking an eco-friendly solution, renewable materials, like reclaimed wood, recycled glass, or concrete, can enhance your space’s personality while reducing your environmental impact. 

Fabrics

  • Leather: Soft and comfortable, leather is typically used for seating, like couches, armchairs, or even seat cushions. It adds a regal air to the room and often comes in warm, natural shades, such as brown, black, and beige. 
  • Velvet: Although velvet tends to slip in and out of style, it’s a great fabric to consider for your couch or throw pillows if you want to create a classy, sophisticated space that’s also comfortable and relaxing. 
  • Silk: Silk is a beautiful, delicate fabric that can infuse a sense of royalty into a living space or bedroom. It casts a lovely sheen that pairs well in rooms with lots of natural light and can be incorporated into curtains, cushions, or bed sheets. 
  • Cotton: As a go-to fabric for clothes and home accessories, cotton is a natural, light fabric that’s easily accessible and can enhance your space’s comfort. Cotton is typically found in cushions, bed linens, and curtains. 
  • Wool: Highly durable and easy to clean, wool is a natural fiber that adds warmth, color, and comfort to any living space. It’s best used in a sturdy area rug or decorative pillow. 

Design Tips on Adding Texture to Any Room

While there isn’t necessarily a right way to add texture to your space, there are a few techniques that can help you enhance comfort, warmth, and character using mixed materials and fabrics without going overboard. 

 

 

Layer different textures – Layering creates a rich interior design that’s full of depth and character. The key to layering is blending multiple textures, so you aren’t relying on just one material or fabric to decorate your space. Adding a wool rug to a hardwood floor or cotton throw pillows on a leather couch are a few examples of layering textures. 

 

 

Use contrasting design elements – This technique not only elevates your room’s visual appeal, but it also provides a sense of balance. Try adding curtains, throw pillows, or lampshades in a bold accent color or pattern to disrupt an otherwise neutral palette. If you have a lot of wooden tables or shelving, you can decorate them with sculpted glass lamps or statues for added contrast.

 

 

Play with textured accessories – When selecting accessories, alternate textures, so all your items aren’t using one material. However, be careful not to use too many contrasting textures. This can make your space feel cluttered and unorganized. Try choosing accessories that have similar appearances, such as ceramic or glass vases, lamps, and houseplant holders, to create a cohesive design. 

 

 

In summary, texture can enhance your home’s visual appeal while adding warmth and personality to create a cozy, creative environment. Don’t be afraid to experiment with materials and fabrics to see what works and what doesn’t. Once you find the right pieces that blend seamlessly together, you’ll end up with a cohesive interior design full of depth and character that feels like home. 

 

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