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.
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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Whether you’re looking to transform a single room or your entire home, Avec carefully plans, researches, and streamlines the vast array of interior choices.
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