5 Ways to Use Texture in Interior Design and the Benefits

The use of texture in interior design is a great way for you to create some subtle changes which have a real style impact. Texture has both visual and physical benefits, and has the power to really tie a room together and bring it bang on-trend.

There are many different ways that you can incorporate texture in to a room and sometimes it can be hard to choose the right way to do so. That’s why we have created this post to offer you five simple ways you can incorporate texture into your home.

1. Surface

If you are renovating or have recently just moved into your place, you may be choosing your flooring and other surfaces. Marble tiles and smooth concrete finishes usually create a minimalist style.

You could layer this by adding in some raw materials such a wood or raw brick work (if you’re lucky enough to have this feature in your home), this can be a great way to add some texture and a rustic feel to the home.

2. Furniture

The use of statement furniture can really add texture and interest to any space and also define the distinct feel and look of a room. When picking your furniture, always remember that contrast is essential with interior design in order to achieve a stylish balance.

For example, if you have smooth walls which are painted grey, you could add some texture by adding a bold, crushed velvet coloured sofa into the mix. The colour doesn’t need to be too vibrant, just something other than grey will go a long way; the velvet material is the main ingredient needed to create that textured space overall.


3. Rugs

The simplest and most affordable way to create a room with impact is with a rug. Whether you want to make the room feel more cosy with a sheepskin rug or add a splash of pattern or colour with a more modern rug, you can guarantee that once it has been added, the room will be transformed. And with so many different styles to choose from, you are spoilt for choice as to which to add to create the texture you desire. Choosing the right rug style for your interior needn’t be hard though, read our informative blog post to find out which rug would be best for the space you’ve already created.

4. Simple Textiles and Fabrics

You don’t have to have just one statement rug or piece of furniture to truly complete your room, sometimes smaller items make the world of difference, particularly if you already have a lot of furnishings and patterns already in one room.

A great suggestion by Freshome is to combine a mixture of smaller textiles together such as throw pillows, fabric trims and blankets into a concentrated area in order to draw people in and create a ‘cosy hub’ for guests to gather (perfect for living areas in particular).


5. Decorative Items

Known as the finishing touches, these items can really be the cherry on the cake in terms adding texture in interior design. This includes items such as artwork or simply a bouquet of flowers in order to add a splash of colour or depth into any room.

However it’s important to choose your finishing touches wisely and ensure they enhance the space rather than simply ‘fill’ it. Cluttering a room can actually have a negative impact on the room, making it feel smaller so it’s important to be mindful of the items you are adding.

We hope you are now full of ideas and inspiration of how you can add some more texture to your space! Although adding items to your room may not impact on how it functions as a space in day to day life, it can really change how the room feels, creating a more homely space for you to enjoy with the family.

If you’re now itching to add a rug into your space to create some texture, why not browse our handpicked collection of stylish rugs? From traditional Persian rugs to contemporary rugs packed with vibrant colour, we have a rug suitable for every home.

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