Using Texture in your Home:

Hi my lovelies!

Don’t be afraid of Texture!

…seriously…

Especially this time of year, texture adds visible weight and depth to a space. It’s a quick way to update and make the room more interesting and appealing.

Not all of us own a home, so I have included ideas for adding texture for those who have more freedom for big projects and a few ideas for those who have to keep it simple enough to get their deposit back.

A few things to keep in mind, depending on the look you are trying to achieve:

Rough/Course Texture:

– Reflect less light = feel warmer

– Give an object more light

– Feel more rustic

Shiny/Smooth Texture:

– Reflect more light = feel cooler

– Make an object feel lighter

– Feel more modern

Here are a few ways I like to add Texture to a home:

1. Architectural Elements:

  • Beamed ceilings
  • Crown molding
  • Wall Paper

Obviously these ideas are not for the average renter, but if you are fortunate enough to own a home or your Landlord is flexible, these are great ideas for giving a space a texturized face-lift! Adding architectural elements to a room, such as the above can serve more than one purpose. These elements can give your space a more expensive vibe as well as add visual depth. I tend to go for the more rustic look, but visible wooden ceiling beams can give instant charm and visual appeal.

2. Furniture:

  • Mixed dining room chairs
  • Side Tables
  • Coffee tables
  • Chests – rich wood

Purchasing accent furniture or swapping out old for new is very renter as well as budget friendly. To add texture with furniture I like to mix and match. For example: if you have a rustic farmhouse dining table, I would place fabric chairs with modern lines to make the room look interesting. If you have a clean modern styled coffee table, I would go with a more traditional styled couch (tufting, claw feet, velvet (ooh la la)) and if the space needs a pop of color, go for a colored couch for an accent/statement piece!

3. Styling Items:

  • Plants – Leafy trees vs. succulents
  • Old Books on shelves
  • Mixing metal décor items with vignettes

4. Textiles:

  • Curtains
  • Throws
  • Area Rugs

Mixing and matching patterns, and textures of fabric through your home is a subtle and simple way to instantly transform a space. I really enjoy stacking more than one rug on top of the other. For example: find a low pile rug with a simple pattern and color scheme and place a shaggy smaller rug on top of it, this gives an instant visual depth to a space. Not to mention rugs make a home feel cozy!

Drop me a line and let me know what you think! And please don’t forget to follow the blog!
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Bye Loves! Happy Holidays!


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