Aug 05, 2019 | Flooring America
When we think about design elements, most of us tend to focus on factors like color, space, and lighting. But while these are all definitely key to consider, there’s another, equally important style element that often goes overlooked: texture. If you’re not utilizing textures, you’re missing out on great opportunities to personalize and elevate the overall look and feel of your home. Fortunately, there’s a simple fix: just add texture into your space! Of course, that’s easier said than done if you’re on a tight schedule or budget. To help you get started, here are five of our favorite tips on how to decorate with texture.
The fabric and upholstery used on furniture can inject a dose of texture into any room. The same is true for furniture made from wood or natural materials. For example, rattan or velvet brings the ‘70s to mind, creating a boho look, while something like polished wood or chrome evokes stylish mid-century modern penthouses.
Not only are shag carpets cozy and inviting, but they also have a choppy, funky texture that makes the whole room feel more dynamic.
Shag not really your thing? There are plenty of other options, too. Even if a rug is mostly flat and smooth to the touch, the fabric’s patterns or colors can create the illusion of texture, which may be just as effective. With thousands of styles to choose from, we can help you find the perfect area rugs or wall-to-wall carpeting for any room in your home.
Plants bring life into any space — literally. They also make a fantastic design tool for adding texture into a room. From the smooth, sleek leaves of an aloe plant, the natural, organic look of dried flowers, or the feminine, ruffled blooms of carnations, there’s a plant for every personality. Just watch out for plants that could be harmful to pets or small children!
A “textile” is simply any fabric made with synthetic (artificial) or natural materials. Examples of textiles include cotton, wool, silk, soft acrylics, and jute, which is similar to rope or burlap. You can feature a combination of different textiles in decor like tapestries, wall hangings, sheepskins, blankets, pillows, and area rugs.
When it comes to finding textured decor, the sky’s the limit. There are countless types of decorative objects that can be heavily textured, whether they’re fluffy, coarse, beaded, nubby, quilted, or otherwise. Examples might include objects like books, paintings, placemats, vases, sculptures, decorative bowls, plant potters, hand towels, and even coasters for drinking glasses.
Need more ideas on how to add texture to a room? You’re sure to find the inspiration you need on My Design Finder. Just answer a few questions about your design tastes to view thousands of stunning bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and more — all personalized to meet your criteria. Whether you’re looking for shag carpet, hardwood floors, or something exotic like stone or bamboo, we can help you add more texture to any room in your home. Contact us online to get started, or call Flooring America today at (855) 808-9858.