You walk into a brand new home. It is well built, it is neat and contemporary but for some reason, you don‚??t feel contented in the space. Often when you feel this way it is because one crucial design element in the home has been overlooked - it is lacking layers of texture.
‚??Texture‚?? is the design term for the way different elements ‚??feel‚?? in a space and layering texture is a subtle way to add interest and make us comfortable. Before we even touch them, our eyes ‚??feel‚?? texture to assess how much we like it which is why some places feel ‚??cosy‚?? and others feel ‚??clinical‚??.
Texture also has an effect on the lighting as smooth textures tend to reflect while soft textures absorb. A room can appear warmer or cooler, brighter or darker, larger or smaller just depending on the materials. A nice balance makes any room feel inviting.
Whether you are using a lot of colour or a neutral colour palette, adding a diverse range of textures can make your house feel homely. Here are some ways we could help you to add texture to your home:
Flooring ‚?? carpet, timber, cement and tiles all offer opportunities to give a room texture.
Kitchen ‚?? stone, concrete or stainless steel bench tops, metallics such as brass or copper in your door handles, range hood and appliances, natural timber, ceramics and plants such as potted herbs.
Bathroom ‚?? patterned tiles, glass, use of wood, marble and ceramics, fluffy towels and floor mats, bamboo.
Living ‚?? Lamps, floor length curtains or day to night blinds, woven rugs, glassware, assorted curios and artwork.
Bedroom ‚?? Lampshades, rugs, textiles for the bedding ‚?? silk, cotton, linen, wool all give the room a different warmth and mood.To Home