You know how it goes...you move into a new house or apartment; buy a selection of brand new furniture and accessories hoping to inject style into your home, only to find you are left with a soulless shell simply filled with objects you are yet to love.
The simple solution to this familiar situation is to add in texture. Including textural items throughout the home will not only generate a feeling of welcomeness and warmth, but will offer visual and tactile interest also. Layering these organic pieces can create a complete and lived-in feel throughout your home, but be sure to establish a balance between hard, smooth surfaces and your new additions or you spaces will appear too busy.
Below are a couple of ways you can add texture to your home:
Rugs - an excellent option to instantly add texture and substance to your room, especially a living area with only tiles, floorboards or polished concrete. Be sure to purchase a generous rug (or even two) to define your space.
Wood - warm, rich timbers bring a natural element to the home, especially pieces made from recycled timber or those with a subtle patina. If you don’t wish to invest in a big ticket item such as a timber dining table, look for smaller pieces such as a coffee table, lamp or bar stools.
Upholstery - whether it be the bed head, sofa, occasional chairs or cushions, selecting soft, luxurious fabrics or pretty textiles will instantly elevate your space. Look for materials such as lush velvet, organic linen or rich leather that have some substance to them.
Rattan - the popularity of rattan has certainly increased over the past year and we have seen it applied to various pieces, from entertainment units to dining chairs. Rattan pendant lights, available in various shapes and styles, also offer great contrast to the generally sleek and shiny kitchen and dining room finishes.
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Photo - Via Pinterest featuring the West Elm Colca wool rug.
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