Interior design is an outlet for you to express yourself and tailor your design to your specific needs. In fact, there are many attributes to consider when designing a space. We have seven elements to consider when designing your home: space, lines, form, light, color, texture, and balance. Yet, these elements are more than just the visual aesthetics of the space. A well-thought-out space integrates all the “what you hear,” “what you smell,” and even “what you touch” aspects. Our most perceptive sense is our ability to feel; therefore, it is critical not to neglect the element of texture in your design. What we physically come in contact with in a space creates a huge part of the experience. If you want a room to feel relaxing and comfortable, you better have furniture that is relaxing and comfortable. To help you better understand the topic, here is what you need to consider when adding texture to your home:
The physical textures in your home are what you physically feel. This can mean, if your room is meant for comfort, you may have soft carpet textures on the floor. You may also include blankets and throw pillows on the couches. These small features are ways of having physical texture in your room. If you are trying to create a space that is more rustic, you may want more raw and authentic natural textures like woods. Texture is essential in finishing off how your room feels.
On the other spectrum, we have textures we see but may not come in contact with touching. These can be stucco walls and ceilings or unique plastered wall arts. While we may not physically touch these elements in the room, their visual texture can add depth to the atmosphere. This concept is important to consider, as well, so try to have several forms of texture in every room.
Do not neglect texture from being apart of your design theme. Step back and ask what is your room’s general design purpose? Do the textures in the room help create that thought? If not, make sure texture is always aligned with your room’s purpose.