Design Recipes: How to play with texture to perk up your living space

  • Top: A mix of textures including faux fur pillows, a wood stump and an area rug with raised pile adds an element of comfort. TNS/Scott Morris

  • Side leather chairs add a smooth texture element. TNS/Design Recipes

  • Two faux fur stools add texture to this bedroom. TNS/Design Recipes

  • An organic wood bowl gives a surprise texture element. TNS/Design Recipes

  • Right: A mix of wood, metal and velvet side chairs add texture to this living area. TNS/Design Recipes

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Published: 8/23/2019 12:01:24 AM
Modified: 8/23/2019 12:01:11 AM

Texture is a key and often ignored element in home decor. From tactile materials to elements such as fabric, wood and metal, texture can greatly enhance nearly any space. Looking for ways to add interest to a space in need of a pick me up? Here are a variety of ways to add texture to your home.

1. Area rugs top the list. From flat weaves to thickly knotted rugs and those with raised elements, adding an area rug to a space will instantly help a room feel warm and cozy while also incorporating texture.

2. Faux fur. Faux fur is still popular and a way to add both texture and a cozy element to your home.

3. Wood. From furniture to decorative elements such as trays, side tables and accents, wood is a wonderful way to add texture.

4. Metal. From brass to chrome and other finishes, metal is a way to add both a sleek, smooth texture to a room as well as color and a glam element.

5. Materials & fabrics. Whether it is the upholstery on a sofa, chair or toss pillow, fabric is a great way to add texture and tactile elements to a room. Try materials such as leather, wool, velvet or even certain cottons.


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