How to mix textures in interior design to have more stylish rooms

You know when you look at a room and it just looks “stylish”? For example, can you say that the furniture, decoration and their positioning have all been carefully considered? Well, an important element that makes it look like this is the texture.

“Texture in interior design refers to the feel, touch, and physical appearance of surfaces and materials,” says Kyal and Kara from The block. “From the hard finishes, furniture and rugs to the cushions, linens, curtains and throws, every texture plays an important role in creating a unique character to this space.”

While there’s no right or wrong way to incorporate texture into your home, there are some things to keep in mind. Ahead, Kyal and Kara share four tips on how best to add different surfaces and materials to every space in your home.

Experiment with textured accessories

“Textured home accessories are often considered the ‘icing on the cake’ when it comes to style, but they make all the difference in how the home looks. It must also be said that they can completely change the look and feel in an inexpensive way.

“The perfect example of this is changing the color of your bedroom linens seasonally to change the look and mood. For a summer-inspired bed, you can use a natural linen quilted bedspread (like this one from Dri-Glo) for a light and fresh textured look. For winter, mix things up with a linen bedding set (like this one in asphalt) and a textured throw for a warm, moody vibe.

Consider Textured Lighting

“Lighting has the ability to make or break how visually appealing and inviting a room is. The way light bounces off surfaces of different textures adds so much visual interest and ambiance to a space. a given room, try to mix your lighting sources so that you are not solely dependent on one source.

Image: Dri-Glo

“Examples include ceiling lighting, pendants, wall lighting, table lamps and floor lamps, which when used in combination have the ability to create a layered ambient space.

“Never underestimate the shadow effect that can be created by mixing the fixture or shade material, for example, a rattan shade will create an elaborate shadow play on the wall or on a bed.”

Consider layering different textures

“Layering different textures helps create a piece that has depth and character,” the couple explain. “Generally speaking, a room with minimal texture can feel one-dimensional and soulless. Introducing different textures into a room can help tell a story. For example, bold, colorful and contrasting layered textures can tell an exciting story.

“On the other hand, varying textures of a similar tone can create a warm, comforting feel to invite a relaxed mood. For example, layering a bed with soft linen sheets, a quilted blanket, throws and cushions of varied textures can be made with similar tones to create a soft and calm look, or with contrasting colors for a bolder look.

Add Textured Furniture

“When designing a room or interior from scratch, floor and wall finishes are usually our starting point. From there, locking key furniture is the next step. These pieces are an opportunity to start setting the tone of the piece.

Image: Dri-Glo

“For example, a rustic wooden dining table tells a very different story than a sleek, modern concrete table. Both are equally beautiful, but the texture each brings will help the room come together as intended. textured are the base for all other styles.Unique or antique pieces are a great way to add your own personality.

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Betty K. Park