Published on July 18, 2016

It’s no secret that the use of texture can transform the look (and feel!) of just about any space. Figuring out how and where to use it? That’s where we come in. Here, we explore the effortless methods with which you can bring this decorative element into your home – aside from the typical throw or pillow. Take a look!

texture

: wall finish 

how to use it

: From moldings to wallpaper, there are a number of ways to incorporate a three-dimensional element to your walls. For a more subtle approach, opt for a wall paint with sponge-printed effect. 

texture

: sheepskins

how to use it

: An all-encompassing sheepskin provides a clever disguise for this vintage settee. How’s that for salvaging an antique? Adapt the technique in the dining room to create a more inviting seating solution. 

texture

: gilded metallics

how to use it

: Soften up an exclusively modern aesthetic with an ornate mirror of an intricately defined frame to incorporate a uniquely textured detail to the set.  

texture

: natural greens

how to use it

: Aside from lending a vibrant pop of color to a space, think of earthy greens as a quintessentially organic form of texture. 

texture

: wood

how to use it

: Couple wooden details with starched linens to evoke a rustic component, similar to that of this bucolic kitchen.

texture

: velvet

how to use it

: Pair this classically elegant material with more subdued elements such as jute or polished wood. 

texture

: faceted ceramics

how to use it

: As a visually-enhanced finish that elevates the typical planter, think of these indented ceramics as the texturally refined detail no space should be without.

texture

: organic textiles

how to use it

: From shibori-dyed linens to patterned cotton covers, throw pillows are an essential component to adding depth (and color!) to a room. 

texture

: molded plastic

how to use it

: Smooth lines attribute to a clean-cut aesthetic, for the effortlessly chic modern minimalist.

texture

: woven baskets

how to use it

: Whether its use is functional or simply decorative, these structured vessels are crucial to the decorative aesthetic of a home. 

texture

: leather

how to use it

:  The living room is one of few spaces where incorporating a multitude of textures is highly encouraged. Downplay the streamlined intensity of a leather sofa or chair with cozy throw pillows and an equally textured piece on the floor.

texture

: suede 

how to use it

: This delicate material of a velvet-esque feel inspires an inviting touch with a hint of elegance. Pair suede with industrialized accents of a copper finish. 

texture

: patterned wovens

how to use it

: A fearlessly patterned rug – preferably of a saturated shade – is a graphic element that can seamlessly translate from room to room, lending a more personal detail to a space. 

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