To design a home that feels balanced, stylish and warm, texture is key. Unlike the color palette of the room or the style of its furnishings, texture probably isn’t a component that you’re used to thinking much about. If the idea of adding more texture to your home seems confusing or complicated, the trusted design experts at Ashley HomeStore are here to show you just how easy and impactful adding textured pieces to your living spaces can be. Check out these tips to help you get started.
Make accessories work for you
If this is the first time you’ve considered adding more texture to your home, you’re probably wondering which area could benefit most from it. To incorporate texture like a pro, choose a space that feels like it’s lacking something. If the colors, style and furnishings all look beautiful but still fall a little “flat,” chances are texture is the missing link. In this case, adding a few detailed accessories may make all the difference. Best of all, accessories can easily be swapped out or changed up as your seasonal, functional or aesthetic needs change over time. Here are a few ways to add texture to a space with the right accessories
- Replace the plain decorative pillows on your sofa or bed with ones that pack a punch of texture, such as ones that you can clearly see the weave of their fabric.
- Mix and match the fabrics that you use within the same room. Hanging silk curtains next to a velvet armchair may seem counterintuitive, but this can create an unexpected yet satisfying result.
- Incorporate pottery, vases or even dishes that aren’t perfectly smooth or pristine. Sometimes the smallest imperfection in a piece is enough to make it look unique and special.
Use plants strategically
Everyone agrees that adding plants to your home is a lovely way to make it feel more relaxing and contemporary, but greenery is also an effortless solution to bringing texture to rooms that need it as well. While just about any shrub, flower or tree is sure to elevate the atmosphere and appearance of your home, keep these tips in mind to really make a statement with textured houseplants in your home.
- Rather than just using one potted plant in a room, consider adding several in a variety of shapes and sizes. One easy way to do this is to place an arrangement of assorted succulents on your coffee table for a simple yet lovely centerpiece.
- You don’t just have to use plants as a centerpiece or stick them in an empty corner. Let them be the star of the space by hanging them in front of your windows to turn them into the focal point of the space.
- Instead of the traditional houseplants that you can find in anyone’s home these days (we’re looking at you, snake plant), incorporate ones that bring texture to the forefront, such as hydrangeas or Chinese fan palms.
Don’t forget patterns
Sometimes you don’t have to add textured items to a space to create the illusion of depth and diversity. Incorporating elements that have bold or varying patterns can also make your living spaces feel more stylish and lively. Here are a few ideas to make any area of your home more aesthetically pleasing by bringing in patterns thoughtfully.
- Dress up your windows with bold curtain panels that have accents such as ruffles, stripes or geometric shapes.
- Don’t be afraid to pair patterns that contrast, such as polka dots and florals, for a playful but attractive result.
- Break up your neutral furnishings with an accent piece that includes eye-catching details, such as a patterned armchair or ottoman.
Stick with natural materials
Bringing elements from the outdoors into your living spaces is one home decor trend that won’t be going away anytime soon. Using natural features in any room can make your home feel modern, fresh and inviting with minimal effort. Even better, many natural elements can bring much-needed texture and personality to a space. Here are some easy ways to decorate with natural materials that are sure to deliver the textured look you crave.
- Woven area rugs are a great solution to make virtually any room in your home look more interesting and dynamic.
- Rather than storing your throw blankets, children’s toys and other household belongings in plastic bins, add fibrous baskets to your living room, bedroom or home office to break up the space with style.
- Your home doesn’t have to be decorated in rustic farmhouse style to incorporate furnishings that are made from unfinished or reclaimed wood. The natural texture of the grain will undoubtedly enhance the appearance of even the most elegant rooms.
Go bold with textured walls
Sure, accessories and subtle details are an easy solution to add texture to your home, but if you’re looking for a more noticeable way to make a statement with eye-catching home decor, why not add texture to the walls themselves? Doing so is a surefire way to take any space in your home from ordinary to extraordinary. Here are some ways to create an over-the-top aesthetic with textured walls.
- Create an unforgettable accent wall by covering the one that you’d like to stand out with wallpaper in a bold print.
- Add wood paneling to your walls to give them an understated yet charming touch of texture.
- Use stencils to paint contemporary designs on your walls that will pop against neutral furniture.
Add texture to any room with Ashley HomeStore
Adding more texture and inspiring details to your home should be fun, not stressful. At Ashley HomeStore in Tucson, we are proud to offer a wide variety of home accessories, furnishings, wall hangings and more that can break up the monotony of your most boring rooms and transform them into living spaces that you’ll be proud to call your own. Visit our convenient showroom location or check us out online today. We can’t wait to show you how enjoyable home decorating can be!
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