Texturizing

Whether you’re a minimalist or a hoarder, a great way to add a bit of design to any room is with texture. One of the five senses, feeling is in our nature[1]. We like to touch EVERYTHING  so we know if it’s rough, smooth, soft, fuzzy, prickly, etc. In fact, we enjoy touching so much that there have been signs implemented in various settings telling us not to touch, which is why creating a textural home can be so fun. Because of the similarity of flat surfaces, adding a textured element can create great depth and dimension to a room. Easy ways to implement contrasting surfaces is with décor items: a baroque mirror not only adds a level to the wall, but the design within the cast brings great depth to the flat plane of the mirror it envelops. Wallcoverings and especially rugs act as great textural bases to build from. Play with different rugs, juxtapose a fuzzy pillow with a hammered chair and play it by ear. If you want to go for something more permanent, there a tons of textural fabrics that can be upholstered to your sofa, chairs ottoman, or whatever you feel like upholstering. Enjoy breaking up the monotony of similar flat surfaces and bring excitement and diversity to any and all rooms!

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Phillip Jeffries Wallcovering

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A cow hide rug made to look like wood

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Sort of obsessed with faux shagreen right now!

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A sea grass carpet adds a boatload of texture so any room. Mix and match with a patterned rug and you’ve got an interesting combination of materials!

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Another SWEET Phillip Jeffries wallcovering

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Coffered ceilings add a great texture element

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Exposed brick is so cool. And so textural.

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[1] Yes, emotionally and physically.

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