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 February 2019

Fresh Ideas for Your Home

Smooth out your design plan by mingling textures. 

A mix of textures provides balance and adds character.


The look of your interior design is mostly about the sense of sight, maximizing the visual beauty of your home. Adding textures to the equation brings in the sense of touch, which adds interest and emotion, provides balance, and maybe even creates physical comfort for sitting and lounging.


A room without much texture can be quietly beautiful, communicating sleekness and calm, but it can also become a bit monotonous. Texture adds a tactile sense to your interior design plan and wakes up a room. Soft finishes can relax your senses, while roughness will energize you.


Think of these textural contrasts:   

  • Thick and thin

  • Soft and hard

  • Bumpy and smooth

  • Silky and rough

  • Flexible and stiff


Consider a variety of textural elements for your home:

  • Distressed or faux paint and stain finishes

  • A natural contoured edge for a wood table or counter top

  • Ridges or embossed patterns in wallcoverings

  • Knotty or unfinished wood

  • Shaggy or contoured carpeting and rugs

  • Rugged fabrics such as tweed, tapestry and some wools

  • Tufted upholstery or even ruffles

  • Rough finishes on stone floors or backsplashes

  • Natural furniture made of rattan or wicker

  • Textured woven wood shades


Rough up your interior plan by adding tactile textures this season! They'll enhance the feeling of your home.  

© 2019 Hunter Douglas

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