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A variety of textures add interest and engagement. - Design Ideas by Interior Style Designs in Long Beach, CA
A variety of textures in a living room. Nantucket™ window shadings

Add a tactile sense to your interior décor.


From rough to smooth, nubby to silky, textures stimulate the senses. Whether the textures you add are soft or hard, dense or airy, they will add interest and engagement to your décor.

Consider these elements to add texture to your home:
- In fabrics: velvet, chenille, linen, wool and tweed
- In furniture: rattan, wicker and recycled wood
- In flooring: grained wood, textured tile, contoured rugs and carpeting
- In window fashions: smooth shutters and textured woven wood shades
- In painted walls: faux finishes such as Venetian plaster, ragging, sponging and marbleizing

Fabrics, flooring, furniture and Luminette® Privacy Sheers in different textures. - Design Ideas by Interior Style Designs in Long Beach, CA
Fabrics, flooring, furniture and Luminette® Privacy Sheers in different textures.
 
Rough stone fireplace facades in a living room. - Design Ideas by Interior Style Designs in Long Beach, CA
A rough stone fireplace facade adds texture. Pirouette® window shadings

Texture is not just about how a home design element feels; texture also has a look. If you use a neutral color palette, texture is especially important. It helps you avoid a sterile or cold feeling.

Think rough stone fireplace facades, faux fur, fabrics with ridges, textured paint treatments, tongue and groove ceilings, ceiling medallions, cork and grass wall coverings, uneven hand-made terra cotta tiles, even burlap in the right setting!

Smooth, soft fabrics tend to be associated with traditional or elegant rooms, while modern rooms have rougher texture, but you can think outside the box on these stereotypes.
 

Layering textures is a good strategy, such as soft rugs atop hard surface flooring or smooth throw pillows atop a rough upholstery fabric on chairs and sofas.

Add a tactile sense to your interior décor by focusing on textures with your home element selections. For more ideas or for help with your next design project, please contact us here at Interior Style Designs.

June 2016

Layered textures in a living room - Design Ideas by Interior Style Designs in Long Beach, CA
Layered textures in a living room. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
 
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