Imagine a room decorated in white and gray, but not in the contemporary way that's considered trendy right now. I'm talking about a room where there's literally not a pop of color in sight. Sounds pretty boring, right? Well, it turns out a room without texture can be dull, too, but most people don't purchase furniture and accessories with texture in mind. Let's take a brief look at the benefits of texture, and why every interior design needs it.
The benefits of texture
Texture adds depth to a room to create a more visually interesting design. It's not always apparent when texture is behind a room's eye-catching style, but you always notice when texture is lacking. The room feels flat and there's nothing that makes you want to reach out and touch anything. Texture is like the whip cream on top of a pumpkin pie — it completes the pie and delivers a cool, creamy experience without you even taking a bite.
How to add texture to your home
You can bring texture to your home in a variety of ways. Throw a shag accent pillow on the sofa for a luxurious touch. Hang up textured wallpaper for a hint of drama. A very easy way to incorporate texture into a room is to place a natural-fiber rug, like sisal or jute, on the living room floor. Natural fiber rugs have a course texture that adds visual excitement, but is soft underfoot for comfort.
If your interior design looks blah, texture could be the way to create a more compelling room.