Texture, one of the elements of interior design, refers to the tactile quality of a surface or material. It adds depth, interest, and dimension to a space and can be incorporated through the use of various materials, finishes, and patterns.

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Here are a few examples of the use of texture in interior designs:

  • Wall finishes: Adding texture to walls can create visual interest and add depth to a space. This can be achieved through the use of textured paints, wallpaper, brick, stone, or wood paneling.
  • Flooring: Different types of flooring materials can also add texture to a space. For example, a plush carpet can add a soft, cozy texture, while rough-hewn wood or natural stone flooring can add a more rustic, tactile feel.
  • Furniture: The texture of furniture can also contribute to the overall feel of a space. For example, a smooth, glossy finish on a coffee table might add a modern touch, while a rough, distressed finish on a wooden bench might add a more rustic feel.
  • Fabrics: Fabric is another great way to add texture to a space. Using textured fabrics on furniture, curtains, or throw pillows can add warmth and interest to a room.
  • Accessories: Accessories such as baskets, rugs, and throw blankets can also add texture to a space. These smaller items can help to create a cohesive look and tie the various textures in a room together.
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The use of contrast in interior design helps to draw the eye and create visual interest, making a space more dynamic and visually appealing.

Have you read our previous articles in this series? If not, visit our blog to read all about the various elements we must consider as interior designers.

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