Style and Soul

TANTALIZING TEXTURES – UNDERSTANDING THE TREND!

HOW TO ADD TEXTURE TO YOUR LIVING SPACES

 

There has been so much talk lately about “Textures” and it’s a BIG Trend.

What does this mean? How do I add texture to my interior? What works and what doesn’t? Keen to bring an extra dimension to your decor?

In answering some of these questions, I hope to inspire, help you master the art of texture, and have you think “Outside the square” when it comes to decorating your homes.

Adding textures can be as simple as choosing fabrics, materials or other elements that “Stand Out”. Textures add depth and interest.

* Think fluffy throws, wool, possum or sheepskins.

* Add patterns, fabrics with raised textures and use natural fibres.

* Add Lampshades.

* Add trimmings such as braids, fringes or pom poms to cushions.

* Use Macrame hangings, weavings or wall art that is textural as opposed to flat wall art like canvases. Dried floral wreaths or rings are also perfect. Mounted antlers look cool.

* Floating shelves are excellent and provide an easy, inexpensive way to switch out decor items on, and provide ever-evolving different looks.

* Choose quilted bedspreads or duvet covers to add texture to your bedding.

* Rattan, deep buttoned or studded headboards will also add interest and a different element.

* Deep buttoning on ottomans or foot stools with studs or cut out or top stitched leather detailing is another way to add a unique dimension.

* Add Greenery like Pot Plants or decorate with foraged pieces found in nature,  eg. tall toetoe in a sculptural vase or a vintage tray filled with seedpods, shells or tumble weeds. An organic shaped vase filled with Bunny Tails.

* Rugs are the simplest texture creators. Placing just one in a key spot can quickly bring a rooms decor together. Choose a shag pile, woven or knitted rug – all are tactile.

* Invite an element of roughness into your space with vintage items. The bumps, knocks, uneven surfaces, patina and imperfections of old age relax a space and add a touchable quality.

* Natural fibres are key – use timber, stone, cowhides and leather as opposed to synthetic or processed materials. Natural finishes feel good and add a subtle richness.

* Lastly, your window treatments are a decorative element. They not only soften a room and add another layer, they add warmth and comfort. Drapes and Roman blinds can have trims added for even more texture. 

DON’T FORGET I HAVE A LARGE RANGE OF THROWS, CUSHIONS AND DECOR ITEMS AVAILABLE BOTH IN STOCK AND FOR ORDER.

If you would like some help pulling all your ideas together, I would love to help you style your room, or choose Window Treatments and Soft Furnishings.

Until next month, have a great August, keep smiling and stay well. xx

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