By definition, texture is ‘the feel, appearance or consistency of a surface or a substance’, however, it is a commonly used buzzword in interior design. When talking about texture in relation to interior design, it is much more than just a coarse fabric, it is more about the sensation produced by how things feel as well as how people perceive things to feel. Whilst this may sound quite complex, it is actually relatively straightforward.
When you look around a room and it feels flat and like there is something missing even though all elements of your design are there, from your colour scheme to your furniture and accessories, it probably means you need texture. If you’re wanting to give your home a lift and you think that texture might be what’s missing, keep reading today. Our team here at The L&C Company have put together a list of ways you can use texture in high end interior design.
Add some layering
Laying is such a brilliant tool used in interior design and it is essential to creating a space that is full of depth. Ideally, you should try to combine and layer multiple textural elements, this will start to bring the space to life.
Ensure you’re using various sources of texture, this will help the space to feel well balanced, for example, don’t just rely on fabric like cushions and throws. Remember that you can add texture in many ways, from things such as wall art and light fittings.
Use contrasting colours
When decorating their home, many people have a colour palette that is full of very similar shades. Sometimes, this can cause your rooms to fall flat, so try to add some contrasting colours. This doesn’t necessarily need to be dramatic, just enough to lift the space.
In high end interior design, often, using interesting textures as well as contrasting colours will help you to get the look you’re hoping for. From the fabric, pattern and colour of your curtains to scatter cushions and throws, these added contrasting extras can make a big difference.
Don’t be shy with accessories
It is no secret that accessories play a huge role in the finishing of a room’s interior design, even if you’re aiming for a sleek contemporary look, you will still need some accessories. Often, these finishing touches can be overlooked because people simply don’t know what to add.
You can easily create texture with your accessories and these finishing touches can completely transform a space. Be smart when choosing accessories, why not consider items that are full of texture themselves, such as an interesting vase or statement lamp base.
Lighting is so important
Whilst it may seem strange to include lighting in this list, it isn’t just your lighting fittings that can add texture. The light coming from your light fittings can actually add texture to a room too and something you would probably normally overlook can make all the difference.
The light bulbs that you choose shouldn’t be a split decision, you want to ensure you’re using the right temperature. Also, think about where your light sources are in a room and what feel they can create.
Find the right balance for the room
When creating texture in high end interior design, it is important to find the right balance between having enough yet not too much. Every room needs a certain amount of textural elements but, don’t overload it with multiple conflicting textures.
Try to plan the texture of a space rather than leaving it to chance, this may make the space feel messy and thrown together. Think about smartly adding a variety of textures to the right places in the room. Opt for adding to safe places to start with, like a sofa or a side table.
Bringing your high end interior design to life by adding texture
Now you know how you can add texture to a design, hopefully this will help you to understand the meaning of this word in regards to interior design. It goes without saying that texture is incredibly important and it will bring the decor and all other elements of the design together. You can guarantee that the lift and warmth that it can bring to a room is probably the finishing touches you’ve been looking for.
If you’d like to find out more about how you can bring texture into your interior or you’d like a new high end interior design, please visit The L&C Company website today. Our team of talented experts have been carefully selected for their genuine passion and ability, so you can trust that your home’s high end interior is in the best possible hands when you turn to our team. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch today to find out more about how we can transform your property.