Decoding Textures

Many a times, it happens that I walk into a room and everything is in place from colors, upholstery, furniture and lighting but something is amiss making the room fall flat.

The texture, yes!! often in the rush of selecting the right pieces and coordinated items, we totally skip the texture.Texture has the power to add life to anything that is uninteresting. It definitely helps us to distinguish between two surfaces etc. Being a salient feature of design, it makes a lot of difference in interiors and spaces if used in right and proper manner. For me it is a preferred element to play with because it helps to add that much needed DRAMA that I am always on lookout for.

Textures through textiles.

Let’s have a peek at what technically the term texture means to us. Any variation on the surface is termed as texture. It can broadly fall into two categories: Tactile texture & Visual Texture. Tactile texture is anything that we can see and feel at the same time whereas Visual texture is an illusion of texture, the impact is visually translated.

Various textures help in making this room dramatic as well as compact.

Using textures is not a daunting task.Primarily, we deal with four kinds: smooth, hard, rough and soft. While decorating your space, you just need to identify how and where one can use textures to break the monotony.They work very well in contrasts and can be easily used for highlighting the specific corner or for that matter anything like your pet furniture.To produce some exceptional results, use no more than three textures at a time. The texture implied can totally transform any space, wall or an otherwise basic furniture.

Books on walls add depth as well as warmth to a room.

You can introduce textures through various mediums like fabrics, paints, rugs, plants, furniture, wall art or framed pictures. Pattern is an element of repetitive motifs whereas texture helps to stimulate the senses and  mind making it an interesting time for anybody visiting your home. Rough textures will help your space to achieve a compact look. If one happens to possess a restricted space, you might choose to use smooth textures to get a sleek effect.

Indoor plants assists in adding texture

When using a monochromatic color scheme, textures can be used to break the monotony. Use textures to build up your room in a gradual way. Too many used together can lead to chaos that is best avoided and similarly an absolute plain room can become boring in a short period of time.Use techniques like layering, stacking, placing colorful throws on plain sofas or textured rugs. The choices are infinite.

Add a little drama to your spaces and Happy decorating!!

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