Decoding Textures

Many a time, it happens that I walk into a room and everything is in place from colours, 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 the 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 the 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. A 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 assist in adding texture

When using a monochromatic colour 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 colourful 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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The Pink Lotus

I am Rohini and having trained as an interior stylist, I have been working in this field for a couple of years. I personally advocate an eclectic style for my home which maintains the flavour of being evergreen, nonetheless I am open to all the styles on board along with the creative beauties that I get to see. Travelling is a part and parcel of my life since childhood and I am glad as it helps me to discover new places, sometimes in a remote corner with hidden artists and some exquisite craftsmanship which I not only try to imbibe in my designs but also try to bring the artist in focus. Design and creativity gives me a sense of constant evolution. Penning my thoughts on travel, life, art, interior design and good workmanship, as and when they appear on my canvas. The Pink Lotus is a blog where I write about home styling, travel encounters and life memories or experiences...Welcome aboard!

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