At the start of a new year, we often hear about new colors and trends to try—but what about textures? While visual elements contribute to a picture-perfect space, texture is the tangible piece that makes a room feel as good as it looks. In today’s blog, we will be sharing a few of our favorite textures to incorporate into your space in 2017.
Wooden wall touches
Wooden elements on your walls (such as accent paneling or the ever-traditional wainscoting) can add visual depth and textural interest. It’s a timeless way to turn a flat wall color into a layered, visually interesting space of its own.
Rich, soft rugs
When you think “texture,” you probably imagine running your hands through items that are soft, slick, squishy and more—but don’t forget about the textures you feel with every step you take in your home! Ensure that family and friends feel comfortable while walking throughout your home by layering your space with fluffy, unique rugs and a soft place to land at the end of a long day. Adding a richly textured rug makes sense on both hard and carpeted floors—it’s all about achieving a unique, layered sensation that will feel as good as it looks.
Smooth rustic touch
You can cap off a rustic décor scheme (or add a unique balance to a modern space) by adding a smooth rustic touch through the form of a wooden slab counter. The edges of this unique choice will seem rough and untamed, but the surface itself will present a surprisingly smooth texture perfect for tasks in the kitchen.
We all love the sleek, smooth feel of a modern kitchen—but it’s always fun to mix it up with a switch of texture to an intricate mosaic design! Mosaic tile may not ideal for desk surfaces and other task-sensitive spots, but it can work well on kitchen counters and backsplashes where a change in texture can be appreciated.
So much about Florida homes is cool—high-powered fans to get us through hot summers, cool tile floors, and leather sofas you like to sink right into. Add a warming balance with corduroy accents! This classic fabric may be underused, but it can find a new home in the form of a comfy armchair or overstuffed pillow.
Which of these textures are you most excited to try? With so many innovative design schemes and pieces available, there’s no shortage of ways to add a tactile touch you will love.