How To Use Texture In Interior Design

Friday, 16 November 2018  |  Admin

How To Use Texture In Interior Design

Adding texture to your interior design can help to bring a room to life by enhancing it with a new dimension, and there are multiple ways you can go about this colourful injection. You can ensure that your interior is visually appealing and engaging with the help of various shapes, colour, patterns and materials, which all offer a different and unique feel into the room. The texture of your room can be altered in a number of ways, from the material and design of a cushion on your couch to the rug you choose to place in the middle of your living room. Here, we’re exploring just a few of the best ways you can use texture in your home.

Physical Texture

Different textures can trigger different emotions, and everything from wood grain, metal, leather, velvet and grass cloth could add a quirky, yet perfect touch. Each one creates a unique feel to the room, all while making the entire space come to life through touch. By adding texture to your room you can transfer a moderately exciting room into a bespoke interior design that you can guarantee will impress your family and friends. Utilise soft textures in the living room or a bedroom for help with relaxing, and strong, harder textures to a kitchen or bathroom to enhance the feeling of cleanliness – the choice is truly yours.

Light Reflection

The lighting in a room can truly change depending on the surfaces that you have in the room. A wooden or stone floor is going to reflect light differently than a rug would, for example. Carpet could ultimately suggest a much more comforting, softer and warm feel to the room, while tile flooring would reflect light much more easily, offering a sophisticated touch to a kitchen or bathroom. Therefore, it is important that you consider the type of surfaces that you use, their colour and how the different shades of light will reflect off of them.


When adding texture to the interior of a room, it is essential that you think about both suitability and practicality. Take a bathroom for example - although a polished marble floor would look modern and contemporary, it wouldn’t be safe when it got wet and could result in someone slipping over.

Likewise, silk, white curtains would polish off a bespoke look to your living room, however a darker alternative may be practical if you have kids, as white has the tendency to appear dirty very quickly if you have pets or children.

Visual Texture

The idea of a visually textured interior is to create an appearance of a tangible texture, but without the physical aspects of touch. Shiny, patterned and matt surfaces are just a few examples of textures that can be used, but require a lot of consideration to ensure that the patterns suit the room and influence it positively. Patterns on a feature wall that add an illusion to the room, for example, are a great way to enhance visual texture to your interior design.

It is advised that you start adding texture from the floor of your room and work your way up through the furniture, decoration, walls and the ceiling. Make sure that you take time researching the effects of different materials and textures to create the one that you desire.

For more information regarding how you can use texture in your interior design, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, today. 

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