Interior Design: The Element of Texture
Texture: Tactile vs. Visual
The wonderful thing about texture is that there is more than one type; tactile and visual. Let’s distinguish the two…
Tactile textures are the ones you can feel with your hands, such as smooth, rough, or soft textures.
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Visual textures are implied, for example: patterns printed on fabric, or variations in color on a surface that make it look as if it has a texture.
Product Example: Corian Solid Surface
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Interior Design Pro Tip:
Use more than one kind of texture in your space to create harmony by variety.
Using the textures naturally found on plants is a great way to add some texture AND fresh air into your home.
House Friendly Plants
These plants are good for your home in more ways than one. Plants are a great source of texture and are very cost effective! Also, plants act as a natural air filter, so coming home will really be a breath of fresh air.
1.) Snake Plant
These lovely serpent shaped plants are a great addition to any room.
2.) Chinese Evergreen
The Chinese Evergreen is thought to bring you good luck in China.
3.) Weeping Fig
This plant is sure to bring tears to your eyes…from its beauty of course.
Objects that aren’t ‘works of nature’ work just as well for displaying lovely textures in your space.
1.) Add Some Fluff
Faux fur rugs, soft blankets, or even textured wall art add irregularity to your home interior.
2.) Get Rough
Just like life, not everything is smooth. Go ahead and add some rough textures.
For those who can’t resist clean lines and flat surfaces, we understand. Here are some interior design tips to create interest when using similar textured surfaces.
Change the Finish
A way to create some differences in a flat space is changing the finish of the surface.
Having a dull or lusterless surface: Matte paint, a matte complexion, a photograph with a matte finish.
Having less or no gloss: Eggshell white paint.
Having a shiny or lustrous surface: Tile or backsplash.
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