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Simple Tips for Using Texture in Your Next Decorating Project

June 14th, 2012 · No Comments

Let’s face it—a room filled with white walls, brown carpet, lackluster furniture, and few to no accessories is just plain boring. Who want to come home after a long hard day only to be greeted by a room that screams dull and boring? Fortunately, if you are looking to add an element of appeal and excitement to any room, making it more interesting, there are endless ways to accomplish this. This article will provide ideas and tips on how to create dazzling room decors you will love to come home to. 

Keep in mind that the number-one secret to creating rooms that are comfortable, inviting, and appealing is texture. When you have a good mixture of textures, you achieve a depth to the room that simply isn’t there when all surfaces are smooth. Here are some tips to help you transform your rooms into amazing works of art. 

Add Texture and Interest to Walls 

When your walls are flat and light-colored, they can really be boring. Fortunately, there is plenty you can do to dress up your walls. A wallpaper with rich hues in a vertically striped pattern can really liven things up. While this is perfect in homes with a low ceiling, you want to avoid using this design technique in high-ceiling rooms, as those ceilings will look even higher.

There are many other options for those homes with high ceilings. Using color, paint your walls with a textured paint. To really set things off, paint the baseboards a contrasting color. You might also stencil patterns on the walls. 

Don’t Forget About Scale 

For the most part, you want to keep things on the same scale within a room. Thus, if you have a small room, try to keep floral and abstract patterns small as well. With larger rooms, then, large patterns tend to work best. However, if you’re looking to really highlight an area, you can use a very large pattern in a small area or corner of a small room. 

Mix It Up! 

To really set off a room, mix up all those textures and patterns. You can create a focal point with a tapestry or mural on the wall. Choose from nubby textures, satin smooth textures, and everything in between to create a beautiful and eye-catching décor. Striped or checked throw pillows can really draw out the colors in the room. A nubby thow casually tossed over a sofa or rocker makes a nice touch. Area rugs can add even more texture and color, whether your floors are carpet, tile, or wood. Another great option is to place boldly patterned runners over a few tables. 

Years ago, the general rule of thumb was that colors had to match each other or be complementary. In today’s design styles, contrasting colors are great. Remember, when it comes to your décor, practically anything goes. What will set your look apart is the way you throw together the special pieces and accents you love with unique little ideas that suit your own personality. In home décor, there really are no rules! Surrounded by plenty of color and texture, the finishing touches can come directly from your own imaginative mind. 

About Our Guest Blogger…

Leon Tuberman has been part of the furniture and interior design  business for 4 decades. He is the owner and operator of popular furniture store in Los Angeles. They have a hugeinventory of handcrafted Amish built solid  mahogany furniture  for your bedroom, home office and living room. Are you searching for mission dining tables for your dining area or a armoire for your guest bedroom then they probably have everything you need.

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