Although interior designers have been adding this ‘secret spice’ to various rooms in the home for the longest time, it seems that textured walls are a trend that won’t go out of style. Whether you crave a more minimalist or warm look or even rustic spaces or anything in between – simply incorporating additional texture to your home interior design is one of the most powerful tricks you can use to finish off your space in style.
The Meaning of Using Texture in Interior Design
Texture refers to the surface quality of a material, especially those that stand out from what’s around it. As texture derives from a variety of sources such as an embossed tile pattern in your bathroom to a soft woolly throw on your living room sofa.
Well, everything has a texture but we are particularly interested in those with a tactile nature. For instance, brick walls or a stone floor - you’d know instinctively how it would feel to run your hand across it and how likely it is to add texture to your space. So, whether we’ve physically felt the object or not, we can perceive how it might feel without doing so.
Texture plays a role in determining the mood and feeling of your space and goes a long way in creating depth and warmth in your room. In regards to a room’s functionality, it’s usually an afterthought as the texture is considered vital for its finished design.
Why Should Texture Be Added to Walls?
While smaller items like rugs and throws, soft furnishings and furniture add additional texture to most rooms in the home - there are spaces where additional furnishings aren’t added such as kitchens, bathrooms or hallways which makes visual enhancement more difficult.
If you’re one to have architectural features like vintage cornering, chair rails, and panelling in your home, these can be a great start in giving any room visual interest and texture.
Otherwise, you can include brick, wood, tiles or wallpaper as an alternative to bring in the additional style. Tiles, specifically, are the perfect addition in spaces where cleaning and maintenance are needed.