Playing with Texture
Textures bring layers to a space. Mixing and matching textures is an important design element that is often overlooked. Incorporating a variety of textures and finishes will add a lot of interest to any room.
It is often mistaken that items in a space need to “match”. If finishes, furniture, and décor are too similar to each other than their will be no interest in the room. Rather than matching items, you should be focusing on how well they coordinate. When you have contrasting, but coordinating finishes it brings an element of sophistication to your design.
Wallpaper is a fun way to mix up the texture on your walls. Wallpaper has come a long way. There are a lot of exciting and unique options to select from. Anything from linen to leather to hemp, there is a wallpaper for every space.
It is always exciting when you pair natural elements such as wood, stone, and brick with more clean line finishes such as metal and glass. Since natural elements are especially favored in design in the Pacific Northwest this principle is important to keep in mind.
Often times the combinations of textures in a space is what makes that design seem intentional. If you compare a space that was designed by your average joe to a space created by someone with a little bit more knowledge, there will be a big difference. A lot of people don’t know why this is but a lot of it has to do with texture.