How to Add Texture to Your Home Decor

by Barbara Lane 10/31/2021

Texture is an often misunderstood and underutilized designed tool in the home. When remodeling, most of us think of patterns, colors and size, forgetting to fold in characteristics of each surface. When texture is added to the previous design elements, it can add warmth and depth to your home with minimal effort.

Let’s explore some of the easiest ways to add texture into a home.

#1: Add a Rug

Adding a stunning rug adds a layer of texture and character to the space. A high pile can offer a plush, soft grass appeal to it. You can also get some added texture if you add a rug with fringe or tassels. The addition of a rug can change the whole feeling of a room from an open, stark area to an inviting, warm sanctuary.

#2: Invest in Natural Materials

Plants offer pops of color and organic shapes to your living space. They also help to enhance the quality of the air in your home. However, you can add texture and natural elements outside of house plants and other greenery. Consider natural fibers like linen pillows or a wall hanging made of bamboo or cotton macrame.

#3: Add in Some Hard Elements

Stone and timber add interesting and smoothed elements to any home with ease. Incorporating stone into the home could be as easy as adding a stone accent table or countertop decorum. You can also add timber to the interior by introducing a bench by a window or entryway. The key here is to bring in strong, natural elements.

#4: Choose Flowing Curtains

Choose materials that are interesting or meaningful to you. One of the best ways to add a softness to a room is with flowing, sheer curtains. With the windows open, they can easily create a casual, relaxed appeal in the space. Thicker curtains can create more of a tailored look.

#5: Textured Walls

There are plenty of other ways to add a beautiful level of texture to your home’s walls. French wash paint is a good option. You may also consider materials like embossed wallpaper or grasscloth. Try to avoid using stucco on the inside of your house since most are designed for outdoor environments.

There are easy, effective ways to add texture to your living space. The more types of texture you add, the more personalized and inviting the space can be. But remember, balance out some of the texture with smooth or blank pieces.

About the Author

Barbara Lane

I am a professional realtor with several years of experience representing buyers and sellers. Selling homes, condos, villas, new construction and land. A member of the National Association of Realtors, St Charles Board of Realtors for residential and commercial, as well as my CRS designation (Certified Residential Specialist) and currently working on my PSA designation (Pricing Strategy Advisor). I also have a back ground of mortgage lending, was a loan officer for local banks and brokerages firms. Processed Conventional, FHA, VA, MHDC, home equity line of credits and First Time Homebuyer programs. This knowledge is very helpful in understand the process as well as negotiating and supplying the proper paperwork to the correct parties of the transaction. Hobbies include, volunteer at my local church, playing golf, bowling and rooting on the St Louis Blues and St Louis Cardinal teams.