While textures and patterns are such an inherent part of an interior design project, they are also quite challenging to incorporate within the design. The wrong texture in the right place can look just as horrible as the right texture in the wrong place. There are a lot of nuances that you need to oversee while implementing textures, which is why today we’ve compiled a brief guide for your perusal. Let’s take a look:
1. Balance is the trick
First of all, balance is the key when you’re introducing textures within your space. By balance, we do not mean balancing the amount of texture. We mean, you need to contrast the textures you’re using. If half of it has been done in grey tones, then you need to figure out what other colour you’ll be using to balance out the aesthetic.
2. Not too much of the same shade
Using too much of the same shade while emulating different textures in your interior designs is a big no-no. Just like you decide on a colour palette before locking down the design, similarly you need to lock down a texture palette. With a dominant and secondary colour. The concrete-wood texture blend in this bedroom is a perfect example of how you can implement this point.
3. Easiest options
So what exactly is the easiest way to introduce lots of textures in your interior designs? There’s no right answer for that. While textiles and fabric are a nice tactile option, there are so many other amazing materials in the market you can choose from as well. There are wall tiles, wall panels, laminates, ceiling designs, floor materials and so many other options you can choose from.
4. The art of layering
Ultimately, introducing texture in your interior designs is all about the layering. You cannot enact texture upon texture on a single surface. In fact, you need to educate yourself in the art of gradation, use different surfaces and vary the textures nicely to get the right effect. You also need to consider contrast while doing so.
5. Don’t overdo
At the end of the day, you need to know when to hold your hand while using textures in interior designs. Too many can be overwhelming while too little can go overlooked. So always be quite careful about how much you’re going to incorporate in your spaces.