The Importance Of Visual & Tactile Textures In An Interior Designs

Visual and tactile textures are one of the most important features of any interior design setting. They are what give the space visual context and contrast. They are how you can introduce dimension into your space. And they are also how you can articulate your color scheme in a dynamic way in your interior design.

Visual textures are the ones that you cannot feel, but only see with your eyes. Tactile textures are the one that you can both see and feel at the same time. Both are important within the context of interior design. Further, we’ll be taking a look at some great textures and how they impact their relevant interior designs.


1. The media wall

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The most prominent texture in this image is that of the media wall. It is bold, brown and very inviting. It provides a focal point for the rest of the interior space and adds a lot of visual dimension within the design. The fact that it is surrounded by objects that carry less texture and visual weight is an important part of the execution.



2. Through lines and patterns

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Sometimes, you can execute tactile textures by incorporating linear patterns in the design. The actual surface can be smooth, but the pattern is what creates dimension within the design. The shelving unit in this interior design is a perfect example of how you can use such a design intervention to introduce texture in your design.




3. Through surfaces

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The easiest way to emulate texture in your interior designs is by using surfaces and finishes that have texture of their own. Wood is a great example of such a material. It not only has an inherent texture grain, but it also comes in various colors. You can use it in solitary or paired off versions across your interior design to get your desired aesthetic.




4. Contemporary textures

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These days, there are matt and gloss textured laminates that can introduce a whole new aesthetic in your modern interior designs. Most of these can be easily bought in the market. They’re available in so many unique shades and patterns that you can find almost anything that can complement your style.



5. Wallpapers

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Wallpapers are a tried and true way to introduce both patterns and textures in your interior design. Most of the time, they can emulate a smooth, sophisticated look. But you can also find many versions and designs that can emulate both visual and tactile texture forms.

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