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Learning More About Texture

Texture is a key element of interior design, but mixing it does not always come naturally to us. These pro tips on texture in interior design will help you nail the look.

Learning More About Texture

Texture refers to the way an object feels, but it also adds to the overall visual interest of a space. Bringing texture into a room alongside color and pattern can completely change the feeling of space. Beyond that, mixing a variety of textures, which is a growing trend in interior design, adds visual weight to a room and help the space feel grounded. Here, our tips for navigating the tactile land of texture.

How to Mix Texture

How to Mix Texture

The key to mixing textures successfully is incorporating items made with different materials. For example, a rustic stone fireplace is complemented by a smooth leather sofa with silk and velvet decorative pillows. Meanwhile, the contrast of a metal and glass coffee table can also add texture and visual interest to a room. If you’re selecting pillows for a sofa, be sure to choose pillows in a variety of materials—it will instantly feel welcoming.

If you’ve decided to go the route of a monochromatic color scheme, incorporating a variety of textures is particularly important. If you furnish a space in monochrome furnishings in all the same material, the room will feel flat and cold and it will lack personality. The more texture, the better!

Work with an Interior Designer

Work with an Interior Designer

Williams Sonoma Home offers free design services to our customers. Work with our stylists and decorators, in your home or at your local store, to create your dream home. Schedule an appointment with the Williams Sonoma Design Crew or work with your local store to get started.