Touch Me: Textured Décor to Uplift Any Space
Texture plays a big role in making a house feel like a home. A soft cable-knit throw or woven abaca rug has touch appeal that will make you want to toss off your shoes at the door and sink into your surroundings. Whether you’re putting the finishing touch on your home or looking to uplift a well-worn space, these textured finds are the key to a considered, stylish abode. Scroll down to find out how to add texture to your home, and shop our edit of 15 textured accents you won’t be able to stop touching.
One of the easiest ways to add texture to your home is with a rug. From faux fur to woven rope, rugs give a room instant personality and are a great temporary option if you’re nervous about changing your space. To start, consider your color palette and existing accents. Opt for a rug that offers a fresh texture or pattern in a similar colorway to the room.
Textured items have maximum impact when styled side by side. Elevate a bedroom or living area with a collection of pillows in different textures and prints. Style them together in an odd number to give the space a thrown-together look.
Adding texture to a space requires a delicate balance. Too few accents and the textured pieces will seem out of place, but too many and they could feel chaotic. To strike the perfect compromise, create a focal point in your room with one statement piece. Then, continue to add accents that subtly tie in with the hero item, be it through color, shape, or material.
Update your space with small textured accents that call out to be touched. A ribbed vase or woven basket can make the difference between a flat or lively space. Seek out textured décor that speaks to your personal style. If you find a gorgeous dish or serving platter, display it on a bookshelf or hall table for a personal touch.
Soft accents are the ideal finishing touch to transform a house into a home. When actress Nina Dobrev teamed up with Consort Design to give her California bungalow a makeover, she said comfort was key. Dobrev's home incorporated plush finishes and alluring thick knit throws that invite guests to take a seat, curl up, and relax.
How do you add texture to your home? Share your styling secrets below.