Did you know that the texture of the furnishings you use in a room is as important as the colors you choose? That’s how interior designers are able to create dramatic monochromatic looks or play with light in surprising ways within a color scheme.
Brighten Spaces with Smooth Textures
Choosing smooth, glossy materials can add luster to your room. Consider a leather sofa in your living room, a high-gloss finish on your bedroom set or a sleek, glass table in your dining room. Of course, metallic accessories throughout your home will brighten up every room.
Rougher Textures Bring a Casual Feel
Furnishings and accessories with coarse or raised textures, as is often found in a more natural state, absorb light and actually make a room feel cozier. So if you’re trying to make a larger space more intimate, choose chairs upholstered in wool or with other textured fabric. And don’t be afraid to choose case goods in an unfinished or distressed appearance to give your home a rustic, warm feel.
Remember, the next time you buy furniture, really think about the materials, the look and feeling you are trying to achieve and how it will all play with other furnishings you already have in the room.