How To Layer Textures To Make A Room More Inviting

Texture is your best design tool if the goal is to make a room feel inviting and comfortable. There’s an infinity of possibilities and ways in which you can layer these textures, combine them with all sorts of materials, colors and patterns.

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Add a textured wall to the living room and choose a color that contrasts with the rest of the room so it stands out. Preferably, it should be the wall behind the TV or fireplace because that’s usually the one that everyone looks at.

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This wall was veneered with leftover pieces from the home’s flooring and baseboard. The limestone tiles were stacked to create a textured wall. It’s not only a very creative way to use the scraps but also a wonderful look for the living room.

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Texture is really important when designing the bedroom. One idea can be to have a wooden partition or accent wall covered with reclaimed boards. Also add an ara rug or a carpet with a fluffy and soft texture.

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There’s a whole variety of textures in this room and they all contribute to the overall welcoming and comfortable look. It’s a combination of upholstery, carpeting, window treatments and that decorative plaster wall.

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Work with layers. Start with a rug, add the sofa or sectional, then the throw pillows and maybe even a blanket placed casually just for the color contrast and the texture juxtaposition. And let’s not forget about the walls. For example, an accent brick work can greately influence the overall ambiance and décor of a room.

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Complement a sisal, jute or seagrass rug with a cow hide rug placed on top of it. They have very different textured and, when layered, the effect is unexpected but comforting.

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Similarly, you can layer two or more rugs with different textures and colors. Make sure the smaller one sit on top. You can also play with textures when adding accent pillows on the sofa.

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Make your living room feel like a cozy sanctuary. A sisal rope on top of the wooden floor, a marble fireplace, upholstered seats and a comfy sofa with lots of pillows on it. That’s the strategy these homeowners used.