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The Art of Layering Textures: How to Make Your Home Design Pop

As an interior designer, I often use the art of layering textures to add depth and interest to my clients' homes. Layering different textures can create visual interest and bring a space to life - beyond just a pretty image. Here are some of my favorite tips for layering textures in your home design:

Use a mix of natural and man-made materials:

Mixing natural materials, such as wood and stone, with man-made materials, such as glass and metal, adds depth and interest to a space.

Incorporate different textures in your fabrics:

Layering different fabrics, such as a plush throw blanket over a smooth, silk pillow, adds visual interest.

Use texture in your wall coverings:

Consider using textured wallpaper or wall coverings, such as brick or stone, to add depth and interest to your walls. There are a lot of great wallpapers out there these days that can mimic brick or shiplap walls. If you’re concerned about making a permanent change, many brands offer peel-and-stick options as well which can be removed easily at a later date.

Mix and match different textures in your furniture:

Choose furniture with different textures, such as a rough-hewn wood table paired with a smooth, leather chair.

Add texture with plants and greenery:

Incorporating plants and greenery with different textures, such as succulents with spiky leaves or ferns with delicate fronds, adds life and interest to a space.

By layering different textures in your home design, you can add depth, interest, and visual appeal to your space. Don't be afraid to mix and match different textures and materials to create a unique and dynamic look. And remember, it’s ok to experiment! Try new things until you find a combination that you love.



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