What is texture? Everything has a texture, whether smooth or rough or somewhere in between. If everything had the exact same texture, the world would be extremely boring. The same goes for your home interior. By mixing up textures in your furnishings and finishes, you can make a room much more interesting. Here are a few ways you can incorporate different textures into your interior design.
Stone tile comes in various textures, but it is rarely flat or boring. Even marble, though it may be smooth and shiny, often has veining that makes it look more interesting. To give your flooring or kitchen backsplash an interesting texture, choose a natural stone tile, such as slate or limestone.
Orange peel walls
Textured walls subtly give a room a cozier atmosphere. "Orange peel" is a popular choice for applying a little bit of texture to sheetrock walls. If your walls are sheetrock, you might already have some sort of textured finish, but it can be sprayed right onto the walls and painted over.
Accents from nature
Nature is full of interesting textures. Wood, for example, is a popular choice for interior furnishings. Once it becomes a piece of furniture, it is usually smooth, but some species have an interesting grain pattern. Bark is naturally rough. Decorate the home with branches by placing them inside smooth, shiny vases. You might also use pine cones, stones and wildflowers as part of your home decor.
Heavily textured fabrics are a common way to draw interest in a room. Woven curtains would look great next to a flat, smooth wall, framing the glossy windows. Or, you could go the opposite route with shiny silk curtains. Tie them back with a heavy cord or rope for contrast.
Sisal is a natural fiber that is often used to make twine and rope. It is also commonly used to make rugs, as it does not trap dust or build up static. It is a durable material choice for a rug. Sisal is a very coarse fiber that contrasts greatly with smooth hardwoods or tile flooring.