How to Add a Sense of Texture to a Living Space

Posters and plates above wooden cupboard in boho living room interior with grey sofa.

We know what you’re thinking. You already have to worry about colors, patterns, and layout. Now you have to add texture to the mix too?

Before you stress about this new requirement, hear us out. Adding texture to your space doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it can be fun. Don’t believe us? Keep reading. 

Why You Need Texture

Texture is a concept that can be registered both visibly and physically. A room with interesting textures is a room that people want to explore. 

You can enforce different aesthetics through the use of different textures. For example, smooth and glossy textures speak to a mid-century modern or modern scheme. Rough and natural textures, on the other hand, convey a rustic aesthetic. 

Thankfully, adding texture to your living space is not hard to do. We’ve outlined some easy starting points in the section below. 

Tips for Tacking On Some Texture

Have you curated a space that is nearly perfect, but not quite? Perhaps the missing link is a bit of texture. Try one, two, or all of the tips we’ve outlined below. And if you find something that really works, let us know. 

Get Cozy with a Big Ol’ Rug

A new rug is a fun way to transform your space. And it really doesn’t require a background in interior design to pick a good one. 

Even better, rugs come in a vast array of colors and textures. You may opt for a high-pile shag rug or an earthy jute one. Either way, you’ll notice the impact of your fresh addition immediately. 

And if you’re wondering how big to go, we’ll let you in on a little secret. Bigger is always better. 

Move Up in the World with Velvet

Do you want to convey luxury, class, and timeless style? It’s time to add a little bit of velvet. 

The best part about velvet is that the material is especially trendy going into 2022. So you won’t have a hard time finding it in any form. You could invest in a few plush throw pillows or go all-in with a cozy velvet armchair. Even a small amount of velvet will make an impact on your space. 

Curate with Curtains

No room is complete without a set of floor-to-ceiling curtains. They are a great addition if you want to make a room feel cozier. And they have the added benefit of increasing your privacy. Plus, they give you another opportunity to play with—you guessed it—texture. 

If you like a rustic or farmhouse theme, we recommend a pair of linen curtains. But if your tastes are a bit more luxurious, we won’t complain when you opt for expensive silk drapes instead. 

Whatever You Do, Have Fun with It

With everything going on in the world, you deserve a little retail therapy. And with a few smart purchases, you can totally transform the vibe of your space. At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than a soothing and comfortable home. Make it happen with texture.