Texture is a very important element in any interior however it is even more relevant when working with a neutral colour palette. The texture becomes the focal point.
When glancing at Wallpaper magazines 2013 High Altitude, the latest in ski resorts, I was struck by the impact of fabulous texture in varying forms. This was the key element in all these interiors … timber, stone, rustic furnishings and fabric in contrast with the icy surround.
There is unlimited scope for the introduction of texture … wall finishes, floor and ceiling finishes, furniture, floor coverings and of course fabrics.
The use of texture or the juxtaposition of different textures will bring a balance to the visual appeal and comfort of an interior … more often than not it brings warmth and sense of wellbeing.
Introducing texture into your rooms can be as simple as:
1. Roughly textured jute or sisal rugs on smooth polished floors
2. Velvet and silk cushions on a linen sofa
3. Cashmere throw rugs draped over crisp cotton bedlinen
4. A collection of beautiful shells or pebbles in an all white bathroom
5. Rustic limestone floors with stainless steel slickness in kitchens
and on it goes …