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The importance of choosing the right textures

In interior design, the texture is essential

For a space to look beautiful, visually appealing, and charming, texture comes into play, it is considered as a complementary base of interior design that helps to create a uniform space that inspires its users.

The first thing is to understand the meaning and concept of texture in interior design, it refers to the surface quality of a material. For example, wearing a shawl in winter is generally plain, knitted, and embellished. That is the texture. Similarly, texture in interior design helps dictate how a room feels at first glance. The texture will have a powerful impact on the tone and visual weight in any room.



Therefore, texture is a fundamental part of interior design. Many times, it is often overlooked and seems to be forgotten, but it has a magical power to add depth and beauty to a space. If you want spaces to stand out and be the center of attraction for all visitors, adding texture cannot be avoided when designing a new interior scheme.

If when contemplating a space you have the colors, the furniture, and the decoration elements, but it still feels incomplete, it is surely because one element in particular is missing: the texture.



You'll know the space is missing a touch of texture when it feels a bit flat compared to the overall result. The two key elements that will provide texture to the space are:

Texture adds weight and visual weight: Visual weight has the power to draw attention to itself. A good dose of texture to the design adds more value and makes the space more adorable and attractive. This effect is similar to the theory of how warm or cool colors can affect the perception of a space. Texture makes the area feel more intimate or soft depending on the nature of the room. When deciding the type of texture that is wanted, it will mark the visual weight.



Texture Provides Balance: Contrast is essential for your design to look balanced and soothing to the eyes. By adding texture to the interior design, the most important elements stand out and you can achieve the perfect balance between the different elements to avoid any restrictions.

With the help of the texture, you can choose a prominent focal point. For example, when using a monochromatic or analogous color scheme, contrasting elements are chosen that add harmony and balance to the space.



When choosing textures it is important to consider the different options for interior designs that exist.

The texture indicates how the object feels when touched. It represents any tactile element. But it is a reality that this can also be felt by looking at it. The visual texture influences the mood and ambiance of the space, while the touch creates an impression.

Tactile Texture: Occurs through the physical surface of space as smooth, hard, or rough to the touch. It's the 3D features that can be felt. The tactile texture is three-dimensional because it has height, width, and depth. A chair cover is an example of this type of texture.



Visual Texture: A form of illusory or simulated texture that is made to appear entirely different from the way it feels to the touch. The visual texture is two-dimensional because it lacks real depth. This includes fur, canvas, wood grain, sand, leather, satin, eggshell, matte, or smooth surfaces like metal or glass.