Different textures can be associated with different feelings. How does this affect interior design?
The Importance Of Textures
People often overlook the importance of texture in a living space. Most people focus on colour. While colour is an important element in the design, texture influences the tone and weight of a room. A green sofa is just a green sofa. But adding a velvet texture to the same sofa gives it a feeling of sophistication and luxury.
Visual And Tactile
Texture counts because of how it feels, of course, but also how it looks. It influences design styles. If you are looking to create a Bohemian Space you would incorporate plants, macramé, different textured throws, pillows and rugs.
With an industrial style, you would make use of raw textures, such as exposed brick walls, wooden tabletops and chunky woven rugs.
Smooth and glossy textures scream modern interior. Whereas rough and natural textures are more in line with a rustic scheme.
The Texture Of Feelings
Textures are connected to how we physically feel. Because textures provoke feelings, we even use them to describe how we feel. Have you ever felt a little prickly or had a rough day? When you love someone, does it make you feel fuzzy inside?
Using textures that awaken a physical feeling in you has a great impact on the space you’re creating. Regardless of the design style. A big fluffy blanket on your bed or couch creates a feeling of comfort and warmth. While a rug woven from natural fibers can make you feel grounded and in touch with nature.
Textures have “feelings” too. Don’t neglect them. Especially if you want to create a certain feeling and depth in your space.