Those Details That Can Add Alot to a Living Room…
I love incorporating texture into your living room. It’s a simple way to take your living room to the next level, elevating it. Welcoming texture into your living room is not just adding blankets and pillows to your sofa, it’s about the extra pieces that your incorporate that will make the difference.
When you have a neutral home like myself, adding texture is crucial. My house is somewhat lacking colour, so adding these details brings the room depth, giving it a timeless look.
As I’ve mentioned, paying attention to incorporating texture into your living room allows your hand to stand out from others. So if you’re ready to take your interiors to the next level, here are my top tips for welcoming texture into your living room…
Vary Furniture Finishes.
One of my pet peeves in styling a living room is when all the furniture matches. It falls flat and looks very cookie cutter. You don’t want everything on one note, so when it comes to getting those textures, you’ll want to mix it up as much as you can. So think an upholstered sofa, leather chair, wooden coffee table and stone fireplace. That mixture will make the eye dance and the textured elements will make the room a huge design success.
Dress Your Windows.
Always, always dress your windows. It’s a simple but easy way to add a slither of texture, helping to ground the room. You can dress your windows a few ways, the most popular being shades and drapes. For a living room, I’d consider both. Shades for privacy and drapes to frame the window.
In terms of materials, it depends on your personal style. If you love a neutral home like me, you might consider soft linens, light fabrics that will create an easy, breezy atmosphere. For those who favour a darker room, you might want to consider heavy velvet or cotton to bring that cosiness and drama to the room.
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Get Your Art up on the Walls.
Artwork is another great way of getting texture into your living room. Wall sculptures or prints add another medium that will play with your woven, natural materials. I love to play with different shapes and style, along with mixing between prints and sculptures.
If there’s not enough room on the walls, placing sculptures with canvas prints as a corner vinegrette, you’ll have a gorgeous focus point for your eyes to go to.
Add Plants into Your Decor.
Plants are another natural texture that you can add to your living room. Not only do they help to bring colour to some neutral decor, they also bring some life to a space. I love incorporating a tree or large plant into the corner of a room, they splay out and can help make a room look larger.
Plants are also an inexpensive way to upgrade your home. There’s a plant for every budget and level of gardening.
Mix Your Metals.
Metals are a great way to play around with design. The key is to pick one main metal and incorporate others in pockets throughout the rest of the room. For our living room, our main metal is brass, which is on our fireplace and mirror. From there, we have aspect of silver potted about, mainly in table lamps.
Going bold and mixing metals will give your living room that designer aspect. It’s something that not many people do and will make you seen like such a pro.
Embrace Layers in Your Room.
Finally, if you’re wanting to add a little interest and texture to the space, consider adding in a layering element. This can come from a few places. The first most common is your throw and pillows, in gorgeous materials and patterns. Another way is through decor items, such as books, trinkets and sculptural pieces. This way of decorating is great if you love a hunt for a bargin. I love looking for vintage pieces, antique items that no one else has that will look amazing in my home. They are often cheaper than mass-produce items you’d find in store and are special, due to their uniquiness.