Thursday, July 31, 2014

Guest Post: 4 Easy Ways to Add Texture Into a Room

As a bit of a spinoff from my last post with Shutterfly where I discussed adding personal touches to your home, now I have a guest post from one of their writers telling us how to add texture to a room! I hope this gives you some inspiration.Without further ado, here are Heather's ideas!

4 Easy Ways to Add Texture Into a Room

Every room in your home should leave you feeling inspired – if they don’t, then you have a serious problem on your hands. So if you have rooms that feel flat and dull, how can you change them without completely starting over from scratch? The key is texture. Texture appeals to a person’s tactile and visual senses, while making a room more interesting. Sometimes, you only need to make a few minor changes in order to bring new life into a previously boring room. Here are four simple ways to add texture into any room:

  • Fluffiness. Add a fluffy rug to sleek floors to put a little personality into any room. If you’ve already got carpet, then try throwing a faux fur blanket or couch cover onto your sofa. Not only will you make the floor or furniture pop, but they’ll be more comfortable for walking and sitting on too.
  • Wall art. Paint can only go so far. It doesn’t matter if you prefer gilded mirrors or wood art – your walls will look flat if you aren’t purposeful about adding wall d├ęcor. Be sure the wall art is 3-dimensional or at least sticks out from the wall and doesn’t lie flush against it. 
  • Accessories. Say you don’t have the money to do a lot to your rooms. That’s okay! Find a few key accessories – including anything from vases to pillows, woven shades, sculptures, and more – to add depth and texture to your rooms. Strategically place these items so they are spread out and create interesting focal points for the eye.
  • Ceilings. You don’t have to have popcorn ceilings to make them interesting. In fact, nowadays, popcorn ceilings are something to be avoided. Find tutorials online about ways to paint ceilings so they look higher or vaulted. Also, enhance your ceilings with wood planking and crown molding to create a visually pleasing look – and to add a little sophistication and rustic charm to your rooms.
Whatever you do, make sure you know the purpose of each room and how you want to feel each time you enter. A room should inspire – and texture is a great way to enhance what you already have. Good luck and have fun!

Author Bio: Heather Hewitt is a seasoned writer and guest author who enjoys connecting people with thoughtful products, services and ideas as they relate to crafting, photography, gift giving and personal expression.

**There are no affiliate links in this post and I am not being paid. I just really love home decor, folks. :)


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