Texture in Design

January 12, 2011 at 7:49 am | Posted in dining room | Leave a comment
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Texture is a design element used in good design.  It can add dimension to a room’s interior.  Texture is about how a surface or an object feels.  For example when something looks rough you don’t need to touch it to see that it looks rough.  Texture helps the way a room feels and looks.

One of the basic principles of using texture has to do with weight. Rough, coarse textures tend to make an object feel heavier, while smoother textures will make it feel lighter. In this way a polished white marble floor will feel lighter than wood paneling, even though it is in actuality much heavier.  Make sense?

I decided to use some texture (the seagrass rug) in my dining room space because the colors at this point are monochrome and a bit boring.  (I haven’t decided an accent color yet!)

Here’s the room before the rug.

Here’s the room with the rug.  The rug helps anchor the room but also brings some warmth and texture into the room.  It livens it up a bit.

The dining room is work in progress but I thought I’d share with you the photos leading up to the finish room.  My design philosophy is to let the room happen over time so be warned this room is going to take some time!!


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