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Texture - Making a House Feel Like Home

There is something quintessential about texture in a home, it welcomes you in the most subtle and unpretentious ways.
Of course, everything has texture, but what we are speaking of in this context is wood, stone, and anything that has movement or beckons you to touch it within a home. These elements offer a sense of completeness, a sense of coziness, if you will. 

 

Following are a few ideas for how to add texture and movement to your space:

 

1-   Shiplap!

Shiplap is a beautiful alternative to drywall, and is currently having a significant moment in the design world. It is a tongue and groove installation that leaves you with a surface that can’t help but be touched! This is perfect for a stylish farm-house feel.

 

2-   Stone!

Bring an element of castle to your home! Stone is one of the most primitive materials for construction, and there is something deeply comforting about its sturdiness and movement. Best used for your fireplace or the exterior of your home, stone will give you the depth that your home craves. Additionally, consider  upgrading your counter tops to marble or quartz, you cannot fake quality, and it really is a pleasure to work on.

 

3 – Tile!

If you don’t already have a backsplash, here is your chance to make a “splash” with texture! Well chosen tile can complete a look. Consider subway tile, historically used in New York subway stations, and now a preferred product for kitchens and bathrooms. Or consider Moroccan-style cement tiles, complex designs boasting centuries of traditions.  Whatever your style or preference, adding tile will do a world of good for your space!

 

4 – Rugs, Pillows, Furniture, Plants & Stoneware

 Of course there are many opportunities to add texture in more fluid ways.

  • Rugs - don’t miss the opportunity to define your space and give your toes something to celebrate!
  • Pillows - Ahhhh, pillows! (Enough said)
  • Furniture – Well chosen pieces can compliment your space!
  • Plants – they are the original texture; you can never go wrong with a fig tree in your space!
  • Artisan stoneware - it will make every meal a pleasure!

 

Texture is the element of a house that makes you really feel like you are in a HOME.