Hello everyone, Kate here beginning a weekly column on Style Spotters! I’m excited to be a contributor and you can find my regular posts here once a week. I’m inspired by the organic elements found in woven materials, so today’s topic is bringing that desirable texture to your home with home furnishings and accents made from woven materials found in nature.
Color and pattern are pleasing to the eye but it’s texture that sooths or stimulates the sense of touch. By using woven materials such as rattan, seagrass, bamboo, and wicker in small or large doses, you’ll ensure a space feels interesting and layered and will prevent it from feeling bland.
Woven shades and a dark wicker chair play off of each other in a family room space adding interest and texture while balancing the paler tones, light furnishings, and white accents.
Baskets for simple storage are a go to and affordable source for texture. Introduce more woven accents in the form of twin ottomans to store blankest or pillows not in use and act as a perch for reading material or a pretty vignette.
In light and bright rooms filled with soft furnishings, pull in a rattan accent chair or two for a welcome dose of contrast and soften it with complementary fabrics that coordinate with the room’s palette.
Many modern light fixtures now incorporate woven materials, look for pendants and chandeliers that use rope, bamboo, or grass textures as part of the design. Combining both form and function, they act as as a focal point and also light up a room.
If you’re looking to add more woven textures to your home, think beyond wicker chairs and bamboo blinds and consider home accessories that incorporate woven textures into the design, from pendant fixtures to mirrors. Here are a few of my favorite picks!
And here are 20 more ways to make an impact with texture in your home!
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