The One Thing Your House Is Missing

If your home's décor is looking a little dull, try adding a little texture. These tricks tell you how to incorporate texture into the design of your room with ease.

You have the color, the furniture, the accessories, so what's the one thing your house is missing? It's texture, and it's the element that will take your decor from basic to designer level. While it's true that every surface has some sort of texture, what's often missing is variety. So where do you start? [MUSIC] Look to textiles and fabrics, such as linen, which is inviting and cozy. Same goes for velvets and chunky wovens. Layers two types of rugs, like a sisal rug and a vintage killim, to add even more interest. Add in leathers which are sleek and smooth and provide contrast to nubby fabrics like velvets and linens. [MUSIC] [INAUDIBLE] Texture goes beyond just fabrics and textiles, though. This coffee table mixes the quality of grained wood. But the lacquered finish means it's smooth to the touch. Metals also add texture. Whether it's sleek and shiny, or antiqued and hammered. Nature is another great source. Add a plant or simple arrangement for instant impact. You can also pair different textures together. Try wovens with wood finishes. Clear acrylics with metals and ceramics. And multiple types of fabrics. When it comes to texture, even small details like nailhead trim and accessories, woven baskets, books, and ceramics all make a difference. Difference. So when it comes to texture, it's all about variety, playing up contrast, and details. Above all, use it to your decorating advantage. [MUSIC]

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