How to Incorporate Texture Into Your Home

Texture is one way you can add character and warmth to your home's design. We're sharing our favorite ways to incorporate texture into a home!


Rugs are probably one of first things you would consider when thinking about adding texture to a room. They're always a good choice! There is nothing like bare feet on a comfy, cozy rug, especially during the colder months! You can find high piled rugs, low piled rugs and everything in between! Consider the function of the room before choosing a rug. A high piled rug would work best in a bedroom while a lower piled rug would work well in a high-traffic area!

Window Treatments

Window treatments cut through the starkness of walls and windows and add physical and visual texture to a space. No matter what style of treatment you choose, it will soften your space immensely - not to mention add a lot of color and pattern!

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are an easy and relatively inexpensive way to introduce texture into your space. The layering effect of adding pillows to a couch or chair is one way to add visual texture as well as the actual varieties of textures on the pillows themselves! You can choose from a variety of materials - cotton, linen, sheepskin, wool, silk, and leather. Many pillows even incorporate multiple materials on one pillow! 

Variety of Woods

You may not initially think of woods adding texture to a home, but stop and think with me. Texture doesn't just have to be something you can feel - it can be something you see! When you eyes pass through a room, there should be a variety of surfaces for them to land on - creating visual texture! Using multiple kinds of woods is one way to achieve this feel. Flooring, furnishings, and decor all play into it!


Plants can add loads of texture (and color) to your space! Throw them on a side table, on a shelf, or on a console, and keep large ones secured on ground level. Keep a variety on hand - large and small, sturdy and whimsical. Plants are generally inexpensive and can pack a punch on the texture front!

Variety of Decor

Decor - art, frames, candlesticks, pots, knick knacks, baskets, figurines, etc. can be mixed and matched to create a warm and textured space! Don't stick to just metal or just wood or just porcelain - mix it up! Throw in a bit of each and watch your space come alive.

Throw blankets

Throw blankets are super functional and pretty inexpensive. Keep a large basket handy with a variety of blankets handy or place a couple in specific places around the room or on a bed. Blankets are an easy addition that add so much visual layering and texture to a space! You have your choice of velour, linen, sherpa, fleece, or woven!

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