What are interior designers talking about when they refer to
texture being an important component when decorating a room? And more
importantly, can we add that texture into our rooms without paying a
fortune for interior decorators?
a colour scheme for your room and you probably have some, if not most,
of the furnishing. Now you need to consider how to bring interest into
the room by means of texture. All surfaces have texture whether smooth
or rough, shiny or matt. Textured surfaces affect colour as they either
reflect or absorb light. Rough textures, like a warm hued carpet, will
absorb light while smooth textures, like stainless steel appliances,
will reflect light.
Just as you think about colour and pattern, also consider how you can
mix textures in your home. According to Michael Taylor, of The Finest
Rooms, each room must contain the element of contrast- in forms as well
as in colours and textures. Texture adds interest and character to a
room. We often replicate nature in our designs because of the
interesting textures and colours we find outdoors. Brown, mottled rough
bark of the tree against smooth glossy green leaves, interspersed with
cream soft puffs of blooms. Nature takes the lead and we copy. We
translate what we see in nature into our living area with a brown suede
and wood lounge suite accented with soft cream knitted shatter cushions
and green curtains and perhaps a bottle green vase on the coffee table.
of the textures you can incorporate into your room are: stone, glass,
wood, cork, leather and metal. The first five are probably already in
most rooms so we will draw your attention to the possibilities with
metal. Add contrast in your room by using metal chandeliers to bring
not only light but also a focal point to your room. Or make it a
stairway to heaven by adding a wrought iron balustrade. Our sister
company African balustrades and steelworks can assist you with both of
these finishing touches. In fact, whether it is curtain rails, door
handles or gates you are looking for, consider African Balustrades and
steelworks as your final destination.
iron furniture is making a comeback into contemporary interior design.
It is often teamed with glass in tables or wall mounted servers or with
leather for dinning room chairs and settees. Or how about updating your
bedroom with a wrought iron, wood and leather headrest or perhaps a
four poster bed would suit your suite?
With a touch of texture you will add a whole new dimension to your decorating. Explore and enjoy.