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Designing with Texture

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Designing with texture is a great way to put your personal touch in your home's design. You can use it to add formality, elegance, rustic whimsy, or soft coziness to any room. I love to find unique ways to add texture when planning a room redesign. Come along and find lots of inspiration for your next design project.

 Here’s a great example of layering textures from Emily, over at Jones Design Co.

In a room full of neutral shades she uses warm wood shingles and cool stone for the fireplace on one side of the room and carries the textures to the seating area using the checked wool blanket, as well as both the fur and leather pillows. (Check out Emily’s blog here! Be sure to take a look at sweet Audrey’s room while you’re there!)

This precious dining room from Coco at The Crowned Goat is loaded is subtle textures.

From the mismatched chair shapes, to the chippy china hutch and industrial shelving unit to the sleek iron chandelier and soft lace curtains, this dining room has added interest on every surface. (See more of Coco’s great ideas here along with her beautiful furniture renovations and creations!)

For Donna, over at Funky Junk Interiors, designing with texture is the cornerstone of every room! But, I have to say this gorgeous bedroom is absolutely my favorite.

Where do I start? It’s genius how she’s incorporated everything from barbed wire and weathered wood to a teapot and faux greenery to create a clean and cohesive overall look! (Check out Donna’s blog here and be sure to keep an eye out for all of her amazing, hand created signs!)

 Don’t forget the walls when adding texture to your room design!

Sneak a little extra depth to a gallery with some taxidermy (faux or otherwise), 3D letters, or an ornate, chunky, frame! (See the original Gallery Wall Post here!)

What sort of elements do you like to use to add a bit of texture to your designs? I’d love for you to share!