As one of the seven elements of interior design, texture plays an important role in developing the look and feel of a space. In the world of interior design, texture refers not only to how an object or material feels, but also to the visual interest that it brings to a space. Texture can be found in the softer layers of fabrics, wall coverings, and window treatments, as well as in the visual movement and feel of hard surface materials, like countertops, flooring, and tile.

 The striking granite that we selected for this primary bathroom is a perfect example of visual texture. While the material itself is smooth to the touch, the movement of the veining and variation in color give the illusion of texture and bring warmth and drama to the space.

One of the primary roles of texture in design is to add dimension and depth to a space. The most dynamic and inviting interiors incorporate a variety of textures that work together to create visual interest. Through the careful selection and application of texture, a well-designed space can shape the mood, atmosphere, and functionality of a room.

We layered textures in this family room to create a cozy and inviting space to relax and entertain. The sleek, smooth texture of the porcelain tile fireplace surround is juxtaposed against a variety of soft textiles and natural wood elements, creating both interest and balance.

Whether visual or tactile, texture creates a sensory experience that influences how a space feels. The materials selected for the design can enhance or detract from the overall aesthetic and functionality of a space and choosing the right ones is best executed by an experienced and trained interior designer. Let Karen Black Interiors help you design your dream space. Call us today to get started.

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