From chunky knits and woven rugs to accents of leather and velvet, texture adds depth and interest to your home.
1. Knit one, purl one
Crafts are making a comeback with woven and knitted textures equally at home in classical and contemporary spaces. Outsized cable stitches have a homey familiarity, creating a tactile counterpoint to more structured geometric forms. Whether it’s wool, on-trend mohair, man-made fibres or metal detailing, repeating a woven motif adds visual interest, especially in monochromatic spaces.
READ MORE: How to add floral touches to your home
2. Well layered
Create a cosy family room by layering feel-good fabrics in an earthy mix of charcoal and gold. Begin with neutral basics, such as a linen sofa and painted cupboard, then up the ante on comfort and luxury with patterned scatters, soft embroidered throws and hand-painted ceramics.
READ MORE: Decorating with floor lamps
3. A soft touch
Luxuriously tactile fabrics like velvet and suede are the perfect partner to soft-edged, casual seating. Flop down in an oversized chair or ottoman in jewel tones, and keep things toasty with a sleek wall-mounted fireplace. Choosing circular-shaped furniture and accessories adds a modern spin.
4. Animal magic
Combining several different textures is a very effective way to add depth, warmth and visual interest to your space. Leather upholstery has a beautiful natural patina and tends to age well, while game skin carpets add a subtle, luxurious sheen. Mix it up with bold metal accents and plenty of velvet.
5. The beauty’s in the wood
If it’s longevity and natural warmth you’re after, well-made timber furniture is the way to go. Set the tone with some retro Scandi pieces and soften the look with a shaggy rug that’s pure Austin Powers.
READ MORE: A small apartment gets a fresh new look