Texture has always played a big role in interior design, and its impact goes beyond the visual aspects because it appeals to another sense – the sense of touch. In a way, the texture gives more life to any room. 

While others may think that texture plays a minor role in a space’s purpose and only affects design, it’s actually more than that. Imagine spending all day on a hardwood sofa without any cushion or throws. It may look good, but it’s not going to deliver comfort. This means that texture not only enhances design but also provides better overall functionality and experience. 

But how do you incorporate texture in your interior design? Here are six tips to help you:

1. Have Some Textured Furniture

It may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when it comes to adding texture to a room, but textured furniture can indeed make a huge impact. For instance, when you do a kitchen remodel, you can have some detailed cabinets. They can even have a distressed finish or perhaps a debossed one.  

2. Achieve Depth by Layering

Did you know that you can create depth by blending different textures? It doesn’t have to be just the curtains or the rugs but other elements that can bring more texture to the space. For instance, a tall sculpted floor lamp beside a wooden rocking chair with velvet pillows and cashmere throw can make your reading corner look much more interesting!

3. Play With Contrasts

By applying contrast of textures, you can effectively achieve balance in your space. If you want to go monochromatic with the color choice for a room, you can still use different textures so that the room won’t appear flat. For example, when you do a bathroom remodel, your tub’s smoothness can be contrasted with textured tiles, and towels and rugs can add softness to the room as well.

4. Add Flowers and Plants

Ornamental indoor plants efficiently lend a textural effect to any room. Just the plant itself can already have different textures, with the flowers’ softness and how they are set against the leaves. Then, the vases or pots can match another element in the room texture-wise.

5. Experiment With Lighting

Not many realize it, but lighting is another element that can add texture to a room. You will have many choices in this stage, from chandeliers to wall scones to floor lamps. Then, there’s also the hue to consider. You can go for a warm light for a soft look or mood lighting to change the atmosphere. Similarly, your lighting fixtures’ positioning can also change the overall look of the rooms in your home!

6. Accessorize Wisely

There are many accessories that you can add to your home – paintings, sculptures, mirrors, and even baskets. All of these can provide your room with the texture it needs. However, you must be careful not to overdo it, especially when they all have different textures or if there’s no connection between them because your room can easily end up looking cluttered!


At this point, you now realize that texture does contribute a lot to the overall look of your home. It can make the home look sleeker and modern or warm and intimate. From furniture, walls, curtains, and other textiles, your decors, and even your flooring, you can always incorporate texture in your interior design and transform the way your home looks and ‘feels’!

Miconi Marble & Tile can help you add more texture to your home through your walls, floors, and countertops. With our expertise, you can get beautiful natural stone or tiles in San Rafael, CA, for your bathroom and kitchen during your home remodel. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our products!