Here’s Why You Need to Add Texture to a Room

Easily bring texture into a room without making the space feel cluttered. Decorating with texture makes a room visually pleasing!

If you struggle with committing to a color scheme then adding texture is your best option.

You can layer various textures to make an all neutral space feel interesting or easily mix in bold colors for a dramatic look.

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Pampas Grass add texture to a room!

Why a Room Needs Texture

A room needs texture to help finish the space and give it a cozy feel.

Your goal when decorating should be to great a space that you don’t want to leave.

Texture can help add layers and warmth to a room without making the room feel disorganized and busy.

Bringing texture into a room can also help you use color in a different or more interesting way.

How to Add Texture to a Room

To add texture to a room you should first determine the color scheme for the room that you are decorating.

Texture can be monochromatic color scheme or a mixture of colors.

If you are going for an all neutral theme, consider using various shades of neutrals to give your room a cozy feel.

Using the same color throughout will make your room look stark, so make sure to break up the color.

For example try to add black, ivory, cognac, navy, or green to break up an all gray room.

Read on to learn a few tricks to add texture to a room.

Add Texture to a Room with an Accent Wall

Adding an accent wall can bring in a ton of texture and serves as wall d├ęcor for the space.

The accent wall can be painted a bold color to really pop or a neutral color for a subtle calming feel.

A diy accent wall can easily be added in a weekend for less than $100!

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Baskets and Vases

Baskets bring a lot of texture to a room with a natural color that matches any design.

Below is a basket vase that I used for my powder room to soften this space.

The great thing about a basket vase is that if your toddler knocks it over, it won’t break!

Here is a vase similar to mine, so you can add texture to a room just like the picture below.

how to add texture to a room

DIY Basket Wall Art

Here is a fun and cheap way to make your own wall art out of placemats that will bring texture into your room!

Decorating with Textured Wallpaper

Textured wallpaper is an easy way to bring to change the feel of a room.

Even a small space with textured wallpaper can make a big difference.

Throw Pillows and Blankets

This is an easy and cheap way to add texture to a boring couch or an accent chair.

I finally figured out how to put together a decent set of throw pillows with a few tips and tricks.

It used to take me hours to match 4 pillows, but with my tricks you can easily mix and match pillows.

Plants and Florals

Believe it or not, plants can add texture to a room while make a space cozy.

Plants can also, brighten a room up and make a space feel more inviting.

Even if you are known for having a green thumb, you can easily add few fake plants.

how to add texture to a room

Decorating with Textured Lamps

A lamp shade or the base of a lamp can have texture while providing a warm glow to a room.

Here are the lamps that are on my night stand. I bought these years ago from Target and love them!

how to add texture to a room

Wall Art and Frames

Woven art, laser cut, or metal art are also easy ways to add texture to a room.

Displaying a honeycomb picture frame or a wood frame will help you layer in more texture.


Stack books underneath a plant can provide a little texture while also, adjusting the height of the item on top of the book.

Rugs Easily Add Texture to a Room

An area rug with a textured design can allow you to mix in different colors that you might not typically use in a room.

If you are afraid of color this can be a good way to add color.

Then pick a few colors from the rug that you want to accent in your room with curtains, pillow, wall art, and more.

Decorating with Textured Tile

Tile flooring or backsplash can bring a ton of texture to a room.

The color of the grout will determine how bold the tile will appear in a space.

If you are going for a softer look than a greige grout would be best.

A darker grout would look great, if you are going for a more dramatic look.

Grout can also compliment other colors in your space.

For example if a room has all black hardware and finishes then black grout would look great with a white backsplash.

Texture Brings Meaning

Textures not only bring meaning and layers to a room, but they just make it easier to decorate.

I used to struggle to make sense of home decor until I realized what a difference texturing can do for a room.

Out of all the decor in my home, I realized that anything with texture has stayed in the same place.

I find myself repurposing and moving things around my home that do not have texture because I am over the item.

Maybe its because the items without texture are boring or I just didn’t pick the right items for the space.

Texture is a timeless look, so you can’t go wrong with adding it to any space.

Well, expect for popcorn ceilings that is not timeless, so don’t add this type of texture to your room.

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