Texture is important in all interior spaces, but texture can make a big impact in modern spaces. Soft or hard, every surface in a room has the texture of one type or another. Soft luxurious texture in upholstery, toss pillows, throws, bedding and area rugs offer a beautiful contrast with many hard finishes in modern interiors. In addition to tactile texture, light, pattern, or other visual “texture.” Wallpaper is a great example of that visual texture. Light and the shadows it casts are also forms of visual texture. Wall art can also have texture, especially if it’s layered.
Let’s look at the beauty of texture in modern spaces:
Bedrooms offer a myriad of opportunities to add texture. Below, the beautiful woods of the furniture and the floor and the smooth finish on the ceiling and walls have a hard texture in contrast to the softness of the padded fabric headboard, bed linens, pillows, and a gorgeous fur throw. Branches add a different and dynamic texture atop the built-in drawer storage beside the bed.
In this awesome modern dining room, texture and textural contrast are on display. The wire table base and wire light fixture exude texture and pattern. The dining chairs are upholstered in velvety hues of green, adding touches of softness around the table. Modern patterned drapes add both texture and color.
The Saturn Ottoman/Pouf in Grey offers texture and softness for a modern space.
Velvety quilted diamond upholstery created outstanding texture on the Saskia Dining Chair in Navy. Luxurious fabric covered dining chairs can create a lovely textural contrast with the hard finish on wood or glass tabletops. Of course, a bonus is the comfort factor when lingering at the table for coffee and good conversation after dinner.
There is a multitude of ways to add texture to modern spaces; we have offered just a few to inspire you and get your creativity going. Unexpected textural elements can add visual interest and an adventurous feel to the modern interior and outdoor spaces. Have fun with texture in your home projects!