The Art of Mixing Textures & Patterns
Are you wanting to add a little style to your home? Do you want to break out of the cookie cutter way of doing things and give the rooms of your home a creative yet still classy look? Are you wondering where you can start?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we’re the Austin furniture store that is ready to help you! At JWI, we’ve got the best budget-friendly ideas to revamp your home without making you buy all new living room furniture! Get there with a trend we love: The art of mixing textures and patterns.
Here’s how to do it with style:
Tip #1: Decide on a Color Palette
The first step in mixing textures and patterns in your home is to decide on the color palette for one room. For example, let’s say you decide that blue is your main color for your living room. From there, start with one fabric — such as a solid color used to upholster the living room furniture. Build off that solid color with a pattern — such as a darker blue plaid curtain or a monochromatic blue rug. Then throw in accent pieces that fit with the classic feel of your room — such as wood, ceramic, metal and more. Read on to learn how these textures can fit well in your room.
Tip #2: Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Metals
Mixing metals is an easy way to bring instant elegance to your room. For example, pair gold-hued end tables with a pair of lamps made of crystal and silver. Line your shelves or the top of your piano with a mix of copper, gold, bronze and silver photo frames. Layer your metals throughout your room so that not all the gold or silver or bronze items are together in one place. You want to mix it up.
Tip #3: Add Mirrors for Texture and Space
When you add a mirror anywhere in your room, you instantly create the feeling of added space. But adding a mirror also applies a new texture to your room that is calming and elegant. You can add mirrors in a variety of ways — as an actual wall accent mirror or as a piece of dining room furniture, such as a mirrored buffet or sideboard. Don’t overdue the mirrored elements: Usually, one strong, bold piece will be enough for your room.
Tip #4: Think of How It Feels
You can begin thinking creatively about how to layer textures in your room by first thinking about how the items you want to showcase feel. Then, pair contrasts together. For example, if you have a linen or burlap sofa, soften your couch even more with Down-filled pillows or a cashmere blanket. On a rough-hewn coffee table that uses wood with deep grain and wrought iron for that industrial look, add an apothecary jar full of soft cotton blooms. Mix up those contrasts, and you’ll create an interesting aesthetic that feels comfortable despite any rough edges.
Ready to Mix It Up?
With our quick guide of pro interior design tips, you’ll be well on your way to mixing patterns and textures in your home just like a professional. But, whenever you need help or a little inspiration, we’re there to help! Visit us today at our Austin store, or just give us a call! We can’t wait to hear from you!