Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Are You Missing the "T" word in your rooms?

Have you ever looked at a room in your own home or even in someone else's home and thought it looks nice its pretty, but something is missing. You can't say it is Great or Gorgeous.
 One of the missing elements just might be the "T" word, Texture or differences in the textures of the room. Do you all remember the rooms of the eighties where everyone got every table and lamp in brass and glass? Well now that is a perfect example of not varying textures in a room.

 A great or gorgeous room will have varied textures. You will find some rough textures, smooth and even shiney textures. Now go and look at a room in your own home, do you see variation in texture? You can bring rough texture to your room with baskets or sisal rugs. A glass chandelier or clear lucite block lamp for some shine. How about a smooth velvet sofa or chair? Here are a couple pictures of rooms that have a good use of texture:

Look at the rough texture of the basket and the brick floor. The desk has a smooth finish but on the top of the desk you will find a stack of rough and old worn books topped with a great piece of rough coral. All of this texture keeps this room interesting and not just a nice room. The use of the clear glass lamp, the bud vase and the glass french doors add just the right shine to the room therefore varying its texture.

This room shows a great example of texture variation. The coffee table is the obvious shine and so is the great lamp. But do you see some rough textures? How about the white coral on the books, the horns, and look at the two large pieces of twisted wood in the corner. Even the small black pillow has some great texture going on. All of these pieces keep this room interesting and alive with the use of the "T" word, TEXTURE!!

 Finding or adding texture to your rooms