2016 Design Trend: Mixing Textures in Your North Shore Home

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Source: Chrisicos Interiors

One of the biggest up and coming 2016 interior design trends promises to be mixing and matching textures throughout the space. This trend has already become quite common. Here are a few tips to help you pull it off well.

Consider the Category

Items can be placed in various categories based on texture. There are items with rough, rustic textures, smooth and satin-like textures, and shiny metallic looks. There are woven textures and soft, almost fluffy ones. The first step to mixing textures is to choose two or three texture categories, and then focus on those when building your room design.

Don’t Go Overboard With Textured Walls

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Source: Chrisicos Interiors

Textured walls are becoming popular once again, with textured wallpaper becoming a common choice. However, a room that’s fully outfitted in heavily textured paper or textured paint can feel enclosed and stifling. Try painting three walls with a smooth, satiny paint, and then create a contrast with a single, textured wall.

Emphasize the Ceiling

It’s the perfect part of the room to introduce a new texture. Try using a slightly textured, sandy paint to give it a softer look. Alternatively, a very smooth, metallic-finish ceiling would look lovely in contrast to a room with a lot of rugged rocks and bricks in the decor.

Pick Contrasting Textures for Textiles

If you have a smooth leather couch, top it with some knit pillows. If your sofa has a coarse texture, sleek, satin pillows would look lovely. Pay attention to your window treatments, too. They’re a great place to incorporate some highly textured chenille or knit, but only if your furniture does not have the same texture.

For help incorporating these 2016 interior design trends into your transitional North Shore home, contact Chrisicos Interiors at 617-69-9462 to create a home you can live in.