Texture in Interior Design: Add Volume to Your Home


Smooth oblique and streamline forms that dominated in interior design for a quite long time are probably getting outdated. Texture comes back again but in the new form and consistency. If Classic style implies pompous sweeping forms, abundance of decoration and details, modern wave of fashion brings us more discreet forms and surfaces. However, 3D-effect ensured by slight or well palpable texture had become the trend. So, whether  it is really an ultra-fresh idea for any interior or another fashion bug for most desperate connoisseurs, we are about to find out. Let’s review some of the most successful example of using texture in interior design.

Materials and Options for Bedroom

Starting from the most delicate and intimate space of our homes, we should think about comfortable atmosphere first of all. Bedroom is a shelter that should soothe and relax. But the texture on the wall will not interfere with the concept of making this room a cozy space.  On the contrary, it can add creative touch by emphasizing your unique style taste. Even considered Classic Patchwork tile decorating the accentual wall at the head of the bed is daring though quite rational solution for Casual interior.

Unusual decision to decorate the headboard wall with Moroccan tile

Textured wallpaper is also one of the most spread decision when decorating the bedroom. Again, highlighting the accent wall is most rational way to finish light colored room. Take care to provide the large stream of natural light into the bedroom.

textured wallpaper for the accent wall finishing

If we talk about materials that can ensure some kind of texture for the room, we should not forget about velvet textile wallpaper which also can be met in the interiors.

Blue and yellow color scheme for the bedroom

Silkscreen wallpaper is also inspiring option to get richly decorated atmosphere. And in the combination with absolutely cosmic designer’s quilted linens bedroom will have one-million-dollar look.

Purple walls in the bedroom with king-size bed

Simple brickwork can add the necessary volume to the interior of the Industrial styled bedroom. Whitewashing works well for high rooms with mix of other decorating methods and natural materials. Keep it simple, keep it solid.

Texture in Interior Design: Add Volume to Your Home. Dark blue accent wall for large bedroom in mix of styles

Bathroom with Textured Walls

Fans of textured aesthetics in their rooms, will surely appreciate big variety of possibilities of adding the zest into the interior. The most widespread and pragmatic way to do it is wall tiling. Different types of tiles have their own unique structure. Mosaic tiles can also appear as textured addition to the room for water hygienic procedures.

Simple concise design of the bathroom with textured wall covering

But the tile is far from being the last option for bathroom. How about the unusual frosted glass panel for shower zone? This is nice option to kill two birds with one stone as you achieve closed zone for taking shower and unusual interior decoration as well.

Texture in Interior Design: Add Volume to Your Home. Hi-tech minimalism in large bathroom with glass shower cabin

Living Room and Texture Possibilities

Texture in Interior Design: Add Volume to Your Home. Modern styled living room with the fireplace and tiled accent wall

The biggest room at home in size also has the biggest decorative possibilities as well. Everything we mentioned about the bedroom is also true here. However, we did not overview even a half of the overall textured materials that can enrich your living with extra relief. Soft panels are one of such options. They are pleasant to touch, eco friendly and visually appealing. Your Contemporary styled room will benefit from this solution.

Utterly modern living room interior with panoramic windows and soft wall panels

Add voluminous curves not only to the ceiling or walls, make the floor variegated. Nice wavy pattern of the carpeting can turn a win-win solution for minimalistic Scandinavian interior. Also it can be so even in Classic room. However, think twice before putting it in already full of decoration space, because you can achieve garish mix of incompatible surfaces.

Texture in Interior Design: Add Volume to Your Home. Beige colored room full of upholstery

Fusion style is also a hit when we are talking about non-linear decoration. Black living room in the nook looks very special due to the decent level of artificial light and light motifs of pictures. Herewith, the materials of the wall decoration are very simple – it’s just a black paint on smooth plaster and brickwork.

Dark interior of large living room with brickwork and red ottoman

Kitchen and a Bit of Fantasy

The cooking space can give you quite frugal range of options in sense of adding volume.  One of the most obvious and intuitive way to intriduce texture to the kitchen is furniture facades in Classic style. They can be carved, with gilded inlays etc. But turning on the imagination can propmpt us to use additional functional elements of the kitchen set to achieve our goals. For example, it can be the splashback that can appear as a masterpiece of designer art.

Texture in Interior Design: Add Volume to Your Home. Gray wood for facades and textured modern plastic panels for the backplash White kitchen furnniture facades and black splashback with voluminous tile

Entrance and Hallway

Many houses have spacious enough entrances and/or hallways, so we can’t pass by this room. And since this space lacks furnishing and functional interior items, almost the only way to bring texture to the interior is  wall decoration.

Texture in Interior Design: Add Volume to Your Home. Classic hall space with black furniture, large mirror and unusual wall finishing

Wall panels can create continuous surface and make wall accentual.

Texture in Interior Design: Add Volume to Your Home. Wow-effect producing wall covering at stairsWhite glossy decorated entrance of the house modern styled with plastic 3D-panels

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