Design Tip:

With a simpler interior, realize that more attention is needed in the variety of texture and a well balanced color combination. Texture is not as dramatic as using color in a room; however, it can make a big difference. Using a mixture of textures will give any dull interior an unexpected twist and make it more inviting. Consider pairing rough with smooth; coarse with fine; and fuzzy with silky to intrigue one’s eye. The trick here is to mix cold textures with warm textures. Visualize the appearance of cashmere or wool against leather; a textured rug against smooth tile; or metal and glass against wood.