Interior / July 29, 2018 / Bianca Marlow.
Texture is particularly important if you are working within a particular color palette where the shades are very similar. When a monochromatic or analogous color scheme, make sure you choose items that heavily contrast. When they come together, they will bring a sense of harmony to the space. All that reasoning as to why you should use texture is well and good, but it only goes so far if you do not know how to effectively bring it into your home.
Red would be one of the most complicated colors. Unlike, say, yellow, which is sunny whether it is a pale or bright version of the shade, the mood red conveys changes dramatically when you lighten it, sweet and innocent pink, or darken it sophisticated burgundy. Although research shows that the best way for a single gal to attract a guys attention is to wear red, you may be garnering attention you do not necessarily want.
You do not need to fill up a space with lots of furniture. Spend more of your budget on fewer but better quality pieces, and your room will look better than if it is stuffed to the gills with flea market finds. The high backed chairs shown here, for example, stand out because they do not have to fight for attention. Hang artwork at the right height.
You do not want to pick too small a rug, though, or it may look insignificant, like an afterthought. The rug should appear as though it could touch the front legs of each of the seating pieces. This approach is best suited when you are layering a pattern over a larger solid or textured rug. Front on, put just the front feet of all your seating pieces on the rug to tie the arrangement together visually and create a well defined space while lending a feeling of openness.