All About Texture In Interior Design

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Sure, a home’s interior design is all about beauty. But isn’t it important to add visually-compelling elements that keep you coming back for more? That’s what texture is all about. No matter which room your updating or if you’re renovating your entire space, texture is the best way to make your home exciting once again.

Benefits of Using Texture in Your Design

We’re big fans of texture. It’s something every interior designer uses to make homes look updated and fresh. Here’s why.

  • Makes Your Home More Cozy
  • Adds Dimension to Your Design
  • Creates Ambience in the Room
  • Helps You Find a Focal Point
  • Makes a Bigger Impact
  • Repeated Textures Helps Pull Everything Together

How to Add Texture

Now that you know why texture is your best bet. Here’s how you can incorporate it into your space.


We all love adding greenery and plants to our spaces. Not only does it make your home feel more natural and organic, but it also adds much-needed texture. Plus, the pop of color is always nice to the typical neutral color palette many homeowners gravitate towards.


One of the most fun ways you can add texture is through wallpaper’s optical illusion. Use patterned wallpaper and give your home the powerful punch it needs.



Area rugs are a great way to incorporate texture. Our latest trick is layering rugs on top of one another for even more texture. Try doing this with patterns that compliment each other and have simpler patterns.

Mixed Finishes


Add depth and complexity to any room by styling with a range of finishes. You can add wooden picture frames, organic accessories, and metallic tableside lamps for a variety of textures.


Whether on free-floating shelves or layered in built-ins, books are another great way to add texture. A trick many of our clients learned through HGTV’s popular series “Fixer Upper,” is flipping the books around exposing the pages rather than finding covers that fit a specific color scheme.




Decorative pillows are the easiest way to update your space with texture. Even using multiple pillows in the same color with different fabric materials can really bring a style together.


One area that’s often overlooked, but that’s one of our go-to texture elements, are lighting fixtures. Lighting can add interesting finished to any room—especially statement pieces that are often used in bedrooms and living areas.

Texture Rules

Ready to add texture into your home? First, check out our top five rules.

  1. Don’t overload your space with too much texture.
  2. Stick to textures with complimentary sensations.
  3. Work with a few key pieces.
  4. Use textures that fit the space.
  5. When in doubt, ask a professional.

Our interior design team is here to help. Contact us to get more tips on how you can add texture to your home.


Miya Interiors

Miya Interiors is the leading Utah-based firm specializing in full-scale commercial and residential interior design. Over the years, we have successfully collaborated with some of the most talented architects and builders to produce the highest quality custom design. Our specialty is designing a space where you’ll feel happiest and at peace, that’s both practical and uniquely beautiful, and that tells the story of who you are.