Aug 30 2011
Texture is particularly important if you are decorating with neutral or monochromatic tones. Why? Well, it is all going to look very flat and ‘dead’ otherwise. Create interest through the use of pattern and texture. Neutral or monochromatic don’t have to be boring, in fact, they can be quite the opposite and leave you with more scope to concentrate on pattern and texture. The beauty of individual objects becomes more obvious too and can be appreciated more.
I love this bedroom picture from Jab and it just proves how a black, grey and white bedroom can look so warm and tactile – through the use of flock walpaper and cut velvet fabrics. You can almost feel the softness of that headboard! Even the lilies serve as a lovely contrast (although I could never sleep in a bed beside lilies – can you imagine what their scent would do for hayfever!)
Add texture to a decorative scheme through items such as a pleated cushion or trimmings on a curtain, interestingly shaped vases or candleabras, a deep pile rug, flock wallpaper, a throw on the sofa, even the placing of a couple of books in interesting dust jackets, all add to the decorative features of a neutral room.