Finding the Right Balance

June 9, 2014

Texture is often the last thought when it comes to decorating your home. There are many ways of adding texture that are not complicated. It is easy to add visual interest and depth by simply enhancing elements that already exist or make small changes and add inexpensive accessories. Walls are a logical solution and sometimes make the strongest impact. Create a focal wall within your room by adding wood paneling. The grain and texture of the wood adds warmth to your home. Perhaps add a grass cloth wall covering to introduce more natural elements.

We must not forget the ceiling. It is the fifth wall in your home. Paint the ceiling an interesting color to give the room a textured feel. Try using complementary colors or shades like a lighter gray ceiling with medium gray walls (a lighter shade ceiling can often make it feel higher) or go bold with a color that contrasts the walls. Lastly, add crown molding as an architectural element. The molding is a timeless way to add subtle yet interesting texture to your walls.

David Brown
Mulberry Seed Design

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