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No More Flat and Boring... Decorate with Texture

Updated: Apr 3



Hello Decor Friends,

Today we are going to continue chatting about designing our spaces using our senses as a guide. Last week we talked about color, as being the number one element our sense of sight recognizes. Before we leave the sense of sight I would be remise if I didn’t remind you about our “odd rule”. Odd is best!


Remember when decorating, odd numbers add interest. Decorating in 3’s and 5’s is a great rule of thumb. Even numbers create symmetry, but odd numbers create interest. An odd number of details is more effective at capturing your view. Odd numbers force your eyes to move around the grouping. That forced movement makes for visual interest. It’s for that reason that a set of three is more appealing and memorable than something paired off in two’s. 


Here are a few area where you can try out the power of odd numbers.


OBJECTS ON A COUNTERTOP OR SURFACE

Within any grouping there should also be a hierarchy – a set of three works best when there’s some variation in height, shape or size. 


THE NUMBER OF PATTERNS MIXED IN A ROOM

Pattern mixing is not tough to master if you stick to the rules. Choose three patterns that all share a common color scheme and put them to use in a 60/30/10 approach. 


GROUPINGS OF FURNITURE There’s a reason the classic “sofa and two chairs” combo works so well. 


PHOTOS ON A WALL If you’ve got a gallery wall at home that just isn’t working, count the frames. If you’ve got an even number, add or remove a frame and see if your new arrangement pops off the wall. 

Okay so now that I have you convinced that odd is best..lets talk about our sense of touch and how we can use texture as a sure fire winner to activating our senses of touch. 


Texture is your decor BFF. 


It provides our senses with an opportunity to touch and feel. It invites our sense of touch to enhance our overall experience of  a space.


If you love a monochromatic, calm and serene environment, you need TEXTURE.  Texture will add visual interest so that your story does not translate into flat and boring. Texture acts as eye candy in any space. If you love color, or anything in between, texture is a way of enhancing, punctuating and drawing the eye towards those colors. Texture turns a space from flat and boring to inviting and personalized.


Here are a few area you can try out the power of texture in your spaces.

  • Bed Linens- mix and match textures

  • Shelves- books, glass, organic material, stone, wood

  • Table- ceramic, mixed metals, wood, china

  • Family Spaces, linens, wool, cotton, chenille


This weekend, I challenge you to try a new texture somewhere in your home.  


Bye For Now,

~Tatum

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