A surface’s look, feel and consistency is determined by its texture. All textiles (such as bedding, wallpapers and drapes) have a type of texture, which can be categorized into one of two types. Visual textures can only be seen whereas actual textures can be both seen and felt.
Wherever a dominant texture is used to define a mood, a contrasting texture must also be used to avoid monotony.
Since textures can absorb both light and sound, other design elements may be needed to counteract this effect.