Project Description


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.

Quick Reference

A living space becomes more interesting when texture is incorporated onto a surface. Depending on the space, more or less texture may be better suited:

  • More Texture: Best used when trying to make a space cozy, inviting and stimulating to the senses
  • Less Texture: Best used when a space’s design composition needs to be balanced