How to Use Texture in Unexpected Ways

How to Use Texture in Unexpected Ways

Posted 05/23/2013

When buying a new home, or revamping your current abode, small design ideas can make for a big impact and sometimes it just takes a little imagination. 

Over the years, stone work has become a staple on exteriors while wood is no stranger to the soles of our shoes. But why not shake it up? Adding textured materials in unexpected ways can give any room a modern twist. Here's how: 

Bring On The Brick
A standard for building facades and fireplaces, brick can bring a cool, industrial look to any room with some simple imagination. Try using the stone for an accent wall in a nook or bedroom. Don’t want to hassle with a heavy mess? Faux brick wallpaper will do the trick. [Pictured: Children's bedroom at Villagio]

Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.

Flip Your Flooring
For decades we have seen various woods gracing our hallways and hangouts flooring. Beautiful and resilient as it may be, we think it’s time to mix it up.  Consider using the versatile material in the complete opposite way. Try covering a ceiling with wood can bring richness and color to an otherwise drab space. [Pictured: a castia at Los Vientos at Palm Valley]

Break the Mold
Crown molding is elegant and classic but it doesn’t have to be traditional too. In lieu of bordering an entire room, use molding to call attention to one accent wall. The three dimensional addition will draw the eye, making a focal point in any space. [Pictured: Master bedroom at The Reserve at Plaza del Rio]

Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.