TEXTURE-THE CINNAMON TO A GOOD HOME DECOR


Have you ever walked into a room, a house, a space and found or rather felt something missing?

The room might have all the elements of a good décor design – a perfect color scheme, rightly placed décor, aesthetically appealing furniture and yet, you find a sense of coldness, an unknown emptiness in the place .Everything might just look a bit flat and boring.

Have you ever faced this scenario and wondered what it is or what you can do about it?

Fret not! We have just the answer for you –TEXTURES

What Do We Mean By “Texture”?

In design context if we have to define texture it is “the sensations caused by the external surface of objects received through the sense of touch.” Basically, the feel of the object or the thing.

The word texture comes from a root meaning to weave, but its primary meaning has been so widened that the term is used in the arts to express structure, or the manner in which the parts of a material are united or interwoven.

In this sense all decorative materials have texture, and their texture is the most characteristic and in some respects the most significant quality they possess. Through it form and color, essentially impersonal attributes, become individualized. Without it decoration would be meaningless and beauty impossible.

Thus cinnamon brown, simply as a flat color, is uninteresting and unpleasant, being in fact little more than a dirty yellow-orange. But when it appears in an interesting texture, as in oak or walnut, in silk, wool or paper, in close or open weaves and flat or pile fabrics, it becomes significant and beautiful.

Similarly the dead gloom of black and the dead glare of white are relived and endowed with life and animation, as the heat of red, the cold of blue, and the brilliancy of yellow are tempered, by texture.

The Significance of Texture

Now that we have defined it, it is only right that we tell you why so much importance for it.

The statement that form and color are the two media of decorative expression requires qualification; for texture, although in an accurate sense simply form and color interwoven, is in effect a distinct medium of expression, and one of great importance.

All of us would have heard the term value addition; it’s that a subtle enhancement that makes the products stand out. Textures are nothing but value addition to a space, to a product, to a good home décor.

It is that factor that adds depth and spice to a house and makes it a home. It adds elegance,ambiance, comforts, sets the mood and harmonize the space and works together to make a house a home.

For some unknown reason it is always overlooked when setting up a home.

These are the things that make a room feel cozy, that make it feel complete. They provide the eye with something interesting to look at, but they’re also incredibly soothing.

Texture adds dimension to a room. It appeals to our senses — both visual and tactile — which makes the room interesting.

While color and pattern produce dramatic effects just by stepping into a room, texture demands a closer look.

Texture can have a strong influence.

It has the ability to add a powerful and subtle dimension to any room. Texture refers to how the surface of an object feels; therefore, you are no longer confined to visual elements such as line and color, now you can actually determine the way the space will feel too by using texture.

With the help of texture only, you can bring a seamlessly fine design up to a desirable level.

 Texture Adds Visual Depth

Adding visual depth means that an object or a space has the capability to draw responsiveness towards itself. When you add a substantial amount of texture to your décor, this problem is taken care of.

Just like how colors affect the look and feel of your entire home, similarly, texture is responsible for making a room more inviting.

If you want to give your space a more intimate and grounded feel, opting for rough textures is a great option. For a sleeker and composite look, choosing a smooth texture will help you achieve the same.

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Texture Provides Balance

Contrast is an important factor in the designing process and it helps in keeping things balanced out for a better visual interest. Keeping similar things around will give you trouble in finding a focus point. Using textures in the right manner will help in popping out some key elements.

Texture has a very crucial role if in particular you are working with a color palette or a color scheme. For example, a monochromatic scheme, go for items that have a heavy contrasting texture. This contrast works very well together creating a harmonious space.

Sometimes texture can suggest temperature: smooth and shiny textures give a cool impression; soft, raised textures convey a sense of warmth. Displays combining fabrics or finishes of very different temperatures can be visually very engaging; using textures of similar temperatures brings a sense of quiet harmony to a room.

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Texture improves aesthetic value

The aesthetic value of texture lies first of all in the fact that it makes gradation of color possible. Flat colors are never beautiful. Broadly speaking, they appear neither in nature nor in good art.

 Texture gives a surface unevenness, either actually, as in woven fabrics, flock papers, or wrought iron, or in effect, as in the grain of hardwoods, and this unevenness causes the surface color to be broken into an infinitude of minute gradations of light and shade, banishing its hard, lifeless, obviously quality, and investing it with the charm of vitality and subtlety.

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 Texture possess emotional value

Quite apart from their hue and tone, textures possess emotional values due to the association of ideas. We tend to group textures with other textures, as with forms and colors, in such a way as to produce convergences of effect and to ensure decorative unity through likenesses either in appearance or in significance.

The emotional significance of texture has roots that lie below mere association, in states too purely certain that the consistent use of texture is for some reason felt to be even more essential in good decoration than consistency in ornament or style. Some textures, used together, are felt at once to be unsympathetic and even antipathetic; while others seem to be related by subtle affinities.

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“The details are not the details, they make the design”  – Charles Eames

With this note I end this blog, but do keep an eye out for this space as in the next blog we will meet you with what’s happening in AAURAA INTERNATIONAL with the texture scenario and how we incorporate this particular ingredient to our designs and keep ourselves in trend with the international home textile market!

Until then, happy living!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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