The theme of mixing different textures in upholstery and fabrics has been growing in popularity within interior design over the past few years. However lately we’ve been seeing it more widely used throughout other areas of the home design. From pairing smooth glossy materials with more organic looking wood, to mixing up fluffy rugs with minimalist clear furniture. I personally love the mixing of textures it adds depth and interest to a room. We are seeing more and more of this new twist on industrial and Scandinavian trends especially in bathroom and kitchen designs.
Mixing and matching, doesn’t show any sign of disappearing. In today’s post I’m going to share some ways in which you can achieve this modern take on the trend in your own home! Whether you’re considering remodeling a whole room or looking to add some pieces to incorporate the trend.
If you’re planning on renovating a bathroom, one of the easiest ways is to incorporate high gloss finishes next to natural stone, or shiny chrome finishes next to a grainy wood. This stops a bathroom becoming too clinical. Play with patterned tiles next to a super modern suite. Exposed brick instead of plastered walls is also a fun and easy way to get this look.
Adding plants and varying textured accessories. Try to go with materials that are organic if your bathroom is modern and minimal. multifaceted or metallic in a more traditional bathroom. Swap your glass shelves for thick rustic wood. Use natural wicker storage baskets instead of plastic.
Kitchens are another room we are really seeing this trend take over . Much like the bathroom try to mix a feel of industrial with raw looking matter. Wooden cabinets with printed splash backs instead of tiles. Concrete worktops or sinks look amazing next to crude wood. Mixing up hardware from classic metallic to matt is also a beautiful way to play with the textures.
If your really feeling this trend try merging different flooring together.
Try adding contrasting finishes. High gloss finished add matt accessories and vice versa. Got big wooden table, add plastic or metal chairs. Play with your tableware, choosing sleek, unfussy ,or tinted or darker colours will add variety and update a shabby chic room. Shape is also a great way to add this feel to a room. Look at your taps etc, if they are curved and classic, pick square or harder edged accessories.
Overall the easiest way to incorporate this trend is all about contrast. Try adding textured materials next to smooth. Natural elements next to processed.Swap your light for a exposed wire fitting. Locker room style sideboards on highly polished floors. Grab your sandpaper and remove any paint from wooden furniture then give it a slick of varnish for a cheap way to add a whole new feel to the room.
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Are you planning on incorporating this trend? Do you love or loathe this style? Let me know your thoughts below?