Texture

Recently I’ve been experimenting a little more with texture, it’s a brilliant way to add interest and depth to your home.

There are many ways in which you can add texture, the first and perhaps most obvious way, is by adding a rug. Santa bought me a beautiful diamond shaggy rug this year which has made such a difference to my living room.

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Shaggy and sheepskin rugs are well and truly back in fashion and you can’t beat them for comfort. If full  on shag pile is too much for you, how about trying a part textured rug, such as these beauties from West Elm.

 

Santa was clearly up on his homeware trends this year, as he also bought me the beautiful textured cushion you can see in the main image, from Graham and Green. They have a beautiful range of woven cushions which are quite reasonably priced compared to others I’ve seen.

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Image via Grahamandgreen.co.uk

Anthropologie and Rockett St George also have similar styles which are on the less-reasonable end of the scale but oh-so-beautiful!

 

Woven wall hangings are having a major resurgence, and I for one, am very glad! I’ve already shared a few pictures of the beautiful macrame wall hanging, made for me by the lovely Createaholic but in case you missed it, here it is again. It’s absolutely beautiful, what a talented lady!

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Adding texture to your walls is definitely one of the more creative and braver ways of introducing this trend, and there are lots of ways you can do it. Something I’ve been after for a while is a JuJu hat, like this one from House Envy. Wouldn’t this just be perfect against a dark wall? Equally beautiful is this striking blue woven hanging from Hollys House.

 

If the wall hangings are a step too far perhaps you might prefer to introduce texture in the form of jute and seagrass materials – both of which are everywhere at the moment. My jute rug from H&M was an absolute bargain, and is now available in grey. I also love these seagrass belly baskets which are great for storing cushions and blankets or as using as planters.

 

I’m a sucker for a bit of texture, anything that makes my home even cosier is a must-have for me. But what do you think? Is texture on your walls a step too far or are you as smitten as I am?

I’ve created a texture mood board with lots more ideas and inspiration which you’ll find in the mood board section. If you have any beautiful textured items you want to share with me tag me in your pics on instagram #textureoveratkates and I will put some of my favourites up on the blog :)

 

 

 

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