Using Pattern and Texture in Interior Redesign

Interior redesign is the process of using a homeowners existing furniture to transform a room. An interior redesign expert can work with a homeowner to recommend new color schemes, improve furniture layouts and recommend accessories to update the look of a room on a limited budget. Interior redesign provides an affordable way to create a fresh, functional, beautiful and comfortable space for the homeowner.Introducing the elements of pattern and texture are ways that designers can spice up the look of a room, however the first priority of your interior redesign expert is to identify a color palette. This will assist your interior redesign expert in making decisions on accessories and soft goods and allow them to build layers of interest into a room.You can read more about selecting a color palette in a recent Buyers Desire Home Staging blog: How to Create a Color Palette for your Home Redesign.Once a strong color story is identified, the design elements of pattern and texture can be addressed. Let’s explore the design elements of pattern and texture.white interlocking circles on an aqua backgroundPATTERN is defined as an artistic way of decorating a surface; a repeating form or design. The addition of patterns to a room can add spice and interest and take your interior redesign to the next level. Pattern can be bold and add impact or be soft and add harmony. Pattern can help dictate the mood and energy of a room. Pattern can be playful or serious, casual or formal. Adding a large-scale patterned rug can create a bold and artful statement and help to pull a group of furniture together. The right pattern can also help pull together multiple colors in a room. Varieties of patterns can be found in accessories, pillows, and art, which can be inexpensive upgrades that add drama and interest to a room.For a related article on Pattern and Interior Design check out Freshhome’s article, 10 Easy Ways to Mix and Match Patterns in your Home.textureTEXTURE is defined as the visual and tactile quality of a surface. Textures add dimension and depth and create the mood or “feel” of a room. Natural textures such as wood, stone, brick or leather can add warmth to a room. Large-scale textures like brick and stone can create a focal point. Wood flooring or paneling can add warmth and comfort. Textures can be shiny, coarse, rough or smooth. Rough, coarse textures tend to make an object feel heavier, while smoother textures will make it feel lighter. Smooth and shiny textures reflect more light and give a cool impression while soft textures convey a sense of warmth. Investing in rugs, fabrics, wall coverings and throw pillows with the right texture can be an affordable way to add impact to a room.For a related article on Texture and Interior Design read, Apartment Therapy’s article, Designer Secrets, Transform your Space with Texture.Your Interior Redesign expert can help you to coordinate the correct combination of color, pattern and texture in any room to create a strong overall impact, add dimension and help to define your space. You can take any space from flat to three-dimensional with the appropriate use of these design elements.For guidance on selecting the right paint for your home, see our Paint Finish and Color Selection Guide.Click to DownloadContact Buyers Desire Home Staging for a free Interior Redesign consultation at 781-489-8489.SaveSave