Trick of the Trade: Add Texture When a Space Feels Flat

Adding texture is a great option when a space feels a little flat… and you don't want to add a ton of clutter. I was glancing around my living room the other day and just felt like there was no dimension to the space anymore. Things just felt very flat and shapeless, as if nothing was popping. That's when I realized I was in dire need of some texture.

No need to insult anyone with a definition of what makes for a textural object; any reader of Apartment Therapy certainly knows a good piece of texture when they see it. For my space I felt like natural texture was the best direction, and I certainly like when that object can perform a function, but I'm open-minded. Some items that caught my eye:

Top Row:
1. Raffia Trays $29 - $59 from West Elm
2. Braided Jute Rug $39 - $699 from Ballard Designs
3. Patterned Baskets $69 from West Elm
4. Vintage Hand Crochet Ecru Tablecloth $35 from Etsy
5. Vintage Woven Basket $24 from Etsy

Bottom Row:

6) Brody Rug $349- $1,099 from Crate & Barrel
7) Aiguille Lamp $500 from SuperMarket
8) Bohemian Vintage Woven Basket $24 from Etsy

(Images: as linked above)

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