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Listen up color-phobes, neutrals don't have to be boring.  Instead of layering color and pattern, you can just as easily work with neutral shades and layer textures instead. Try it with one (or more) of these ten textures.

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Fur — The fluffy stuff is genius at adding interest to flat furniture. Animal lover?  Go faux.

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Woodgrain — Trees are all texture!   

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Wainscoting — White walls get dimensional with the addition of wainscoting.  Also try: beadboard.

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Tufting — Just one more reason to love the classic Chesterfield.  Also try: nailhead trim. 

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Tile — The small variations in tone make these tiles textural.  

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Mirrors — They may be sleek and glossy, but nothing's better at adding interest and dimension to your space.

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Pintucking — Small gathers take a flat weave and make it magical.  

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Wallpaper — Choose a complex pattern or, for a more low-key look, a grasscloth.  

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Jute — It mirrors the color of the floor but provides organic, woven interest.  

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Lace — It's textural on any surface, but as a window treatment it really shines.  


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