Design Basics: 9 Easy Ways to Add Texture to a Bedroom

updated Jul 16, 2020
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Has your bedroom been feeling flat and lifeless? Uninteresting? Too…boring? It might need an infusion of texture — a basic design element every room needs to make it feel rich and like a place worth spending time in. We’ve got nine different and easy ways you can add the feeling of texture to your bedroom.

1. (Pictured above) Plants are a fast and easy way to add mother nature’s texture to your bedroom (plus some lovely and life-affirming green color). For maximum texture, consider fluffier, fern-y plants that have a lot of leaves and a lot going on. Spotted in Whitney’s Traditional Meets Glamour Austin Apartment.

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2. A very textured bed blanket or duvet is another great and easy choice, especially if it features natural or dramatic materials that beg to be felt. This blanket spotted in Alex & Sarah’s Traveler’s Home

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3. You don’t have to go with a natural material if that doesn’t fit your style (not everyone’s in to fur on the bed). Consider a tufted headboard (the bigger the better) for a dose of touchable texture. Spotted in Alison’s Sophisticated and Posh London Home.

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4. Fiber art, behind the bed or somewhere else in the space, is a great way to bring texture on the wall and let it echo throughout a space, since they often tend to be eye-catching pieces. This one spotted in Masha & Colin’s Worldly Abode.

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5. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, a textured, shag rug hung on the wall is sure to be more effective at grabbing attention than just one on the floor (though that works, too). This idea seen in Calvin’s Naturally Stylish DC Home.

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6. Oversized, rough baskets and boxes — especially placed in high or unusual spots — are quite textural in a room. This example seen in Myka and George’s Modern Abode.

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7. If plants aren’t quite enough texture for you, why not go straight to the bark of branches? Definitely an interesting way to experiment with bringing in mother nature’s texture. Spotted in Teressa and Ryan’s Fresh & Friendly Home.

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8. Drape particularly rough and interesting textiles in the windows of your bedroom — the light will magnify the textile’s texture and make it seem even more rich. Spotted in Beatrice & Ramsey’s Cultured Echo Park Casa.

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9. Use fabric hung around the room — even over walls — to wrap and surround a room in soft texture, an instant way to increase comfort in a room. Seen in Jess & Mikaylah’s Simple and Sweet East Austin Cottage.

How have you used texture in your bedroom to create a rich, interesting and sophisticated space perfect for sleeping but also for greeting the day? Share in the comments below!