Using Texture to Enhance Design

Using Texture to Enhance Design

We love neutral tones around here, but decorating with all neutrals, or all one color (or color family) in general doesn't have to be boring.  Adding texture to a room enhances its visual interest and can make a neutral, or monochromatic, palette pop.

There are some classic, tried and true, design staples you can use to add texture to any room.


Not only do baskets provide a functional storage option to a room, they also add texture! 

In the photo below, Mary from @selah.pines.farmhouse uses a basket in a very neutral vignette to add some texture and dimension.

Amanda, from @thefarmhousetouch on Instagram, uses baskets in this bedroom as a night stand-adding triple function as storage AND nightstand AND texture.  High fives to Amanda!


You can almost always find baskets at Laurel Grove, below are two of the most popular baskets we currently have in stock!  Click the image to check them out on our website.

tassel basket


A rug is a staple in any room and really allows you to use something you need to gain a bit of added texture.

Natural material rugs, such as jute and sisal, always add great texture.

Even in this room with a completely neutral palette, the rug brings in some texture and variance in tones.  To add texture with a rug, you aren't confined to the natural sisals and jutes though, you can always go with a wool or cotton that also has varied tones! 

We have the ability to order thousands of rugs, so if you have something special in mind, just let us know and we will share our catalogues!


Pillows and throws are also incredible for adding texture as well as that cozy hygge element!

This bedroom below from My Scandanavian Home hits all the textural boxes with that cozy knit pillow and linen duvet!  She's also got a basket (check!) with the natural element of a fig tree (see next textural element category!).

With the cooler months coming, we've got some comfy pillows and throws hitting the floor to allow you to get your snuggle on.  Our current favorites are these textured guys (click images for listing):

These fun throws are super soft and the poms on the fringed edges add just that little extra amount of texture.

Natural Elements

Adding natural elements is another surefire way to get that textural vibe going.  In Mary's picture above, she added wheat stalks to her basket, Amanda has a sweet olive tree and white flower in her vignette.

In the photo below, Cindy from @thevintageroad on Instagram masters the neutral with texture game!  She uses natural elements like a wreath, small plants, boxwood balls, and our mixed fall bush.  On her shelves, you can also get a peek of texture with a basket and throws!

As always, all are welcome in our shop!  We would be delighted to help you figure out how to add texture into your home design.

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