Transform with Texture
"Texture is the thing that makes a room pop. It’s what brings a perfectly fine design up to enviable levels", Freshome provide a great insight into importance of texture, as well as how to effectively apply its design tenants in your own home.
Texture is an element of interior design that is sometimes neglected from thoughts when designing a room in your home. This is something that needs to change as it has the power to make a massive impact by adding dimension to any room. Without enough textured elements, a space can feel cold and sterile.
If you aren't keen on being experimental with colour then using texture to create a unique feel is a great option. Just as you think about how different patterns work together when designing a room, it is important you think about how different textures will work well and compliment each other.
All surfaces have a certain texture to them, ranging from smooth or rough, bumpy or flat. Texture can be perceived in different ways, it can be influenced by the textures of adjacent surfaces, our viewing distance, as well as the lighting applied. They provide the eye with something interesting to look at, but they're also incredibly soothing.
There are two types of texture, tactile or visual. Tactile texture relates to the actual feeling of a surface – smooth, rough, soft, hard, etc. Visual texture is our perception of what a texture might feel like. In other words, we often make assumptions about the texture of a material based on our memory of touching similar surfaces.
With British Ceramic Tile's Function and Form collection it’s now easier than ever to bring the textured trend directly into the kitchen or bathroom. Hard-wearing, waterproof and easy to clean, these ceramic tiles feature a 3D effects that add definition to any wall with the benefit of being suitable for wet room environments.
Function & Form Hex
Function & Form Patchwork
Function & Form Wave