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How to – bring texture into your home

Texture is a designer trick of the trade used to add interest. If everything’s too shiny say (you magpie, you), things start to look a little two-dimensional. We’ll show you how to mix things up. Or should we say, our stylish customers will.

Use texture as colour

There’s nothing wrong with being a neutral lover. But too much cream with the same texture and things can start feeling zzzzz. Luckily, Hayley’s living room keeps the eye occupied with lots of delights. From crisp tiles, to a comfy leather sofa to those cosy Roman blinds at the window. It might be a beige room, but it’s anything but boring.

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Combine shiny and matt

Ian and Lou’s striking kitchen has lots to say and nails it when it comes to texture. They’ve combined high-gloss units with a matt worktop and a slightly translucent Roller blind from yours truly. We just love the way the striking design reflects on the white cupboards.

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Fake it

A real stone wall in Justine’s bathroom would not only have been pricey but a nightmare to clean. Luckily, this wallpaper cheat works just as well, and adds just the right amount of texture to the room. Spa bathroom here we come.

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Dabble with fabrics for a boutique hotel feel

For that ‘ahhhhh’ feeling you get when you go to a lovely hotel, plush fabrics are a must. Katy chose a velvet effect Roman blind and added lashings of fabric elsewhere in the room. The result is that expensive hotel feel… but every night!

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Plump for Pleated

The pretty concertina effect of Pleated blinds is another fab way to add texture to a room. Helen added this rosy number to her daughter’s bedroom, and the soft glow is a lovely way to add a focal point to a child’s room.

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