Trendy textures are an easy way to add interest to your interior. Crazy patterns or wild colors are not to everyone's liking, but by combining different materials and structures, you can add a bit of oomph even to a more classic interior. Design Stories picked six must-touch design items – take a look and try the trend out.
1. Work your way up
Carpets cover up quite a few square meters of floor space, and often define the ambiance of the entire room. Anna Pirkola has drawn inspiration for her Laine rug from the ever-moving sea and its calming effect. The monochrome color palette and soft details create a harmonious mood – yet the asymmetrical shape and the knotted pattern still turn heads.
2. The softer, the better
Fuzzy and fluffy upholsteries both look and feel compellingly warm, bringing a hefty dose of coziness and comfort to the interior. The abundantly detailed, voluminous design of Menu's Brasilia armchair is complemented by an irresistibly tactile upholstery: would you go for soft sheepskin, elegant bouclé, or aniline leather?
3. Refreshing rattan
The spectacular return of rattan to the center of Scandinavian décor hasn't gone unnoticed. The simple weave has a manifold effect: rattan details conjure a down-to-earth feel into the space and shake one-dimensional surfaces to life. Warm Nordic's charming Surfboard coffee table, featuring a rattan shelf, was designed by Arne Hovmand-Olsen in 1959.
4. Three-dimensional patterns don't need color to look stunning
Interface's plush and versatile Toast sofa must have been created for napping. The magic of the modular Toast series, designed by Aino Michelsen, lies in the ample seats: there is always room on the Toast sofa for all your friends or family – and of course pets as well. The minimalist design of the sofa is animated by a textured upholstery fabric, the simple pattern of which looks especially attractive when applied to the large surfaces of the seat cushions.
5. Ceramic eye-catchers
Perfectly imperfect pottery has irresistible appeal: beautiful vases, tableware, and decorative objects make everyday tasks and routines a treat. Sibast's charmingly unfinished Magnolia vase was designed by Danish sculptor and ceramicist Naja Utzon Popov. The sculptural vase, drawing inspiration from delicate magnolia flowers, looks equally beautiful filled with branches and flower arrangements or completely empty.
6. Spice things up with natural materials
Natural materials are rightly at the heart of the texture trend: be it linen, marble, leather, or stone, the irregularities of natural materials add just the right amount of grit to the interior. Ferm LIVING's Travertine side tables play with contrasts: a tabletop made of travertine and a steel base dressed in a mild cashmere tone create a titillating combination of softness, angularity, naturalness, and linearity.
Text: Mira Ahola Images: Manufacturers