What is a room but four walls a floor and a ceiling? When we create our living spaces, we (well, most of us, anyway) start with four corners, a little something beneath our feet and a little something over our heads. These spaces become rooms only when we make them such. It is our hands that create the spaces that nurture our lives. And a big part of that creation is the integration of textures, colors and soft lines juxtaposed with those four walls.
Bringing color and texture into space starts with creating a color palette that you will (hopefully) employ through the duration of your decoration. Bold colors and patterns complement certain textures, and subdued colors and details will really make other textures stand out. Finding the complementary combinations that inspire you is half the fun of decorating.
The most substantial textiles your room will house are likely upholstery and window treatments. Choosing the right textiles for your space is the first step in establishing the space as your own, imbuing it with its own personality.
Customizing window treatments and upholstery to match is the perfect place to start when letting the soft lines of your design lead the rest of the design elements. A design that utilizes one chief textile in one primary color will create an intentioned space, but playing with combinations of color and texture within the confines of your color palette will result in a much more interesting and engaging space.