Design Inspiration: 5 Ways to Add Texture to the Office

By | 2017-09-19T13:43:17+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Workplace Design|

Bringing texture to the office is a surefire way to add warmth and elevate the “humanity” of a space. Instead of settling for cold, clinical surroundings, layering in textures make spaces feel cozy and personal.

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered.

1. Fabrics

Nubby fabrics on chairs and lounge pieces, or any covering with a 3D quality to the weave, can add texture to a space.

2. Texture on Tables

Integrating textures through thoughtful surface materials like cowhide, wood or stone brings another layer of warmth to furniture pieces that are sometimes overlooked. Want to take texture to the next level? Use your own custom top with turnstone’s Bassline table for a one-of-a-kind piece your team will love.

3. Dimension in Artwork

Commissioned abstracts incorporating fabric, stand-alone sculptural pieces and framed artwork are additional ways to bring a “wow” factor to a space. Woven rugs, macrame, baskets, traditional painted pieces and even wallpaper can deliver incredible texture and high impact. Ready for something different? Try 3D printed pieces that push the boundaries of conventional art.

4. Pillows + Rugs

For a quick fix, pillows, rugs, throws and other floor coverings add texture in a jiffy. Faux fur, responsibly-sourced leather and wool are examples of fabrics and materials that warm up spaces and add personality in the process.

5. Accessories

Metal sculptural pieces, stacks of books, plants, glass jars, wood bowls and manzanita branches are other terrific ways to bring textures to the workplace. They create a residential, homey feel and each contribute a thoughtful design element — especially when grouped in odd numbers.

Jane Graham types away as turnstone’s brand writer and social media gal. The pen behind a 2010 best-selling book and experienced ghostwriter, Jane’s voice has powered articles featured on Entrepreneur.com, Yahoo! Small Business and elsewhere.