The popularity of textured walls has grown in 2018 as a way to bring depth, drama, and intensity to a room. At Camelot Homes, we spend countless design hours sourcing and deciding on the right elements for our modern luxury homes. In applying these new elements, we’ve found that textured accent walls create a substantial impact on a room’s design.
Similar to an accent wall painted in a unique shade, a wall with added texture will become a focal point of the room. Commonly used textures include tile, stone, exposed brick, painted wood paneling, dimensional wallpaper, and even applied fabric. In this blog, we share the wall textures we use as well as provide tips for implementing textured walls in your home.
When it comes to selecting the type of material to use for your wall texture, aim for visual and functional. For rooms like the kitchen and bathroom, where water and other messes are frequent, opt for a texture treatment that can be easily wiped clean, like tile. If you have pets or small children, you may want to avoid the more-porous options like grass cloth and wallpaper.
Wall texture applications are more permanent and difficult to remove than a painted accent wall. In our designs, we aim for a timeless approach to ensure the home can age gracefully with your family. Often this means utilizing neutrals and materials that can be found in homes through the ages. We tend to include white marble, painted wood paneling, and neutral tile as our textured wall materials.
Showcase the Focal Point
An accent wall is often used to highlight the focal point of the room. In a living room this tends to be the wall where the fireplace or television is positioned. The kitchen focal point is likely the stove and range hood. In the bedroom, it is the wall behind your headboard. The focal point of the bathroom is often the wall behind the tub. You can also use a textured wall behind your favorite piece of large-scale art or behind a bookshelf wall.
Repeat throughout Your Home
Consistency connects the rooms in your home and creates a feeling of cohesion. Repeating and tweaking textures in multiple rooms builds this consistency. Often the same texture can be used in the kitchen and bathrooms or the bedrooms and living spaces. We use white paneling throughout our White Horse model. By using different variations of the white paneling — vertical, horizontal, and planks of varying width — we are able to create cohesion and uniqueness in each space.
A word of caution: your wall texture should have the same tones as the paint and furnishings used throughout your home. A warm-tone stone will look jarring next to a cool tone paint, even if both are white. All of the elements in your home should be complementary.
Use Multiple Textures
Create dimension in your home by mixing multiple types of texture. For example, in our Adero Villas homes, we use exposed brick, tile, and wood paneling. Sometimes, you can even get away with using multiple textures in one room. Use a tool like a vision board to see if your textures will work together.
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