I did a little tweaking in our sunroom recently, and while I was at it, I noticed that the room has so many different textures.
I have mentioned before that I like to call it the solarium when I’m feelin’ fancy. It will be much more of a sunroom this year, though, because we chopped down a sweet bay magnolia that was right next to the room.
Although I loved the way it looked, it was a dirty, dirty tree. It seems as if it was shedding something 10 months out of the year, and I just didn’t want to deal with it anymore.
But this post isn’t about the tree. It’s about texture. Take a look at this photo. In a very small space I have wicker, jute, wood and metal. By the way the metal is that cute little antique French scrub bucket. The mop drains in those holes you see there. Someone painted and antiqued it before I bought it.
Here’s a closer look. Now, let’s get back to the textures.
Here we have burlap, denim, and more wicker.
More burlap, this time on a lampshade, plus more brick but this time on the wall.
The colorful old wooden spools combined with the crockery bowl provide more texture, and of course the morning paper throws in another element.
Look at the textures of these things. They are all so different – bowl, chipped bocci balls, and the walnut antique hardware store cabinet – yet they are all wood.
And finally, the rusty metal on the cute (and very heavy) garden-themed mirror I won at a charity silent auction.
Take a look around your rooms. I bet you will be surprised how many textures you’ll see.
Linking to Savvy Southern Style