Why Texture Makes All the Difference in Design
Today we’re talking all about why you should give much ado about texture. Texture is one of our favorite instruments of design for its innate ability to create depth, start conversation and add interest to any element in the room. Texture can not only be a visual tool, but employ subtle nods to your love story as well. Maybe it’s a charger that reflects the culture of your wedding destination, or perhaps it’s sugar embellishments to the cake that hark back to your unique proposal story or the day you first met. There are endless possibilities in the realm of texture and design. So what does that mean for you?
1. Consider all five senses
You may have a tendency to think of your wedding day only visually at first. But close your eyes and immerse yourself in the action. What are the sounds, the smells? What do you feel? What do the dining chairs feel like? Are they soft + plush or hard + rattan? Maybe think about the florals too… Do you envision lush, wild, garden flower varieties for a very organic feel? Or do you gravitate more towards dried flowers + foliage with some modern dyed accents too?
2. Think about the meaningful moments in your love story
You know by now that we’re all about storytelling! Whether your guest catch on to the ultimate intention behind a certain design choice or not, YOU know why it’s there, and that will make all the difference in the emotional connection you have to every element that’s part of your day. Think about the first trip you took together as a couple? Consider the moment your partner said I Love You for the first time. Breathe in the memory of how you met or the daydreams you have for your honeymoon destination. Thinking about places is a great place to start, as they lend themselves to textural nods easily. But the buck doesn’t stop there! Maybe you first bonded with your SO over a shared passion, like tennis. Could you incorporate subtle netting design moments throughout the paper goods, the welcome bags, the ceremony chairs, the bars? Getting the hang of it?
3. Remember that textures create mood
You can’t have one with out the other, really. The textures you incorporate in your day will affect the feeling of formality, first and foremost. If you lean on the casual wicker, tropical island surfaces for instance, you might have yourself a laidback oceanside fete. On the other hand, festoon your decor with pearlized fabrics, glossy silk or double thick paper and your guest will immediately feel a sense of refinement and sophistication. Of course, you can mix moods by juxtaposing more relaxed textures with those associated with the chic way of life – and sometimes those are the most winning duos after all!
Not only does texture set the scene + immerse guests in the action, it beckons them to wonder… It’s a surefire way to set your day apart from the crowd because those elements are so personal to you, and when your guests feel invited to explore the why behind the texture of their place card or the table linen (and trust me, over the course of a 2.5 hour dinner, they will have their curiosities!), you invite them into your own little world. And there’s nothing more beautiful, nothing more worth celebrating, than that!
Til we meet again!