16 DIY Ways to Rock Texture in Your Home
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16 DIY Ways to Rock Texture in Your Home

Ask any home decorating professional and you’ll find that they are all on board with one thing: texture. Lots and lots and lots of texture, whether it’s modern and visual or cozy and cuddle-worthy. Faux furmixed patterns, woven fabrics and reclaimed wood can make any room feel a bit more complete, but embracing the texture trend doesn’t mean you need to go buy a sheepskin rug or line your bookcases with leather bound novels. Instead, save a buck and get creative with a weekend project or two. Check out these 16 DIYs to add terrific textures to your home in no time.

1. Wood Frames: Add unfinished wood frames to your gallery wall to bring in some texture. Natural wood goes with everything from your DIY negative space art to those vintage black and white photos, so whether you’re using bright, happy colors or a more monochromatic scheme, your walls will be happy. (via Les Confettis)

2. DIY Copper and Wood Magazine Rack: Calling all magazine junkies! Get your addiction — err, passion — for magazines under control with this DIY. You can build the whole thing for under $20 which means you can totally splurge on a new subscription to store in your stylish rack. (via I Spy DIY)

3. DIY Concrete Lamp: The concrete trend is not going anywhere, and why should it? The industrial-chic look is awesome and totally easy to DIY, especially when you can personalize your project and make this gem of a lamp. (via Brit + Co)

4. DIY Yarn Fringe Pillow: If you have a plain throw pillow sitting around, give it a textural makeover with a chunky yarn fringe. Choose several colors and layer them together for a fun effect. Warning: You might not be able to quit at just one pillow. (via A Beautiful Mess)

5. DIY Woven Rope Basket: This little basket is exactly what your messy craft table or bathroom counter needs. Plus it’s super cute and you can personalize the natural sisal rope with colorful embroidery thread. (via BHG)

6. DIY Pom Pom Rug: Technically this is a two-in-one project, because you could totally throw this baby up on the wall as a fluffy piece of art. Or just wrap it around your shoulders and proclaim yourself Queen of the Pom Poms. (via Brit + Co)

7. DIY Wood Slice Table: Nothing says rustic texture like a good old slice of wood, but once you put it up on copper legs, it starts looking pretty glam too. This wood slice table is just the right size for a cup of coffee and your favorite book. (via Fall for DIY)

8. DIY Faux Granite Bookends: With just a little concrete and some spray paint, you can make a set of lovely bookends that look way more expensive than they actually are. Maybe now that you’ve got all your books standing upright, you can start to make a dent in your reading list. (via Make and Tell)

9. DIY T-Shirt Rug: Don’t be intimidated by the size of a woven rug — weaving with a thick material like t-shirts makes the whole thing come together pretty quickly. Take a field trip to the thrift store to stock up on colorful t-shirts and have fun decorating the finished project with tassels and pom poms. (via A Piece of Rainbow)

10. DIY Mountain Necklace Holder: Take your jewelry display to the peaks with these natural wood mountains. The simple triangle shapes don’t just keep your necklaces from turning into a knot — they also add a fun-meets-functional display to your dresser. (via The Merry Thought)

11. DIY Pouf: Extra seating is always welcome. Add a touch of boho to your space with this pouf made from placemats (yes, placemats!). Decorate it with mega awesome tassels to give it a little extra oomph in the texture department. (via Ohoh Blog)

12. DIY Wood and Copper Blanket Rack: If your love of throw blankets has exceeded the number of places you have to throw them, you need this cool copper accessory to display them in style. All you need are some copper fittings and wooden dowels to pop this rack together. Mix and match your textures to create extra visual stimulation in whatever corner they live in. (via Foxtails and Moss)

13. DIY Woven Wool Art: Bring texture to your gallery wall by choosing art pieces that complement your rad DIY wall hanging. Mix and match the yarn and rope — a chunkier yarn will definitely add more personality to your piece. (via Brit + Co)

14. DIY Giant Tassel Fringe Rug: Make over that sad little rug in your bathroom by adding tassels to each end. Go monochromatic or make each tassel a different color for a really fun effect. You can let your existing color scheme be your guide by bringing in colors that already exist or use ones that will complement the room. (via Earnest Home Co.)

15. DIY Fringed Boho Lumbar Pillow: Get a head start on this DIY pillow by using a table runner as the fabric. Once you’ve sewn it together, add a fringe and you’ve got a nice long lumbar pillow for extra support. (via Francois et Moi)

16. DIY Circular Wall Hanging: If you’re all about those chunky wool wall hangings but don’t have the time (or patience) to weave one, try this easy hoop hack that brings in massive textural vibes with minimal effort. Seriously, the hardest part about this project will be trying to decide on a color palette. (via Brit + Co)

What DIY decorating ideas are you most excited to try? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using hashtag #iamcreative!