If you have ever studied interior design or even spent any time watching home improvement or home design shows, you have probably heard the designers talking about texture. Whether you are a homeowner, contractor, or architect, being aware of what texture can do to a home or a business is essential in having a happy family and happy customers. Many people aren’t aware of the space around them and the influence simple design elements can have on their mood, but designers can spend years on their craft and that includes experimenting with texture. The effect that stone can have on a space, balanced with other textures and elements is huge. If you’re in the midst of a renovation, consider the power of using real stone veneer from enVision Stone for your home or construction project.
What is Texture?
Texture is the sensation that is caused by feeling and seeing the surface of objects. Most people will say that texture is mostly about what someone feels physically on their fingertips when they touch something. However, you also see texture with your eyes and can imagine how it would feel, whether that’s a furry coat, a wood tabletop, or a real stone wall; and whether those items can be physically touched or you’re just looking at the pages of a magazine. You might want to take pictures of your renovation when it’s complete and you want viewers to see and feel the texture in the space. Using real stone veneer on the walls of your space, you can create a texture that is inviting and still warm.
Add Visual Weight
In the design world, visual weight means allowing the space to draw attention to itself. When people walk into your home, office, restaurant, or view the outside walls of the building, they might not immediately be drawn to the walls of the space; that is, unless there is something there to draw the eye. Just like you may have heard that a blue room has a calming effect and a red room can raise your energy level, texture can do the same thing. A rough real stone wall is more likely to make the space feel intimate and grounded and smooth textures can make the space feel sleek and aloof.
Texture Adds Balance
An architect or interior designer will know that even if you want an intimate space, you wouldn’t want a stone floor, stone walls, and a stone table. There needs to be a balance. With soft couches, warm curtains, and a grainy wood table, the real stone walls will fit right in.
The Stone Itself Can Be a Variety of Textures
At enVision Stone, there are several options of our real stone veneer. We have patterns that are smaller for a feature bathroom wall, larger pieces that would make your living room wall look like a castle, thicker, natural pieces that do wonders to a fireplace, and styles with just the right depth and shape to design your kitchen backsplash with.
Utilizing real stone veneer as a focal point in any space draws the viewer’s eye in and creates a desire to touch the surface and to interact with the space. This desire to interact with the space will give your guests or clients an opportunity to stay longer and feel more at home and comfortable within the space. This is the purpose of using design elements such as texture in any renovation.
Why Stone Veneer?
Installing stone veneer will save everyone involved in the project time and money. Whether you’re using the stone for an inside wall, or for outdoor stone veneer, the effect is the same. The texture draws viewer’s eyes to the surface. enVision Stone designed the product to be a lightweight stone veneer so that it can be incorporated into any space and will provide an intimate and warm environment.
Utilizing and being aware of design elements, especially texture can improve any home or business renovation. Creating a balance of textures with rough stone and soft materials will create an inviting and unique space. To save money in addition to designing a beautiful space, use real stone veneer from enVision Stone. Create feature walls in your space that can only be described by the texture.