Trendwatch: Top texture

Pieces that feel as good as they look

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There is a wealth of cool textured pieces on the market at the moment, as this selection demonstrates. If you’re unsure of what the trend will do for your space, then start small.“The easiest way to update any design scheme is with new accessories – rugs, textured lamp bases, throws or cushions,” says Fiona Drennan of Jeffreys Interiors, “or re-upholster a much-loved existing piece,” she adds. “We love a textured tweed.” If you can’t decide between pieces, then it’s okay to use both.“Add a variety of textures for interest, not just one. Use textures to contrast and add depth to an existing scheme; for example, by placing a textured ceramic lamp on a wooden table top or thick pile rug on polished floor.”

Shadow Bell Lampshade, £480, Melanie Porter; Castaway Chest, from £2,675, Timothy Oulton; Crockery Jug, £95, Max Lamb for 1882 Ltd (stockists include SCP)

Poison Bottle, from around £470, Vista Alegre; Serie 1 Lithophane, from around £2,617, JL Coquet

Clockwise from left: Cushion, Hartwell in black, £92 per m; Chair, Fox in snow, £89 per m; Curtain, Cordell in black, £110 per m; all Larsen; Black Wool Cushion, £81, Bloomingville (stockists include Amara); Berber basket, from £80, Raj Tent Club

Charade Table Lamp, £395, Jonathan Adler; Diamant, £40 per sqm, Saloni