Over the past few years I have noticed the color disappearing from my home. I know a lot of people think lack of color is boring but I disagree. When a room is neutral you are really pushed to make it interesting. I believe the easiest way to do that is by adding textures... and a lot of them.
There is not an ounce of color in this room but I'd be shocked to hear anyone call it boring or cold. It's the opposite!
Here are some of my favorite techniques and items for adding texture to any room.
Don't remove your outdated wood paneling... paint it.
Add nailhead... These panels from West Elm are discontinued but could easily be replicated.
Nail Head Panels - West Elm, no longer available
Basket weave is a classic design that is visually interesting.
Basketweave Ceramic Stool - Plantation Designs, $275
Wood and metal are a great combination.
Hammery Jaliso Table - CSN Stores, $379
Throw blankets and pillows are a great opportunity to add texture.
Quilted Canvas Pillow - Williams-Sonoma, $68