Let's face it—no one wants their wedding design to fall flat. From invitations to tablescapes, adding texture to your decor gives it some serious depth and can take the overall look of your event from hum-drum to holy-wow! Today, then, we're talking all-things wedding design ideas for adding texture to your design aesthetic. Read on for some quick-and-simple tips for making sure your celebration is chock-full of dreamy dimension and seriously swoon-worthy depth.
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Items that easily add texture:
When you're sourcing wedding decor, look for the following items to easily add depth to your design aesthetic:
- Hammered Metals: Whether it’s hammered copper flatware, hammered gold vases, or a stunning hammered metal side table, textured metal elements provide a ton of depth to your design and add a chic, modern vibe to your overall event aesthetic.
- Textiles and Silks: From aztec-inspired textiles to woven throws for your lounge spaces, textiles are one of our favorite no-fuss ways for quickly adding a ton of texture to any wedding aesthetic. If your lounge space is feeling flat, try adding some chunky, textured throws or pillows with texture to the chairs or couch. If your ceremony space needs texture, layer rugs underneath your aisle decor or lay textiles down the aisle. If your bouquet needs a boost, have your florist wrap it with long, flowy silk ribbons.
- Natural Elements: From wood place settings to agate place cards, sourcing natural elements to add to your wedding design is such a simple way to amp up your texture game. Adding a few deer antlers along the greenery garlands that run down the center of your tablescapes, wrapping leather ties around napkins, or even opting for natural wood place cards in place of paper ones are all great ways to give your wedding design some depth.
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Places you can add texture:
Work with your wedding planner and vendors to make a plan for adding texture into the following three areas of your decor:
- Linens: Whether it’s tying a simple piece of silk around napkins, opting for a macrame table runner, or selecting fabrics that have some texture to them, linens are a great place to weave (pun totally intended) some serious depth into your wedding design.
- Paper: From ceremony programs to your stationery suite, adding texture to your paper elements is a great way to give your guests a little something unexpected. Whether it’s opting for letterpress programs, adding a wood belly-band to your invitations, or adding a wax seal to your place cards, work with a professional stationer to figure out creative ways you can add depth and dimension to otherwise two-dimensional paper elements.
- Tabletop: Flatware doesn’t have to be, well, flat. From hammered copper flatware to vintage-inspired glassware, you can really amp up your design depth game by opting for glass pieces with texture to them (like these purple and gold glasses, these clear ones, or these dreamy teal ones). We also love the idea of working texture and depth into your wedding tablescapes via your chargers (we’re obsessed with these chic copper chargers) or via wild greenery garlands (like this dreamy setup).
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