When decorating with texture look closely at the texture of an object, think about how it will look next to the other objects that you have selected or were thinking about using. (see also creating a composition). If you would think about, for example, a glass-top table on a wood floor, you would probably get a more cold and barren feeling from it.
If you would simply add a rug underneath, it would bring a sense of softness and the colors of the rug would bring a sort of homey feel in an otherwise sterile pairing. To soften up the sink, put a cotton washcloth draped across a little towel rack.
Playing with the balance of wood and fabrics is very interesting because it is a play on opposites. You should consider the interaction of textures in your kitchen when choosing kitchen cabinets and flooring material. Many enjoy the look of waxed wood floors in the kitchen and so usually they do not place more than just a few small rugs to show off as much of the floor as possible.
If there is too much hardwood present in the kitchen one should opt for a larger rug that would very nicely contrast the immense amount of wood which may seem overbearing if not balanced.
While many are used to the custom of hanging fabrics in the kitchen, either in the front or the window or on the sides of the windows as a means of softening up the space, you can very easily use a window box. You can plant flowers that coordinate with your kitchen style in regards to the character of the flower as well as the color.
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