Tips on using Texture in your Home Decor

Using a variety of textures in your home décor is a great way to add interest, style and character but it can be surprisingly difficult – too many textures – too busy, same textured repeated – unbalanced. Follow these tips to achieve a fabulous textured haven.

Decide which mood you’re trying to achieve and select your textures accordingly. For a cosy feel textures should be soft and tactile like rich velvets, shimmering cotton mixes and faux fur for throws, cushions and rugs. For a more streamlined look choose accessories with matt finishes, like concrete floors, steel accessories and non-reflective, functional surfaces.  Fabrics with tonal textures work well.

 Don’t forget the walls. Whether you select a high-gloss paint, wood panels, exposed brick or tile.  Wallpaper is a simple way to introduce texture to walls to compliment your soft furnishings.

Layering textures is the greatest way to get the most of contrasting fabrics but don’t indulge in too many – three or four at the most.  Blending textures evokes a strong mood, adds depth and is visually stimulating.

If you are a little afraid of textures a simple rule of thumb is to combine toning plains and patterns.

Texture can have a powerful visual impact when it is done boldly. Dare to embrace a luxurious metallic velvet fabric for that rich elegant WOW factor.

Fabulous Zoffany Paints

Exceptional coverage, outstanding depth of colour and an effortlessly sophisticated palette is the hallmark of the Zoffany paint collection. Gilding the Lily Interiors can supply Zoffany paints, Come in and while selecting your wallpaper and/or fabrics use our A4 colour samples to choose paint tones. Have them all delivered together to collect at the one location.

Anthology Definition Wallcoverings – WOW

Absolutely fell in love with this latest Anthology collection of innovative statement wallcoverings defined by their ground-breaking textures and intricate backgrounds. Definition has been inspired by geology and crystals, injecting intensity and colour to create these powerful and alluring designs.

Comprising eight statement designs including a dramatic panel, the Definition wallpapers have been manufactured using the most technically-advanced machines and state-of-the-art production methods. 70cms x 10m meaning it is a wide width wallpaper.  Come in and be blown away – takes only 2 – 3 days for delivery.

Fancy Puting Your Feet Up ?

Fell in love with these glamorous, glitzy, gorgeous foot stools.  A nod to old Hollywood style. 

Too good for anyone I know to put their feet on.

Window Treatments Can Make a Room

However having the correct treatment chosen with precision using our professional services is like investing in quality.  Pulling a look together combining fabric, linings, heading styles, trims, poles or pelmet is a skill.  

Well designed window treatments are the difference between an off the peg suit and tailor made.

When choosing your window treatment there are lots of elements to consider – style, trimmings, tiebacks, where will they hang, fullness, pelmet, track or pole – we will resolve all of these decisions with you and guide you through the vast range of fabric choices to achieve a look of sophistication which says QUALITY

Designer Headboard Sale







ALL NOW ONLY £200.00



What’s your wallcovering style ?

Come in and browse our fabulous library of wallcovering and fabric collections, let us give as much help and advice as you feel you need.  We’ll take the hassle out of pulling your look together – no pressures.  Whether you need one feature wall or colour advice or an entire home pulled together.  You want to achieve that show home or homely look but just can’t get it quite right.

Harlequin Paloma Fabric and Wallpaper Collection – New In

Soft elegant weaves, highlighted with glistening metallic thread adorn the luxurious drapery products that make up the Paloma fabric collection. Graceful natural forms juxtapose with the angularity of architecture, bringing a timeless sophistication to stylish living spaces. With its name taken from the Latin word for ‘dove’, Paloma comprises nine beautiful fabric motifs in a range of calming natural tones.

Inspired by graceful natural forms and the angularity of architecture, Paloma from Harlequin effortlessly combines captivating metallics with delicate contemporary prints. A range of seven wallpapers with complementary fabric designs make up this stunning collection, available in a sophisticated pared back colour palette.  


Harry and Meghan’s Cottage in Kensington Palace grounds

We wish Meghan and Harry all the best for the future together which they start in Nottingham Cottage within the grounds of Kensington Palace.  A modest two bedroom, two sitting room bathroom and kitchen with a cute little garden complete with barbeque.  It is typically furnished in English Country style but will Meghan bring her own unique touch to her new home ?

Photos shared by the Suits star from her former property show that Meghan favours a minimalistic monochrome colour scheme, but uses details such as photo frames, coffee table books and bold blooms to add personality and pops of colour to rooms.  She will likely be wanting to hang some of her prized artworks on the walls at her new home; Meghan once shared a photo of a figure study watercolour painting by Inslee Fariss on Instagram, while Harry is reported to have spent thousands on a painting by British artist Van Donna, called Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, for his girlfriend.

Throw Open Your Curtains and Love Your Room

Curtains come in countless styles, colours and textures.  They should be an integral part of your room interior.   Elegant double or triple pleats, sleek tailored wave heading, eyelets or simple pencil pleats – come in, make use of our professional advice and let us help you make the right decision.

Curtains are the perfect finishing touch to your chosen décor style.   Come in and browse our fabulous fabric collection from Glitz and Glamour to Luxurious Velvet.  Satin and Silk to Contemporary Geometrics, Florals or Fashion Forward Prints and Voiles. 

Our curtains are all made to measure so you can choose that little finishing touch, mix and match various fabric textures, add upholstered pelmets, beautiful poles in various metal or wood finishes.  Tiebacks – choose from fabulous styles to compliment your curtains or have matching/contrasting shaped tiebacks made – you can achieve that individual look we are sure you will be thrilled with.

Add layers to your look with blinds.  We have roller, wooden blinds or roman blinds match or compliment your curtain style.  All can be blackout finished or interlined. 

Come in and let us help you pull together your ideas and let us work with your chosen budget.

Tips to Luxe Up Your Home

Tidy away clutter, this makes a huge difference.  Leave sunglasses or keys in a glass bowl, magazines and papers in a textured basket.

Smell – nothing says I have a clean and serene home like enticing fragrances.  Whether it be a mix of plug in fragrances, pot pourri or candles  – layer them up.

Add natural elements to your home using wooden bowls or even driftwood.  Introduce some fresh flowers, bunch together some inexpensive supermarket bought in clear or coloured glasses and dot around a side table  Mix some glass agates or metal objects together – warms up a room

Add layers and textures around the room which will pull all the elements together and put guests at their ease immediately,


Beautiful New Fabric Collection Just Arrived

Makino consists of five stunning and lustrous designs which work effortlessly together. Durable textured and patterned velvets, rambling flowers on an iridescent ground, sparkling irregular broad stripes and, to complete this ensemble, a heavily textured mirage effect with silver thread. This designer fabric collection is available in a sophisticated and on-trend colour palette ranging from neutral shades to Rosa, Cyan and Koi. Suitable for upholstery, curtains and soft furnishings, Makino combines high performance with an elegant and stylish look.  Includes 2018 Latest Colour Trends

Beautiful Textures which work effortlessly together

Setting a Budget

All Interior Design Projects happen within the framework of a budget.  Once you have decided on a budget you can than plan how much you can allocate to each element.  How much can you comfortably afford ?  If its a major renovation talk to a few experts, tell them what you wish to achieve and they can give a qualified estimate for your work.  This is a starting point – consider all costs involved ie lighting, flooring, furniture, soft furnishings also delivery costs or shipping.  If you are unsure or working within a tight budget bringing in an Interior Designer can be a wise investment.  They will help source within your budget, keep within your budget and give advice on where to save and spend within the project.  They will make sure you achieve your aspirations.  Remember if you are working within a very tight budget you can divide your project into phases.  Come in and chat to your local Interior Designer – we are only too willing to help and give advice.  Don’t be shy in discussing budgets.  Settling on a budget helps the designer in sourcing materials to match your aspirations.

Not a Slave to Colour Trends ?

Not interested in following trends, don’t do decorating every other year ?  Here are some tried and tested tones for your interiors which you will never tire of.

Taupe – so versatile adds warmth, works with everything.

Add warmth, works with everything








White – so many shades, most popular  brilliant white – keep it cool and stark or add pops of colour or wood to add warmth and variety.

Brilliant White – bold choice or add pops of colour








Grey – no longer the dull and boring colour it used to be – so many shades again – shaken off its dull image and nowadays  is synonymous with style, sophistication and glamour.

Grey – style, sophistication and glamour


Chosen your colour scheme, looking a bit flat, its the finishing touches that matter. Eyes are naturally drawn to window dressings, they frame the room and turn it from a space to a hub and a beating heart. Getting the curtains right makes all the difference to your design dreams. Adding texture and pattern will add interest and lift your room.  Complete the look by including some matching cushions to bring pattern/colour into the room, tying your scheme together. 

During the month of July Gilding the Lily Interiors will provide two FREE matching cushions complete with pads with any curtain orders placed.