Think design is all about what you see? Think again. Touch is just as important when it comes to putting together a scheme. But we wonder how many people make conscious decisions about the texture of the materials they use when designing a home? Texture works on a number of levels, from creating comforting, evoking experiences or dampening noise, to giving a room visual depth. In our latest piece for Houzz UK we explore how texture gives each of these spaces the edge. Imagine these schemes with flat surfaces and you’ll see the important, yet often overlooked, effect of texture in design.