Fun with Texture
When styling a room, my number one goal is to make the space feel warm and welcoming. I think I use a lot of texture without realizing it. Even a space without much color can be visually interesting with the use of texture.
For example, in this picture of our kitchen, we have the light reflecting off of the backsplash, this would be a shiny element. The muted honed finish of the marble countertops. The grainy and rough texture of the mushroom wood vent hood, and for softness, the throw rug & kitchen towels folded on the shelf. There are others here as well but these are what stand out most to me.