spotlight Add color, texture to home decor with these on-trend materials By Cathy Hobbs, Tribune News Service May 23, 2020 May 23, 2020 0 Materials in many interior environments serve as the icing on the cake. Materials can add interest, color and texture. Looking for ideas? Here are some hot trends. Concrete This material is a staple for those looking for an edgy, industrial vibe. From countertops to flooring and even furniture, concrete is a modern material. Two tables with concrete bases add an industrial element to the living space pictured here. Design Recipes Wood Wood adds instant warmth and texture. Looking for something unique? Consider using a large slab piece of wood with an organic edge or a wood accent piece. A solid wood slab table adds an organic element to a dining area. Design Recipes Faux fur Faux fur is a go-to for many interior designers. From toss pillows to furniture, faux fur adds instant texture and a touch of glamour. Design Recipes Lacquer While it may be a little bit more difficult to clean than matte finishes, lacquer adds a sense of shine and sheen. Design Recipes Faux bone From mirrors to accent pieces and even furniture, faux bone can add a global element. Design Recipes Rice paper and woven rope Texture adds a lot of interest to a space, and woven textures tend to be near the top of the list. Dreamstime Sheepskin Soft and sumptuous, sheepskin can be a great alternative to traditional rugs. Design Recipes Velvet When looking for upholstery options, consider velvet. Velvet is not only long-lasting and durable, it also adds a sense of elegance. Dreamstime Brass Brass materials and finishes are here to stay. Whether an accent or the primary finish, you can't go wrong with brass if you are looking for an elegant touch. Dreamstime Faux skin, such as shagreen Faux or "stamped" materials help add a sense of texture and depth. Dreamstime 0 comments Tags Wire Prostoknow Home-garden Home-and-garden Design Interior Design Tns Dccjb Related to this collection Most Popular +11 National Photos: Look inside homes owned by Sylvester Stallone, producer Bob Yari and more Updated Jun 1, 2020 Stallone has been attempting to sell the 5,000-square-foot villa at the Madison Club for about five years. The two-story Spanish-style villa f… +10 Home and Garden 10 summer tasks will help keep your home in order May 30, 2020 The summer is a good time to catch up on home maintenance "to do" projects. Here are 10 summer tasks to help keep your checklist on track. Home and Garden Weekly recap: Practical products to make your life easier Updated May 30, 2020 May 30 roundup of great finds online. +12 Home and Garden 12 unique gardening hacks to try this spring and summer May 13, 2020 Spring and summer are the perfect time to plant seeds. Make sure your garden flourishes, even if you're not known for your green thumb, with a… Home and Garden Weekly recap: Practical products to make your life easier May 23, 2020 May 23 roundup of great finds online.