HGTV's Jenny Marrs Shows Us A Gorgeous Way To Bring Texture Into The Kitchen

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The kitchen is the centerpiece of a home. Whether we have a large kitchen with an island or a small galley kitchen, it is still a place we want to feel welcoming and inviting. Often, stark-white kitchens (although on trend for years) can lack that homey feeling. One brilliant and beautiful way to achieve that homestyle vibe is by adding texture. Jenny Marrs, host of HGTV's "Fixer to Fabulous," added texture to her client's kitchen by mixing natural wood with woven features and fun colors on the tile.

Texture can be achieved in many different ways – you can mix and match colors and furniture styles, add plants, and incorporate textured wallpaper. When the homeowner expressed interest in Moroccan design, Marrs knew the perfect way to incorporate that style was to include light wood cabinets and pair them with woven, statement light fixtures and a colorful Moroccan-style backsplash. The end result is a kitchen that is not only unique and stylish, but cozy and inviting all at the same time.

How to achieve Jenny Marrs' textured kitchen

Transforming your kitchen doesn't have to mean a huge renovation. Focusing on specific design elements and tailoring your budget to fit a certain aesthetic is a good way to make your kitchen feel brand new without emptying your pockets. Jenny Marrs created the kitchen of her client's dreams by adding a colorful backsplash — she used the Casablanca 5" x 5" Matte Ceramic Tile in Kenzi from Bedrosians Tile & Stone, which costs about $8.50 per square foot. For a similar, less expensive option, consider the Royal Blue Matte Porcelain Tile from Floor & Decor for $1.79 per piece.

And while the tiles add life to the kitchen, especially when paired with gorgeous light wood, it's the light fixtures that really make a statement. Marrs opted for woven pendant lights to add a touch of texture to the kitchen using the Valar Single Tier Pendant Light from Lulu & Georgia for $298. Similar options include the Cabo Large Woven Pendant Light from Crate & Barrel for $349 or Arturesthome Rattan Woven Pendant Light Shades from Amazon for $200.

Other ways to bring texture into your kitchen

Achieving texture in your kitchen can also be done by adding elements like colorful runners or wall art. Jenny Marrs included a vintage rug from Turkish Trunk, which instantly added color and personality to the kitchen design. A similar option to the one she used is the Vintage Coral and Black Turkish rug from Turkish Trunk for $315. For a less expensive option, consider the Tucson Flatweave Oriental Rug from Wayfair for $72 or, if you are hoping for moodier vibes, the Mickie Southwestern Handmade Flatweave Jute Black/Ivory Area Rug on Wayfair is also a great option for $86.

You now have the lighting, the backsplash, and the floors handled, but make sure you don't forget your walls. Walls are a great place to add texture and can be easily done by picking the right artwork. Marrs added a small wood-framed art piece from Juniper Print Shop to the kitchen, adding it to the decor by placing it on the countertop. But to enhance your design even more, opt for bigger wall art that you can display on empty wall space. Find your favorite vintage art — we love the Vintage Swan piece by Juniper Print Shop for $29 — and add a light wood frame. Mix and match different prints or buy one in a larger format and voilà! Instant texture and a piece of art your guests will notice as soon as they walk in.