Finally, it’s all about texture.
When it comes to interior design for empaths, you’re particularly sensitive to how things feel — not just emotionally, but physically. Texture can help you create a space that not only looks inviting, but FEELS amazing. I love to weave in lots of fabric-as-art and soft, furry things that are cozy to snuggle into. Note that — just like with color — you want to err on the side of keeping the number of different textures/patterns to a minimum, otherwise you’ll tip into visual (and therefore physical) overwhelm.
Opposites tend to attract—rough with smooth, furry with plastic/glass, shiny with satin, velvet with wood, etc. For example, you might want to pair a synthetic sheepskin with a smooth clear plexiglass chair. (That’s exactly what I’m sitting on right now as I type this article!)
In this photo, the sleek/shiny coffee table is paired with furry sheepskins. The wood vases are paired with the white cotton pillow fabric. Even the leafy floral arrangement is set into a modern vase.