Fluted Features | The Texture Trend We’re Loving

 

Who doesn’t love a healthy does of texture? We’re always looking for unique ways to bring texture into a space, and our latest obsession is definitely a swoon-worthy affair. Fluted walls, furniture, light fixtures and décor are filling up our Pinterest boards and we figured it was time to share with everyone.

A Little Fluting Goes A Long Way

Home of  Athena Calderone  of Eyeswoon| Architectural design in collaboration with  Elizabeth Roberts  | Photography by  Gieves Anderson  | Styled by  Colin King

Home of Athena Calderone of Eyeswoon| Architectural design in collaboration with Elizabeth Roberts | Photography by Gieves Anderson | Styled by Colin King

Home of architect,  Andreas Martin-Löf  | Developed in collaboration with  Oscar Properties  | Styling by  Lotta Agaton  / Photography by  Erik Lefvander

Home of architect, Andreas Martin-Löf | Developed in collaboration with Oscar Properties | Styling by Lotta Agaton / Photography by Erik Lefvander

All at once, fluting brings a modern, unique touch to the playing field while paying tribute to classical architecture. And yes, we are labeling fluting as a trend that we’re welcoming with open arms, but it really does have a timeless elegance that’s not going anywhere, anytime soon.

Design by  Joseph Dirand  | Photography by  Adrien Dirand

Design by Joseph Dirand | Photography by Adrien Dirand

In the words of Emily Henderson, fluted accents, “add texture without screaming HEY I’M MODERN AND COOL!” and a little goes a long way with this subtle, understated detail. Fluted wall panels fit beautifully into modern, minimalistic spaces where they can take center stage. Tight leading between flutes builds texture and contrast while more spaced out fluting creates a softer, less intense effect.

Design by  Joseph Dirand  | Photography by  Adrien Dirand

Design by Joseph Dirand | Photography by Adrien Dirand

When extended from floor to ceiling, the clean, vertical lines of wall panel fluting will create the illusion that your ceilings are higher than they really are. Paired with modular, heavy pieces, fluting adds a delicate touch that balances out a space.

Design by  Sarah Bartholomew  | Photography by  Patrick Cline

Design by Sarah Bartholomew | Photography by Patrick Cline

Design by  Sarah Bartholomew  | Photography by  Patrick Cline

Design by Sarah Bartholomew | Photography by Patrick Cline

We must say, while sourcing designers to include in this report, we found that architect Joseph Dirand had so many beautiful examples of fluting in his projects. If these fluted beauties tickle your fancy, you’ll definitely want to check out more of his work, here.

Design by  Joseph Dirand  | Photography by  Adrien Dirand

Design by Joseph Dirand | Photography by Adrien Dirand

Design by  Joseph Dirand  | Photography by  Adrien Dirand

Design by Joseph Dirand | Photography by Adrien Dirand

If fluted walls are too much of a commitment, including fluting on the end of cabinets, kitchen islands, range hoods, and fireplaces is the perfect solution. The unique texture immediately catches the eye and brings an interesting texture to the space. 

Design by  Anon Studio  | Photography by  Tom Ross  &  Freadman White  A fluted touch to the cabinetry and kitchen island are right at home amongst terrazzo, white lighting, and sleek, hardware-less cabinetry.

Design by Anon Studio | Photography by Tom Ross & Freadman White A fluted touch to the cabinetry and kitchen island are right at home amongst terrazzo, white lighting, and sleek, hardware-less cabinetry.

Think of fluting as the answer to all your, “Something needs to go here, but I’m not quite sure what.” conundrums. The quiet detail speaks volumes. And needless to say, we’re listening.

Design by  Joseph Dirand  | Photography by  Adrien Dirand

Design by Joseph Dirand | Photography by Adrien Dirand

Design by  Joseph Dirand  | Photography by  Adrien Dirand

Design by Joseph Dirand | Photography by Adrien Dirand

Including a fluted piece in a space doesn’t mean everything else has to be modern too. Pairing fluting with more traditional features can bring balance and flair to a room. For example, a fluted vanity can be the perfect base to build out a feminine, clean-lined bathroom.

Design by  Tracy Hardenburg  | Photography by  Pär Bengtsson

Design by Tracy Hardenburg | Photography by Pär Bengtsson

So maybe we can’t all bring that floor-to-ceiling fluted wall of our dreams to life, but here’s the good news: There are so many great accents that feature this gorgeous, feminine texture and we’ve rounded up a designer-curated selection just for you.

Shop the Trend | Fluted Accents

Fluted furniture and home accents are the perfect way to incorporate this trend without involving a contractor or utilizing your own DIY skills. Go bold with metallic finishes like brass or keep the look more natural with wooden fluting. 

It can be so easy to incorporate fluted features and accents and we can’t wait to see where this trend will go. To keep up with the latest trends, join our mailing list! For more beautiful fluted furniture and accessories, visit our shop!