Ribbed surfaces are making their mark in interiors, adding both tactility and depth to interiors. Ribbing comes in many forms, such as wooden panels or carvings, tufted or channelled upholstery, or gently undulating surfaces on lighting and other accessories.
As the ladies at Eclectic Trends note, ribbed surfaces create stunning visual effects given they way they shift and change under varying lighting conditions.
Cabinetry & Doors
Because doors are typically flat or panelled, ribbed surfaces often draw extra awareness for their uniqueness.
Metallics add reflectivity and offer a fantastic interplay with changing lighting.
An oversized round knob is a great juxtaposition to the finely ribbed drawer fronts and square white tiles.
Ribbed glass provides an element of mystery or privacy without being completely closed off.
Ribbed surfaces need not extend from floor to ceiling. Rounded edges and warm painted finishes can add softness to a room.
Draperies absolutely count as a ribbed surface!
Naturally finished ribbed walls are a great backdrop when paired with earthy elements and unobstructed views to the outdoors.
They also add a nice touch to a bathroom. The combination of charcoal and black with medium toned wood is a much more dramatic look than would be lighter tones.
Flack Studio added ribbed elements to the upper walls and ceilings.
Furniture & Upholstery
Though we often think of ribbed surfaces as being vertical, they needn’t be.
Deep tufting on upholstered pieces is a great example of horizontal ribbing.
You can also play with vertical and horizontal ribbed patterns within one space.
Don’t assume that the “ribs” need to be small or tight. Chez Nina shows a much more relaxed, subtle ribbed surface. This could be a great alternative for a headboard.
Does your home already have ribbed surfaces in its design? If not, will you add some?