When self-designing a space, we often first think of the room\u2019s basic function, and second, how we can make it our own. Focusing solely on these two simple pillars, though, can give us what I've experienced as design tunnel vision: when your completed room falls short of expectations and you can't quite pinpoint what is missing.To figure out why this happens, I turned to four design professionals, in hopes that they could shine a light on my scenario. In speaking with each, I noticed texture was a key theme in all of their visions. Instead of thinking too much about what the room needs to do or a certain way you want it to look, they instead focus on the feeling they want the finished room to embody.Read on for four tips from the pros on how to best utilize texture in your own home\u2014and, of course, plenty of shopping recommendations for each.Comfort is key when designing a space for socializing. "When designing, I try to capture comfort. It's really important to make the spaces you spend most of your time in feel cozy. Textures are crucial when designing a project, as they can be the added details that bring the space to life." \u2014 Nicole NewkirkWhen a room looks cozy and inviting, it can make guests feel more comfortable and encourage mingling. Strategically mixing soft throws and rugs with cozy (but still structured) furniture can create a living space people will gravitate towards.Use high-quality textiles to achieve a luxurious ambiance. "Texture is one of the most important parts of how I design. It adds depth, depth adds warmth, and warmth can make our designs come to life. It\u2019s a feeling both by touch and sight." \u2014 Jesse DeSantiUsing a wide variety of high-quality fabrics in your bathroom can bring a softness into a space typically defined by colder tile and ceramics. Displaying a variety of Turkish cotton towels ,or laying out a h shag rug, is a great way to warm up the environment and create a more comfortable setting for getting ready in the morning or winding down at night. Opt for soft fabrics in warm tones to create a welcoming aura. "I design with a traditional, feminine approach that has a casual, livable vibe\u2014creating a home you\u2019ll never want to leave. In my experience, I've found texture defines ambience and really infuses life into that space." \u2014 Bria HammelLean into Bria's advice by decorating a guest room with silk quilted bedding for a comfortable-chic vibe and the perfect retreat. Your guests will feel spoiled and welcome all at the same time. Create a relaxing sanctuary by peppering in soft textures in ivory hues. "I think about texture in every space. An all-hard-material space feels wrong, and a space with too many soft materials feels unbalanced. Every space I create needs to have a variety of materials with different textures and colors." \u2014 Tali RothTaking a cue from Tali\u2014as well as some of our favorite luxury hotels\u2014mix warm cream bedding and quilted structured pillows to strike just the right balance between calm and chic. Follow Natipernavigare on Instagram.