TRAVEL DECO: AFRICAN INSPIRED INTERIOR
My trips in Botswana, Liberia, Cote d’ Ivoire, Johanesburg, Cape Town, Τanzania and Zambia were another reason for me to love more the African Style when it comes to interior design. A day of safari at the savanna is enough to feel bonded with this incredible place!
The African-inspired deco style combines many different elements in a unique way that will make even the most demanding deco-lover to absolutely love it! Whether you love a minimal or an extravagant style, traditional or modern, there is a way to incorporate the african style in your personal space with just a few changes and additions.
Find out the basic characteristics of this amazing style and turn your house into an exotic African oasis!
1. THE INSPIRATION
The African deco is generally inspired by nature, wildlife, colorful fabrics and many leather and wooden details with intricate carvings.
2. THE HUES
Prepare for warm hues in yellow, ochre, orange, red, brown and oxblood – black and white are all-time classics too!
3. WOODEN DECORATIVES
Wooden statuettes and masks are a great part of the traditional African tradition and a huge part of the interior design style – all African tribes consider them as sacred objects.
4. ΕXOTIC FABRICS AND RUGS
Women in Africa create their own unique rugs and fabrics to decorate their homes. The colorful designs, animal prints and images inspired by the wildlife are their number one choice.
Artists from all over the world are inspired by the African tradition, the tribes and the wildlife to create incredible artwork matching the unique vibes of this amazing place.
6. EXTRAVAGANT FURNITURE
Another typical characteristic of the African style are the large, extravagant furniture that stand out inside a room. The bigger, the better!
The core of the African design is really one thing: harmony. The goal is to impress as much as you can with the small details in a space and not with bright contrasts, luxury or bold colours.
8. PERSONALIZED ITEMS
Objects with sentimental value such as any kind of souvenirs from trips you’ve made will fit right into this interior design – a travel-inspired corner will look amazing in your living room!
ALL PHOTOS VIA PINTEREST
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