Home furnishing inspired by Africa
When traveling to far away places is not possible, why not bringing those places to your home? Most people who tend to experiment with geographical regions in their interior decoration usually choose between the Asian, or western-inspired elements. In the flurry for standout home decor, the beauty of African-inspired decor stays mostly unnoticed.
African-inspired interior design is great for people who love to combine warm, ground colors, natural materials, such as wood and leather, home plants, but also for the people who prefer bright colors on tiles, furniture, or fabrics.
Let’s grasp some ideas on how to decorate your private space in the most vivid and dashing of all styles – African style.
African-inspired living rooms
Living room is the most comfortable space in the house. In fact, it is the place where we spent most of the time with friends and family, so that is a good reason to decorate it first. It is a place of warmth and unity for many households and probably the first room that comes to one’s mind after a decision to usher some elements inspired by Africa in a living space. In terms of using wood, ethnic fabrics in its various forms, furniture made of leather, living rooms are undoubtedly easy to play with, since all above mentioned is part of many living rooms. Besides, you can decide whether you want to go all the way and refurbish every single corner, or just add few details to make a small change. And who says that African-style interiors can’t be bright?
You are looking for something totally different and artsy? Take a look at this attic space. Not only it will make you feel like you are a part of a fairy tale, but it will also stand out from all the others attics that people usually tend to hide. This attic decorated with some beautiful African wood is so simple in its form, but yet unquestionably special and unique.
Opting for unique African vibes gives you the possibility to enrich your home with many bright colors. Let your imagination go wild and be brave to experiment. In such vibrant space, anything is possible!
Bring Africa in your kitchen
Kitchens and dining rooms in African style may bring completely different impression to anyone who enters your apartment. People who don’t like modern kitchens, where metal and glass are dominant materials, can consider African-themed elements and their natural colors and textures. If you want your kitchen to look warm, but not too dark, think carefully when choosing the wood. Ebony is dark, but it can be a good contrast and make other elements look brighter. Cedar and African mahogany are also good options, especially in the terms of quality.
A dining space is important too. The place meant for the inmates and families to share food, ideas, and daily life experiences should be bright, practical and it should depict the good taste of its users. Only couple of chairs in African style, a painting, or even just some African-themed plates on the table can provide that special dash of Africa in your home. Wood is easy to combine and it gives a lot of freedom, but you may also consider marble, as one more sustainable natural material. For its maintenance and overall look, white marble is more recommendable than the dark one.
Bathroom in African style
Moroccan mosaic tiles, round shapes, plants, wood, and small colorful details… You can play with all these elements if you choose to convert your bathroom in 1001 nights story. For most people changing tiles is a huge and an expensive project. An interesting curtain, safari-themed towels, some candles, or – why not? – a small carved wooden table can do a magic in your bathroom. A new chandelier, maybe a carpet, home plants that can grow in humid surroundings – so many unusual components you can add to make your bathroom totally new and different from all the others!
Dream an African dream
Africa in your bedroom too? Why not! Bedroom is the place where you can play with fabrics. When furbishing the bedroom we all try to make it as comfortable as possible, but we pay attention to aesthetics, too. By adding some decorations (maybe just those souvenirs that you never unpacked), ethnic styled cushions, or a new colorful carpet your bedroom will get a real personal touch.
African style is just for you if…
…If you tend to be unique, if you are bored of all those straight lines and cold artificial materials, if you want to express your wild side and enjoy freedom in your indoors, than African-inspired style might be just for you. Dare to change only few elements, one piece of furniture, or a corner of the room and that small difference will enchant you and courage you to go further. Maybe if you go far enough you will realize that dash of Africa is just what you need, and you will never feel cold again.