2015 is a good time to break the normalcy and spruce up your home with something extraordinarily one-of-a kind. Whether it is from the Far East, Africa, or South America, bring a cultural touch to your home interior with exotic home styling. These design touches can be all the more special if you yourself procured these exotic pieces from one of your travels.
Of course when we say exotic, it doesn’t necessarily mean an Indiana Jones object from some archaeological adventure. We’re talking about taking inspiration from cultures all over the globe and injecting that touch into your home. Think wildly colourful ethnic home elements or sombre tribal accessories with bold patterns that are still handmade the traditional way.
The prevalent rendition of this trend is by adding cushions with ethnic fabrics or tribal patterns to liven up your classic or modern interiors. But exoticism can range from the mysticism of Asia, the old world magic of Middle East down to the exuberant culture of Latin America. There are just so many ways to introduce other cultures into your interior decoration.
Middle Eastern furnishing in interior design adds that touch of wealth and luxury likened to stories of princely Arabian nights of the ancient times. We recommend forged metal lamps and vases, decorative fabrics in silk, accessories in luscious golden colours and handmade carpets of intricate decoration patterns.
Asia is a melting pot of styles ranging from the calming neutrals of Japan, red accents of China or the richness of colours of India. Interesting additions to your home for that Asian authenticity are Buddha images, hanging paper lamps, Japanese decorative screens, straw mats, dark wood and bamboo furniture, wicker baskets, lacquered pieces, Ikat patterns and Kantha-embroidered textiles.
South American decoration and furniture revitalizes the monotonous atmosphere in your abode by adding that vibrancy and Latin American passion. Put some salsa in your space with colourful hammocks, Amazonian patterns on cushions, as well as some Nazca line prints.
African elements introduce that bold and wild texture to your interiors which best complement a rustic atmosphere. We recommend decoration of tribal patterns, animal inspired print rugs, horn wall decors, Moroccan details and North African rugs.
The key is adding just a touch of exotic elements in your home, mixing them with your natural-coloured walls and modern elements so to create a well-balanced contrast and global undertones. Be a little bold, but avoid overdoing it.