African inspired interiors for 2013!
Create a striking look for Spring 2013 with African influences. Africa is set to be a major trend this year bringing warm earthy tones, ethnic patterns and texture into our homes. This trend stands out as being particularly dynamic and exotic. With its versatility it can be translated into many homes from subtle features to a more striking presence. The palette is dominated by rich reds, burnt oranges and warm colours such as fawns, dark chocolates and beige tones which are integral to creating this look. Combined with metallic touches to catch the light and hints of bronze and gold for a stylish touch. Vibrant colours consist of purples, blues, greens and yellows which radiate a soulful and uplifting mood.
This trend is defiantly characterised with cultural patterns. There is so much more beyond the typical animal prints that gets represented with this style. Tribal designs such as ikat prints, wax print fabrics and motifs with cultural symbols all communicate an African influence. Rugs, cushions and smaller accessories are an excellent foundation to build on with this style and can easily be changed. Mixed motifs and texture adds a feeling of nature and projects a calming aspect. To avoid this style from being overwhelming balance out prints and patterns with plain additions in earthy hues. African inspired spaces take cue from nature when it comes to texture, this is an important element in any interior, more so with this look which introduces organic looking materials such as wood, rattan, woven fabrics and ceramics for ethnic detail. Africa has a diverse relationship with art so scour the shops for masks, paintings, woodwork and sculptures which will give a visual appeal.
Have a look at the African inspired interiors below!
Beyond the psychological comfort which the warm, earthy tones of Africa bring is the creative nature of this style. From a single animal printed cushion to safari inspired wallpaper, this trend can work with any and every interior.
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