Saturday, April 14, 2012

The African way!

Think Africa and you think of vast flatlands, magnificent wildlife and some of the most glorious sunsets in the world. It smells of adventure and is enough to quicken the blood of an intrepid traveller whether or not he’s tasted Africa yet!

And what better idea could there be than to bring magnificent Africa to reflect in your interiors. Warm and earthy yet sophisticated at the same time – African interior decor ideas are perfect if you want the kind of look for your home that is non-fussy, clutter-free and inviting.

Start with painting your walls in the colours of Africa, warm like red, yellow and orange. If you’re not one for bright walls pick a basic colour like taupe or beige and paint one focal wall in a warm colour or use the colours for accents.
African interior design also draws its strongest inspiration from nature so it would be a good idea to use artefacts made from natural fibres though we’d suggest you stay away from animal skins for a variety of reasons! 

Go for floor lamps with shades in warm colours or Moroccan lamps, use plenty of wood, cane and bamboo in your decoration as well as furnishing. There’s plenty of lovely cane furniture available that’s also much cheaper and lesser maintenance than wood. There are also plenty of African motifs that you can pick for spreads. And if you’re feeling adventurous get a woven rug in African motifs – gorgeous and eye catching!



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