African style in the interior
Of the large family of ethnic trends, the African interior style is the most exotic and primitive, besides this, it is perfect for lovers of eco-design. Its distinctive feature is the combination of minimalist interior with rough textured shapes and ethnic decorations of the peoples of Africa. Style can combine the culture of one or several tribes.
In the decoration of the premises under the African style are used shades close to natural. Now in a fashion natural design, imitation of the earth or clay. In addition, bright colors and even black can be used. In modern African style, sometimes there are whitish white, gray and blue variations.
But for items of furniture provides brighter options, experts recommend solutions for the skin of a tiger or zebra. It is best to choose natural fabrics, furs and wood. Thanks to environmentally friendly materials, African style is completely safe for the life and health of households.
Painting the walls in warm pastel shades is suitable for any room. But the finishing of the walls with plaster under the stone, the texture of the earth’s surface or under the skin will be an interesting solution for large and bright rooms. Decorative painting on the walls is a more elegant option to decorate a room, because the landscapes of this decor are African landscapes and animals.
Soft panels of leather will help emphasize the design and give a cozy apartment, and will also be an excellent addition.
The ceiling, made of textured plaster, will perfectly blend in with the rest of the room design. It is best to pick up the cream, sand shades or choose ivory.
Elegant wood beams fill the room with an African mood. A emphasize the integrity of the interior flooring from merbau, rosewood or bamboo.
An exotic carpet “under the skin of a dead animal” or a rug with a folk ornament will complement the design of the room.
The furniture of the African people has special features that distinguish it from many other ethnic styles. It is characterized by straight shapes and lines, and so-called “terrace furniture” and wicker objects are perfect for it. For lovers of bright colors can be advised to order pieces of furniture lemon-yellow hue, and individual elements can be made of wrought iron.
Interior items should emphasize the ethnicity of the design; sculptures, masks and objects for ritual and ceremonial activities, paintings, folk instruments and tools will be suitable for this. Indoors, you can put large vases with ethnic patterns or arrange clay dishes and figurines of Gods of the African people on the shelves.
Exotic potted plants purchased in a specialty store will help to give the room a special chic and emphasize the refined taste of the inhabitants of the house.