New trends in AFRICAN STYLE Warm colors,Light walls,Angular wood furniture,Decor made from natural materials,Ethnic motifs and designs on textiles,Statuettes, pottery, animal skins, masks
The last ten years, we are witnessing the eco-boom. All natural and ecological now extremely popular and in demand. And this is true not only for food, clothing and cosmetics. Interior design is not far behind in the environmental issue from all other areas that affected the eco-boom.
Therefore, in today's article we would like to highlight original and experiencing new popularity style - namely, African. Initially you need to determine the features and characteristics of this style.
Warm colors in AFRICAN STYLE
This style comes from Africa - the sunniest continent, so all the colors that are typical of this style - exceptionally warm. Colours repeats shades of the world - the sun, the bright sky, sand, clay, earth, dry leaves, that is - yellow, orange, ocher, burgundy, red, brown. In this style, there is practically no cool colors, even has a warm white milk podton. From that room in this exotic style seems filled with sunlight.
This style is appropriate in cold countries where winter long, long time and did not see the sun. Then African style will draw warmth of your own home. Of course, the need and small accents, they can be arranged with the help of dark burgundy and brown colors.
Light walls in AFRICAN STYLE
We should remember the look of African home - it's the little huts with walls covered with clay, affordable and ubiquitous material. Therefore, in our homes need to do finish as similar to clay. This may be normal or Venetian plaster, structural wallpaper, embossed mixture to simulate different surfaces. The colors are very warm and bright - from milky white to light ocher and earthen grayish hue.
Angular wood furniture in AFRICAN STYLE
This is one of the most characteristic features of African style - dark wood furniture, slightly mannered and artisanal, though just the hearth of the village master hand. Piece of furniture has a small "African" accents - small stools made of wood with sharp angles nezashkurennymi and staves - attributes ritual African tribes.
In upholstered furniture upholstery uses bright ethnic prints or fabrics imitating animal skins. Also very nice rattan furniture, and in our conditions suit and braided vine, which is also totally natural and durable.
Decor made from natural materials in AFRICAN STYLE
In Africa, for home decoration use improvised materials - wood, leaves, straw, clay (it is made of utensils and other stuff). Therefore, we should select only natural materials for decoration and finishing houses in the African style. Be appropriate ceiling structures with beams or just trim beamed ceilings, woven blinds, pictures in wooden frames.
In addition, all the African tribes are known passion for arts and crafts, and you can repeat something like that in my house - as a picture on the wall or door. Select any you like the story, which is associated with Africa. You can just stick with the best photo wallpaper pattern or make similarity fresco in wet plaster, in this case will be even more distinctive.
Of course, all of us are already familiar with African motifs from our previous articles, such as "Zebra Pattern" or "Ornament ikat" . Both of these articles will tell you about the most popular African motifs - Ikat and zebra. But besides these two, there are many other "tribal figures", and they, of course, will be ubiquitous in the decor - bed linen, bedspreads, curtains, pillows , woven mats.
For many centuries - a real tribal tradition of African women - weave carpets and fabrics. And most importantly - it is the uniqueness of each product, because his drawing is created on the fly. Many textile firms regularly produce collections on African theme, so finding the appropriate textiles not be easy.
Statuettes, pottery, animal skins, masks in AFRICAN STYLE
That in our life is merely decoration for African tribes is a sacred object of worship - wooden statues and masks. This is especially true of statues of women, because they symbolize fertility and hearth. But, if you still consider such things only from an aesthetic point of view, you will suit a variety of figurines with the wrong proportions, ie, with deliberately elongated legs or hands, mask with feathers and skins of wild birds and animals, any pottery.
Animal skins and give more colorful entourage your home. In short, welcome all that and so in our understanding associated with Africa - any more exotic items.
Another distinctive attribute African - palm. You can safely place large exotic flowers and trees in pots at home. You could even try to form a small garden with pots of 3-5 macrophylla plants.