Monday, 14 January 2013

African Inspired Décor


African Inspired Décor
 When people think of African inspired décor, what usually comes to mind are ugly and uncomfortable looking wooden or bamboo chairs bound with loops of twine.  Gone are those days! You can infuse some ethnic style into your home or your space without going over the top. Small accents such as accessories are an easy way to do this.  Paintings, sculptures, rugs and throw pillows readily come to mind.



 
 

Patchwork is also a relatively cheap and colourful way to spruce things up in your home. You could even put together your old Corduroy, Aso oke, Damask, Adire and Ankara fabrics.  Aso Oke in particular makes good covers for throw pillows.

 
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. Perhaps you could give a few pointers as to choice of coffee tables, stools, rugs etc

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  2. I like the pillows in the first picture. In Nigeria I hhave noticed a tendency to try to look western. Our dressingg expressions and even our homes. I like thid write up. Pls post more

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  3. I sent you those "busy" dresser pictures on Saturday because they reminded me of these ones. Neither are my style at all, but I do appreciate that we all have different tastes.

    I can't say any of the items here would be my first choice (or anywhere close), but I guess I could imagine using the 2nd armchair (the curved one) in an all while room too add a (large) dose of colour to an otherwise plain room.

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