Last updated on February 20th, 2018 at 11:57 am
Whether you’ve made your home atop skyscrapers or snowcapped mountains, tribal designs are an authentic way to add foreign flair to your interior decor. With beautiful attention to detail, tribal patterns are incredibly striking. As a result, they also have the ability to distract. It’s important to take notice of the textile’s color and pattern to ensure it will complement your furnishings. Tribal prints should accent, not overshadow, your design statement. Here are a few ways to bring a taste of tribal to each area of your living space.
The family room is a common area, designed to instill a sense of comfort and relaxed well-being. Tribal patterns, with their sumptuous colors and primitive simplicity, are a perfect way to instill an even greater sense of cozy warmth. A great way to incorporate this trend here, is through upholstery and textile accessories. Cover an ottoman, or reupholster your sofa’s seat cushions in tribal-inspired prints. Or, if you have leather seating, pillows are another great alternative. If your design aesthetic consists mainly of solid colors, consider adding a pop of color with tribal patterned window treatments. The effect will be eye-catching and will help tie the entire space together.
A kitchen is often referred to as the heart of a home, so what better place to make use of culturally rich patterns? With appliances, prep space and eating areas dominating the room, look for an unoccupied surface. The floor is a great option. Try incorporating a handwoven tribal inspired rug. Rugs add variety and the warm bold prints will further emphasize the kitchen as a cozy gathering place.
Bedrooms are another option of utilizing colorfully traditional tribal patterns. Accents are an ideal way to take advantage of this trend. For instance, in a room with minimal decor, pair white pillows and a white bed skirt with a vibrant tribal-inspired duvet cover. This infusion of color will create a focal point that’s interesting, as well as beautiful. An alternative option is to make use of this trend in hanging form. Framed tribal prints make exquisite decor pieces, especially in sets. Select two or three similar prints and frame them against a white mat and black frame. The contrasts will create a stunning visual statement.
Bathrooms can be an afterthought in the scheme of decorating. Take advantage of tribal prints, and make your bathroom as beautiful as the rest of your home. In a full bath, try a tribal shower curtain, and for an added accent, tribal bath towels. To avoid an overly matching aesthetic, pick variations between the shower curtain and towel pattern. However, be sure the chosen designs still feature similar colors to prevent clashing. Another option to consider — if your bathroom has adequate wall space — is hanging tribal prints. If you’ve chosen to do the same in your bedroom, the dual utilization will instill a sense of theme and unity.
Porches and patios, with their proximity to nature, are fantastic areas to incorporate the organic essence of tribal patterns. If you have a dining table, consider a tribal print tablecloth. Choose a thick fabric and dense pattern, a combination that will help it combat the elements. Whether with upholstery or accent pillows, outdoor furniture is another great way to showcase this trend.
If you’re looking to add a bit of texture from another continent, perhaps tribal designs are the focus for your decorating plans.