Interior Design / October 18, 2018 / Alexis Dent.
If you wish to inject adventure, the wild and exotic to your home interior, an African safari theme is the best choice. It is an all-encompassing design that meets all three. Africa is a sought-after place by many travelers, an ultimate getaway. Using an African-inspired theme to your home is as close as you can get to being in the vast lands of this continent, surrounded by the colors of nature and the sights that one can only describe as amazing.
Base the colors in your room on colors found in the jungle. Earthy tones such as brown, black and clay orange give a deep rich sound and work well with this theme. Accent these colors with bright reds, blues, greens, and cream. Using different hues of these colors will make your room feel alive. If you have never had the joy of going on safari, then think about your last trip to the zoo. Remember the fabulous colors reflecting from one to another and how pure they made the stone habitats seem. Exactly the look you want to try for. Let this room free you from the confines of the city and lose the jungle cat in you.
Textures and prints are essential. Obtain these by adding accessories like bamboo furnishings and decor. Consider other plants for decoration as well. Remember that a safari takes you on a trek through thousands of plants and animals, so all of these are acceptable. Animal prints will excite your room and bring the beauty of nature indoors as well.
Animal prints are widely available in area rugs as well. You shouldn’t go without this one decorative item. An area rug placed with a group of furniture will instantly highlight the furniture pieces. An area rug displayed in the center of the room is a real eye-catcher. A rug under a table, a drawer or an artwork can either accent the piece or enhance the area. Caring for an area rug is also effortless. It is straightforward to maintain, and most materials are long-lasting.
Finishing touches through decorative items symbolizing Africa and its culture are real winners in this decorating project. You don’t have to put big pieces if you have none. Simple things will do. To give you some ideas - a woven basket and a wooden carving of a lion, for instance, will enhance the living room. A simple couch will look exotic with an animal print fabric draped stylishly over it. Bathroom essential containers with wooden and stone carvings of animals will add a touch of Africa to your bathroom. A small piece of an elephant (or other wild animals) displayed in your bedroom will go well with your animal print beddings.
An African safari theme is a great way to upgrade your home’s look. It’s not a common theme but is undoubtedly attractive.