When you think of tribal style décor, what do you think of? If you think of exotic, bold patterns that reflect cultures around the world, you’re right.
Tribal style design is at the heart of African, Asian, and Latin American décor and its texturized patterns are front and center in any room. Whether you want to incorporate a few items for flair, or turn your entire sitting room into a cultural extravaganza, there are a few things to keep in mind.
All About Colour
Tribal style colours are warm and neutral; you won’t find a cool blue anywhere in the palette and greens are reserved for the houseplants. You will, however, find all shades of grey from dove to charcoal, all whites from off to eggshell, and the most basic black. The warm colours include brick and rusted reds, amber and golden yellows, sunset and burnt oranges, and rich earthy browns. It is advised to use the neutrals for the paint scheme of your walls and use the warm tones for accents and trim.
Natural Furniture And Accessories
Furniture is earthy and looks almost hand created, such as wood, wicker, or rattan pieces. Look for items that could be straight out of nature for your side tables and buffets. If you prefer to start off slowly, stick with your existing furniture and add slip covers and cushions in in bold patterns to your sofa, and exotic table runners in the dining room.
Accessories can be anything from a bronze elephant to a zebra printed throw, a hand-woven basket to an earthen baked bowl, or a bleached cow skull. If you picked it up on an adventure, put it out for guests to marvel. If you ordered it online, be proud to display your good taste.
Wall And Floor Coverings
The walls should be adorned with anything that says tribal style, from timber spears to tribal masks and more. A wonderfully decorative piece is the rich and striking KENDARI Plume Wall Hanging, which is handmade with feathers and shells and represents the Bajo Tribe in Indonesia.
The floors are a perfect place to express the bold styling of tribal décor and accent rugs are the perfect accessory. Look for geometrical designs in rusted reds or deep browns for a striking look. Cow Hide Rugs are hot right now and very popular in tribal décor, with their rich brown or basic black patterns in the most natural design.
Tribal pieces can be collected as you travel the world, or as you shop for them online. The Gilded Pear has plenty of tribal items for you to browse and buy, proving that you don’t have to be a jet setter to enjoy tribal style in your home. Enjoy our offerings today for a terrifically tribal tomorrow.
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