For many of us, travel might be a top priority or a favourite pastime (taking the priority backseat if you’re busy with a new family in your new house or condo). Regardless of how far or wide you may of traveled, taking a bit home with you is a great way to preserve the memory and give your house or condo a more worldly touch. International influences in design and home décor are seen widely and incorporating that into your own house or condo gives you a great way to enhance your home’s design with elements that have meaning to you. Even if items were not purchased abroad, giving your house or condo an international influence simply gives you a way to express your design aesthetic as well as pay homage to the places you’d love to visit one day. Here are some global decorating tips you can use to give your house or condo an international flair:
This Indian inspired bedroom glows with magnificently rich colour and texture with silk bedding and copious amounts of throw cushions with varying pattern. The opulent headboard and matching bed skirt balance great with the regal looking gold mirror. Your condo or house bedroom will be a welcoming refuge with this decor, inviting you to perhaps lounge all day in those Indian silk pyjamas!
This African inspired living room brings tribal masks and accessories against a rich copper wall colour. If your new condo living room gets plenty of light allowing your green thumb to flourish, bring in the plants and accessorize with these great animal print toss cushions and throw.
Global decorating doesn’t always have to be completely blatant, sometimes subtlety can go a long way like in this new house sunroom. Contemporary wicker furnishings paired with these Asian inspired garden stools make for an interesting coffee table alternative or backup seating option.
If your new house or condo has a small nook area and you enjoy entertaining, why not try dedicating that to some banquette style seating and decorating with bold Moroccan lanterns and occasional tables? Even if you’re just having some company over for tea to your house or condo, what a cute statement area!