Ethno elements in the interior design we can use in a wide range. Images from the African and East European style step in the interior configuration more and more frequently. Designers get their ideas from the natural beauty of the clear, bright colours of the African and Middle Eastern nature. They often combine them with shapes, which are close or even identical to different ethnical common item and symbols. Foreign materials have become familiar for us via the furniture, threads and accents, carrying the spirit of the East, with rich ornaments, sparkling colours, golden and silver lines and beads as part of the decoration. Simplistic shapes and rich decorations are probably the shortest and most accurate description of the African and Easter ethno style.
South African interior design wall by Stephen Falcke
African designers focus their artistic searches on the traditions of the native African tribes. A variety of shapes, all possible colours from the palette and only natural materials – these are the main characteristics of the African heritage objects. Rattan furniture, ivory and terracotta vases, cotton and flax threads, hand-crafted carpets, everything is unusually bright and beautiful.
East living area interior design
Light is an inseparable part of the Eastern interior’s outlook, candlesticks and lamps are main items in the African style configuration. The candlesticks – wooden, stone or clay, vary from human size to the size of a small flame, floating in a cup of wax. The most famous accessories are Masai figures of men, women and children. Every single one of them is a masterpiece of the decorative plasticity and a favorite among accessories with unique appearance.
Stylish living room interior decorating
Eastern ethno elements are represented by cloaks, Chinese vases, lanterns and similar objects and accessories. A straight line and soft colour tones are their main characteristic. In the Eastern style, threads are the element, which is given most attention. They are all natural, with silk being the most common choice. Nuances are considered very important, which adds a special flair to every piece of cloth material. These unique objects, fruit of different knowledge and talent, can easily become part of any interior configuration. They bring pleasant nuances in and charge the room with positive energy and warmth.
Text by B. Angelov