Enjoying a Stay at Home Adventure
Whether you wish to add a touch of adventure through a safari theme or are paying homage to your homeland, an African themed decor is a unique way to give your home an ethnic appeal. African themes draw inspiration from the land and culture that surrounds Africa. This type of room can be very easy to design. Simply implement the colors of the land and the life style of its inhabitants. Include the animals that live here as they are a vital part of the ecosystem and are ever present.
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 tone 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 you last trip to the zoo. Remember the marvelous colors reflecting from one to another and how pure they made the stone habitats seem. This is exactly the look you want to try for. Let this room free you from the confines of the city and loose the jungle cat in you whitsunday islands ride to paradise.
Textures and prints are extremely important. Obtain these by adding natural accessories like bamboo furnishings and decor. Consider other plants for decor 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.
Another way to add texture and print is through area rugs. Rugs can be found in an assortment of jungle prints. Area rugs are easy to clean and look beautiful. They will add depth to your design, as well as protecting your floors and furnishings. Area rugs will help to keep your family warm, also. While a stone or wood floor may be ideal for summer time they can be miserably cold in the winter. An area rug prevents this problem.
For decor, use drums, animal statues or pictures and woven baskets. Tribal drums are very important to the African lifestyle. Use these in artistic groupings. It will be a striking centerpiece for your room. Wooden and soap stone carvings of animals are also prominent in African culture. Consider finding a large wooden statue of an elephant that is the appropriate height and width to be used as a coffee table if you are doing a family room. A large statue could be used as a microwave cart in the kitchen. This will be a sure to begin many interesting conversations. For storage I suggest woven baskets. These too are a large part of life in Africa. They will fit the theme well and be extremely useful.
Do not fear your wild inner self any longer! Explore your homeland or simply take an adventure today. With this wonderful design you can do this without ever leaving the safety of your home.