Global Furniture & Décor Tips
Regardless of where you live, global décor allows you to bring your favorite corners of the world into your very own home. Whether you’re a well-seasoned or amateur traveler, take note of what inspires you and translate it into the global narrative of your décor. Global style is commonly influenced by Asian, Moroccan, and African aesthetics. However, colors, patterns, and textures found anywhere can help you create a dreamy global home.
Be inspired by nature
Global design pulls from the unique, natural qualities of a given place – you won’t find styles utilizing plastic or artificial elements. Look for global home décor that features wood grains, natural fibers, and other organic features, or patterns inspired by plant life or animals. Start with a driftwood accent table, hand-woven rug, or leather ottoman.
Don’t be afraid of color or pattern
Part of what makes global design so rich is the use of over-saturated colors and intricate patterns. Bohemian (boho) style, for example, features layers of color and pattern to create a global vibe. Inspiration for color palettes can stem from the brilliant blues of the Mediterranean to burnt reds and oranges of an Indian spice market. Ikat and suzani textiles are easy to incorporate via rugs, accent pillows, or bedding and add quick global appeal.
A little goes a long way
If you aren’t looking to redecorate a room from floor to ceiling, keep in mind that global accents throughout a room can create the same mood. Incorporate lush pillows or throws, distinct pendant lighting, or exotic figurines. Animals, such as elephants, are often powerful symbols and a consistently occurring motif in global design.
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Related: Bohemian Style Tips for Your Indoor and Outdoor Space!