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African Themed Living Room

African Themed Living Room

Going for an African style is all about reconnecting with nature and its unadulterated magic. Unlike many other themes, trying to add an African flavor to the room without using organic and sustainable materials is next to impossible. Wood in its various forms is an important constituent of the African design scheme. You have plenty of choices here with cedar, ebony or African mahogany among many other popular wood types. If you are opting for a full-fledged African look, then artifacts and earthenware are also a great way of expressing the theme in its truest form.
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African Themed Living Room

Scattering a few well-chosen pieces of authentic tribal art in a room is the perfect way to tie your African theme together. Drums, for example, are renowned throughout African society and make very interesting conversation pieces. Leave a small drum at the end of the couch or by a few plants, or even create a unique end table from a larger one! African woven baskets, meanwhile, can be used for wall ornaments, magazine holders, or fruit baskets.
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African Themed Living Room

Color is very important in creating the feel of an African safari, so decorate with earthy shades. Browns, creams, taupes, or golds on the walls echo the colors of the African savanna and carry the added benefit of warming the atmosphere of any room. Accent colors like rusty reds, burnt oranges, and olive greens, on the other hand, complete the look and keep the space looking natural and inviting.
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African Themed Living Room

Africa is an exotic place, which excites and stays on your mind forever, once you see it. If you love this part of the world but can’t go there, you can always bring this flavor to your home creating African-inspired interiors. Such rooms are perfect for countries with long winters, just to add some warmth to the interiors. What are the characteristic features of African décor?
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African Themed Living Room

Do not be afraid to try to go bold with the African style. Vivacious yellows, bright natural greens and revitalizing reds seem perfectly at home in an audacious setting that draws inspiration from different cultures of the region. This is a particularly apt look for the kids’ bedroom, where you can recreate an African safari setting with colorful wallpaper and textiles with a wild print!
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African Themed Living Room

Randomly throwing in a rug with zebra stripes along with a matching throw pillow or two does not mean you have adopted the African style. If anything, such additions often seem more at home in glamorous Hollywood Regency-styled rooms! Yet, it is still possible to usher in the African vibe in a delicate, restrained manner by combining it tidily with other design style. Like some of the interiors on display here, you could create an exclusive display cabinet or a small nook to showcase your art collection inspired by Africa. While the rest of the house continues to remain contemporary, this small niche becomes a remarkable focal point and an instant conversation starter.
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African Themed Living Room

While some of our readers prefer the unabashed approach to interior design, others might appreciate a more laid-back, semi-minimalist approach. Even if you are not lucky enough to own any African artifacts or textiles, you can still bring home a bit of the continent’s amazing aura by simply choosing the right colors. Nothing says Africa like inviting, warm earth tones. Snug yellow, sandy orange, muted red and brown fit this billing ideally. But ensure that instead of a polished lacquered look, the finish is a touch rustic and raw. A simple guide in choosing the right hues for an African-inspired interior is the image of the sun setting on the vast plains of the Serengeti!
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African Themed Living Room

Choose a wall without doors or windows to be the focal point of the room.  Consider painting it a darker shade than the others to add depth and draw the eye.  Then fill the space with an African mask or mask collection, paintings depicting rural life, or wood-framed mirrors.  For a softer texture on your accent wall, try hanging up an authentic kente cloth or batik wall hanging.  Accent walls are endlessly versatile, so it’s up to you and your preferences.
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African theme with hand-painted built-in shelves by CHIC, inspired by a ladder, found at Alligator Farms in Saint-Augustine.The felt canopy with fairy lights creates a cozy “under the tree” reading experience. The torch are made with a tiki base and a flickering pug-in sconce tranformed and secured to the Tiki base.
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Whatever they are, they are beautiful, and as Houzz contributor Charmean Neithart hilariously pointed out, the dog matches. I digress. The point is, you can hang a collection of many types of things: hats, purses, African baskets ….
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Cozy, energetic, engaging and often transcendental, African design is as charming as the continent itself. Even if you are not thinking about a complete makeover, add an element or two of this fascinating style to your interior and you will instantly see the transformation. Pretty soon, you will find yourself roped in by the magic and the mystique of Africa…
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Elegant foyer photo in New York with white walls and medium tone hardwood floors — HouzzLOVE THESE-if ever collected it would be weather vanes 3. Weather vanes. These charming follies are usually admired while looking up to a rooftop from the garden below, but weather vanes can spark just as much joy at eye level (if not exactly telling you which way the wind is blowing). These playful silhouettes can bring an eclectic farmhouse touch in kitchens, living rooms, on porches and in every other room in the house. The time they have spent outdoors leaves them with well-weathered patina — sarahamiller EmbedEmailQuestion
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LOVE THESE-if ever collected it would be weather vanes 3. Weather vanes. These charming follies are usually admired while looking up to a rooftop from the garden below, but weather vanes can spark just as much joy at eye level (if not exactly telling you which way the wind is blowing). These playful silhouettes can bring an eclectic farmhouse touch in kitchens, living rooms, on porches and in every other room in the house. The time they have spent outdoors leaves them with well-weathered patina — sarahamiller
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Speaking of not overdoing it, the key to pulling off the safari look without making your home feel like a noisy zoo is restraint.  For example, room composition in Africa is typically kept minimal to allow air to circulate in the humid climate, so don’t overcrowd the furniture.  Similarly, don’t go overboard with accessories, and be sure to balance your accent items throughout the space. Finally, balance patterns and solids to create a room that breathes and feels uncluttered.

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