How to Use Trendy Tribal Textures in Your Home
Tribal and ethnic accessories are still trending in interior design. The trend for using rug or kilim fabrics to adorn not only floors but furniture shows no sign of abating. This Denver Post article shows how easy it can be to rethink and repurpose the role of the lowly area rug.
The beauty of subtly patterned rugs or tribal patterns is the solid dose of texture they add to any room, instantly warming it up visually.
Tribal is very versatile. It pairs well with contemporary or modern decor as well as sliding quite nicely into more traditional interiors.
Mixing patterns is very au courant at the moment both in fashion and interior design. For an easy no fool mix, choose similar colors or patterns to pair together, such as traditional rug patterns. If you’re feeling bold, add in a complementing stripe, or other geometric pattern.
Pottery Barn usually has a nice ethnic mix of pillow covers to choose from which makes it very affordable and simple to update your living or family room with the tribal look.
I found this little stool with a woven cover at HomeGoods.
If your palette is blue or green, blue or gold, it would be easy to pop this in. A stool this height serves as a footstool, an impromptu side table or a convenient spot in your bedroom or dressing room to sit and put your shoes on! Design without function isn’t worth the floor space in my opinion.
The tribal ethic look in your home doesn’t have to be confined to texture or patterns. A simple Buddha statue reflects a global vibe and can be the focal point in a sunroom or patio space.
Have you brought home any treasures from your travels? Consider small metal statues, area rugs, prints you can frame later and even scents such as incense or candles. All of these elements can be used to warm up a space and give your room a global feel. Best of all they are a reminder of happy trips and experiences!