Ethnic Bedroom Decor
An ethnic bedroom interior design offers a good number of potentials when it comes to everything from furniture and furnishings choice, to lighting and colour schemes.
If you love vivacious colours and have a penchant for the exotic, you’ll find an ethnic-style bedroom quite interesting.
What is an Ethnic Design Concept?
To begin with, the expression “ethnic design” is generally used to describe interior design ideas usually associated with furniture and furnishings from Africa, Asia, Native America, etc…, including cultural Hispanic societies.
Using the word "ethnic" may appear unpleasant to some who don’t know the artistic interest it holds for many designers, decorators, and home-owners, but being “ethnically” inclined means having an interest in different genres of worldwide inspired interior design ideas.
Ethnic Bedroom Design Idea
To achieve a bedroom design that depicts an ethnic style is easy to achieve and fun to put together.
The trick is to ensure you stick to only one, or a maximum of two different styles.
There is something about a bachelor’s bedroom that’s quite appealing – its practicality and of course its masculinity.....
A man likes his space orderly, with a semblance of aesthetic simplicity, and surrounded with all his favourite things.
Bedrooms are not just rooms to rest or sleep, but a personalised space where one can unwind and be oneself.
For instance, if you decide on a Moroccan theme bedroom design idea, don’t mix it with other styles such as Asian or Hispanic.
It’s best to keep it African, in other words, Moroccan theme with a dash of Safari East Africa.
And if you desire an ethnic Chinese décor using umbrella art-inspired ornaments and Chinese screens, don’t try to blend that idea with Native American bedroom furniture.
Putting together too many styles in your bedroom space can create an untidy look and an overwhelming feel of clutter.
However, some ethnic styles from different regions can work well together in a bedroom if pieces and furnishings from each region are chosen carefully with good thought given to scale and shapes.
Blending American prairie style bedroom furniture with some Latin American influence gives a surprisingly stylish look.
You can also combine Native American with Prairie bedroom décor or with understated tropical themes.
Mixing Modern with Ethnic
If you're not one for the total ethnic look, you can mix ethnic styles with modern bedroom pieces.
A good way to create this effectively is to use beds, headboards, and/or chests with clean classic lines and then incorporate ethnic furnishings.
For example, the bedroom interior design may feature a modern bed set, dresser, bedside cabinets and a couple of chairs with clean sleek lines.
To infuse your modern collection with an ethnic signature, you can use bright African print cushions, a faux rug with zebra, leopard, or tiger print, and a bedspread with bright colours and bold elaborate patterns.
Other soft furnishings such as throw pillows and wall art should replicate the chosen ethnic theme to get a stylish and unified look.
Bedroom Interior Design Idea Using Simple Ethnic Features
You can create your own ethnic inspired bedroom design.
- Place an ethnic fretwork divider behind your bed to create a beautiful headboard. You can also use it to screen off a closet or clothes rail.
- Use a “burst of vibrant colours” to surround your white or black bedroom furniture
- Use animal-inspired décor, ornaments and/or artwork.
- You may like hand-woven tables or bedside cabinets and native style rugs.
- Have a mix of muted textured braid cushions and bold print cushions nicely arranged on the bed.
- Install colourful Moroccan pendants or fretwork lamps to illuminate your room with lovely patterns.
- Use bamboo table, wall or floor lamps to add a sense of mystery to your bedroom space.
You can use little details to create a scheme that works well together and compliment your ethnic bedroom design with accessories like:
- Elephant-inspired ornaments
- Umbrella art
- Traditional incense holders
- Tribal water décor features
- Painted wall fans
- Classic paper lamps
- Hammered metal light holders
- Scented candles.
© 2013 viryabo
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