Friday, 9 May 2014

World Home Decor to Inspire


Hi Everyone

Today the lovely Sue has written an article about amazing home decor inspired by the corners of the globe!  I thought this would be appropriate seen as though I'm travelling at the moment.  Enjoy...
WhatLauraLoves xo


World Home Decor to Inspire

If you are fond of travelling, as so many of us are, it’s probably extremely likely that you have a growing collection of bits’n’bobs from your travels. From beautiful Mediterranean shells you collected straight off the shores to exotic Indian rugs from your gap year, instead of letting these items clutter up your home, use them as inspiration and transform your house into a trip down memory lane...


Paris

Art Deco will never go out of style and is something that epitomises Parisian life. To accompany your classic Parisian prints, why not opt for a rich colour palette (a deep purple eludes class and royalty) and fabrics such as velvet and silks suggest grandeur. In terms of ornaments and accessories, any dark silver and rustic golds will cement the Art Deco theme even further. Another easy way to get the Parisian theme, without the gigantic price tag, is to invest in your accessories such as lighting and ornaments. Artistic and sculptural statues can decorate your surfaces while show-stopping fixtures like designer lamps from Lampcommerce completes your look. You can even pick up ornate mirrors for a bargain at local reclamation yards nowadays. Paris is all about rich textures, warm colours and those elaborate Art Deco designs; the perfect city to help banish the chilly evenings.

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Morocco

Earthy tones and intricate patterns will have you thinking you’re back in the vibrant Moroccan markets in no time. Whilst rich reds, oranges and browns give that exotic Moroccan feel, there are certain thrifty extras you can incorporate into your design to really epitomise the time that you spent there, or make you want to visit in the first place! For example, gigantic cushions and bean bags, low tables and fragrant candles all signify the rich Moroccan culture. Remember, when it comes to Morocco, the smells are just as important as the look. Essence sticks and rich woody aromas make for the perfect dinner party and cosy home too.


New York

Are the bustling streets of New York much more your cup of tea? Whilst Paris has the intricate deco designs, New York is all about embracing the bold. Take inspiration from the many museums like the Metropolitan, MOMA and Guggenheim and opt for Pop Art throughout. This means vibrant primary colour shades and block patterns. With the Andy Warhol look, you could keep the majority of your room’s monochrome, adding just dashes of red, yellow and blue here and there. Think of your home as a Mondrian painting! The other side of Pop Art is the Jackson Pollock-esque expressionism. Paint splatters are a completely original way to inject some creativity into your walls and furnishings.

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India

Whilst Morocco has the intricate designs in earthy tones, India is all about the colour. Multicoloured fabrics are a must. Team these with a range of textures and you have yourself a taste of India. In terms of metal furnishings, smooth copper and embellished gold represent the extravagance of Indian culture whilst the bright fabrics show the vibrancy of its people. For texture, thick rugs dotted around your home give you a homely space full of comfort whilst silks (something India is famed for) can be included into every room using throws, bed linens, table cloths or curtains. Pinterest have many amazing example that you adopt in your home...

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