Tribal Africa: When you think of Africa, you think of the beautiful nature, the colonial culture and the warm sun! You can bring all these elements into your home in different ways by working with natural materials like stone, stiff grass-like plants, wood, cloth and bronze. They’re not only rich in colour, but give texture to your interior. The rich and colourful culture of the African continent lends itself perfectly as inspiration for your house! For a modern African interior, you can paint the walls in a light but warm colour or more eye-catching colours such as yellow ochre, brown or burnt orange.
If you prefer a more traditional warm African interior, you can paint the walls with natural pigments. The best options for this are earth tones like brown, ochre and sand colour. Terracotta floors are very suitable for the African colonial atmosphere, because not only are they very sustainable but they can stand a great deal!
The decorative elements in your home determine the atmosphere you want to create, so choose carefully! The African culture is all about animals and nature, so be brave and go for a zebra print carpet or pillows with animal prints is you want to keep it modest! Leather and furs are also a good option! Masks and statues of ebony wood are the most famous decorations from Africa, so it would be a crime to leave them out!
African art is very expressive and colourful and will look good in contemporary African interiors because the neutral colours on the walls.