Christine Janusz, May 14th , 2018.
Decorative floor finish. To make floors of stone will be the best solution. Large stoneware tiles appears as an ideal material for this purpose. Especially because such cold floor only increases the level of comfort in Africa. However, we are not in Africa, and we have to provide the “warm floor” system. Matt flooring (especially parquet in “deck laying”) will serve as an alternative. Carpet-mat, which will remind you of African huts always having a mat to sleep for poor people, would be pertinent. In addition, there are bamboo flooring, usually in the form of a large format plates or laminates, which also represents an interesting solution for floor finishes. You should lay the handmade carpet made of bright thread on the floor.
Main features of African style. In a nutshell, such features are originality, coloring, dynamic, energy, expression and contrast. On the one hand there is the minimalism and simplicity of forms and on the other we have primitive brutality in the decor and in its texture. With all of this, there is the contrast and brightness of colors in accessories and textiles. Typically, the interior reflects the picture of the world, so it uses natural materials and natural shades. Abundance of decorative African art, which are very primitive, are also welcome. Since reminder of the scorching sun, the sands of the desert and the jungle can be traced in the interior of this style so the colors should be respectively determined by such shades like sand, brown, terracotta, orange, yellow, brick and even swampy green. It should be noted that the prevailing colors are yellow and brown (tree bark, charred wood, saffron, honey, baked milk, cinnamon, amber and so on). In general, the colors in the interior should be not just warm but hot as the air of Africa itself. You can also meet a mix of a black with fiery red shade as a reminder of the fire, as well as the color of skins of animals living in Africa. Cautious introduction of blue shades is allowed but only in small quantities and as an accent. In other words, it must be remembered that all the used tones should be natural.
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