Mindi Dejonge, December 26th , 2017.
Textiles and Accessories African style. Textiles should be of saturated colors, eye-catching with its brightness and variegation of ornamental zigzag and diamond-shaped figures on such items as upholstery of chairs, stools, curtains, bedspreads and pillows. You can even make the panels of mottled textiles. This ornament is available on the tableware, carpets and floor lamps. It is allowed to use the skins instead of the carpet. You can apply a lot of things ss accessories, such as bamboo curtains, clay figurines, ivory figurines, amulets, wicker lampshades, wooden blinds, hunting trophies, African masks as well as live plants, such as ferns or palm laurel. Mirror and photo frames made of bamboo or cork looks great in the African interior. However, you should not arrange the ethnic museum at your home. The sense of proportion is still required.
Convey the feel of a French Polynesian bungalow with furniture made from teak, bamboo or banana leaf. Furniture made from rattan, wicker or water hyacinth also imparts a tropical feel. Include layers of organic texture with items made from woven seagrass such as area rugs, baskets, chairs and headboards. Provide an extra layer of privacy when needed with matchstick blinds on windows. Plantation-style shutters work well with wood paneling. Grasscloth wallpaper is another option for adding texture and color to walls. Bring in a touch of Tahitian culture with colorful, hand printed pareus. Pareus are brightly colored sheets of fabric that can be wrapped around one's body and worn as a simple dress or draped across a bed, the back of a sofa or the arm of a chair for a splash of color and pattern. Hang a collection of authentic wood Polynesian tiki masks or display carved tiki sculptures on a table or shelf. Hang a framed Polynesian tapa on the wall. Tapas are paintings on fabric, traditionally used as celebration dance dresses depicting tattooed heiva dancers, Marquesan women, aquatic animals and traditional Marquesan tattoo motifs. In lieu of traveling to French Polynesia to acquire these tribal treasures, look for them online.
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