It can be one of the best things about visiting new places: as you walk past some culture or art that you have never come across before, you instantly begin to think, how can I have this in my home? While it isn’t so easy to carry giant stacks of ancient Roman architecture in a suitcase fit for a week-long holiday, there are definitely some ways to bring some international design into the home, without breaking your back or your wallet.
There are so many different choices for the kinds of styles that you may wish to appropriate in your home. The world is a big place, and of course it is home to an unbelievable collective of designers with an eye for that something special.
To begin, we will look at one of the biggest continents, with so many different cultures and ethnicities proud to call it home. Asia has been at the forefront of design in many ways, including the clothes we wear and the patterns we love. Since Asia is also home to so many famous beaches and idyllic sunsets, it is no wonder that they lend style to so many backdrops. Plenty of colors are involved in bringing together some majestic combinations, with purple and gold often taking center stage.
Textures are also important. It isn’t just about sourcing the right colors for the design that you crave, and using soft pastel stone and bamboo-based materials can really bring that authentic feel. If you can afford a water feature, or feel brave enough to install your own, you can guarantee that it will amaze all who visit your home.
Now for some European consideration. With good reason, Scandinavia often tops the style lists with its fame for minimalist design. Crisp, white finishes are often part of the main look, with extra decorations typically bringing color. Rooms and centerpieces often stay brilliantly white, with extra art and installations full of rich colors that really make them stand out. Measuring shutters can also give your home a continental feel, looking stylish while keeping out the radiant midday sun.
Another style that can’t be ignored when looking to design your home with some international feel is, of course, Africa. A region with so much influence on style worldwide, not least for the carpentry feel that often adorns our tabletops. Wooden designs owe a lot to this kind of style, and humble, wooden interiors are often aligned with a well-lit room and some deep blues and oranges. Wooden indoor areas always look much nicer when the sun extends its reach to as much of the location as possible, so finding ways to maximize this will really help give that peaceful feel. Animal prints and artwork typically adorn these walls, and finding authentic art to match your interior design will round it off perfectly.
With so many styles to choose from, it can be difficult to settle on the right one for you, but it has never been easier to find so much international influence to design your home in the way that feels right for you.