Home Decor Styles: Inspired by the World
In this three-part series, we’ll be taking a look at popular home decor styles and what sets them apart from one another. In this particular guide, you will discover some interior design styles that are globally inspired. Whether you are actually a world traveler, or just wish you were, rooms that follow these decorating trends are sure to spark the travel bug in you! Get your passport ready.
The hallmark of Bohemian style is color (and lots of it). Designers who like Boho style don’t shy away from bold hues, like reds, blues, purples, and golds when they select pieces. Rich fabrics, such as fur throws, velvet pillows, and brocade seat cushions, are heavily utilized in this design style. Inspired by the Gypsy caravans of Bohemia, this is the perfect style for those who want to share their vivid personalities through interior design.
Mediterranean style draws inspiration, of course, from the coastal towns that dot the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Typically, these spaces feature warm, neutral tones, such as reds, oranges, and tans. They often have tilework, either on the walls or on the floors, and frequently showcase authentic Mediterranean architectural details, such as arches.
People who gravitate toward eclectic style tend to be collectors. They enjoy picking up treasures everywhere they go and making them work together in their spaces, even if they don’t seem to “go” at first glance. In an eclectic space, for instance, you are likely to see an array of colors, from neutral shades to bright primary hues, and a variety of furnishings, from mid-century furniture mixed with Victorian rugs to ultra-modern dining sets paired with glitzy chandeliers.
Moroccan tiles are, perhaps, the most standout feature of Moroccan interior design. These tiles are often handpainted and can be purchased from artisans in Moroccan markets and, sometimes, online. You can also find less costly mass-produced versions if you’re on a budget. Rooms that are decorated with Moroccan flair tend to have neutral walls and flooring, but add color with pops of deep blue, rich red, and golden yellow. Moroccan lanterns are another essential component of this interior design style.
French Country spaces draw their inspiration from provincial France. Generally, the ornate furniture that marks this style is painted white wood, often with a distressed finish. To add authentic flair to a French Country room, consider investing in gauzy white curtains and antiques, such as mirrors, pitchers, and vases, that look they came directly from an inn in Provence.
Shabby Chic interior design bears some similarities to French Country design, particularly in regard to the distressed, white wood furniture that is often used in both kinds of spaces. Shabby Chic style, however, is more “English countryside” when it comes to small details. Floral curtains and upholstery, ruffled fabrics, and cottage-like accessories are all hallmarks of the Shabby Chic look.
Hopefully this guide has allowed you to take a whirlwind trip around the world from the comfort of home. If you’ve been inspired to add some global flair to your home, FuRmanity’s high-quality vegan fur throws, which are available in over 40 shades, are the perfect way to add both color and texture to your newly redesigned room.