Get ready to see happy collision of international cultures.
Rooted in an admiration for the world’s diverse cultures, global style is an artful blend of worldly finds, earthy materials, and exotic patterns. Traditionally global-inspired homes emulate the styles of far-flung destinations, like Asia and Africa. Though each global space is unique, pulling style cues from multifaceted regions, they all feel at once homey and inspiring.
If you’re like us, you get inspiration for your rooms from just about anywhere, and nowadays, the whole world is wide open for capturing ideas for your decor and furniture. Exotic and alluring, global style takes its inspiration from points north, south, east and west. Are you ready to embark on the trip?
TOUCH OF THE TROPICS
It takes just one or two ornate or vibrantly hued pieces to amp up any room, and Moroccan elements are a go-to choice for the lush colors and complex designs.
Textiles from family travels provide easy-to-change global style. Bed with upholstered red velvet headboard and bedding from India combined with American antique furniture. Artwork and accessories from all around the world. Antique Indian quilt as striking accent piece.
Suzani textiles, distinctive for their embroidery and graphic designs depicting flowers, leaves, and fruit, as well as the sun and the moon, hail from Central Asia and go back hundreds of years.
Nothing evokes a sense of place more viscerally than iconic objects and one-of-a-kind mementoes: statuary, handicrafts, artwork. Display these treasures proudly and prominently. Not only do they tell the story of the points from which they came, but they can tell your story as well.
This living room is proof that introducing Moroccan style to an American home can spark a major connection. Pillows with eye-popping patterns, ornate rug and tables in exotic colors and shapes.
Add an extra layer of dazzle to this dining room, which is awash in an eclectic mix of styles. Everything is held in delicate tension with a cohesive color scheme and just the right touch of glamour.
The subtle shine of gold, silver, bronze, or brass blends with the neutral and jewel tones found in modern global style. From candle holders to lamps and planters, these types of metallic accents will perfectly complement your decor scheme.
MAKE A STATEMENT
Bold accent pieces can bring world-traveler style to any space. A hand-loomed blanket or rug, like this one from Guatemala, can easily be used as a table runner.
Make furniture pieces pull double-duty as collection storage and display. Here, a tall artsy cupboard with shelves serves as a decorative accents and space for global collectibles textiles.
If you aren’t quite ready to commit to changing the decor of your entire house, try incorporating just a few Indian-styled vignettes into a more modern design scheme. The eclectic vintage style of this home allows these accents to work very well.
Though a global-style space doesn’t have to play favorites with countries, often it trends one direction or the other. Each country has its own traditions and culture; these inform the style of the homes in that region, from layout and feel to patterns and motifs. To make your decorating job easier, set your sights on one of these destinations, each of which has a definite style.
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