...simple wooden or rattan bed styles with sumptuous details, this is the ethnic bedroom.
Add warm-colored beddings, burning incense, heavy window coverings and DECORATIVE ACCENTS & TEXTILES for a journey into distant countries...
The sleek and sophisticated tribal theme has taken the catwalk by storm and home collections are following suit with a walk-on-the-wild-side take on African outback chic.
When it comes to creating an ethnic backdrop, strip everything back to the basics and opt for richly stained natural wood floors, simple parchment or natural stone coloured walls and simple slatted wooden Venetians at the window. If you feel your room needs an injection of colour, paint one wall in an earthy shade of terracotta or a rich, spicy saffron.
Warm up floors with chunky, woven coir or sisal rugs; choose furniture in rattan, wicker or animal hide; and add an authentic ethnic touch in the form of hand-thrown pots, wooden carvings and dried twigs and grasses displayed in imposing earthenware pots.
Use tribal-style drums as a decorative piece or as a useful side table. Create a stunning decorative focal point in the form a dramatic large striped brown floor pot filled with dried twigs or dried grasses. Put on a stunning Savannah-style floor show by layering a beautiful Zebra print rug over a richly polished dark wooden floor.