Decorating with tribal prints and designs has become a trend in both the fashion world and the world of interior design. Our modern lifestyle can pose certain limitations on using an all original tribal approach to styling the interiors. Imagine rugged wooden furniture in place of your plush couch and you get a fair idea.
You shouldn’t have to compromise on comfort over fashion for great looking interiors. That is why using tribal inspired prints offer the easiest way to combine both modern and tribal elements together to give you the best of both worlds.
Here are a few simple tips on how you can add a tribal touch to your interiors.
As walls make up for a greater portion of your interior décor, that is the place you can experiment with the most. They can bring in the desired effect without altering your existing furniture or decorations.
An excellent way to vamp up you walls is to use tribal stencils. This can even be done yourself with some paint and readily available stencils. For a more customized look you can even make the stencils yourself with some transparent film. Arrows and animals are probably the easiest to do.
If you want it the real quick and easy way, then you can buy the various tribal decals that are readily available.
By using rugs with tribal motifs you can turn even a boring living room into a visual treat. Keep the prints to a minimum if your existing décor already has a lot of textures and patterns in it. Use ones with intricate patterns for an existing them that screams ‘plain’. Rugs with textured patterns will also work in this case.
African tribal cloth called the Kuba cloth or mud cloth has become quite popular in the recent times. This can be used on your furniture either as a cover or directly used as upholstery material.
If you do not want to change your upholstery, you can still add a tribal touch to your furniture with throw pillows or throws that have tribal patterns.
Monochromatic prints and patterns are quite common, although you can also try colorful prints like Aztec and Indian prints.
Curtains too can form a large portion of your interior décor and is a great place to incorporate tribal designs.
Geometric shapes and patterns can work to produce the desired effect, if finding curtains or drapes with tribal prints is difficult. There is always scope for a DIY approach where you can embroider simple motifs on to your existing drapery.
Cloth can be such a versatile medium when it comes to interior decorations and tribal wall art. If you have a piece of tribal cloth or just any cloth with tribal patterns on it, you can simply use it on the wall as tapestry and achieve a tribal look.
You can experiment with patterns of the Zeng cloth of Vietnam or the good old boho style or Aztec style and see your room evoke visions of the people and the place associated with these designs.
It doesn’t have to always be your living area that gets the maximum attention when it comes to interior design. Bedrooms are where you unwind at the end of the day and so they can get a dose of tribal décor too.
Cuddle into your bed with blankets that are adorned with tribal prints. They are a great way to up the design quotient of your bedroom. Comforters throw blankets and bed skirts are also great places to have those exquisite prints and patterns.
Lampshades are also an easy place to incorporate tribal designs and patterns. In fact, you can even make it a DIY project and paint some cute arrows or spear heads instead of an intricate pattern that can be difficult.