Five ways to incorporate the Middle East into your interior design
With distinct style and cultural influences, The Middle East provides an individualism found only in the region. Incorporating bold colour, different types of fabrics and instantly recognizable patterns, it has a growing following all over the world, with there being a variety of ways in which to incorporate the style into the home. I have provides my top 5 ways to incorporate the Middle East into your home, either as a central focus or through simple touches.
Make a Statement
Surrounded by untouched desert and sparkling waters, the Middle East is home to an array of stunning colours, comprised of deep red, orange, and yellow, with tones of azure and turquoise. With such rich colours to choose from, creating a statement wall using a singular colour can provide a unique way to hero the warmth and brightness of the region.
Light the way
Lanterns take a prominent place year round in the Middle Eastern home. The Holy Month of Ramadan, which is nearly upon us, is a key moment when the lantern takes centre stage. Coming in a variety of colours and styles, they are a versatile accessory when decorating the home. Place at the entrance to provide a warm way to greet guests or alternatively hang them above the dining table or outside on a terrace to provide a glow to the surroundings and set the mood for a cosy get together.
Mosaic artistry has always been incorporated in Middle Eastern architecture, with interacte markings and vibrant colours. Intertwine patterns through tiling in a bathroom, as a part of your staircase or as an outdoor flooring option. It will uplift the area with a unique style (almost as art) and give the home a subtle but stunning transformation.
Comfort is Key
Hospitality is the cornerstone of Middle Eastern culture, with the living room taking precedence in the home for guests to be entertained. A comfortable space allows guests to relax and plush furniture is a must to create an inviting atmosphere. Recreate the traditional Middle Eastern style for this space with low seating. For a quick splash of colour, try decorative patterned throws or cushions, along with lushes of fabric and textiles to create a distinct look to the area.
Lay it Down
The Middle East has one of the longest histories of carpet weaving, first being made for religious purposes and later to create trade with Europe. Oriental carpets, with their strong bold patterns and colours, are a simple but elegant way to incorporate the Middle Eastern decor into your home. Place under the dining table for a pop of colour or in an entryway to greet guests and to add warmth to tile or wooden flooring.
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