How to pull off a modern African interior
Take inspiration from nature
This is not to say you should fill your living room with sand. As is true of all interior design, less is more. So make use of patterns found in nature – but they don’t have to be as on the nose as zebra stripes or cheetah print! A well placed African zig-zag pattern is just as effective at capturing the vibe you are going for.
Choose one bold colour to connect the neutrals
Whether it be orange, green or red, choose a bright colour to subtly break the monotony that one might expect from neutrals. When used strategically, the bright colour will enhance the neutrals rather than detract from their natural allure. The colour should only be used to pepper the room with colour; if it draws too much attention you have overdone it.
Texture is as important as colour
Using different textures throughout the room will bring your Afro-chic style to life. Make use of wicker furniture and even textured art on the walls. Better yet, create a feature wall!
A textured wall can be the hero of your African inspired décor. By using a textured wall coating like RippleTex you can achieve a ripple-textured wall – just make sure you use the right roller and technique.
South African paint manufacturers have created a range of paints to suit your choice of colour and the African climate. Paintcor is leading the march on style and practicality!