With a little decorative creativity you can create an enchanting world of exotic and colorful interiors.
Spice up your home decor with an international flair and decorate
with an Eclectic-Ethnic touch to create a unique travel theme inspired living space with a mix of colours, textures and objects from different cultures.
There are no hard-and-fast rules when decorating your bedroom or home. The style, theme or color in which you decorate your bedroom is a personal thing. You may like traditional fabrics and wallcoverings but dislike frills, or you may prefer an opulent air with heavy brocade or damask bed draperies and even a chandelier, or a simple bedroom containing nothing more than simple storage and a comfortable bed. Whatever you decide, there is an array of soft furnishings and decorative accessories available to help you create your fun travel theme dream room.
Passport to Adventure
Create an aromatic and exotic color scheme with your home decor - saffron, cinnamon,
nutmeg, ginger with earthen gold, warm brown and a dash of bottle green. The warm
tones heat up large cold rooms. And its range of colors from chili red to sari pink work
well with an eclectic blend of contemporary furniture, family heirlooms or prized
antiques.A spicy decorating scheme is warm and eclectic. The mix of earth colors
complement and enhance the collection of international fabrics and accessories.
French country home is a potpourri of bountiful bouquets, treasured books,
photographs, scented candles and tabletop antiques. Scrolled iron work, carved armoires, towering hutches and buffets. Powdery blues with yellow and white - the bedroom can be simple or elegant, blissfully romantic and thoroughly feminine. With ribbon bows and lace panels billowing to the floor, European pillows, pure white, embroidered bed sheets, and definitely a bolster and lace edged duvet to enrich the feeling of a retreat and a touch of toile should be seen on the bed with a flowing bed canopy. Window Shutters create a continental air as well as providing a stylish window accent. The louvered variety allows plenty of light through and can be folded back individually, offering flexibility as curtains. Wooden shutters can be painted in any color to match the bedroom color scheme.
Tuscany, the region of central west Italy. Many of the colors associated with this area are named after the places whose soil and ores were the sources of color. Raw sienna is a reddish pigment that comes from the iron and manganese rich earth around the town of Siena. When roasted in a furnace, the pigment becomes richer, darker and more brilliant and then known as burnt sienna. The clay, sand and minerals of the region also provide umber, a greenish-brown color, yellow ochre, a muddy mustard yellow and the warm orange-hued terracotta. Walls and surfaces in this part of Italy are painted with these pigment finishes or with the paint equivalent, and tend to be matt with graduated, uneven washes of color that give a time-worn, sun-baked appearance. Fabrics are often dyed with printed in greens, blues and lavenders - inspired by the vines, olives and fields of lavender that grow in the region.
Variations on the classic blue and dazzling white palette, relaxed, simple, harmonious, rustic
with durable decor. Hallmarks of this refreshingly unpretentious style - pastel textured walls,
pebbled floors, fretwork window screens, studded doors, mosaic tabletops and accented with
an eclectic mix and exotic touch (a filigreed lantern, Moroccan dishware, a kilim rug, Moorish
arches, Spanish-style wrought ironwork, bold simplicity with textural contrasts, will bring the
Mediterranean into your home.
The colors of this North African country are rich and vibrant, inspired by the various blues of the Atlantic Ocean bordering it to the north and the sandy tones of the Sahara desert to the south. Architectural features include archways and wooden fretwork screens and shutters. Traditional furniture focuses on the daybed and cushions. Hand woven carpets and rugs are an important feature of Moroccan home. They are used in numerous ways as wall hangings, table covers, on floors and for upholstery and cushions.
Moroccan style - Harem style scheme should include strong jewel colors reminiscent of the heat of the Mediterranean, fabrics embossed with gold or featuring Arabic motifs, "magic carpets" to add detailing to the floor and accessories in ornately carved dark wood and burnished copper.
- Bedouin Tent style - in hot vivid colors with muslin drapes, richly patterned furnishings, Moroccan rug as a wallhanging, cushions trimmned with tassels and a few pieces of pottery with a romatnic glow from candles in decorative holders.
Blending ethnic African with British Colonial Style
Romantic splendor of old World elegance. Taking inspiration straight from the African savannah, this theme is based on the natural tones, textures and designs of traditonal tribal art. Jazz up the rustic bedroom with tribal prints and paintings, wicker baskets, carved masks and family photos.
For a truly tropical flavor, fill your room with solid wooden or wicker style furniture and bring the jungle indoors with leafy palms in wicker pots, and for the windows, louvred shutters, perfect for a continental or colonial look. Choose fabrics with natural fibres and ethnically inspired designs, such as an indian style bedspread, silky cushions and don't forget the animal prints and a flowing bed canopy of gauzy net adds a touch of colonial romance.
Exotic Style - Bringing Global Style Home
Adventure into vibrant worlds of beautiful color and creative design ideas from around the
world. Merge east and west with exotic decor thats perfect for dreaming grand dreams.
Tropical Asian Style - Oriental influences, with its vivid yellows, glowing reds, cool blues, and
lush greens will create a relaxed, harmonious retreat. Oriental style has two faces, it can be
either cleanly minimalist or sumptuousluy sensual.
Chinoiserie, is the name given to the western interpretation of Chinese and Japanese furnishings, artefacts and ornamentation. Oriental style - lacquerware and embroidered silks
Japanese, colors of this palette are influenced by the materials used in the construction of the traditional Japanese home - wood and paper. The style is subtle and concentrates on cleanliness and simplicity. Key colors blood red, green black and white, red or black lacquerware, dark wood, paper screens, futon bed and low level furniture
South American Latin Style
Awashed in bright colors and bold shapes - "a resting place for the rainbow"
Paradiso is the lush abundance of the rain forest, filled with life of every kind. Hacienda is the old
world, brick and stone elegance of ranches and country estates set in a rugged landscape.
Cabana evokes the cool of the ocean with endless white beaches, turquoise water, and tropical
fruits. Pueblo reflects the sun-drenched colors of the marketplace, folk art, colonial architecture,
and quiet courtyards. Southwest style, which goes beyond the pastel Native American design.
TRAVEL THEME DECORATING IDEAS
Get creative with world cultures -
Bring a mix of global landmarks into your home - African, Indian, Native American, Mexican, Asian, Egyptian, New York, London, Rome, Tokyo, Paris
Transportation travel:: Trains, cruise ships, airplanes
This is a fun theme to create for the
office, bathroom, bedroom and
especially the guest room.
Few style choices -
- old world vintage style with sepia tones, tea stained
- modernistic black and white with a splash of a third
- or just totally fun, loud and
Stencil or use wall stickers on
your walls with phrases from around the world - (bonjour, good day, konnichi-wa, buenos dias, guten tag, etc)
Display posters of landmarks from around the world - (Taj Mahal, windmills, The Pyramids, Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Tower of London, Leaning Tower
of Pisa, etc.)
Hang city name plaques on the wall.
Cover your walls with city murals or
mural size world maps
Create your own unique shadow boxes with your acquired mementos, keepsakes and souvenirs from travels abroad
Display plush animals or
lifesize plush animals from
around the globe
Decoupage hotel pamphlets, travel
tickets, post cards, stamps, money,
onto your headboard cupboard doors
or create a coin collection collage on
your desk, side table or vanity and
cover with a glass top
Create a decorative border with your holiday snaps or paint a road curving around the walls and at different points on the road, place your holiday pictures with
fun wall decals of all your adventures, such as an eiffel tower, city skyline, safari animals, pyramids, chop sticks, city scenes, those cute little drink umbrellas
Accent with vintage suitcases
covered with decorative luggage tags
and labels, of the old days of
steamer travel and world cruises,
makes for great storage and a
unique side table
Make creative bed covers, scatter cushions with postage stamps, window treatments, with flags
Decorative world globes and neon lights for some fun lighting
Creating the bedroom of your dreams ...
add some spice to your home with vibrant color and creative design ideas from around the world.
FUN TRAVEL THEME DECORATIONS
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