Design | Interiors Inspired by Africa

Worldly Design: Interiors Inspired by Africa | TyPennington.com

I hope you all had a chance to experience Africa in my new Tanzanian Dream photo gallery. My trip was so incredible and even though I couldn’t bring you guys with me, I wanted to give everybody a chance to see the unbelievable people, landscape and wildlife.

Like the rest of the world, Tanzania is constantly changing and so is the inspiration designers draw from the country and culture. So I thought it would be cool to highlight some interiors inspired by Africa in this edition of my Worldly Design series.

Zebra accents inspired by Africa | Worldly Design by Ty Pennington

One of the most obvious traits of African interiors can be found in the textiles inspired by the wildlife that inhabit the country. Zebra stripes work really well to accent different rooms in your home. You can do this with rugs, throw pillows or wall decor that fits your style. And don’t worry about matching your color palette… black and white works with everything!

Zebra accents inspired by Africa | Worldly Design by Ty Pennington

Kim Lewis also did a great job sharing some of the unique fabrics that are made in Ghana. Handmade fabrics from the region are not only colorful, but they also add a bit of culture to your overall design.

Woven wall decor inspired by Africa

Besides textiles, try getting your hands on African relics or handmade pieces to display around your home. Even if they don’t come directly from Africa, tribal masks, woven baskets, indigenous animals or other components made from wood, clay and leather still evoke that safari feel.

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The safari themed nursery is another trend that’s popular amongst new parents. If you’re expecting, here are a few designs I found to help you bring a bit of the jungle into your baby’s room.

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Do you live interiors inspired by Africa? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

And if you like what you see, check out this Worldly Design post by Kim Lewis.

 

Photos from BHG, Interiors Addict, Apartment Therapy, Houzz, Decoist, ELLE Decor, The Home Journal