African decor is rich in colors, history and inspiring graphics. Despite its uniqueness, it’s largely ignored on a global scale in favor of western inspired décor. While it might not be a conscious choice, it still means African style is not as common as its western counterpart. But today, it is time to put the glorious African continent and its intriguing sculptures, prints, artifacts and designs in the center spot.
You can scour galleries, markets, on and even art schools for original artwork for your next décor revamp. Here are some ideas and looks for adding that African spice to your home or office space.
furniture: Add a dash of Africana through prints on throw pillows, stools and cushions.
Paintings: Paintings can be evocative of the flowing waters, deep verdant vegetation, softly wistful savannah plains, burnt orange African sunsets, exotic fauna, crazily energetic and vibrant market places. For more on Brilliant African artists and paintings, visit http://art635.gallery/
Art by Taiwo G Taylor
Artifacts: Artifacts are usually of historical and cultural interest. They are best placed on walls and shelves alongside furniture.