Where we live is a showcase of who we are. Our home reflects our personality, taste and lifestyle and these show through in the style of home décor that we adopt.
There are a wide variety of home decor themes to choose from that are as diverse and unique as we are. Just a few authentic pieces, which can be obtained online are enough to bring out a theme. What we decide to display serves as an aesthetic statement to our guests and create a favorable setting that keeps us feeling at home and comfortable during our waking hours. Here are a few unique home decor styles to consider.
Gothic design originated from the medieval period in Europe and is characterized by an ornate yet dark decorative style. Gothic home decor integrates gargoyles, dragons, vampires and other creatures of the night. Although this sounds foreboding, it is a great way to create diversity when blended with other styles. Gothic decor adds a touch of wonder and even whimsy to your decor. Gothic style can be found in lamps, clocks, statues, sculptures, wall and even candle holders. There are artists that specialize in this median and create remarkable looking art.
Egyptian home decor incorporates the bold designs, intricate patterns, and ornate sculptures from Egyptian antiquities. Rich colors such as gold, bronze and turquoise dominate the Egyptian palette. Depending on your budget, Egyptian decor can consist of antiques or faithful reproductions. Statues and sculptures of Egyptian deities are common. Egyptian style candle holders, urns, vases, mirrors and other home accent pieces are quite striking.
The Asian style of home decorating incorporates design elements from Japan, China, Thailand, and Indonesia. Using any one influence could suffice although combining different design traditions creates a richer texture. The colors red, black, and gold are typically used. Asian decor often includes depictions of the Buddha and of the indomitable Asian dragon.
African decor is not particularly colorful but it is very interesting. The African theme draws its inspiration from nature. Its main distinguishing feature is the use of the continent’s cultural symbols and patterns. They are present in everything from woven decorative fabrics with tribal motifs to exotic art and craft pieces. African decor consists of tribal masks, sculptures and vases. The colors used are natural earth and rainbow hues.