Home decor is often something we feel we are not creative enough for. Because of that, we would rather assign that task to a more creative friend or hire a professional to give our homes a make-over. There are several challenges to decorating your living room, especially with good quality, authentic African-inspired interior pieces.
Our online marketplace is an all-in-one space for shopping for your African interior pieces and other lifestyle products whether they be furniture, throw pillows, figurines, or tablecloths. However, with so much to go through, you might get overwhelmed by the variety and how to piece together different elements for a stunning and unique living room. We’re offering you a step-by-step guide to styling your living room with African decor.
STEP 1: START BY THINKING OF A THEME/ CREATE A MOOD BOARD
Africa is an enormous place, you might want to narrow down your ideas to either focus on themes from certain geographical locations and ethnic groups, or you could make your theme based on colors. Warm and earthy colors such as orange, sienna, green, brown, and so on are usually associated with the rustic nature we harbor in Africa, other colours such as red, yellow, and blue can be found in items such as fabrics, cultural attire, and works of art. So ponder hard on your theme. You can try creating a mood board with pictures and pieces items like fabric cuts, pictures of African art, ethnic attire, and so on to formulate and make clear your idea.
STEP 2: TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR LIVING SPACE
To understand what works for your space, we recommend taking photographs at different angles. This will help with the placement of larger items such as houseplants or for when you need to move furniture around or include new furniture. We do not have a situation where the living room is claustrophobic, nor do we want things to be placed sparingly. Taking pictures that you can refer to will give you a better sense of the dimensions within your living room and what fits where and you include them in your mood board too.
STEP 3: SOURCE YOUR DECOR
It is often difficult to get all you need for a home makeover or furnishing in one place; African Things takes care of this problem by being your all-in-one store, giving you access to several African decor makers, retailers and distributors all offering very competitive prices and great quality guaranteed. You will find everything from lampshades to coasters. And with your mood board handy, searching through our various options will be as easy as it can get. You don’t even need to leave your house, we deliver.
STEP 4: PURCHASE YOUR DECOR
Visit African Things Lifestyle page to view our wide range of African-inspired lifestyle products. You can also purchase from our Etsy store shower curtains, table mats, and more. Can’t find exactly what you are looking for? Contact us directly on WhatsApp or send us an email and let us help you make or source the exact product you need. We also offer delivery and freight services so you can get your orders on time.
STEP 5: DECORATE!
With your trusty mood board, your photos, and now delivered decor pieces, you can begin the process of decorating your home to reflect your enthusiasm for all this African and show forth your proud heritage.