If you love globally inspired patterns, prints and homewares, then this is your style.
The Globally Inspired Home Style is built on a unique backdrop of travel finds and nomadic influences.
Here are a few important principles to follow for the most successful finish.
How to style your home
1) Cultural Motifs
Think of Moroccan geometry and Oriental chinoiserie. Imagine Kilim tapestries and Egyptian hieroglyphics. Dream up African colour-ways and Folklore designs.
Some of the most visually exciting patterns are the ones produced by our ancestors. These have fantastic cultural significance as well as historical importance.
Our well-travelled world now allows these textiles to be widely traded and inexpensively imitated so that we can use them in our own homes.
2) Globally Inspired Homewares
Source fair trade imports or globally inspired reproductions.
Using details such as lattice weave furnishings, reproduction animal skins and exotic botanical prints adds to the cosmopolitan travel vibe.
3) Travel photos and artwork
The Globally Inspired Home Style demands all your best travel photos. Style these in an abundance of randomly assorted frames.
For an eclectic feel, intersperse with a selection of art from far flung reaches. (TIP: to add to your collection, try scouring household auctions)
Enlarge unusual shots or print them in black and white.
Adorn your walls with life’s adventures.
4) Globe-trotting finds
These are often sacred memorabilia that we shipped from abroad or smuggled into our suitcases on our way home from holiday.
Wooden trinkets, bookshop finds, ceramic pottery and soft furnishings are popular purchases that make their way back from open-air markets, hidden boutiques and street stalls.
5) Nomad influences
Understanding what travel means to us, whether that be freedom, curiosity or mindfulness allows us to capture this essence at home. It might be found in the memory of a woolly throw, in the black and white picture of a wild horse or in the antlers of a piece of taxidermy.
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You might be interested to read about other styles in the collection such as Bright Bazaar, Kinfolk Home, Old and New, Neutral Living, Soulful Minimalism, Slow Cottage, Bold & Beautiful, Modern Eclectic and Simple Vintage,
Further upcoming styles in the Homing Instinct feature, including links to their Pinterest board counterparts, can be found below in the Home Style Collection.
The Home Style Collection