African Style Furniture and African Tribal Designs
The designers at Design Mix Furniture travel the world in search of unique furniture and home decor. Some of our most exotic and sought after design elements come from our travels to Africa. African home decor adds an element of exoticism and comfort to any room and can be easily integrated into modern and contemporary homes.
African designs center around the abundance of nature and culture found on the continent. The diverse landscapes, variety of exotic animals and centuries of rich culture are all consistent components utilized in African furniture design and safari home decor.
Exotic African design lends way to creating a space that feels comfortable yet sophisticated. The cultural decor of the continent blends well with contemporary design and can be effortlessly brought into your current home styling.
African Color Schemes
African design is based around rich colors found across the vast landscapes of Africa. From massive grasslands to deep jungles, Africa encompasses a variety of colors.
Earth tones are typical to African design and are found in a variety of beiges, browns, caramels and golds. Utilizing earth tones into the walls of your room creates a good base to build color upon with additional decor.
African furniture tends to make use of richer colors using dark woods, stains and leathers. For a dramatic African feel, use furnishings that fall into these rich tones and add texture and color with throws and pillows. Hand carved chairs and stools are also common to African furniture design.
Black, oranges, greens and blues add depth to the room and resemble the collection of plants and flowers found within the jungles as well as the surrounding ocean.
African Prints and Textures
The animals of Africa are an instrumental part of the culture and design. Animals prints are easily worked into a design with accent pillows, throws and a variety of decor. Cheetah, zebra and leopard print are the most common animals prints found in African design. Jungle prints are also familiar in safari home decor and make use of plants, flowers and trees in their design.
Texture is brought into African design in many ways. The deep markings of hand carved African furniture and sculpture adds texture to a contemporary or modern design. These carvings can be tastefully incorporated into any design with careful placement. If using a large piece of dark furniture with ornate carvings, offset it with clean lines and lighter colors. The sleek front of a tall palm or fern may work well to accomplish this.
Mudcloths and woven baskets utilize natures elements for a touch of texture. A mudcloth can be used as wall art or thrown over a sofa for a stylish touch of color and texture. Woven African baskets are a form of art used in Africa for centuries. Woven baskets are found in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. The geometric design combined with the natural material used to construct them adds a cultural element of color and texture into your African motif.
Tribal art is very important to African culture. At Design Mix Furniture, we offer African sculptures and tribal masks handmade by generations of skilled African craftsman. Adorning an earth tone wall with tribal masks brings color and texture to a room while honoring the culture and meaning behind the art.
The African antiques available at MIX reflect the philosophy of the African culture. We travel throughout the continent to remote African villages in search of artifacts to bring home to our warehouse. Many antiques are left in their current form while others require careful attention to restore them. All restorations are performed by trained artisans dedicated to preserving their beauty.
Finding authentic African furniture and safari home decor is easy at Design Mix Furniture. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help you find and even create the perfect artifacts to complete your African design.