Ethnic style is a style that involves interior design using decor, finishes, furniture items characteristic of any nationality. It is preferred by those who like to travel a lot and collect symbols of other cultures and peoples in their home. Ethnic style includes the following areas: African, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean, Chinese, Scandinavian, Egyptian.
In cottages, ethno style is most appropriate. There is plenty of room for creativity here. It looks very unusual and interesting when not one room, but the whole house is decorated in this style.
FEATURES OF ETHNIC STYLE IN THE DESIGN OF COTTAGES
There are several features that distinguish this style from all the others .
- Use of natural materials. Wood, stones and other materials of natural origin are used in interior decoration, furniture or decor.
- Depending on the style direction, colors may change. But all of them are usually bright, saturated and repeat the colors found in nature.
- The main elements of the decor are symbols or household items of a particular country.
- The presence in the interior of drawings and patterns of the chosen direction ethnic style.
FINISHING OF HOUSES AND COTTAGES IN ETHNIC STYLE
Finishing largely depends on the ethno style direction you have chosen. The most striking example is the African ethnic style. It combines rich wall colors from yellow to black. The floor is finished with parquet or laminate with wood imitation. As for the color scheme, the floor is usually black or dark brown. The Japanese style has a lot of light wood and beige shades. In the Chinese direction, red and black colors predominate. The Mediterranean style in decoration is usually distinguished by light walls and ceilings. Regardless of style and direction, all finishing elements should be as natural as possible and resemble colors that can be seen in nature.
ETNIC STYLE FURNITURE
Ethnic style furniture is most often made of wood various breeds. Often it is exclusive. As for sofas and armchairs, they can be made of genuine leather or trimmed with natural materials. Wicker furniture made of rattan or bamboo is popular.
ETHNIC STYLE DECOR
Decor is an integral part of ethnic style. Usually these are symbols, figurines or household items of some people. In the African direction, animal skins are often used as a carpet. There are always pictures on the walls in the ethnic interior. Cottage design in ethnic style looks very unusual. In addition, you can change and update it after each trip.