Today, passion for exotic, including in the interior, is especially popular. A rare traveler, returning from foreign countries, does not bring anything like this: original knick-knacks in the form of lion's heads, canes made of rare wood species or unusual frames for photographs in leopard print.
Designers, stepping in step with the times, skillfully use exotic elements to decorate interiors, creating sometimes completely unexpected things.
If we talk about exotic things in the interior in general, the experts refer to it all non-European styles: African, Indian, Japanese, Eastern, Latin American.
Also, designers distinguish three main trends in exotic style: real antiques, its copies made by craftsmen, as well as modern objects, stylized as exotic and made not in the "homeland" of the style. The first and second require special attention, they subordinate all the interior. The third gives more freedom, you can experiment with finishing materials, furniture and appliances.
However, not all these styles are suitable for each room that performs certain functions. For example, the colonial style is completely inappropriate for a cabinet or living room, while Japanese will be very handy.
Arabic and African styles most successfully look in the fireplace rooms, swimming pools, hookah.
Rules for creating exotics in the interior of
1. The layout should be free, zoning is performed using multi-level floors, wicker screens, curtains and mobile partitions.
2. It is not allowed to use wallpaper to finish walls. The walls are either painted or stuccoed. The best option is the use of a textured coating that mimics the natural material.
3. The floor is laid out with ceramic tiles, covered with a mat.
4. The color scale of the exotic interior is low-key. The most suitable colors: pale yellow, golden brown, terracotta, dark brown, olive.
5. Furniture - simple, concise. Perfectly fit objects from the roughly processed wood, bamboo, rattan.
6. Accessories can be very diverse: from African figurines to figurines of mahogany gods.
7. Lighting the exotic interior is better done muffled, mysterious, not bright. Add riddles of lampshades from fabrics with "wild" colors and ornaments.
And finally, do not turn the apartment into an African museum and oversaturate the space with an abundance of unusual things. Sometimes one bright accessory is enough to dramatically transform the space and create an exotic interior.