An overview of exotic decorating styles: from Moroccan to Balinese.

An exotic design in an interior attracts us with its original character. A flat can become unique against a background of simple, modern interiors. If you want to introduce a touch of exoticism into your interior, you can opt for one of the leading styles: Moroccan, Balinese, boho or urban jungle.Find out more about thesestyles

How to create a Moroccan atmosphere in your home?

If you have been to Rabat or Marrakesh at least once, you will have been impressed by the unique architecture there, which is full of splendour and a kind of fusion of Byzantine, Arab and African culture. He combines expressive colours with earth colours or ceramic accessories such as vases or pots with those made of clay. The Moroccan clover motif should not be missing from the interior. Various arabesques, i.e. floral, geometric decorations characteristic of the Arabian culture, look great. The Moroccan clover can be found on the curtains in the window niche, but also on the carpet, bedding, bedspread or decorative cushions. It is worth choosing luscious colours for the walls or shades of blue. Blue decorative concrete will look great for a deliberately aged effect on the walls. Moroccan furniture is elegant, solid and made of exotic wood. They can be complemented with lighter armchairs or pouffes made of rattan or bamboo weave. Also chests of drawers or wardrobes can be decorated with floral patterns. They can be painted or a suitable veneer can be selected. Classic, simple furniture with visible grain and knots and elegant brass or ceramic knobs will also work.

Balinese style at home – what are its characteristics?

Exoticism in the interior can have different origins and, depending on the accessories from a particular region, you can easily add a hint of a particular culture to the room. The Balinese style is very interesting. There is no shortage of accessories such as jute carpets and macramé wall hangings. The Balinese style focuses on lightness and natural materials. Furniture is therefore made of bamboo, rattan or wicker. On the other hand, curtains or fabrics, as well as upholstery, can be created from linen or high-quality cotton. The Balinese interior does not lack openwork furniture such as armchairs, tables or even chests of drawers. You can also choose hand-woven baskets or traditional hammocks for it. Exotic vegetation, such as palm trees, will certainly also work well, creating a relaxation zone together with the hammock. Not only walls and lamps, but also the fronts of the cabinets can be decorated with macramé. The overall design is in earthy colours and creates a relaxed atmosphere.

Bohemian-inspired exoticism, or boho style

Gypsies are a nomadic people who originated in India. The colourful fabrics characteristic of them, but also the interiors of gypsy tabards can be reproduced in your own home. There is no shortage of folk patterns painted on the walls or intense colours. However, the boho style can also be more subtle and refer to earthy colours. Colourful hand-knotted and embroidered rugs and blankets, tiled cookers and even Persian carpets are characteristic of bohemian-inspired interiors. When it comes to furniture, you can opt for those made of solid wood or lightweight woven furniture. Wallpaper with floral motifs is also welcome. The boho look cannot be complete without macarons in the windows or in the transitions between rooms. You can also choose macaroni panels decorated with additionally woven strings and beads. Peacock or ostrich feathers should be displayed in large vases.

Urban jungle, a modern take on the exotic style

The most modern version of the exotic style is urban jungle. It combines simple furniture units with elements of exotic decoration. For example, you can choose a sliding wardrobe with a glass filling decorated with a pattern of palm leaves printed on glass or 3D wall wallpaper with a jungle motif. Metal furniture with glass elements, as well as furniture made of wood, wicker or rattan can be used in this style. Lush vegetation is important. On the wall, you can create a flowerbed of small shelves on which potted plants with a hanging habit will stand. You can use ferns, for example, but also different types of palm trees. Plants can also be placed in large pots, e.g. decorated with jute fabric. In the interior, contrasts can be created by combining dark walls with light-coloured decorative stone. An invigorating element of the muted colour scheme is the ever-present greenery, which can also be seen in the wall decoration, for example in photographs with beautiful views, placed in wooden frames.

This article was created in cooperation with interior designers from the shop.

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