There has always been a West and East divide. Music, art, literature, fashion and interior design are clearly approached a lot differently on both sides of the world. The British love earth tones, while the Japanese love cream and beige tones. The Nordic nations love sheer white and neutral bases, while Iraqis love vibrant reds and purples. Wherever you go in The East, you will find they do not follow Western trends when it comes to interior design. They were not bitten by the neutral bug and, instead they chose to keep their fluid lines. So you might be wondering, what does it take to design a home into a modern Arabic-style interior design for the home? You’ll need a love for vibrancy as well as a resolve to stick to the traditional.
Delicacy is highly prized
You have to understand, the Arabic nations are heavily influenced by the weather, just like people in the West. If it’s cold where you live, you will want heavy and thick objects to soak up the heat and let it out gradually.
But in Arabia, you want delicate objects that don’t make you sweat or store heat. Hence why, instead of a wooden side table, have a glass variant instead. For a true Arabic side table, it must have two levels. The top surface should house a classic shimmering bowl, made from crystal. It should offer guests fruit or perhaps have within it a pool of poo-Pourri. Fresh flowers standing tall in a crystal vase would be an exquisite display of natural style. The bottom level should house an Arabic tea kit, which will be in a gold tone. The twinkle of the glass and crystal met with the shimmer of the gold, will be incredible to behold for your guests.
Every modern Arabic home will pay homage to the roots from which it arose. The classic Arabic arch is something that will need to be implemented in your home if you want the truly authentic look. The arch doesn’t have to be over a doorway, it can be as the overhead window archway for your front door. It can be made out of stone or wood. The Arabic archway can also be implemented for your lounge or bedroom, built separately from the rest of the room. Once erected it will create a place where you can sit down on floor cushions and or beanbag chairs. The archway can also have a beaded curtain which will prevent people from looking in, creating a true chill-out place where you won’t be self-conscious of prying eyes.
An iconic addition
Thankfully, the modern Arabic home hasn’t forgotten one of it’s hallmarks. Beautiful persian and oriental rugs are simply the best area rug option you will find. If you want a traditional Arabic rug, check out the pink-dominated Tabriz style. If you want a more ornate and grandiose rug, the blue and gold optical illusion Isfahan rug will dazzle your eyes.
A modern Arabic-style home is fascinating with regards to how unique it is to modern Western homes. It’s all about opulence but above all else, comfort; really laid back comfort.
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