4 Easy Ways to Incorporate Ethnic Patterns into Your Home

The global trend is very popular, and it’s getting stronger by the minute! Check out these four easy ways to incorporate ethnic prints into your decor:

Add Pillows or an Ottoman

Add punch to your neutral sofa by throwing on some ethnic-patterned pillows. Already have solid pillows? Then pepper in some patterns that contain similar colors to the ones you already have. Top it off by upholstering your ottoman with a global print.

Framed Ethnic Fabric - Global Interior Decor

Ryan Studio Pillow - Bengal Bazaar - Magenta
Ryan Studio Pillow – Bengal Bazaar – Magenta 22×22
Ryan Studio Pillow - Batavia Ikat - Amethyst 22x22
Ryan Studio Pillow – Batavia Ikat – Amethyst 22×22
Ryan Studio Pillow - Fahri - Clove 22x22
Ryan Studio Pillow – Fahri – Clove 22×22
Greenhouse Fabric - A3115 - Amethyst
Greenhouse Fabric – A3115 – Amethyst
Fabricut Fabric - Capri - Dijon 3423303
Fabricut Fabric – Capri – Dijon 3423303
Duralee Fabric - 32651-181
Duralee Fabric – 32651-181 Red Pepper

Frame It

Traditional ethnic prints are so unique and detailed that they work as art when framed (Check out artist Christie van der Haak’s tapestry-esque collection). We like the idea of using one large frame, like in the office below, but it would work just as well if you framed many coordinating patterns. This idea can be executed with wallpaper, too!

ikat-elle-decor

Kravet Fabric - Patola - Red HB408-9
Kravet Fabric – Patola – Red
S. Harris Fabric - Hendrick - Jasper 4644502
S. Harris Fabric – Hendrick – Jasper
Kravet Fabric - PEKAN - 910
Kravet Fabric – PEKAN – 910

Use Drapery & Skirts

A quick way to bring the global trend into your home is with drapery or a skirted table. We like blurred ikats. And drapery doesn’t have to be just for windows—even at an entrance to a room, it makes a grand statement.

Skirting a sink counter top or table is a really easy fix, too. Using a staple gun or Velcro, attach fabric to the piece of furniture. We think the pink fabric below makes the vanity pop.

Ethnic Pattern Drapery Interior Decor

Kravet Fabric - Sommers - Coral LA1336-19
Kravet Fabric – Sommers – Coral
Fabricut Fabric - Batik Tree - Coral 2079903
Fabricut Fabric – Batik Tree – Coral
Kravet Fabric - 32651-17
Kravet Fabric – 32651-17

Upholster a Headboard

Do you have plain white sheets and bedding? Bring a bit of color and the tribal look into your bedroom by upholstering your headboard and tying the new pattern in with a throw pillow. Play on zig-zag shapes with a clean cut chevron striped drapery.

Ethnic Headboard Interior Decor

Fabricut Fabric - Sidecar - Enamels 3190001
Fabricut Fabric – Sidecar – Enamels
Fabricut Fabric - Festival - Enamels 3198701
Fabricut Fabric – Festival – Enamels 3198701
Schumacher Fabric - Antibes Chevron - Navy 65920
Schumacher Fabric – Antibes Chevron – Navy

Related Articles:

4 Easy Ways to Incorporate Ikats into Your Decor

Decor from Around the World

Decor Inspired by Global Hot Spots & Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s New Wallpaper

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