9 Authentic African Decor Ideas To Jazz Up Your Home And Living Room In 2019

9 Authentic African Decor Ideas To Jazz Up Your Home And Living Room

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Are you looking to add a little more cultural significance to your home, either with a themed room or just with objects and images peppered throughout? Then perhaps take a look at our list of African decor ideas!

From wall hangings to traditional decorative pieces we’ve got plenty of ideas for you to draw from and add plenty of personality to the living spaces in your house, all the way to the bathroom! You’re sure to find some great decorations for your house. 🙂

9. Mud Cloth Pillow, Ideal To Warm Up Your Living Room

Mud cloth pillow

Mud cloth, which is also known as Bogolanfini, is a kind of cotton fabric died with fermented mud. Traditionally, mud cloth is worn by hunters in Mali and has a lot of cultural significance, but it’s also proven very popular as an export to places like America where it has become something of an African American symbol. So what better way to have a piece of cultural heritage in your home than as a pillow adorning your couch? Well, there are probably plenty of ways to use it, but these pillows are equal amounts elegant and eclectic, so they’re likely to go great with several different décor styles.

8. African Djembe Drums

Djembe drum

Always wanted a decorative drum to make your home seem a little more musical, but felt bad about buying a factory-made inauthentic “knockoff”? Well now you don’t have to, because these Djembe drums are fair trade – which means you know the proceeds are going back to the artisans who have put all the hard work into making these beautiful instruments, and you also know that they’ve been crafted by hand. These particular drums have been imported from Ghana and would look great in any bohemian-inspired home, especially in a chilled out living room space that might give rise to an impromptu jam session or two.

7. Decorative Wooden Bowls

Wooden bowls handpainted with zebra pattern

Great for a variety of uses, decorative bowls are unique and lively, inspiring images of Africa with their bold prints and patterns. With each one in this collection being handmade by the artist, you know you’re getting a one-of-a-kind piece that you can use to serve up delicious food, hold fruit, or just have as a distinctive decoration on your coffee or dining table. The artist also recommends them as a great Christmas or black history month gift, and you can order either singular bowls or a set of two if you want to double up.

6. Wall Decals For Your Living Room

African wall decals

Wall decals are the new wallpaper. Or, maybe they aren’t, but with the almost unlimited designs available now and the convenience they provide when putting them up and taking them down (no damage to your walls!), they’re certainly a very popular choice for anyone looking to add a little excitement to their living space. These traditional tribal-inspired decals are great for adding some bold patterns to a room while being affordable and eco-friendly, so if you’re looking for something a little more unique to make a feature wall (or something similar) from, you can find some right here.

5. A Great African Decor Idea: Art Prints

African Decor wall prints for cheap

To give some life to plain walls, consider finding some art prints that are full of personality and quirk, like the ones from this talented artist. These colorful works offer a different take on recognizable animals, figures and outlines that represent Africa and African culture. With many of the designs by this artist being available not only as wall-hanging prints but also as cushions, mugs and even clocks, you don’t have to choose just one way to add them to your home.

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