How to Choose the Perfect African Print Fabric for Every Room
Decorating your home can be a daunting process. You want your décor to be stylish, but also have long-lasting appeal that won’t seem dated in just a few years — or months.
African print fabric presents the perfect solution. African prints are more diverse and varied than you may think. Believe it or not, there’s a print for every room in your home!
Read on to find out about the colors and styles of African textiles that are available and how to incorporate them into your home décor!
Choosing African Print Fabric
Kente prints are probably what most people picture when they think of African print fabrics. Kente prints are typically red, orange, black, and green. However, they come in all sorts of colors as well.
Although they are usually geometric, you can find Kente prints in many different shapes, colors, and sizes! This type of fabric makes a bold statement.
If you’re looking to have a statement piece (such as curtains or pillows) in your room, Kente prints are a great choice to give it that pop you’re looking for!
The idea of lace fabrics generally inspires thoughts of delicate Belgian lace. But did you know that there is also such a thing as African lace?
African lace adds such a beautiful and elegant touch to any room. Use African lace fabrics to bring a touch of femininity to an otherwise masculine room. In a living room decorated in leather and wood, add pillows or curtains with African lace.
Yes, we know that “mud” and “cloth” are not usually words you want to hear in the same sentence. However, in the case of African mud cloth, these two things make a perfect pair.
Also called “bogolan,” this African print fabric is actually dyed using aged mud. Talk about resourceful! Mud cloth is often hand woven, which gives it a rich texture and a medium-to-heavy weight that is suited to light blankets or sturdier fabric applications.
Try out a throw made from African mud cloth, a decorative spread on your bed, or hang it on a wall in any room!
Another unusual style of African print fabric are wax print textiles. These are unlike any other type of African print. Their patterns vary from geometric, floral, animal print, or any combination thereof.
Since African wax print fabric tends to be brightly colored and visually stunning, you can add it to any neutral style room. One African print fabric item with a wax print design can dress up an otherwise reserved room.
The Best Design Advice for African Print Fabric
African print fabric is the new trend; you may see lots of blog posts and articles that dictate how to use it.
However, we believe that the best design advice for using these fabrics is to follow your own heart. If you love it and think it will look good, others will too — so have fun!
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