Arabian-style decor highlights luxury, comfort, colour, royalty and grandeur. With so much black and white in modern decorations, a colourful change is good for the eyes. When we think of Arabian-style decor, we think of lavishly decorated palaces with mosaic art on the ceilings, silk draperies in rich colours and decorations in huge patterns in shades of gold.
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When decorating any interior space, colours play a key role in highlighting the theme. For Arabian-style decor, you can choose from deep and rich shades of red, maroon, purple, emerald, royal blue and bronze. You can also use colours such as gold and yellow, found in the Arabian deserts. If decorating a bedroom or any sitting space, paint the walls in any of the deep shades, preferably royal blue, and decorate further with Arabian-inspired decor items.
Arabian-style lighting includes huge chandeliers with golden light, lanterns, hanging pendants, Arabian sconces, lamps and candles. The sconces and lamps are intricately designed and lit with golden light. This style helps enhance the effect of colours used in the draperies and fabrics.
To craft an old and royal look, use furniture that is not of modern style. Instead of using black, white or brightly coloured pieces, use carved wood furniture in natural shades of gold, brown and bronze. The chairs, tables and even the doors can be carved with intricate and detailed designs tinted in bronze, copper, silver or gold. Decorate with console tables, stools, chests of drawers and glass display cabinets with fine carvings and mosaics.
Pillows, Curtains and Flooring
If you're decorating a bedroom or a living area in Arabian style, you can use pillows and cushions in bright shades of orange, purple, red and yellow. Also use cylindrical-shaped cushions on floors and in place of arm rests on sofas. You can get drapery-style curtains made in elegant fabrics such as silk, organza or velvet in deep shades of maroon, blue, gold or green. Carpet the floor in shades of brown, and add Persian rugs over it in shades of gold and red. You can also place bright coloured floor cushions with embroidery on them to add to the seating.
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