If you want to create a relaxed, exotic and comfy living room, then ethnic chic is your style. And as far as this goes, you can blend some eclectic decor with a few vintage pieces for that rare modern twist.
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That being said, here are some ideas of how you can add ethnic chic style to your living room.
1. A Collage of Clustered Light Shades
This goes hand-in-hand with a vibrant blue-flocked stool or coffee table. And this kind of traditional styling will often give rise to a new bright twist that can be easily implemented or forged into an ethnic chic. Couple this with a collage of framed prints, a patchwork of soft cushions and you have a quirky eclectic touch to the whole ensemble.
2. Mixing Patterns with Intense Colors
It can be achieved using piles of cushions, layered rugs or even a low-level seating at the center of the living room. You can also mix patterns and intense colors by pairing up bright and colorful throw pillows with dull ones. Even better, bear in mind that pillows are great additions and accents in any decor. If anything, they can be used to create a Moroccan style atmosphere mixing patterned throws with solid colored ones.
Still, on this, a low-lying Morrocan-inspired sofabed or lounging area is one of the best ways of making good use of that awkward space found in houses with expansive eaves.
3. A vibrant, Colorful, and Eclectic Collection of Exotic Ornaments
Contrary to what most people think, a vibrant and colorful collection of ornaments is the basis of the average ethnic-chic styled room. It is not the luxurious throws nor the patterned rugs. So it goes without saying that if you want to bring out the best of this, then it is advisable to match and mix colors and styles with a little bit of flair and confidence and set them against a dramatic or exciting backdrop of color. For instance, a slate gray wall goes very well with matching walls if a cool sofa or chaise lounge in thrown in the picture.
4. Pick Modern Shocking Pink Instead of the Customary Red
Instead of going with the traditional and customary dining-room red, try out the modern shocking pink in place of it to bring out the very essence of ethnic chic opulence. And this works regardless of the size of the room in question.
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They are many ways of implementing an ethnic chic style in your living room. However, all these will revolve around setting welcoming, warm and inviting atmosphere in your personal kingdom.