Generous on exotic paints, luxury and ornaments ethnic style the uttermost contrast of minimalism and consequently, certainly, is ideally suited for in whom the passion to life who wants that their house reflected their adventurous nature boils.


Solar colors and rich shade of jewels - here a basis of the decision of ethnic interiors. Ethnic style covers a large quantity of the most different interiors from all parts of the world, but is guided and quotes, mainly, Morocco and India. These two approaches to style lean against the same key features: magnificent silks, beadwork, accessories from a brass and tin, silk carpets in contrast with a rigid floor and furniture from a file of a dark tree, such as irokko, for creation of atmosphere of magnificent abundance. From two directions, at Moroccan more limited coloristic palette and a tendency to enter color by means of textiles and accessories in an interior with completely white or pink plastered walls so it is the best variant for those who want, more likely, color splashes, but not full immersing in color. And the best - for rooms where there is not enough light. And the Indian style, on the contrary, deliberately pushes together colors of the opposite sides of a color spectrum, for example, a pink fuchsia with dark blue cobalt, and not only in conditions, but also on walls and even a ceiling. Certainly, such not for nervous, but it is delightful the rich Indian approach to a decor it is capable to change even the most pale house and even at the most modest budget.


Whether on me this style?


Ethnic style is ideal for you, if you:

·         Like to show own individuality

·         Collect various an eclectic kind subjects

·         Rather approve idea glamour and simultaneously having house interior

·         Be under impression of different cultures

·         Dream to live in any exotic countries

·         Want to experiment with the sated color for creation of different mood in rooms


In no event, if though one statement is true:


·         I love healthy feeling of an order

·         I prefer accurate interiors

·         I am frightened a little by diversity of diverse paints

·         Quiet pacifying house conditions are necessary to me

·         I am not going to be the slave to a modern fashion


Key features


 Vigorous color scores in which juicy shades of jewels contrasting with terracotta also it is dazzling the white.

 Frankly bright fabrics, such as silk and muslin, as draperies - for example, for a canopy over a bed.

 Brass products - from small little tables to fixtures with openwork drawing.

 Shod screens and shutters with curls and effect of a rust.

 Through carving on a dark tree, for example, a bed back.

 Cool tiled floors or natural coverings, for example, from seaweed.

 Silk carpets on a floor and even on walls - for rich visual effect on one-sided to a wall.

 Ceiling fixtures in the form of a star and a candle.




Hot and terrestrial - here two approaching words for an ethnic color palette. Heated from passion, furious collision of live shades which operate excitingly and set to an interior characteristic impulsiveness. The Moroccan style is a little more refined, as uses less wide coloristic spectrum and, as a rule, takes away considerable spaces to purely white color. And here the Indian style, on the contrary, is an adventurous adventure in the most contrast paints, where white - on last place.


The Moroccan style


As well as beseems the style born by the North Africa, prominent features of rich and warm Moroccan interiors are adust deserts of tone of an ochre, sand and a terracotta which are used for floors and pilonov for the sake of resolute contrast with is dazzling white walls. Then shades of jewels - amber, agate, turquoise, an emerald and sapphire - as a rule, in the form of mosaics on walls, pilonah and even table-tops for good reason undertake to give vibrating game of color. And the Persian carpets are red and dark blue.


About color


These two directions of ethnic style not only use very different color palettes, but also address with color in absolutely different ways.

The Moroccan style, from two more refined, aspires to use rather actively dazzling-white on walls, then - a fair portion of "earthen" tones and, at last, finishes an interior only several accessories of more juicy shades of jewels for the sake of effective contrast. All it means that this style is good for houses with bad natural illumination.

The Indian style, on the contrary, seldom uses white or neutral colors and likes to push together opposite shades. He demands more skill, but the end result is rather impressionable. To succeed in the Indian decor, use only three shades of its hot palette plus gold and silver. As to other part of your decision for inspiration pick up for the taste a stuffed fabric sari, and it will help you to make an ideal color combination without superfluous stresses.


The Indian style


Imagine the Indian market overflowed with women in exotic, bright, contrast sari, and here to you an essence of this violent, bursting forth, shining color palette. A charm of this approach to a decor that you a coin to choose and frightening contrast combinations, say, is bright-pink is frank-dark blue, and a little put - for example, combining a saffron, tikku and cinnabar for creation warm, hospitable and nevertheless so se exciting atmosphere.




A variety is a spice of life, remember it, decorating your walls on ethnic manners. Gold stencilled prints shine and flash sparks, pleasing taste of India, and rough plaster and a mosaic tile correspond to terrestrial nature of the Moroccan style.


Dazzling-white walls - the best and most authentic background for the Moroccan conditions which will allow you, using from a color palette insignificant quantity of tones, to achieve as a result of an exotic result. It is interesting that matte surfaces are much more extended - not only walls, but also any other planes; the unique exception is made by mosaics on pilonah and the narrow wall panels, unostentatiously gleaming a tile. At the Indian style in this respect opposite opinion: he aspires to the maximum intensity and colors, and shine of walls. Effective


The light of gold and silver at all a rarity for decorative panels on the walls issued in ethnic style, on various fabrics and carved subjects, - all it creates sensation of unknown luxury. Your decision concerning a grade of paint for doors, window frames and other joiner also depends on region from which you derive inspiration. The Indian decor feels in an environment of surfaces with bright shine is better, means, paints with effects of a satiny tree and silk are necessary. Besides you can paint joiner with a paint "metallic" for even more playful, sparkling light.




Heat and a dust mean practical floors not complicating cleaning which are necessarily cool to the touch is all and defines their choice. The tile is the easier for sweeping or wiping a rag, that is why it so is popular in houses of ethnic style.


Floors from natural materials and especially from terracotta create sensation of riches, but nevertheless look democratically enough, therefore you always will meet them in any house of middle class, well and shining marble is a privilege of starry hotels. The turn of carpets and rugs which will allow you to add a soft layer to a rigid floor now has come. For grandiose, magnificent interiors one huge carpet on the center is ideal, and in easy living rooms of the family houses the company from three or even more quantities of carpets in the less size, which spread, is much more pertinent a little.


Blocking one another accidentally or even such a pattern - cross-wise. If you want to get a carpet, look with rich motives in the spirit of Paisley either monophonic or striped neutral tones and, naturally, adhere to color palettes. For imitation of reed mats it is possible to use a carpet from natural fibres; by the way, from seaweed - the most pleasant for feet. And, at last, if you were really going to give full will to the imagination, think of a mosaic on a floor in a bathroom or in a hall that it was evident at once, categorically declaring about etnike.




The most freakish patterns, the rich colors, the most plentiful embroidery - can't compete with ethnic fabrics any other style after all enough even absolutely small portion of ethno textiles that the spirit of exotic has instantly rushed into your house.


Bright, poured by a rainbow of jewels ethnic textiles if it elaborately to use for such accessories as pillows or curtains, it is capable to create sensation of ethnic style, at all without demanding completely the new decision of an interior. Selecting fabrics, don't depart from a color palette, and as to the invoice, keep in mind, it depends because, in what country you "head": silk, organza and openwork muslin is India, and heavy velvet, of course. By practical consideration, combining rich figured matters with monophonic, you will achieve optimum balance, which


Will satisfy your taste. Tendencies of the Indian textiles are pejslevskie cucumbers, gold and silver sewing, manual beadwork and even the sewed slices of mirrors - for the whole shine. And traditional Indian plots are temples, elephants and deities if you are inclined to even more "informative" final effect. The Moroccan textiles as the corner-stone put the invoice and manual stuffing from wooden boards - for entertaining - and look more richly, but, nevertheless, more softly. Is more tremendous the geometrical Moroccan star if textiles with this motive to enter very selectively works.




Stereotypes here aren't present. Use bright tropical paints just for decoration or separate things, and the usual wooden kitchen feels at once a little bit ethnic. Whatever was your budget, it will suffice to create sensation of style.


The kitchen on the average the Moroccan or Indian house becomes under the European or American standard, therefore with the same success there it can appear though an open oven with fire wood, though a modern gas or electric plate. Creating an interior, you are free to play color and accessories, and it is not obligatory to start capital re-planning, is big plus in favor of style, from the point of view of the budget. The furniture of a dark tree will be a good starting point in other rooms of the ethnic house. Nevertheless, rudely trimmed wooden surfaces of average tone can easily be entered in etniku - if to them to add walls shafrannogo colors and traditional ethnic subjects: utensils from a brass, a tin and tin, a large bottle from pumpkins and tiles with a manual list. Also remember that and unsystematic the interior, the better, because a pleasant disorder - here the main thing looks more inconsiderate.


Composed kitchens


·         Table-tops of a dark tree or from marble

·         Sexual tile from natural materials, in particular the terracotta

·         Mosaic apron

·         More preferably independent furniture, than built in

·         The tiles of a manual list put as though it is unsystematic




Sensation of the dramatized representation and simultaneously intimacy - here an essence of an ethnic drawing room. In the present Moroccan drawing rooms it is accepted to settle down on a floor: on a heap of magnificent pillows or stuffed mattress covered with fabrics.


In the Indian interiors the dark tree in a combination to weaving from seaweed is most accepted - we will tell, an intricate carved sofa-plus of an armchair in colonial style. Certainly, actually, it is all it is not too practical for an everyday life, therefore look after a low sofa minimalism design and, as far as possible, with a low back and without armrests, but the upholstery is necessary with rich tones - for example, colors of red wine, you can beat it, having scattered more pillows. They should be decorated by embroidery, a beads, pastes and even tiny mirror pieces. The ebony furniture is ideal - little table Thakat from dark mahagona with shod details will provide to you the necessary color. The Moroccan houses also take away an important role to added little tables with a mosaic table-top and to low little tables on narrowed metal legs or - round, brass with openwork patterns.


Composed by a drawing room


·         Floor pillows from silk

·         Silk carpets

·         Fixtures from shod metal, an openwork skin or glass in silver for the Moroccan style

·         Fixtures and sconce from a brass for the Indian style

·         Carpets on walls

·         Low little tables of a dark tree




You as if inhale aroma of aromas, entering a fantastic ethnic bedroom; its rich paints, an abundance of fabrics, carpets on walls and an impressing bed directly intoxicate exotic. The delightful decision of a boudoir, but only for the unchained people.


Think up any romantic history which occurs in a harem that, creating a bedroom in ethnic style, to give vent to imagination, and not to puzzle at all over, whether to update or to throw out bothered to you to death a sofa. In ethnic bedrooms always in the attention center impressing bed so reflect better on purchase of a carved wooden bed with bed-curtain on four columns for creation of atmosphere of an exotic boudoir. The ornamental carved headboard of a dark tree, such as irokko, will create characteristic color of Morocco. Choose the model, which headboard a minimum on 1 m above your sofa that the bed really became in a room a dominant. Suspend on a frame-hoop over the bed center mosquito a grid - in the spirit of colonial design. Carved wooden bedside tables will serve as an ideal escort, as well as the big carved chests - in a role of boxes for blankets.


Composed bedrooms


·         Low bed

·         Canopy with draperies or mosquito a grid, or a carved headboard of a bed

·         Ceiling fixtures from color glass or metal lamps with a through pattern

·         Wall candlesticks-sconces

·         Carved bedside tables of a dark tree



In a bathroom of ethnic style is sweet to dream of the countries under the hot sun... Roughly plastered walls plus a tile on a floor, partitions and a shower cabin - a starting point, without considering abundance of color, for creation of a bathroom of the given style.


To satisfy thirst of freshness and a cool - here a problem of design of an ethnic bathroom so the tile covers here hardly probable all surfaces, it and should put a basis of your decision. Modern Moroccan style with inherent in it limestone or a marble tile is more accessible to an embodiment but why you to experiment with a poured mosaic tile ultra-marine, blue, white or sand color. This style accepts spacious shower cabins, than baths so properly think of transformation of your standard bathroom in an exotic swimming bath more: a tile to a ceiling, the socket of a shower of the giant size that put directly on a wall, - and the bathroom itself becomes a shower cabin. Or instead of all it alternative in colonial spirit - a bath on lion's paws and with the rounded off back. And for intimae - shutters on windows or a screen with propilnym a pattern. And, at last, decorate an interior with mirrors in openwork frames from a brass or a tin and the same fixtures, and still - the polished shod subjects worked manually, like a rack for towels.


Composed by a bathroom


·         Floors from a terracotta tile

·         Shutters with propilnym a pattern

·         Mosaic tile on walls, to a floor or even on a table-top round the bowl inserted into it

·         Soft illumination for elegicheskoj atmospheres

·         Shod or "ancient" brass accessories: racks for towels, hooks for clothes and etc.