Decorating your home is a personal and creative expression of who you are. Your walls are a blank canvas, ready to be filled with color, texture, and design. You want to add character to your living space but don’t want the hassle of a major renovation? Wall art decor is a great option for adding a touch of visual interest without detracting from the overall appearance of the room. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to determine which design is best suited for your home.
Afrocentric décor is becoming increasingly popular in contemporary interiors as people are looking for ways to celebrate diversity and bring a sense of cultural heritage and style into their homes. Whether you are looking to add a touch of exotic elegance to your home, or you have a deep appreciation for traditional African art, buying an original piece of Afrocentric home decor can be a truly memorable and meaningful experience.
Here are some tips for incorporating Afrocentric décor into your wall art decor:
Use porcupine wall baskets.
Accent walls are a popular way to add visual interest to a room, and hanging items in stand alone or even in clusters is a simple yet effective way to decorate them. With their distinct spiky look, our woven Porcupine Baskets pay tribute to the centuries-old basket-weaving legacy of Southern Africa.
Incorporate Cameroon shields
The exquisite Cameroon shields were traditionally used as part of the tribal defence, and they also announced the spiritual backgrounds and societal values of each particular tribe. They make for an exquisite piece of wall décor, with bold colours and intricate designs that will bring your home to life.
Create Accent walls using Binga Baskets
Binga baskets, also known as Tonga baskets, are a beautiful and unique form of traditional African basketry. Handwoven from natural fibers, these baskets are not only functional, but also serve as striking pieces of wall decor. Whether used as a standalone statement piece or grouped together to create a larger display, Tonga baskets can add texture, a warm aesthetic and cultural significance to any room.
Binga baskets come in a variety of sizes, and patterns, making them versatile pieces of wall decor that can complement a wide range of styles. Their organic texture and natural fibres bring a touch of the outdoors inside, while their intricate weaving patterns add visual interest and depth.
Creating accent walls is a great way to add personality and style to your home. With these suggestions, you'll be able to decorate your walls with Afrocentric wall art décor that enhances your space and showcases your personal style.