Adding exotic elements to your decor for a surprising touch.

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Create conversation and personalize your home with an exotic look.

What do you consider an exotic home element to be? As the world has gotten smaller, in terms of reach and our population being more diverse, that definition has changed over time. As it stands today, we have more access to purchasing interior design elements from all sorts of different cultures, as well as bringing them home from our own travels.

Here are some exotic items to add to your home décor:

  • Indian and/or East Asian fabrics

  • Moroccan or Indonesian end tables & lanterns

  • Latin American dining tables and accent tables

  • Japanese ceramic stools

  • Polynesian sculptures and art

  • African masks

  • Asian stone sculptures

  • Exotic woods with dramatic grains 

  • Carpets and artifacts from Southwest U.S.A.

  • Tiles from almost any region

  • Rugs from Turkey, Kashmir, and Iran 

  • Tropical plants and flowers

The trick is to sprinkle in enough exotic elements to make your room interesting without overdoing it and making the room look cluttered or out of place for your life style. A little goes a long way with exotic elements. Most exotic pieces are hand-crafted so you won’t see the same item in a friend or neighbor’s home! This means you are adding to the individuality of your home, especially if you brought the piece back from a special trip. 

Exotic can also work with minimalist décor. Adding one or two touches can stand out; actually they’ll stand out even more than in a cluttered room. Just because the pieces are exotic and special doesn’t mean they have to be loud; they can be neutral colors that keep the zen feeling going strong.

Personalize your decor with an exotic element in the coming year. It’s a conversation starter that will add personality and energy to your home. Call Earth Care Windows in before or after decorating and we will design and craft a window treatment to go along with your exotic decorations.

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