20 Stunning African-Inspired Home Decor Ideas
African-inspired home decor is a great way to add some vibrance and personality to your space. Whether you’re looking to create an authentic African inspired living room, or just add a touch of Africa to one corner of your home, there are plenty of ways to get creative. From colorful prints and patterns, to natural materials like wood and woven fabrics, there are endless possibilities when it comes to bringing the beauty of Africa into your home. Take a look through these 20 stunning African-Inspired home decor ideas to spark creativity for your space.
Cultural Appropriation Concerns
Something we touched on in a recent Instagram post was if it is cultural appropriation for non-black persons to decorate or wear products with African designs if they are not of African descent. We believe that there is a way for non-black folks to enjoy these designs – but it’s important to stop and ask the following questions: Is the company you’re purchasing from mimicking or using designs from another culture without acknowledgement? Without working with designers/artists from that culture? Are you learning about the culture behind the designs you love, interacting with the items with respect and celebrating the people and cultures these designs come from?
Rest assured, all products and brands we showcase and recommend are Black-owned and celebrate authentic African culture. But we encourage you to read about the designs and artists when making any purchases to get a more full understanding of the designs.
Wallpapers are a great to completely change the look and feel of a room, and these bold African prints can quickly elevate a space and make it something new. Check out a few of our favorite designs and room inspirations by black-owned African design home decor by Eva Sonaike.
From Eva Sonaike: Our mission at Eva Sonaike is to help people create unique homes full of colour and elegance. All our products are created with unique patterns and gorgeous colours to bring our passion for the beauty of African Luxury right to your home - because life is always better with colour!
Other African Print Wallpaper's we love:
Africa is known for it's beautiful and intricately woven textiles. Adding blankets, pillows, or even larger furniture pieces that are adorned with African designs can quickly bring charm and vibrancy to any space. Check out a few of our favorite looks that include colorful patterns on woven textiles.
From shelf pieces, to wall hangings, to statement pieces -- mix and match these African aesthetic pieces in any room you'd like!
Have you been inspired by these African design ideas?
When we buy from Black-owned businesses and bring African designs into our homes, we are investing in the Black community and sending a message that we believe in Black excellence, beauty, and tradition. We hope perhaps you found something you love, or were inspired by one of these beautiful African home aesthetics. As always, thank you for reading and be sure to follow on Instagram + Join Our Email List to save 15% off your first order from Ade + Ayo.