What is the Global Interior Design style? A simple quick answer would be, it is the home decor style that offers that well-traveled look.
Global interior design style is a perfect blend of its diverse motifs, patterns, artwork from around the world, worldly finds, collected statues, handcrafts, an earthy color palette, wood elements and earthy materials, patterned floor cushions or pouf.
You can easily build your own style by picking up items as you are traveling or opt for shopping some unique and story-telling items through flea market finds and/or through Etsy.
If this style might be too eclectic for you, then you might like to get inspired by the Modern Mediterranean style instead.
I personally love this global interior decor look, due to its strong story-telling vibes as well as escapism feel. There is nothing better than creating a look that brings you back to those travel memories, or makes you dream away to a place that you wish to visit but maybe now in the current situation decides not to do.
With some tips below on this style, you will be able to both escape in your own home and walk around with a “nice” vacay vibe every single day.
See below for my top 7 tips on how to get the global interior design look in your home!
How to get the global interior design style in your home?
A global interior design style has an essential element that is the use of patterns and textures. Patterns can be found in a global style home in the form of patterned floor, curtains, floor cushions, pillows, rugs, wallpapering and more.
Incorporate more Pillows
Pillows are available in every home to add comfort and luxury. It is an ingredient of global interior design style that brings color and textile to a space. You can add decorative pillows as a way to transform your habitat into a global space on a budget.
Include Planter Pots
Plants add a touch of nature to any interior design and also improve the air quality of an indoor space. Planter pots play a visible role in creating a global boho-chic appearance within a house.
Incorporate Ornate Area Rugs
A quick and easy way to add that global travel decor style is to add a pretty rug, that reminds you of those travels to an exotic country one day. Area rugs, full of vibrant colors and patterns work so well in a more minimalistic interior setting and is such a nice juxtaposition to the Scandinavian style as well.
Go for a Worldly Color Palette
In global interior design style, colors must mirror your tastes and journeys rather than a typical global-style space. You may choose between soft tans, a more neutral palette with pops of black, dark browns, boldly saturated hues, with blue, purple, and pink or spice-inspired hues including cayenne red, tandoori orange, fennel green or vivid saffron yellow.
If you want to keep your home a bit more neutral, opt for neutral colors on the larger pieces like sofas and wall colors etc, and add more boldness through colors in area rugs, pillows etc.
Play with texture
Texture is a vital role for any decor style to get depth and interest, but especially in the global interior design style, texture plays a vital part. By fabrics with different textures – it will help to create a more thoughtful story of the space.
To get a global style look you may pick from Kilim, Kuba Cloth, Ikat and Moroccan Berber textiles. These textiles can be used as throw pillows for your couch, as floor poufs or even as blankets and area rugs.
Add Pouf in a Pop-Up Color or Pattern
Poufs come in a variety of colors, fabrics, and shapes. These poufs are used in a global style as seating but can also be used as an extra tabletop if a tray is used on top of it. Poufs usually come in a pop-up color, interesting fabrics, and textures with an eye-catching pattern.
Go and explore! Follow these tips (some or perhaps all of them) to get your globally traveled-inspired look.
Globally inspired home decor defines an interior expression that holds the basic cultural style of a certain region or country. It allows you to steal some best moments from your dream vacation by bringing the cultural elements of your destination back home.
I am Caroline, an ex interior design consultant, turned into a content creator, 30+ something Swedish born with an insane passion and interest for design, blogging, and living a meaningful and creative life. Design to me is about creating a (your) story – it is about understanding what matters and how to create something unique and meaningful which speaks and motivates you.