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African Decor - Choosing the Best For Your Kitchen

African kitchen colors, designs and materials has gracefully adapted to today's modern kitchens. From the beautifully colored mosaic tiles of Morocco to the exotic colors of South Africa and everything else in between.

African style kitchen design continues to grow and flourish. African decor can add a touch of spice and uniqueness to any kitchen.

Whether you need to add interest and adventure to a space or to an entire kitchen , an African theme can do wonders if used right.

I'll share a few simple but powerful tips anyone can use to spice up the look of there kitchen - without having to hire a $200 an hour interior designer. In addition, I'll warn you of the pitfalls you should avoid to get the most out of your effort, time and money.

First consider your wall colors. The warmth of earth tones will work in your favor to enhance any decorative accents you may choose for your kitchen. Off-white, beige, sandstone or similar colors will give you the perfect canvass to display your African accessories.

Earth tone wall colors will also help to add a calm atmosphere to your kitchen. Just make sure you use a semi gloss paint for easy clean up of splatters, spills and grease. African wall decor can come as your next consideration. This can range from the exotic to the simple.

Space is one of the main considerations when using wall decor. It's always best to avoid a crowded or crammed look when using African wall decor, a little can go a long way. Because of the wide variety this exotic decor brings, you have many choices.

The choices can include such African accessories as baskets, decorative picture frames, art, textiles, masks and more. You can choose from small accent pieces or if you have enough space a portrait that acts as a vocal point.

Next consider the style of curtains. Here's a hard and fast rule to keep in mind. Make sure any curtains you choose will complement the wall color in your kitchen. This will work to bring your kitchen's look together and produce an appearance of unity and harmony.

Consider traditional prints which include African theme figures, motifs and geometric patterns. You should also consider Mudcloth or even Bogolon Mali prints. By researching a variety of design and print choices you'll make a better design decision.

African Kitchen Decor Tips To Avoid:

1. Avoid Counter Top Clutter.
This will help to allow your African accessories to have the attention they deserve. You don't want to spend the time, effort and money to give your kitchen this exotic them and spoil it all with counter top clutter.

2. Avoid Wall Clutter.
As mentioned before don't allow your enthusiasm for African wall decor to get out of hand. One of the biggest mistakes people make is have too many pieces on the walls. This is one of the biggest mistakes people make. By hanging too many items on the wall you distract from the overall beauty of the individual pieces.

3. Avoid Choosing The Wrong Curtains.
Avoid choosing curtains that require dry cleaning or frequent cleaning. Stick with low maintenance curtains. For example, machine washable fabrics, mini blinds or wood materials that can be wiped clean.