If you are considering giving an exotic and oriental vibe to one of the rooms in your house, we are going to present you some Turkish elements of design that might inspire you. The Turkish style involves colorful pillows, low chairs and tables, canopies, warm colors and had-woven carpets – all these elements will create a special atmosphere and, in terms of design, they will satisfy the most refined tastes with their subtle elegance.
When you say “ottoman”, you should know you are referring to a piece of furniture: a type of low chair, without a back-rest, covered in fabric or leather. This item appeared in France, in 1729, and without it, an oriental-themed room would look lifeless.
Whether you prefer square or round ottomans, the upholstery should have oriental motifs. This way, you will recreate, right in the heart of your home, a magical oasis that will remind you of sultans, odalisques and that fascinating and mysterious corner of the world.
Just like these ottomans, sofas and armchairs are also center pieces for such a decor. It’s their simplicity and efficiency that’s so charming. This pieces of furniture will create the perfect environment for calm and relaxed family or friends gatherings. It’s likely you won’t find a veritable, authentic divan, but a U-shaped sofa, decorated with colorful pillows, will be a great substitute.
Don’t forget about the tea/coffee tables that have a powerful aesthetic impact in Turkish-themed rooms. Whether they are round or rectangular, built out of wood or wrought iron, they have a special flair. Don’t be afraid to choose ornamented tables. A Turkish room is supposed to be rich in patterns and textures, and it will never seem tasteless.
To tie the room together, you need a hand made cotton or wool traditional carpet.
As for accessories, here are some ideas: a hookah, exotic lamps, lanterns, blue pottery, Fatma’s eye etc.