How to Add Global Interest to Any Style

Cross the Serengeti. Set sail on the Arabian Sea. Or soak in the beauty of the Orient … and never leave the comfort of your living room. Travel only as far as the nearest Art Van Furniture store to find decorative accents with inspiration from around the world.

Out of Africa


African design is steeped in elements found in nature. Look for earth tones, animal prints and natural fibers, such as cotton or bamboo. Leather and wood are also important in African design. To add a touch of Africa to your décor, check out this fun zebra-print leather-framed mirror with nailhead trim accents. Zebra print is a classic pattern that can add punch to any room. Hang it behind a sofa or use it in a foyer.






Another way to add African flair is by using this Storage Trunk as a coffee table. It features leather trim and straps and is covered in linen-like fabric. You’ll look as though you just returned from a trip abroad.





A Touch of India

Indian décor stems from the country’s ancient roots and rituals, and incorporates rich jewel tones, dark woods, golden accents and intricate details.


This look is exotic and dramatic. To add a touch of India to your home, consider our walnut-finished Sheesham Stool.

With its beautiful leg design, this accent table adds interest to any room. Sheesham is a deciduous rosewood tree native to India. Its deep patina coordinates with a variety of upholstered pieces as well as leather.





Or add a table lamp with a base in a deep, saturated color such as jade green or paprika.







Asian Infusion


For an Asian-inspired home, less is more. Furnishings are simplistic and often feature colors found in nature as well as symbols of luck and prosperity. While rooms can be minimalistic, they often include a statement piece such as our Elephant Bar table. Featuring a double elephant base with a mirrored tabletop, it easily becomes the focal point of any room.







Red is an important color in Asian inspired home design. The Cohen Accent Chair will add a splash of red to your room as well as a tidal wave of interest.








Whether you add a small detail or outfit an entire room, adding global interest to your home is easy. And the best part: No passport is required.

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