Ethnic Ikat Pattern in Modern Interior Design
Ikat is a unique process of dying individual threads and then weaving them into a beautiful fabric with exotic ikat pattern. Room decorating with a unique geometric ornament and ikat patterns are modern interior design trends that offer a fresh look at traditional decorative fabrics that were designed in Asia, India, Central and South America in ancient times.
Bright ikat patterns and ethnic designs in soft muted colors look great with traditional room decor, bringing more energy and interest into modern interior design and decorating. Ikat bedding, curtain fabric, furniture upholstery, area rugs, tableware and beautiful wallpapers with ikat patterns are inspiring and captivating, offering pleasant interior design color schemes for contemporary room decor. (Designer fabrics and modern floral wallpaper patterns)
Using one of the colors for walls and combining with ikat pattern on curtain fabric and furniture upholstery create stunning room decor, blending traditional ethnic motifs with modern interior design ideas. Adding room decor accessories in matching colors, especially white and blue, make room decor look impressive, balanced and relaxing.
Modern decoration patterns
Ikat pattern and modern home decor ideas
Trendy red-pink, soft orange, stylish purple, sunny yellow and relaxing green will brighten up neutral and lacking interest room decor. Small and large cushions, curtain fabric or kitchen bowls with exotic ikat patterns transform your home interiors into cheerful and welcoming retreat with ethnic flavor.
A colorful touch, as bench cushions, oriental rug or bright bowls, are a great way to add beautiful ikat patterns to outdoor deck and patio decor or interior design.
Modern prints and decoration patterns
Ikat pattern has conquered the world. Fashion designers inspired interior design trends that offer new varieties and color combinations of traditional ikat designs.
Ikat is a unique pattern, made by using an ancient technology of dyeing threads and weaving in beautiful fabric patterns with irregular edges. The essence of creating ikat pattern on so called wild silk is dying the threads before putting them in the loom.
If you like ethnic motifs and can appreciate perfect imperfections of hand made designs and home decor fabrics, ikat patterns offer attractive ways to decorate all home interiors and outdoor living spaces, following modern ethnic interior design and decorating trends.
The most famous ikat patterns come from Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Also similar patterns were known in many ancient cultures all over the world, in India and Indonesia, the Philippines and Bali, in South America, Mexico, Brazil and Bolivia. Ancient people believed that unique and intricate geometric ornament designs had magic power, and because of the complexity of designs, clothes and home decor fabrics with ikat pattern symbolized the wealth and prestige. (Bedding color symbolism)
Home decor fabrics and clothes with ikat pattern are not necessarily should be associated with exotic fashion trends, interior design and decorating. Contemporary designer fabric patterns, that are inspired by traditional ikat, combined with classic or contemporary furniture create exciting interior design and decorating that feel modern, colorful and fresh.
Stylish ikat is a geometric ornament that looks blurry, soft and tender. Made of two colors, bright primary color and neutral tone, ikat bedding, upholstery or curtain fabric look classy and relaxing. Blue and white ikat bedding, rugs and textiles, upholstery and curtain fabric with ikat pattern are considered the most elegant and interesting, regardless of the shades of blue colors.
Colorful ikat bedding, rugs and textiles, upholstery and curtain fabric with ikat pattern in bright colors with a complex pattern are perfect for creating stunning, personal and modern interior design and decorating.
Ikat bedding, upholstery and curtain fabric, pillows and area rugs with ikat patterns are the most popular in modern interior design. Lamp shades, tableware, wall hanging fabric decorations and modern wallpapers with geometric ornament inspired by traditional ikat patterns, are less common, but impressive and modern.
Unusual geometric ornament, inspired by traditional ikat patterns and colors add unique ethnic touches to room decor, creating modern interior design with an exotic flavor.
Modern wallpaper patterns
by Ena Russ
last updated: 25.05.2012
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