Sometimes traditional decorating techniques just seem too dull for certain places of your home. Living rooms in particular sometimes just need that extra kick from somewhere, and there are several ways to do this that might fit inside the descriptor of ‘exotic’.
In particular, some ways for you to make this happen might be to put down a luxury rug, get some exotic plants to put near the windows, consider theming a room out completely, think about adding certain smells to certain rooms, or perhaps even scan through foreign magazines to see what other countries have for typical design elements.
Put Down a Luxury Rug
One of the fastest ways to highlight both luxury and exotic appeal would be to put in a luxury rug. These don’t come cheap. But they will last forever, and depending on where you buy them, can already have a history associated with them. If you think of the idea of the classic Persian or Egyptian style rug, then you know how much of a centerpiece it can be both in terms of design and as a topic of discussion.
Get Some Exotic Plants
The next step might be to put exotic plants near your windows. One of the first things that will come to mind to really catch people’s attention might be a venus fly trap, but then there are also all sorts of different kinds of exotic lilies that people who like growing things will go crazy over. You may have to be a little careful about things like temperature and humidity, so research your plants first, but they will definitely be a unique addition.
Consider Themed Rooms
If a single element or two doesn’t give the full impression off that you want, consider designing an entire themed room. You might go for ‘natural woods’ or ‘country apple’, or for kids rooms you could even do superheroes. The point is to make everything in the room support the overall theme that you’re going for.
Aroma Can Add To the Sensory Mix
And if you want to go with further sensory exploration in the realm of the exotic, consider adding smells to the mix. It’s not too tough to find some scented candles that would appeal to the nose along with whatever visual elements you plan on putting into the rooms in question.
Scan For Designs In Foreign Magazines
If you’re going for exotic, that often goes hand in hand with the idea of foreign. So, to that end, check out some foreign magazines – you can even do it online instead of in paper format – and see what some typical textures and patterns are from various places around the world. Even looking at color schemes is a good start.