Although I am a huge fan of minimalist, industrial design, I love when I see a print or pattern as the narrator of a room. Adding an ethnic print into a room, whether it's a wall covering, a textured rug, a mix of art prints on the wall, etc, creates a textural landscape for the rest of the space.
Some folks chose to load their spaces chock full of worldly treasures and collections, while others pop in a single object for interest. Here are some examples of how ethnic-inspired designs can create warmth and texture within your home.
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