Home Décor and Culture: How They Affect Design and Home Aesthetics

When their work is done and their errands have been completed, there’s only one destination most people long for – their home. It doesn’t matter if you live in a mansion, house, or apartment, your home is your place of refuge.

One of the best ways to make your home reflect your style, taste, and personality is to incorporate a bit of culture into the design. For example, if you’re into Asian and Korean styles and cultures, you might take a bit of inspiration from Korean drama TV shows and movies.

Culture is a critical part of a family, and when you incorporate it into the interior decor of your home, it can be fused with all of the things you do every day. Let’s take a look at a few more decor and culture tips.


The Domino Effect

When you incorporate culture into your decor, it’s essentially a method of expressing those lifestyle and belief factors that make you who you are. This is even true when you use the flowers from your culture in your decor. The statement you make with culture in your home has the ability to start a domino effect that can be quite positive.

For example, if your kitchen decor includes natural and culturally specific utensils and food, your friends and family may be encouraged to try something new. If your heritage is Asian, it might be time to bring a few of the more calming elements of Asian culture to your home, showing everyone who enters it the delicate influence that minimalism and balance can have.

Religion and Faith

Religion is quite often linked with culture and it might be difficult at times to find ways to express your beliefs in your home decor while still having the ability to maintain your overall decor scheme. However, if you let your culture weave its way into the design through symbols, photography, or color palettes with accent pieces, you may come to find that the aspects of your core beliefs are visible throughout your home.

This can be something as simple (though quite obvious) as a cross of the wall in the living room, or maybe something a bit more understated such as having the bright blue of the ocean in your color scheme. There are all sorts of religions, and because of this, some things don’t necessarily refer to a specific organized faith. Some people might feel a kinship with the sea where they spent their childhood – in some cultures, this constitutes a type of faith.


Additionally, adding in a few decorative pieces, like religious wall accents, tapestries, or even a culturally specific rug can be fantastic conversation pieces or even reasons to host gatherings to show off the pieces that you’ve gotten.

In the end, it really doesn’t matter which direction your interior design takes when it comes to culture, it still has a way of drawing friends and family in and giving them a fresh perspective on things that mean so much to you. Visitors to your abode might then make the decision to decorate their homes with a theme to their culture and heritage. What would be better than a whole world of people being original and sharing their own distinct cultural background with others?

When you’ve created a cultural haven inside your home, you’ll come to find that you’ve made a refuge that’s one of a kind to come home to at the end of each and every stressful and tiring day. What better way to celebrate your heritage and make your home interesting and inviting to yourself, your family, and your friends?

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