Typical Decor Styles From Around The World

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As a Brit living in Australia, I am prone to being stereotyped. From being asked if I regularly hold tea parties, to really bizarre comments about the royal family, it’s become a part of my everyday life. It got me thinking about stereotypes from around the world, stereotypical home decor in particular.

Completely engulfed by visions of American home decor and Indian home decor, I thought I’d share some incredibly beautiful, albeit stereotypical, home decor inspirations from around the world…



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When you think of quintessential Indian decor, you think of luxurious, embroidered detailing, rich pink and orange tones and beautiful, carved embellishments. This living room above encompasses all 0f these elements to perfection. Rich wooden carvings frame a sofa bed and embellished details take the wooden table to the next level. More is more when it comes to Indian decor, which is highlighted through the colorful abundance of throws, foot cushions and pillows.

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Transform a plain table or sofa into an Indian work of art with our saree border table runner.

Golden Orange

Indian print pillow covers in warm tones will bring the vibrancy of Mumbai to your home

Hand embroidered throw pillow cover

Floral embroidered throw pillow cover


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This living room is the perfect balance between country bumpkin style and American new colonial. If this doesn’t say 1950s Southern home, I’m not sure what does! Block-y, country prints are combined with soft pastels and traditional furniture. Tan leather and wood elements make a stark contrast, but their undeniable cottage-y edge makes them very quintessentially American.

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Adorn your sofa with pastel cushions in retro and floral prints for a look that says ‘classic Americana’.

Jacquard paisley pillow cover


Spring garden floral pillow cover




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When it comes to home decor, this certainly screams Canada! The snug, log-cabin feel could quite easily be found in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. An overindulgence of brick and wood give this bedroom a naturally rustic feel. Plush carpets and gilded bed heads add an air of glamour, whilst the muted palette keeps it looking understated. If this room is anything to go by, Canadians certainly know how to mix textures!

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Beige bedding will adhere to the neutral palette of the room, whilst letting wooden and brick elements be the focal point.

Hand embroidered duvet cover set



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Draped ceilings, wall lights and room-round curtains, this room embodies the luxurious elements of Egyptian culture to perfection. The windows surrounding the bed ensured that it is the key focal point, making the owner feel like absolute royalty! Although the plain white bed seems simple, it is the small details that make this room look like an Ancient Egyptian treasure. The gold embroidered cushions and bed runner add a classy amount of detail, whilst the drapes make the room seem even more regal. As for the mood lighting, I bet Cleopatra would have approved!

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Inject an exotic edge onto your bed with our hawthorn leaf table runner.



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Russian decor always comes with an edge of East-meets-West. This beautiful living room takes Russia back to its soviet days. Ditsy florals, pastels and an abundance of wood make it look uniform, yet quaint. The symmetry in the room of both the sofas and the floral wallpaper is unexpectedly appealing to the eye.

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Adorn your living room with floral cushions in baby blue tones.

Jacquard floral pillow covers



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You can honestly imagine a man in leiderhosen chilling out on these sofas! A classic, Tudor, exposed-beam roof instantly gives this room a typically Bavarian vibe. Further Tudor elements are present in the on-wall light fittings and the chandelier. The room has that snug vibe that you would typically expect from cold Northern Europe. Brick floors are warmed up by red leather sofas, warm-hued patterns and oaky wooden furniture.

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Warm up your room with burnt tones.

Hand embroidered brocade pillow cover

Arabian velvet table runner



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Fancy some tea with that typically British bedroom ma’am? Curved carvings on the furniture and an abundance of Laura Ashley style pastels, this is a stereotypical mixing pot of modern day British decor and the ‘Jane Austin’ stereotype. We adore the soft pairing of sea lavender and white and the simplicity of the palette ensures that the room doesn’t look cluttered, despite the large amount of furniture. Speaking of the furniture, those stunning curved details make this room look fit for Queen Lizzie herself.

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It’s all about that sea lavender and white palette!

Jacquard floral table runner

Which country’s ‘typical’ decor style is your favorite?



Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net