A hot new home accents trend is drawn from Ancient Egypt. Take a look around when shopping for furniture and accessories and you’re sure to spot at least a few designs reflecting classic and stylized Egyptian forms.
Decadent Egyptian Decor
You don’t have to redecorate your home to look like a Pharaoh’s palace – but you could certainly add a touch or two of Egyptian treasure that even King Tut would love. Old Egyptian designs are known for bold color, ornate carvings, hieroglyphics, intricate patterns and touches of gold. Here are just a few Egyptian inspired accents:
Gold and bright primary colors create an ornate appearance on a simple column topped with glass to create a unique side table.
This gorgeous wall mirror is inspired by the gold jewelry collars worn by Egyptian royalty.
Egyptian art, architecture and culture inspired the design on these wax candle hurricanes. The Egyptian arabesque design is hand cut from brass and embedded into the wax hurricane shell. Update: Please visit Egyptian Red to shop for items handmade in Egypt using indigenous materials.
Egyptian hieroglyphics create an interesting and graphic toss pillow – just a sample of the many available textiles reflecting Egyptian culture.
Pharaohs were known to keep tamed cheetahs as pets and protectors. These great golden cats protect and secure a glass table top and add Egyptian glamour to your home.
Ancient Egyptians considered cats sacred beings, believing they personified the goddess Bastet. Bastet was thought to be daughter of Ra and the goddess of pleasure and motherhood. Here the royal cat goddess sits atop a sarcophagus laden with elaborate Egyptian imagery highlighted with gold.
Ancient Is New
Ancient Egyptian designs inspire new ways to decorate. It’s a cutting-edge trend – is it for you?