Looking To The Future: Global Nomad Style

Looking To The Future: Global Nomad Style

Ana Zuravliova

By Ana Zuravliova

Trend Specialist at Blinds Direct
Tue 19 Jan 2021

Global nomad style

By virtue of living in this modern age, we are very lucky. Only a hundred years ago it would be very rare for someone to leave their hometown, never mind county, country or even continent. Today, however, it’s common practice for people to move across the country of their birth, or out of it either temporarily or permanently. In our own special way, we are all nomads. As is often the case, this lifestyle trend is now filtering into our homes, and global nomad style is becoming a real hit.

What is the meaning of nomad style?

Global nomad style is the manifestation of global cultures, countries, and customs in our homes. It reflects a coming together of different forms, patterns and materials in a way that celebrates our shared international community.

A key word for nomad style is ‘respect’. During the days of European and Middle Eastern empires, the wealthy would often decorate their homes with items pilfered from distant lands, this is very much not the vibe we’re looking for here. With nomad style we’re looking to create a respectable tribute to places and peoples around the world.

And don’t worry if you’ve not been to the places you want to represent in your home. Home is where you should feel relaxed and comfortable, you needn’t concern yourselves with puritanical attitudes of only displaying items from countries you’ve visited.

Beyond the Indian statues, Japanese bowls, and any other ornaments you may have accrued over the years, you can create a nomad style throughout your home using the hints and tips below.

tribal bowl to show what the meaning of nomad style is

global nomad style living room layout

How to achieve nomad style

Cushions, throws and rugs are a great way to enhance the nomadic nature of your space. In these items, be sure to consider material, pattern and colour. Tribal prints, vivid yet natural colours and textured materials are the best places to start to really ace this theme. To be even more creative, consider tassels and fringing on your throws as well as raw edges and even feathers – but don’t go overboard!

In terms of wider colour usage, keep the majority of walls, soft furnishings and window dressings in natural tones. Creams, off whites, and even more vibrant tones including terracotta, dusky pink and pale grey-blues will help you achieve your goals. For supporting spot colours, you can use charcoal greys to great effect or even black. If you choose black however, use it more sparingly than you might use grey as to not dominate the space.

Contrasting with pale walls, a slate grey roman blind – or thick creamy curtain – will be sure to enhance your space and enrich the nomad-ness you seek.

Material is also a deeply important consideration for developing a nomad style. To keep on trend, support your natural colour palette with equally natural materials. The woods in your blinds or furniture should be ethically sourced and celebrate the inherent beauty of the material itself. For fabric items, wools and linens are great ideas. Texture adds an extra dimension to beautifully coloured or patterned fabric and really adds to the organic aesthetic we’re striving for with nomad style.

Ornaments and smaller items on display should likewise by crafted from natural materials and can celebrate popular options such as bamboo, rattan and wicker. There are almost endless choices for you to enjoy considering!

To help you make you’re home a celebration of humanity and achieve your global nomad style, we’ve created a dedicated collection for you to browse here. All our products are made by hand in our own little part of the planet, Yorkshire. Our talented craftspeople are committed to providing only the finest products for you to enjoy for years to come.

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