Trend Alert - Ethnic Chic

Inject your home with some colour and pattern this season. Ethnic inspired homewares have never been more popular or accessible. You don't have to travel the globe to add African or Indian traditional crafts to your decor, just sit back and shop online.

Ethnic doesn't necessarily mean traditional either. Handmade in Swaziland from reclaimed waste fabric, these African inspired contemporary designs are from Safari Fushion. The pots are large enough to display as stand-alone pieces but look even better in groups.

Mismatched tableware is the way to go. Avoid the florals and opt instead for bold motifs and colours. Brightly patterned Bohemia bowls by Berry Red

Handcrafted baskets are ideal for keeping veggies to hand in the the kitchen, to store craft projects or small children's toys, or for a natural storage alternative all around the house. These jute baskets are from The Dharma Door .

Cushions inspired by vibrant tribal patterns and colors are probably the easiest way to work this trend. Pile them up and create a comfy, boho vibe on the sofa.

Top: Tribal Embroidery Cotton Cushion Cover, from V Living on DaWanda Middle: Faux suede cushion by Sabrina Shah Hakim available from Designer/Makers. Bottom: Hunza cushion from

Beautiful kantha embroidery gives these cotton saris from Barefoot Gypsy a second life. Each sari is handpicked for it's pattern and colour from a local bazaar before being hand-stitched. They are reversible too, even the blankets, so flip them over for a whole new look! They are so versatile you can use them as a bed covering, folded at the base of a bed or draped over a piece of furniture or table to inject a touch of traditional India to your eclectic home.