5 Creative Ways To Decorate Your Walls

Woven wall clock by mitimeth on bellafricana marketplace

Our home is our asset and we owe it every responsibility of making every detail about it stand out. Starting from walls, lighting, floors, and furniture. In this article, I am going to be highlighting 5 creative ways to decorate your walls.

This article will bring out beautiful items and decorative pieces that can help your homes look classic, unique, and elegant.


Adorning your homes with this edifice is a great way to add emotions and personality to your home. The craft maker behind this beautiful piece of work, Ronke Scott, has been a firm creator of wonderful crafts. Her crafts are on the beauty and elegance of African heritage. She uses her craft to send emotions and messages, relating to African culture, beliefs, lifestyle, and traditions. let your walls tell a story using this beautiful painting of Ronke Scott.

Ronke Scott Gallery Artworks MINIATURES sold on Bellafricana Marketplace
Ronke Scott Gallery Artworks MINIATURES sold on Bellafricana Marketplace

Artini is a craft maker who skillfully uses her works to curate amazing wall portraits with good color harmony and color balance. Your home needs to be able to tell a story of who you are. This string art is a combination of color magic and great hues which will most suit well for your space. Artini arts and crafts pay a great deal of attention to details as it helps remodel any space and give it a more fabulous, embellished, and aesthetic look.

The African Woman String Art by Artini Bellafricana Member Exclusive Interview
The African Woman String Art by Artini Bellafricana Member Exclusive Interview

This woven water hyacinth and batik fabric will add a gorgeous eco-chic beautifying effect. skilled Nigerian artisans help modify the walls of any space using repurposed fiber into a more eccentric and fancy look.  This beautiful combination of woven fiber and African fabric infusion causes a more vibrant and warm visual aspect in your space. Mitimeth understands balance and harmony and that is shown in how she effortlessly infuses fabrics and fiber to form an aesthetic feel.

Woven wall clock by mitimeth on bellafricana marketplace
Woven wall clock by mitimeth on bellafricana marketplace
     Also read: 10 Craft Ideas With African Fabrics

An empty room is a story waiting to happen and you are the author. You create for your space the story you want using nice pieces of accessories in terms of ornaments, florals, lighting and so much more. Moreso, a flamboyant mirror decoration with embroidery tied around it for that vintage and cottage western look This is an elegant way of projecting and inspiring our homes. Yasmin Crafts designs protrays calmness, tranquility, and class.

Wall mirrors by yasmin craft on bellafricana marketplace
Wall mirrors by Yasmin craft on bellafricana marketplace

Wall Canva comes in different patterns, styles, and characters. Most Canva designs come in animated forms, spiral formations, color combinations, and other designs come in real human pictures. therefore, there is so much a Canva design can add to elements to your wall. Spice your walls with these creative and fascinating designs made by Artini crafts.


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Stop having boring walls. Oh yes! Spice up your wall decoration using attention-grabbing accessories. These items could be used on accent walls or table consoles. You could use this 5 creative ways to decorate your walls, clicks here to order beautiful accessories.

10 Craft Ideas With African Fabrics

Adire earrings by MitiMeth

African curators have moved beyond using African fabrics for just fashion and accessories. Now African fabrics are now used to tell stories, used as home decorating ideas, used to beautify recycled waste, and a lot more functionalities.

Here is a list of other items African fabrics can be crafted into to serve several other uses.


Nigerian-owned brand, O’Eclat Designs is popularly known for creating well-designed African handbags and accessories. This clutch purse is one of the masterpieces put together by this brand to compliment ladies dressing. This eccentric African-inspired clutch purse is designed with quality leather and African fabric popularly called “Aso oke” meaning “clothes from the upcountry”. This fabulous clutch purse is very versatile, it can be rocked to any occasion whether a party, wedding, or hangouts. Combining this with your outfit will definitely make you look stunning and edgy because of its uniqueness and elegance.




This drum is popularly called “Alujo”, meaning drum and dance, it is most commonly played in the western part of Nigeria. If you are familiar with African culture, you will most definitely know that the drum is characterised by calculated steps, shaking waists, jiggering bodies, soulful sounds, melodious tunes, and most especially a loud and exciting environment. When compared to western music, African drums have a more profound metaphorical value. These drums are thought to represent the essence of the community wherever they are found.

They are utilized in the community to commemorate ceremonial occasions and rites. They’re also used as tourist attractions in several African countries, marketing and exhibiting their products. Mimiremi textile, a design and pattern maker skillful and carefully produces this local drum with a combination of Ghanaian African fabric seen beautifully wrapped around it to bring to life the true essence of what African culture represents which is unity in diversity, love, and same interest. 



If you find traveling very interesting or you have a busy work schedule that puts you on the road more often, then this wonderful African-inspired traveling bag is a must-have. Ethnik, the fashion brand behind this elegant and gorgeous travelers bag, created this piece from beautiful Ankara fabric with well-textured leather material, having two side pockets, easy to carry about, comfortable, and convenient, Suitable to carry to places like beach parties, long-distance trips, and vacations. It is made of cotton and very durable.





African craft has moved from using fabrics for just fashion wears to using them for home upholstery as well. African fabrics are now being used as decorative pieces even in public spaces such as hotels, banking halls, conference centers, eateries, and a lot more public centers. Bosh Design, a Nigerian creative brand, uses nice African fabric to make throw pillows, making a space look more edgy, aesthetic, and functional. This brand creates its designs on these pillows telling great African stories, cultures, and traditions. Since African fabric is characterized by bright and vibrant colors, then using it to make throw pillows will not only brighten up a space but will also give your space a personality of its own.



You would agree with me that using fabrics as an accent in your home or any space not only makes the space attractive and organized but also provides warmth, personality, and a high feeling. MitiMeth, a lifestyle and waste transformation brand in Africa, skillfully creates exotic and exclusive vintage table lamps that speak to the tribal customs of Africa. The perfect combination of a table lamp to a home or office as decoration will bring appeal and beauty to that environment because of the subtle design and aesthetics using woven natural fibers with water hyacinth and agricultural subsidies. It is the ideal finishing touch for any type of interior.




There are so many ways fabrics can compliment craft, and a tissue box is one. No one wants a littered house with tissues, this could be very discomforting. More reasons Mitimeth embarked on the journey to help salvage this situation. The tissue box is handmade from woven water hyacinth and batik fabric, made of different sizes and shapes and different colors and designs. This product creates a unique accent for your homes, cars, and offices.



Accessories are unquestionably the underlying tone that validates the proclamation of one’s style. They are influential and vital to every fashion mood. It’s about taking a step out of the ordinary and defining yourself as you see fit. Accessories will always be that extra spark that brings one’s ensemble tale to life. African print accessories are perfect addition to your wardrobe, Designers like Mitimeth have created handcrafted items that combine design, quality, and substance.

This African luxury designer’s commitment to quality has led him to create timeless items made from genuine coconut shells and water hyacinth and repurposed materials. Her creations not only tell a cultural story but also uphold a high level of craftsmanship. When choosing an accessory, only a high quality of value should be accepted. It’s the one thing that, like magic, can transform a dull look into something exciting. It’s a talking point, it’s what gives you that double-back look, and it’s your personal touch. The accessories you choose to wear and how you choose to wear them determine your finest look. Accessorize in a variety of ways, from bold to demure. Classic to chic, all focused on a statement on your dressing.



African designers and craft makers now have diversified into using fabrics to create multiple products that are functional for the home, offices, hospitals, recreations, etc. These fabrics are upcycled and repurposed into more useful items such as book covers, dining wares, pen holders, chairs, stools, etc.

Creatives in the design and craft world have helped pave way for African products in the global markets as exhibitions and trade fairs are being held to showcase the rich culture and heritage of African-owned products internationally. 



From Our Backyards To The World Stage, "African" Tie Dye

Tie Dye, thought to be an African originated fabric was actually discovered at about 6,000 plus years ago in distant Asia. Most African kids at one point of their curriculum would have come across the tie-dyeing class, and honestly it was not my favorite, but I could not resist the outcome of my little experiment…Splendid!Continue reading

Meet Itoro Okon “The Jeweler” | Exclusive Interview

In the year 2015, Bellafricana digest started the exclusive interviews section to give you a close insight to the beautiful minds behind the brands on our platform. The first day this was launched, Bellafricana founder, Bukky Asehinde, was opportuned to interview this young, artistic and talented young lady called Itoro Okon.

Itoro is a Geologist turned jewelry designer. She has a great personality, very smart and straight to the point. She is one of the Nigerian born talents doing great things in the economy.

Q & A

  • Please introduce yourself and your background.

My name is Itoro Okon and I am a jewelry Designer based in Lagos, Nigeria. I studied Geology but have a passion for crafts.

  • Please tell us about your work.

I craft unique and artistic jewelry pieces with the use of semi precious stones, crystals, corals and a variety of materials. Each craft is inspired by short stories

  • How did Jewelry by Itoro Okon start?

It started as a hobby and slowly transitioned into a business.

  • Where do your ideas for jewelry come from? Where do you find the inspiration for your jewelry designs?

I gather my inspiration from nature, culture, people and precious stones that inhabit the earth.

  • Can you remember one of the first things you crafted? What makes it memorable?

It was a strand of red faux pearls and crystals. I never took a picture of it but I remember it so vividly. It’s just one thing that you never forget so soon, it’s a representation of where I started from.

  • How long does it take to design and make a particular work?

It depends on the style of the pieces, but on average it takes about 15 hours.

  • Can you explain a bit about your techniques to make jewellery?

I mix different techniques together to come up with very unique pieces. I love experimenting.

  • What are the challenges you face in business?

Apart from the usual traffic in Lagos, light situation and poor logistics, getting reliable and trustworthy workers.

  • What is your most popular item (including a photo would be great)? My most popular item is the piece called ‘sincerely, Josephine).
Itoro Okon Josephine jewelry
Sincerely, Josephine Jewelry By Itoro Okon
  •  What are your goals for the future, both work wise and life?

My goal is to be the number one creative jewelry brand in Nigeria.

  • What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I studied Geology but now have a passion for crafts.

  • For someone who wishes to take up this kind of career, what kind of advice would you give them? Also, if you could give one piece of advice to youths who want to start their own company, what would it be?

You have to be passionate about what you are doing. It requires a lot of patience and perseverance.  Have a mentor and ask questions, a lot of question. Never ever give up on a design you have in mind. Be unique and let your work speak for itself.

  • And finally, I would like to give you this opportunity to share two to four images of your work and tell us a little about each.
aurora jewelry by Itoro Okon
Aurora Jewelry By Itoro Okon
aranha jewelry by Itoro Okon
Aranha Jewelry By Itoro Okon
Firduasi jewelry by Itoro OkonFirduasi jewelry by Itoro Okon
Firduasi Jewelry By Itoro Okon
garden of hope jewelry by Itoro Okon
Garden of Hope Jewelry By Itoro Okon

You must agree with me that not only is Itoro Okon talented, but her beauty reflects in her work.

To reach Itoro;

Email her on : [email protected]

Look up her website at: www.itorookon.com

Meet The Founder of Ethnikologie | Exclusive Interview

Ethnikologie CEO, founder of the African arts and craft store has a lot to inspire us with. Have you always had a passion to do something but always take a step back thinking maybe it’s not the best path for you?

You need to meet the founder of Ethnikologie, Titiloye Ashamu who’s passion has led to the creation of her amazing business in arts and crafts.

Let’s meet her now and take a note or two from her. Come on!

Q & A

  • Please introduce yourself and your background.

My name is Titiloye Ashamu. I am the Creative Director of Ethnikologie (NIG) LTD.

Titiloye Ashamu Founder of Ethnikologie | Bellafricana

  • Please tell us about your work. How did Ethnikologie start?

I source for African handicraft gift and home products and implement new designs.

I have always had a passion and keen interest in arts and craft. Prior to opening Ethnikologie, I provided customs made arts and craft pieces for my clients. However, it was one of my friends that encouraged me to start Ethnikologie. Her mum had a similar shop, in Nairobi, and they both convinced me to follow my dreams.

  • Where did the idea for Ethnikologie come from? Where do you find the inspiration for your designs?

The idea for Ethnikologie came from my friend’s mother’s NGO and visiting various handicraft shows. Being a creative person who is always open to fresh ideas, I am inspired by everything around me. Most inspiring are things that make me think deeply.

  • Can you remember one of the first things you crafted? What makes it memorable?

I have crafted a number of things but the most memorable one, will have to be a mini clay pot. I was amazed when someone offered to buy it as a gift!

  • How long does it take to design and make a particular work?

Designing could take from a day to weeks. It depends on what you are designing. On the average, I would say about a week.

  • What are the challenges you face in business?

Artisans producing quality products, finance and Nigerian customs

  • What is your most popular item (include image)?

Storage and decorative baskets.

Trays and Pandanus Baskets by Ethnikologie | Bellafricana

  • To what extent do you draw upon your Nigerian (African) heritage for your work?

The African culture represents beauty and vibrant colors. I love to be surrounded real authentic handmade pieces, that beautifies the home and express abundance.

  • What are your goals for the future, both work wise and life?

Be a channel of trade between local artisans and the global marketplace. We are also looking at training sessions with artisans, on how to produce global quality standard and reduce errors.

  • What would people be surprised to learn about you?

That I am an easy going person

  • For someone who wishes to take up this kind of career, what kind of advice would you give them? Also, if you could give one piece of advice to youths who want to start their own company, what would it be?

Start with something that really excites you and don’t be discouraged when things don’t turn out right on your first try. Be flexible because you have the opportunity to learn and change things.

My advice to youths, interested in starting their own company is to research and understand the industry. Draw your inspiration from creative people who are transparent about their creative process.

Check out some of Ethnikologie products below;

Stylish Baskets by Ethnikologie | Bellafricana

Pandanus Oval Shaped Baskets by Ethnikologie | Bellafricana

Handmade wooden arts and craft by Ethnikologie | Bellafricana

Thanks a lot Titiloye for your beautiful response. We are always proud to see people growing a business passionately.

We hope to join you in your journey as a successful business owner.

Here’s a LINK to Ethnikologie’s page as a verified lister on Bellafricana Ethnikologie Bellafricana Verified


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