5 Elegant African-Inspired Home Decor

My Africa Throw Pillow by Pillow Talk 9ja sold on Bellafricana Shop and Marketplace

Your home should have a touch of elegant African-inspired home decor telling the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love. It’s no doubt that public areas like hotels, conference centres, and recreational areas. This helps to bring out more sparkle, flamboyance, and embellishments to the space.

The beauty of African decorative items is the combination of vivid colors combined with earth tone and vibrant colors like green, yellow, and red to resonate beauty in a way and add glow to a space. 

Adopting these 5 Elegant African-inspired home decorative pieces for your space will transform your space

  1. AFRICAN PRINT THROW PILLOWS:

African print throw pillows are very catchy and beautiful to stare at. It serves as a decor accent to a space; bedroom, sitting room, office spaces, and corners. African throw pillows makers tell stories, using our rustic lifestyles, our commonness, and what makes us unique as Africans. Apoti LagosBosh Designs are design and craft companies that manufacture artistic throw pillows, with beautiful colors, patterns, and craft designs to add feelings and emotions to your space.

Bosh Designs
Danfo throw pillow
Bosh Deigns African Drum throw Pillow sold on bellafricana shop and marketplace
ilu gangan throw pillow

1B. AFRICAN INSPIRED PILLOWS

Pillow Talk 9ja is another creative pillow design maker that uses Nigerian tales to craft elegant pictorial designs and messages. The brand uses relatable Nigerian themes such as festive events, Lagos lifestyle, folklore, and African traditional experiences. It also crafts personalized messages and seasonal/festive celebrations.

My Africa Throw Pillow by Pillow Talk 9ja sold on Bellafricana Shop and Marketplace

2. AFRICAN ARTS AND PAINTINGS

Art pieces are placed in strategic positions like accent walls, shelves, sidewalls, corner spaces to give details to a space. Ronke Scott, an artist has an interesting way of telling African cultural and traditional stories through her edifice. From capturing local and rustic to creating people’s experiences and realities, as well as emotions and doctrines. One of her great pieces of work, “psyche of a black woman”, examines the great features African women possess, strength, struggles, challenges, resilience, beauty, creativity, and uniqueness. Let your home always tell a story.

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

 

  3. WOODEN HYACINTH LAMPS

Wooden hyacinths products are handcrafted fibers (otherwise known as waste or environmental menace). Waste products are recycled into beautiful furniture pieces. Adding beautiful wooden items can make your space look extra, on the edge and fabulous. MitiMeth creates unique and beautifully handmade hyacinth using fibers to produce crafts for dining chairs, rugs, tissue boxes, storage baskets, and a lot more. Mitimeth does fabulous items using waste fibres which are repurposed into usuable items for the home. 
Lamp hyacinth sold by mitimeth on bellafricana marketplace, African inspired home decor
Lamp hyacinth sold by mitimeth on bellafricana marketplace
 
  Also read: Top 6 Afrocentric Gift Ideas

4. AFRICAN THEMED PERFUME DIFFUSER/ SCENTED CANDLES

Do you know perfume diffusers have a lot to do with your wellbeing? There is nothing better than your favorite scent welcoming you as you walk into a space. Diffusers/candles not only smell great but look great too. They are stylish additions to window sills and act as great minimal centerpieces to tables. Have your house tenderly and nicely scented with Abela World scents perfumery. Abela world scents can last for up to 12 weeks, thereby causing a long-lasting scent in your space. 

Perfume/Oil diffuser sold by Abela scents on Bellafricana marketplace
Perfume/Oil diffuser sold by Abela scents on Bellafricana marketplace
Scented candles sold by Abela scents on bellafricana marketplace, African inspired home decor
Scented candles sold by Abela scents on bellafricana marketplace

5) TISSUE BOX

This tissue box is a very excellent way of having your space free of littered tissues. This Ankara covering helps protect it from getting destroyed easily and stylish. Mitimeth  helps repurpose waste from natural fibres into good decorative pieces suitable for any space. Adding finesse to your space with this great item will not only improve the glow of your space but also adds that edge and color harmony to any vicinity. its infusion of nice ankara material and fibre makes it more catchy and elegant to any space.

 

African inspired home decor

 CONCLUSION

Afrocentric designs add elements of personality, charm, edge, uniqueness, emotions, warmth and inspiration. This fusion of bright and vibrant colors sends great appeal and sentiment to any environment. To order for your beautiful home decoration, click here

6 Essential Travel Items For Your Next Journey

Ethnik Afrika bags made in Nigeria

You would agree with me that this year has welcomed the highest number of migrations to other countries. With this rate of travel, one needs to have certain travel items in place to be able to have a comfortable and convenient travel experience.

Especially for international travel, where one can spend over 5 to 10 hours or above, your comfort is paramount. So, I am going to show you 5 essential travel items for your next trip that are very necessary.

  1. HEAD PILLOWS

This I must say, is a must have. Especially for long distance travels, this pillow will not only help correct your sitting position, but it will give you ease, comfort and convenience. And it can also help you rest your back properly and prevents fatigue. This serves same purpose your bed pillow serves; it is also referred to as cervical pillow because it helps the backbone by providing comfort to the neck and also improve rest. Pillow talk is the designer is this neck pillow. In order not to experience back pains over a long distance, I advise you purchase this.Neck pillows by pillow talks on bellafricana marketplace

2. DUFFLE TRAVEL BAG

These are very essential, for someone who wants to travel light then this is absolutely a good choice. With its different compartment, this can handle a lot of items and still doesn’t look like you carried too much baggage. It’s stylish and durable as it’s made with long lasting leather. The infusion of the Aso-oke African fabric makes it look more elegant. Ethnik Africa, the brain behind this beautiful travel bag, adds royalty to any craft. This bag is available in different colours and sizes.

Ethnik Afrika bags made in Nigeria on bellafricana marketplace

3. THROW BLANKETS

This too is advisable for any form of travel be a short or long distance. This blanket is thick enough to protect you from cold or windy environment. This too is attractive and has a beautiful look. It also of high quality and can be used at home too. frankly, Ethnik Africa is well known for producing long lasting and durable materials like this throw blanket using Aso-oke.

Throw Blanket by Ethnik Africa on Bellafricana Marketplace, travel items

4. BUCKET HAT

Bucket hats are really beautiful to help you adorn your look, since you will need to be sitting for a longer till you reach your destination, you can still look stylish and elegant with this touch up accessory. If you don’t need to look too over the top but edgy and classic in your flight, then this will do the trick. it also protects your ear and head from cold too. This is another exceptional travel piece from Ethnik Africa.

Ethnik Africa bowler hats, essential travel items

Also read: 5 Fabulous Home Decorative Items Using African Fabrics
5. NOSE MASK

We know that this virus called Corona still is plaguing in most country, and it is still advisable to for all to stay masked up and well protected. This nose mask, well decorated and styled up. This is a good replacement for the boring look mask. Add a touch of beauty to your fashion by covering up with this beautiful mask. Pillow talks crafted these beautiful designs.

nose mask by pillow talks on bellafricana marketplace, essential travel items

6. HANDBAG

These handbags are made by O’Eclat designs. These is also good thought optional for travel. It will help safe keep important items you might be needing at the train stations, parks or airports. so instead of having to box everything up in a big luggage box, this will make searching for important documents easily. These handbags combined with nice fabric and well patterned leather, also adds glamour to your outfit.

Black leather Batik Bags by O'Eclat on Bellafricana Marketplace

CONCLUSION

I bet these 6 essential travel items will be planned for your next trip. Like Nigerians would say, If you are ready to “japa”(leave the country), these items are quite useful to carry along with you. If you need more items to choose from, click on this link to get updated .

 

 

 

6 Beautiful Modern Craft Ideas

Adinkra florals footstool - 6 inches sold on bellafricana marketplace

Craft has been in existence for over centuries, and has no intention of going into extinction. Modern Craft is here to stay and has been handed over to us since our forefather’s days, has been revamped, renewed, and reshaped to fit our technological world.

Places like Egypt, Babylon, and other ancient cities are well known to be Pioneers of Craftsmanship. The word craft itself signifies strength and skills, skill in planning, making, and execution.

Modern craft has evolved over the years as lot of people are diving into it to make honest living. Here is a list of 6 Beautiful Modern Craft ideas that we use in our everyday life.

1. Tissue Box

This tissue box isn’t just the conventional one that uses papers. This is a woven Hyacinth tissue box made from waste fibre and recycled tyres. Yes, remember I said craft is revamped, reused and reshaped. Apart from the innovation that comes with this, its adds glamour, beauty and color to any space. Most people use it as well in their cars. This craft idea is designed by Mitimeth, and this brand has been known for being exceptional in repurposing waste items into usable form.

Tissue Box by mitimeth on Bellafricana Marketplace

2. Hand Woven Bags

Another wonder our craft making is this raffia woven bag. well, this really no surprise at all to the modern craft, since it was actually borrowed way back, it would be crafted into woven hunter’s bag even storage bags for the house. it has be refurbished to serve as outting bags, party bags and even official bags. However, this elegant handmade bag is crafted by Yasmin crafts and its is indeed a beautiful piece to add to your wardrobe.

Handbags by Yasmin Craft on Bellafricana Marketplace

3. Cushion Box

This beautiful cushion box is a great piece to have in any space. It can also serve as a storage basket and a corner stool. This box is well sequenced with wonderful patterns and covered up with a touch of African Fabric. Unlike the traditional boxes that looked boring, this box adds accent and edge to any space it finds itself. This is the great mind of Apoti Lagos. A furniture design company.

 Also Read: 6 Best Online marketplaces for handmade Items
4. Woven Wall Clock

Well modern craft is taking its place in interior decoration. Most especially, public spaces such as a hospitality centre, resort and offices, are now fine tuning their interior decoration using African talented Arts designs. This wall clock here is another wonder of the well put together craft by Mitimeth. Craft has been infused to several items and this makes any space catchy, grabs attention and adds finesse.

Woven wall clock by mitimeth on bellafricana marketplace

5. Resin Tables

If you have never watched how a resin table is made, I would Truly advise you do. The process is alluring and fun to watch. From a dead, wretched wood that should have been disposed, to this masterpiece you see here. Resin table are wonderful craft pieces that has been remade with earthy colors. The designs add a bit of natural feel and ectasy. Apoti Lagos using her resin craft to add glam in any space.

Resin Table By Apoti On Bellafricana Marketplace, modern craft

 

6. Laundry Basket

One fantastic thing about this modern craft laundry Basket is its well patterned and synchronized wood work. This design has a way of adding statement and flow to this piece of furniture. No longer will you have to put up clutter in easy to wear laundry basket, but you can hide it in the nice and pleasantly looking basket. Yasmin Crafts had wonderfully craft this with the intentions of storing in a more detailed and still put together way.

Vector pattern ankara ottoman by apoti lagos sold on bellafricana marketplaceVector pattern ankara ottoman by apoti lagos, modern craft sold on bellafricana marketplace

CONCLUSION

Craft has metamorphosed greatly over the years. As beauty, elegance and poise has been added to style up the usually boring and traditional arts we were left with.  Craft has gone interior decoration, fashion, music etc. These 6 Beautiful Modern Craft Ideas, are the one’s that are usable on a daily and are common to find. To get more on modern craft click here.

 

 

 

5 Best Children’s Gift Items At Every Age

Ankara dress by little weavers on bellafricana Marketplacea

We all know, children love to be treasured and appreciated with wonderful items. But in choosing the right children’s gift items, you need to pay close attention to what will stir up excitement as well as what will be most valued and cherished by them.

If you are in a fix as to what to purchase for your loved ones, I got you covered!

Here are my top 5 favorite children’s gift items that will be so captivating and alluring to any child:

1. ANKARA GOWN

If you are wondering how this would excite a child, From my observation about children, they just love to look adorable and act like fashionistas at home. This Ankara gown is designed by Little weavers, a brand that is known to craft beautiful children’s wear ranging from different ages, sizes and shapes. There is always one child who loves to dress really cute, so go all out and make that child happy.

Ankara dress by little weavers on bellafricana Marketplace, Children's Gift item

 

2. BABY CROCHET DRESS

Apart from this cutie being adorned with crochet, it also has an extra tutu beneath, that gives any baby the little princess vibes.. This tutu dress fits perfectly on any baby. Therefore, gift that “little Miss” this beautiful woven dress to give them a dapper, Amiable and delightful look. This is a signature of Tender hugs, and this brand offers lots of baby wears to choose from.

Crochet dress by Tender hugs on bellafricana Marketplace, Children's Gift item

Also read: Top 6 Afrocentric Gift Ideas
3. STRAPPED BAG

This portable school bag is a Yes-Yes. Children are more captivated with beautiful colors, no wonder chidren’s creche and nursery is usually beautified using fun and flamboyant colors. Zone A creation has done noble in crafting this beautiful bag, suitable for school or hung to events. If you are in search of a gift for your children, niblings or younger ones, then this is your go-for.

Bag Pack by ZoneA Creations on Bellafricana Marketplace, Children's Gift item

4. Children’s Hair kits

I don’t know if it just me, but babies with fully grown hair are the cutest. Yes, I said what I said. Even from a distance, once a babies hair is soft, shinny and beautiful they tend to get lot of admiration. If the skin is cherished and nourished, same rule should apply to the hair. A child’s hair is their crown, and crowns are valued, therefore, Amal Botanicals has an improvised hair kit, that helps to harness the growth of any baby’s hair.

 

Hair kits by Amal Botanical on bellafricana Marketplace, Children's Gift item

 

5. BABY BUNNIES

Baby bunnies are wonderful items to gift a new born, its really warm and soothing. its wont cause injuries to a child. its basically one of the soothing baby gift I have ever come across. Just as cartoons and animation are captivating to children, this crotchet dolls will most definitely be loved by babies. Tender hugs makes the best baby toys and wears that is friendly to the skins and has smooth surfaces.

 

Crochet Baby Bunnies and teddies by Tender Hugs on Bellafricana, Children's Gift item

Conclusion

With these 5 Best Children’s Gifts Items At Every Age, you are sure to get value from these items in Nigeria. You can as well choose from other different options and get tons of other exotic items for that wonderful child by clicking here. Follow us on Bellafricanashop on Instagram to get more items.

7 Women’s Handbags To Shop For In Nigeria

Aaboux bags on bellafricana Marketplace

If you’re thinking of splurging money on a luxurious handbags in Nigeria, then it is worth considering a style that will stand the test of time, one that is versatile, unique and still fits into your budget. If you so desire a timeless piece, that wont go out of existence, then I would advice you go for these African Made bags that will give such much flexibility, one that is not too common and still stylish.

I selected beautiful and elegant bags that with certain considerations in mind like; timeless colours, season-less silhouettes and trusty fabrics and affordability.

So here are 7 women’s handbags to shop for in Nigeria, and will certainly never feel like a regretful purchase:
      1. Qamin Handbags:

This classic handbag is a truly great investment which will never go out of style – and is versatile enough to be carried day and night. It can be used on both casual and official dressings. Qamin handbags are made with eco friendly materials, and from reviews of buyers, these bags can last for a longer period of time and surprisingly still grabs attention whenever it is carried.

Handbags by Qamin on bellafricana marketplace

     2. Aaboux Strapless Bags

This AABOUX handbag brand is best known for its innovation, elegance and unique designs. This timeless staples pouch is designed to infuse a little glamour into your evening looks and casual outfits. Let’s help you rock your outfit beautifully with different hues of elegant and timeless handbags.

Aaboux bags on bellafricana Marketplace

      3. Zeeza Bags

Zeezabags designers carefully and skillfully play with colours and patterns while crafting this beautiful piece. No wonder it’s one of the best buy in Nigeria Handmade bag marketplace. This design comes with a leather and a colourful canvas strap, giving you even more versatility. It can be hung, used as pouches and can carry as many items even with its petite look.

Zeeza bags leather bag on bellafricana marketplace

          4. ZoneA Creations

Add some glamour to any look with ZoneA Creations, which comes in a number of colours, shapes and sizes. This colorful bag is multi-purposed and fit only for casual events.Bag Pack by ZoneA Creations on Bellafricana Marketplace

 

         5. Ethnik Africa

We love this small, new-season Kaia bag from Ethnik Africa handbags, which is sure to become a treasured piece in your wardrobe. Ethink bags uses the best Nigerian Aso-oke woven fabric and genuine leather to create wonderful designs.

Aso oke bag by Ethnik onBellafricana Marketplace

        6. O’Eclat Designs

O’Eclat Design bag comes in a huge variety of colours and sizes, including this small, textured design, which would be a lovely addition to any woman’s wardrobe. Add radiance, edge and elegance to your fashion using these classic and flamboyant coloured handbags.

Black leather Batik Bags by O'Eclat on Bellafricana Marketplace

 

Also read: Make A New Mum Smile With These Gifts

        7. Morin O

You can always rely on Morin O handbags to inject a little elegance into your wardrobe, and this top-handled leather bag will do just that. The style has a shoulder strap too.

Morin O Almando Round Stitch handbags - N36,000

CONCLUSION

African craft and handbag makers are causing a whole vibes to the fashion industry. Adding these collections to your wardrobes will most definitely give your fashion sense radiance and a top up. These items can easily be sourced for one Bellafricana marketplace. And good enough, these items are budget friendly and durable for anyone and in any season.

Best Fashion Items For Your Wardrobe

Adire By Asologe on Bellafricana Marketplace

Do you want to add a different sense of fashion to your style. Then add a touch of refinement and elegance to your regular attire, by getting new items to spice up your fashion sense from these great fashion and craft makers.

If you are unsure of how to transition and how to dress properly, then here is your hack. It’s not difficult to dress stylishly, but it will take some time to fuse your individual style with a new, sophisticated look. Not only do you need to pay attention to your clothing, but you also need good accessories to help you look edgy, elegant, and stylish.

I’ll show you step-by-step basic items you might need to look more fashionable, sophisticated, and put together. And these items could fit any environment and occasion. Since stepping out the door in elegance every day can seem a difficult and tedious task, but it won’t be so anymore if you follow our straightforward advice.

 1. Adire Two -Pieces.

This design’s multicolor palette appears to be fashionable. The newest Adire styles are making a comeback, and this time, they’re better than any tie-dye work done in the past. These styles include dresses, pants, tees, hoodies, shirts, and shorts. Thanks to Asologe whose brand had helped to transition Adire styles to a more fashionable and versatile look.

This pattern doesn’t seem to come up often enough. What a great evolution this art has undergone from designs on conventional wrappers to patterns on pre-made items. This piece is definitely a must have as it can be worn to casual and official settings. Asologe Adire styles comes in different colours, patterns and styles to fit for any occasion.

 

Adire By Asologe on Bellafricana Marketplace

2. Hand Bracelet

Hand  bracelets are great way to add edge, spice and vibrance to your outfit. This piece of accessory fits perfectly with any outfit. Whether corporate or casual, it can be worn to parties, hangouts, weddings and officially engagements(depending on how you style its).One fascinating thing I love about Kunbi works bracelets is that its durable, has fine and shiny stones and well adorned.

 

Bracelet by Kumbi works on Bellafricana Marketplace
Bracelet by Kumbi works on Bellafricana Marketplace
3. Flat Slippers

Ok I know a lot of ladies love to look still funky, fashionable and simple. These classic pair of leather stripped slippers mad by a creative designer Morin O, Most definitely this can be rocked on a gown, pants trouser and gowns. This is really versatile and more reason why I recommended it.

Flat slippers by Morin O on Bellafricana Marketplace

4. Asooke Shoes

Look drip and dapper on this beautiful asooke loafer. This footwear is so conventional and could be worn on formal and very casual setting. It’s best to wear this during dry season to avoid be destroyed by rain. This Ethnik Africa best seller footwear has attracted lots of reviews and customers. it.

Ankara Shoes by O'Eclat on Bellafricana Marketplace

   Also read: 5 Suitable Hair Care Products In 2022
5. Clutch Bags

This petite and portable clutch bag is also a most have, its can be rocked with a bubu gown, a palazzo pant, and min skirt and its mostly used for informal events. If you love adventures and hangouts, then this is a go for. Flexible and convenient for that party. its comes in different variations, shaoes ,colours and patterns. O’Eclat did a whole lot in crafting the leather and African print clutch.

O'Eclat Batik bag on Bellafricana Marketplace

6. Adire Fabric

I am sure you loved all the options presented to you, but your wardrobe is entitled to and deserves a good adire fabric from one of my favorite vendor Asologe. First, this piece involves a tie and die process. This can be rocked into different styles. its really versatile and durable. it can also be sewn to fit official and casual functions.

Adire Fabric by Asologe on Bellafricana Marketplace, Best Fashion Items
7. Jewelry

You cant look all styled up and fabulously dressed and not have a jewelry on. This accessory by Zivanora is simple and adds sparks to your outfit. Ever worn a simple and nice dress and you still caught the attention of onlookers by adding accessories to your look. Jewelry by Zivanora comes in sets and lives you looking chic and elegant all day.

 

Jelwelry by Zivanora on Bellafricana Marketplace, Best Fashion Items

CONCLUSION

Stop owning a boring closet. Keep up to date with fashion and accessories that will make you not to over the top. With these Best Fashion Items For Your Wardrobe. Do you want to see other items that will excite your wardrobe then click here to get more options.

5 Fabulous Home Decorative Items Using African Fabrics

African fabrics are known for their diverse and complex designs which usually are a depiction of the culture. Apart from being used as fashion pieces like handbags, and dresses they are also used as decorative pieces. I sat and watched the processes involved in curating and combining African fabrics with furniture, with precision, detail oriented and compassion for the craft was a sight to behold.

Let me take you through 5 Fabulous home decorative items using African fabrics.

 1. WINDOW DRAPES

The beauty of African-made prints is the ability to carefully and seamlessly infuse beautiful and elegant colors to produce vibrance. Adire Fabric is one type of indigenous African fabric that uses the tie and dye process. These window drapes I spotted on @Urbanfiitter on Instagram, use earth-toned colors to add special effects to your space.

As much as window drapes a re essential to every space, its therefore necessary to add a little bit of sparkle and beauty to it because it’s the first thing that catches the eye in a space.

 

Window drapes by Urbanfitter on instagram
Window Drapes.
 2. DUVET COVER

Designing a beautiful duvet as this involves very calculated process. The processes involved in creating this master piece IS really marvellous and exciting to watch. Moreso, lot of designers are specific on the exact type of fabric/designs/color they need for their brand, but the majority of these designs are not easily found in the market, so that is where adire comes in. Artisans are capable of making the exact patterns/designs and dying them to their preferred choice of color. This beautiful Adire duvet is crafted by @1stDibs on instagram and ankara bedding is from @justbeddingslagos.

Adire Duvet by 1stDibs on instagram
Adire Duvet by 1stDibs on instagram

Just Bedding, ankara bedsheet and pillow case Lagos Bellafricana member

 3. THROW PILLOWS

Designers of African fabrics tend to produce well sequenced and colored throw pillows.  It’s no news that designers are now indulging in more creative ways in conceiving beautiful designs and patterns which is anchored on adding elegance, vibrance and fabulousness to every piece they work on. I love this particular design by Apoti Lagos, with its well sequenced and patterned design adding extra edge and flamboyance to a space.

Throw pillows by Apoti Lagos on Bellafricana Marketplace
Throw pillows by Apoti Lagos on Bellafricana Marketplace
 Also read: 5 Unique Woven Craft items
4. FOOTSTOOLS

Footstools make the perfect partners to our sofas and chairs. If you haven’t got enough room for a chaise sofa, a footstool is a great way of providing a footrest at a slightly lower level to your seat. Apoti Lagos, a wood and waste company that provides warm and comfortable furnitures. Another beautifully thing about this company is that it promote African beauty by using simple aesthetic fabrics, thereby adding luxury, vibrance and excellence to any space.

Footstool by Apoti Lagos on bellafricana marketplace
Footstool by Apoti Lagos on bellafricana marketplace
5. CUSHIONS

This hallow cushion is both a storage and decorative piece for ant space. Its well patterned and African fabric creates a fabulous accent too. Simple yet stylish, catchy and edgy. Adding a splash of color with African prints is always a good idea! These spectacular art works, mirror, and frames will add a special twist to your home decor. Apoti Lagos  loves to play with colors, this brand puts value on aesthetics using appealing designs and prints, which will definitely give your home and space an instant makeover.

Cushion Hallow by Apoti Lagos on bellafricanan marketplace
Cushion Hallow by Apoti Lagos on bellafricana Marketplace
Some general tips for using African Fabrics in home decor
  • Start easy with a minimalistic color foundation, so that the prints and color of the decor can bounce off the plain palette and shine more.
  • Don’t try too hard to make a big splash with the prints, sometimes you can match 2-4 designs in different decor items; wall art, pillows, curtain, and lamps. The trick is to make sure these different fabrics all compliment each other.
  • Finally, resist the urge to use all the ankara home decor items you can find. It will most likely be the focal point of the room so don’t let things get confusing and tacky.
CONCLUSION

Africans inspired home decorative pieces comes in different patterns, designs and colors. You want to add fun, feel, aesthetics and balance using decorative pieces, then try these 5 fabulous home decorative items using African Fabric will help you achieve that. Click here to order for more and follow our instagram page @bell_fricana and @bellafricana shop.

 

5 Reasons Perfume Diffusers Are Essential For Your Space

Scents-Pro-Luxury-Diffusers

One cannot overemphasise the importance of a well scented and aromatic space. According to research, smell is one of the most powerful senses as it helps to transport us back in time in a moment and also evokes emotions and causes attractions.

Scents whether good or bad, tends to send messages faster than any other senses in the body. Not to wonder why you get more thrilled and encapsulated with good scents when you walk into a fast food, good restaurant or hospitality industry.

In this article, I will give you 5 reasons perfume diffusers are essential for your space.

 1. IT SENDS AN AURA OF CALMNESS AND TRANQUILITY

Have you ever walked into a space, and you felt like eating up the air in there, sounds funny right?. When you step into a comfort zone, one needs to pay attention to the ambience and air condition of that environment. Good and well scented environments conveys feelings, it also has a lot to do with conveying peace, calmness and tranquility. Scent Pro bubblegum diffuser, not only does it give that exciting and bubbly feeling, its scent helps create high spirit, relaxing, cosy and welcoming demeanour.

Scents Pro Luxury Diffusers on bellafricana marketplace
Scents Pro Luxury Diffusers on bellafricana marketplace
 2. IT ENERGISES THE BODY

Richly blended cool green floral heart notes, citrus top notes, and woody undertones make up the energizing perfume of the Igi pe and a representation of sustainability, fruitfulness and endearing spirit upon the areas from which she comes.

I love this particular scent, because its conveys happy and fulfiling scents. I specifically chose this fragrance as it enhances mood with its aroma while also leaving a lasting impression on those who enter your place.

Abela perfumes by Abela World, the creator of our lovely perfumed fragrance Igi Ope, had your visitor in mind when developing it because it was made with the purpose to warm the heart, find joy, and boost the spirit. Nobody who goes into your space wants to leave in a hurry.

Igi Ope perfume diffuser by Abela world on bellafricana marketplace
Igi Ope perfume diffuser by Abela world on bellafricana marketplace
 3. IT CREATES BONDS

The ferocious aroma of Iná fé would undoubtedly be a symbol of unity and shared bonds (meaning the Flame of Passion). The intense redolence of Abela perfumes by Abela World, which is warmly hugged by notes of citrus, amber, musk, and woods, can captivate the heart. Impressing its sensuality upon our deepest impulses and its passion and inherent talent with a blazing feeling of urgency upon existence in the most profound way.

Each person is inspired by Iná fé to keep the flame alive by overcoming obstacles, catching feelings, and exchanging vibrations.

Ina Efe perfume diffuser by Abela world on Bellafricana marketplace
Ina Efe perfume diffuser by Abela world on Bellafricana marketplace
 4. ITS SERVES AS THERAPY FOR REDUCING STRESS

Room sprays are quicker and more effective than diffusers. It can enter even the most obscure areas of your rooms, offices, or overall environment. Abela Scents has discovered a more effective method of dispensing clean, fresh air into the atmosphere. Imagine only needing a few droplets of spray to cover the entire area in these overpowering scents. Enjoy Ilari room spray’s rich, happy, even cozy, and hygienic aroma. Perfect for usage in public spaces like hotels, fast food restaurants, workplaces, places of worship, conference rooms, etc. It’s an effective aromatherapy for reducing anxiety and worry.

Ilari perfume spray by Abela World on Bellafricana marketplace
Ilari perfume spray by Abela World on Bellafricana marketplace
 Also Read: 7 Best Scented Candles To Light Up Your Space
 5. IT CREATES BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES

Nothing brings to life a forgotten memory as a fragrance. Omi iye fragrance is that which speaks to your heart and hopefully someone else’s. The magical scent of Omi Iyè (meaning the River of Life) is a semblance of fresh violet & ozone notes rounded off with soothing herbal notes.

Africa is truly blessed with its richness and Abela scents has fully embellished these blessed resources by creating good scents from the Niger to the highlands of East Africa. Imparting the newness of life, the very heart of creation, Beckoning calmness, bursting vibrantly & dancing to the symphony of her rustic beat is the Omi Iyè. This fragrance inspires pureness, richness, and sweet memories.

 

Omi Iye perfume diffuser by Abela World on Bellafricana Marketplace
Omi Iye perfume diffuser by Abela World on Bellafricana Marketplace
CONCLUSION

Ensure you serenade your atmosphere with pure and rich fragrance, this helps to bring composure, bliss and radiance to your space. Every space deserves this magical touch. With these 5 reasons, perfume diffusers are essential for your space, click here to order for your well scented candles.

 

 

 

Adire Styles Inspired By Asologe

Adire is a special brand of fabric that has become something of a Yoruba tribe-style marker over the centuries. Kampala materials otherwise known as Adire pieces in Yoruba are nice materials that will give you that classic look for any occasion. It is popularly known everywhere as tie and dye (Kampala and Adire) and commonly worn as a celebration cloth on special occasions and important events in the western part of Nigeria before it gradually became popular in other regions around Africa. Adire Fashion tops the list of native African materials because of its uniqueness, creativity, and aesthetics.

Asologe is an award-winning Afrocentric brand that produces well-put-together pieces with exquisite designs and patterns. Adire-inspired styles by Asologe are perfectly put-together and designed into different styles to fit different occasions.

Here are some of the beautiful styles inspired by Asologoe’s Adire;

 1. ADIRE FABRIC

Adire or Kampala has an infusion of tie and dye. it is produced mainly using  tied robe to cause that flow of patterns and designs and the tied sections are immersed inside the different colors of dyes as desired by Asologe, the maker of this fabric. Have you ever watched the making of Adire fabric using dye? well I have, and the process is less tedious and easy to do. Moreso, I applied Dyes after going through a thorough process and left it to dry on the material over time to achieve its wonderful effects. The result thereafter was awesome.

 

Adire fabric by Asologe on bellafricana marketplace
Adire fabric by Asologe on bellafricana marketplace
 2. ADIRE SHORT GOWNS

I prefer to wear my Adire short gowns as casual wears and simple evening outings. For people who love to go native on Fridays at work, this too will serve as a perfect and easy-to-wear dress. it’s quite chic and very simple too. Asologe showcases the latest adire attires and styles that fit excellently on any body size. This style is astonishing and makes you stand out in any gathering.

Adire gown by Asologe on bellafricana Marketplace
Adire gown by Asologe on bellafricana Marketplace

ALSO READ: Sensational Fashion Hacks For Ladies

  3. ADIRE TWO PIECES

As earlier mentioned, this piece of fabric is very versatile like every other African attire but it’s more stylish and porch. The beauty of Asologe adire is in its apt and excellent way of forming beautiful patterns and designs. These beautiful styled adire two pieces fit perfectly for any occasion, this great style of attire is elegant, colorful, and, chic.

2 Pieces Adire by Asologe on bellafricana Marketplace
2 Pieces Adire by Asologe on bellafricana Marketplace
 4. LONG GOWNS

Asologe adire long gowns are wonderfully made and elegantly worn. it can be sewn in different styles and made to suit. it can come in a stretchy material or loose one depending on one’s choice.

 

Straight Adire gown by Asolge on bellafricana Marketplace
Straight Adire gown by Asolge on bellafricana Marketplace

 

 5. BUBU GOWN ADIRE

Just in case you have heard that term ”rich aunty vibes”, well, our bubu adire fits perfectly with that title. For that flamboyant, classic, high standard, poise, and astatic vibes, Bubu adire gives you that look, and if you love the attention too and want heads turning when you work into any space. Asologe Bubu gown is very free, well detailed, and so flexible. Perfect for young and middle-aged women. Worn as the evening wears party wears or any other occasion. This attire is very versatile, and it helps radiate confidence, charisma, and affluence. Hence the name “rich aunty vibes”.

Adire Bubu gown by Asologe on Bellafricana Marketplace
Adire Bubu gown by Asologe on Bellafricana Marketplace

Also read:10 Craft Ideas With African Fabrics

 6. ADIRE SHIRTS

Adire fabrics have evolved, from just being worn to a cultural and traditional setting. This locally handmade material has moved from being used in local and rustic setting, to being worn to different public events. Thanks to Adire makers like Asologe, whose work of arts has been welcome in our convention world. now Adire attires can be worn to the office, public gatherings, events, social setting without looking out of place.

 

Shirt and short Adire combo by Asologe on Bellafricana Marketplace
Shirt and short Adire combo by Asologe on Bellafricana Marketplace
CONCLUSION

Adire fabrics are now the new normal, lots of people are buying into this attire and are loving how it turns out to look on them. why not give it a try, I did and there is no turning back on this one. if you want to shop for your beautiful, well-designed, and patterned adire wears click here to shop.

 

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.

 1. AFRICAN PORTRAITS

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
 2. STRING ART

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
3. WALL CLOCK

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
4. WALL MIRROR

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
 5. WALL CANVA

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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CONCLUSION

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.

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