Turkish style is warm and inviting, earthy and exotic. There is an abundance of warm earth tones with pops of beautiful color. lots of patterns and texture and there is a slightly more rustic feel. It is simple, soft and relaxing.
Turkey has ancient roots. The colors and textures of the land has inspired much of the art, colors and culture. Turkish elements are often used in Bohemian inspired designs.
Turkish style showcases Byzantine and Ottoman architectural styles and modern and classical motifs.
Byzantine architecture had lots of exotic, sensual domes and mosaics, that are graceful and filled with light. It is ornate, vibrant and rich in detail, warm and sensual. It often blends soft whites with rich colors.
If you love feeding and entertaining guests, this might be the style for you, as this is very important in Turkish culture and reflected in their designs.
Turkey is known for their Kilim rugs and decorative coffee sets.
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Turkish style is an example of global style Interior Design. Global Style Interior Design is all about telling the story of your life and adventures through your decor. Each piece has a story and becomes a conversation starter. Treasures, old and new are displayed from various parts of the world and layered in a rich tapestry of color, texture, art and history.
Turkish Style Edesign
Above is an example of an Edesign I created using the photo of Byzantine architecture and the Turkish area rug as the inspiration. I also incorporated my Great Conjunction Fractal art into the design as the colors and shapes were perfect for Turkish Style.
The design highlights Turkish tiles on the floor, Moroccan lighting, and a beautiful Turkish rug. Arched windows, and a Turkish chandelier add to the look. Kilim inspired and global style pillows against a modern sofa create a nice contrast. The simple Bamboo tables have a rustic feeling and are eco-friendly.
To get the look, you could go all out and incorporate all the elements or you can add some key elements to your existing decor.
If you want to get the look with more neutral colored walls, you could go with an off white or sand color to keep the look of the colors of the desert, and emphasize the grace and light of Byzantine architecture.
Get the Look
Here are some of the products or similar ones to what I used in my design. Some contain affiliate links, which means if you purchase, they give me a small commission but it does not change your price. This allows me to take time to curate these products for you for free.
How is Turkish Style Different?
How is Turkish Style different from other global styles? Learn more with me each week as we explore and compare a variety of global styles.
So far we have explored Greek, Moroccan, and Turkish styles. Notice the differences in colors, textures, lighting, art etc. between these styles done in the same room. Learn more in my blog articles, Get the Look- Global Style, Greek and Get the Look- Global Style- Moroccan.
Your takeaway is that by changing some of the elements in your existing design, you can work towards creating a certain global style. Or you can have a mix of elements for a more “Bohemian Style”. More on that to come.
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I’m not familiar with Turkish design, very informative and beautiful images too!
Thank you so much Carla!
Your posts on global style always have me itching to travel LOL! I’ve had Turkey on my list, but have never been – great inspiration here!
Thank you! I have not been there either and would love to go too!! I would be in heaven to see the real thing.
It’s great to hear about the differences in all the styles you’re going over Mary Ann. I love turkish colors. So saturated and rich.
Thank you! I love that about global style in general. Most love color and texture and are not afraid to use them:) And the colors fit in with the landscaping there perfectly.
Such pretty renderings, Mary Ann! I enjoyed this post.
Thank you Leslie!
I love the warm tones in the first one, and I love how you use the same space to explain the different looks!
Thanks so much! I prefer the rich colors on the walls myself!
I am really enjoying this series and a bit of a trip around the world from a designer’s point of view. The color palettes here are so warm and inviting.
Wonderful, thank you! I have been having fun trying different themes and ideas in the same room so you can easily compare.
While I do like elements of this style, it is not my personal favourite.
That being said, the way you have pulled together your virtual space is really gorgeous!
Thank you so much! The colors of this style are not my favorite compared to some other styles but I still really enjoy the rich earthiness of it:) Reminds me of the desert.
Loving the rich colors and patterns in the rugs and art!
Thank you so much!
Great post and I enjoy seeing how you take the same environment and give it a completely new look by changing the colors and design elements. Well done!
Thanks so much! As I am sure you of all people know, color is like the magic secret sauce:)
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