Ethnic and Old World Decorating Ideas From Rate My Space

Whether you're a world traveler or simply looking for inspiration, check out our favorite ways to bring charm, history and an ethnic look to any space — no passport necessary.

  • Indonesian Inspiration

    RMS user BoBendana used neutral and organic colors for this Bali-based living room. The tiled fireplace is flanked by two stone carvings (displaying a medley of Pacific Ocean life), but it's the Moroccan metal chandelier that steals the show.

  • Eclectic Old World

    Combining elements from several periods and locations — including an antique Chinese armoire, an Italian chest and a pair of modern paintings — RMS user DebraCampbellDesigns created a charming living room with Old World appeal.

  • Spanish Courtyard

    This outdoor living space may have been designed in Santa Barbara, Calif., but it's all Spanish to us. With bright linens, graceful greenery and an oversized white fireplace, this is the ideal place to unwind. Design by RMS user Leanne Michael Interiors

  • Old World Bath

    Complete with a Jerusalem stone floor, beamed ceiling and coordinating linens, this Old World bathroom has the best of the past in the luxurious present. Design by RMS user DebraCampbellDesign

  • Made in Mexico

    With 15-foot French doors, the great room in this Mexican home was already off to a good start, but the vibrant splashes of color, matching lamps and oversized iron mirror simply make the space. Design by RMS user allende

  • Southwestern Style

    Earth-toned stucco with tumbled fieldstone, mesquite doors and wrought-iron gates come together to create the ultimate Southwestern style for this Sedona home. Design by RMS user MattDouganDesigner

  • Tuscan Dreams

    What makes an antique canopy bed look even more lavish? Placing it beneath a beamed ceiling. Evoking images of the Italian countryside, RMS user Newport Beach transformed this coastal bedroom with golden linens and a crimson accent wall.

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