While you can’t completely recreate this amazing tourist bazaar in Tripoli at home, you can modify some of the elements to add charm and an exotic feel to your own patio. Let’s take a look at a few design features you can borrow to add interest to your home.
The strongest element in this photo is the powerful look of the arches that define the space. With limited effort, you can add arches to your patio cover to mirror this old-world look. Take a look at the photo shown below. While the arches have a different look, the curves immediately add a touch of the unusual.
The ridges below the arches define the line between arch and column. Mirroring this look, this back patio has two rings of color adding definition and presence to the columns
The final borrowed element comes from the sidewalk in front of the market. Using different color tiles to create a simple pattern provides more personality and style to the simple design. The design and color choices are limited only by your imagination and style preferences.
A handful of accessories will provide the finishing touches. Indoor-outdoor rugs come in a variety of designs, including those exotic enough to mirror the market above. Replace the market’s urns with pots in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Lean them against the columns or line a few up along the wall. Look for art with an eastern flavor to decorate the walls and add more color.
Don’t hesitate to be a bit adventurous with your design plans. With a little effort and some strategic borrowing, you can add a touch of the exotic and unusual to every part of your home.