If you like furniture that’s a little bit different, and places an emphasis on texture and pattern, you may like tribal furniture. As the name perhaps suggests, this type of furniture is based on designs commonly found in parts of Africa and Central America. Apart from the use of bright colors and textures, the furniture often features elements that resemble landscapes or animals; the idea being to create a spiritual connection between that piece of furniture and the animal or place. Furniture in the tribal style is commonly available in different types of wood, and while bamboo is one of the most popular materials, oak, walnut and teak also feature prominently. The furniture has other benefits apart from its striking appearance; it is versatile, can help to make an indoor space seem inviting and rustic, and it can certainly be a talking point.