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To decorate an interior in Indian style is not difficult, it is important only to choose a few characteristic elements for style and mix them with elements of other styles. There is a small misconception that Indian style is exceptionally mottled. Indeed, it is very colorful, but real Indian houses are cozy enough and even a little ascetic concerning layout and arrangement of furniture. Let’s see what Indian home decor is in fashion.
Indian home decor: stylish trends
- What are characteristic features of Indian home decor?
- Painted walls (almost never used wallpaper)
- Stretch ceilings (made of fabric)
- Wooden carved furniture
- Pictures depicting elephants and moments from life of Buddha
- Many plants and flowers
- Seats on floor (from pillows or special fabric mats)
- Many drawings, ornaments, and textures in one room
- Doorways in form of an arch
- A large number of bright colored pillows
- Cabinets with doors reminiscent of windows
- Mirrors with sashes
- Screens for zoning
- Arrangement of furniture along walls
- Bright carpets
- Multifunctional, interchangeable furniture (stool becomes bedside table or table)
- Things handmade (wood, mosaic)
Indian home decor: stylish ideas
Let’s take a closer look at decoration, furniture and Indian home decor, with which your house can find an exotic flavor.
First and foremost, it is necessary to decide on color scheme in which you will make out room. Thus any bright and warm colors will suit orange, gold, crimson, purple, yellow. The next question: what to do with walls? In Indian homes, there is almost never wallpaper, walls are in monochrome color.
Moreover, stretch ceilings are invention of Indians. It’s not about those glossy stretch ceilings that save from flooding, but about fabrication. Of course, such decision is too radical and will probably look inappropriately, rather than well in normal apartment, so another interesting option is color ceiling. We made two sets of the best examples of this bold decision: one and two.
Indian home decor: furniture and decor
Let’s see what Indian home decor is in Indian interior design fashion. Indian furniture is always made from natural materials, most often from wood. Carved screens, tables and armchairs are very expensive.
Indian decor means many interesting details: ceramic figurines of sacred animals, images of Buddha, Shiva or Ganesha in pictures or as statuettes, also carved caskets, poufs, pillows and bedspreads in patchwork style or with embroidery, scented candles, floor vases, carved screen, statuettes elephants and much more. Thus the main thing, probably, is not to add everything at once, so as not to turn house into Indian market, but to choose things that you like most especially. Three or four details will be enough for Indian style to be guessed. And if you back it up with right color combinations, then stylization will turn out way it should be.