What's not to love about India? The number one most colorful country of Asia and the base of the Bollywood fandom. If you are one of those mesmerized by the cheerfulness and creativity of the Indian trends, you will LOVE this! Even if you are not such a big fan of the country and its traditions, these are still very stylish trends to follow when designing your home. You could turn it from a dull, common home to a vibrant, festive one. Here are some tips to apply Indian interior design trends to your home in 2020:
COLORS: India has a great diversity of colors. Use a neutral shade as a base, like grey, brown or off-white. And add vibrant, lively colors to decorate it. Or you can go with earthy colors for walls like burnt yellow & orange, also burnt maroon. And add more colors to the elements such as blue cushions and green frames. The Indian culture also loves the sun, so a choice of pale yellow for the walls as a sign of its light is commonly found there, adding dark brown furniture or floor tiles works perfectly with that.
Combine with colorful mats and ancient paintings on the wall.
PATTERNS: If you love India, then you must have already noticed the importance of patterns! From clothing to accessories to fabrics used in making sarees. Patterns are also part of the Indian home decoration; you could choose to adventure with a lightly patterned wallpaper to add a twist to your walls, or go with a less bold choice and use patterns in smaller spaces like bedspreads, fabrics hung on the wall or pillowcases. You can even go for sofas or chairs upholstered in patterned fabrics.
FURNITURE: Indian furniture is most commonly made of dark, exotic wood. Go for an authentic look by choosing pieces that show India’s exotic craftsmanship: heavy wooden tables will give you the Indian look you seek instantly. Use ornate wooden pieces as well such as traditional wooden chests embroidered with ivory or engraved with flower and animal patterns. Add authentic footstools or a decorative birdcage.
DECOR: The final and most important point of all is using decoration and accessories, even if you can’t afford or do not know how to follow the previous points, this one alone can be sufficient. Indian houses are characterized by the noticeable use of various decorations, don’t overuse it though to avoid a chaotic look.
- Accessories: simple use of a flower vase, while adding different color patterns and types of flowers will enrich your home.
- Statues: one of India’s most important symbols are the use of figures; they could be wooden, brass or copper. Statues of cows, elephants or turtles mirror the animal richness in India.
- Rugs: rugs with authentic idols on them or traditional animal patterns will be perfect on dark or neutral floors. Just add the rug on your normal wooden or concrete floor, and it will change the look completely.
- Floor Cushions: either buy or make relatively large pillows and place them randomly on the floor of the reception or around the central round table in the living room. Choose cushions embroidered with colorful or shiny beads or buy sari fabric and make them yourself at home.
Finally, be creative! Anyone can be his own home designer. All you need is to find what you are most comfortable in. Here is another idea, instead of going for the Indian theme in your whole house, choose one room, or a corner in the foyer to apply this on, then select other themes for other parts of the house for a diverse exotic environment. Have fun!!