Do Up Your Home The Traditional Way
Glimpse|July 2019

To awaken your inner home decor aesthete in a traditional Punjabi way is a brilliant idea. The quintessential India aesthetics grabs attention really quick and brings warmth too. So if you want to add a traditional eclecticism to your space then these elements are essential to your checklist.

Add vibrant hues

Bright and varied colors are the hallmark of Indian interior design. While it’s hugely tempting to go crazy with such a vast palette, too much color can create visual chaos.

Opt for earthy tones – ochre yellows, rich browns and burnt oranges for your walls and floors. Yellows and pinks on the fluorescent side of the spectrum and startling blues and greens can be used for smaller elements such as pillowcases or chairs. You can also opt for a safe, bicolor theme – using a neutral shade as a base color and bursts of a peppy primary color for accents.

Wall art

What you have on your walls can give away precious clues about you as an individual and a homeowner. Choose for walk colours that define you, choose deep and vivid colours that add earthiness or vibrancy. To give pure look of traditionalism you can try wall papers or paints with traditional Indian patterns. Like said above, make your own little picture gallery on wall or just put a contrasting large painting. You can use your creativity, frame or pin up a Kashmiri carpet or a dhurrie on the wall as an art work.

Informal spaces

Indian homes also include versatile, informal spaces that allow relaxed interaction. Create different levels of seating using high chairs, sofas, diwans and footstools. Rugs and floor cushions lend warmth and comfort to decor and can be used liberally.

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