“Smatter your home with elegant decor and be ready for every festive and party occasion.”
The festive season has always been one of the busiest seasons with people changing dОcor, looking at new colour schemes and generally sprucing up the place while getting ready to receive guests. This is also the season to add lights, colour, bling to your home and be house proud. Starting with Rakhi, Janmashtami and leading up to Dussehra, Diwali and the year end celebrations, most people enjoy adding some ethnic touch to showcase the ricv heritage of their land. Here are some recommendations for the festive season.
Moving away from the usual light and sober colours, opt for the brighter hues of the colour palette. Incorporate shades of red, yellow, blue, green and orange. The trick is to add them as accessories to accentuate the look of the room. If the walls are beige and the furniture is brown, try some colourful cushions, rugs or curtains. Interesting designs and motifs not only break the monotony, but also lend a contemporary look with a traditional touch to the place. Similarly, if the furniture and the walls are coloured, try highlighting that with some neutral or beige toned curtains, cushions and rugs.
A festival without lights can never feel festive enough. With options galore to explore, go beyond the much-hyped fairy lights and select cluster pendent lights or a sleek chandelier to lift the entire room. Floor lamps can be a great addition as well as they add a lot of character to the room depending on whether they are upward facing or downward. You could also have floating aromatic candles in the foyer or entrance in keeping with the spirit of the season.
Wooden upholstered furniture has been trending this year with Indian motives in a myriad of colours. If you have a corner to spare, try investing in a colourful armchair that is not just inviting but makes the space look elegant as well. Colourful footstools, floor cushions casually strewn about gives a casual yet thoughtful look and feel. These tricks are not only pocket friendly, but also give a new dimension to your home decor.
In all these occasions, it is the table that takes centre stage. Now, there are many ways to dress the table. With placements or just table runners, quirky napkin rings to candelabras for the centre to of course the classic floral arrangement. This year, we will see some exciting crockery placement with a lot of English and Indian motifs and colours in demand. The traditional gold and silver prints have made a comeback which is just perfect for all the festivals. Dainty motifs in muted gold and silver will be seen on a lot of the dining tables this year. Team it with some colourful napkins and other table linen to set the look off and you stand a chance to get a lot of compliments.
Bringing natural elements home
Making space for things which give you the feel of nature, is always a good idea. Bring the outdoors indoor for that magical feel. Select indoor plants that not only look beautiful but also work as air purifiers. We would even say bring home a bamboo fountain that can either be in a corner of the balcony or a little corner of the living room. The sound of the water can be very soothing for many.
Words: Sayed Habib