Brighten the interiors of your abode with these monsoon home decor ideas.
Thundering showers and the petrichor are a reprieve from the hot sunny days of summer. While the grey clouds on the canvas of the sky can be charming, the gloomy weather can make you spend most of your time inside your house. Spruce up your home, redo the interiors, add something bright and beautiful to curl up in the chair and relax with a piping hot cup of coffee during monsoon. From multitude options for living room, perfect elements for bedroom to quirky additions to the balcony and kitchen, monsoon-friendly decor can make your stay at home glamorous.
Vibrant living room
Pump up the liveliness by adding solid colours to furnishings of the living room. Light draperies are best for the ambience of a room. Light flowing translucent curtains filter sunshine in the house. Airy living rooms are a necessity during the season. Replace the heavy hardwood furniture with a lighter one. The trendiest option is glass furnishing with a reflective surface. Cheerful aura can be maintained with retro-prints or bold and beautiful motifs. If you love to experiment, convert your beautiful vintage saris and fabrics into cushion covers.
Keep foul smells away in monsoon with scented candles and aromatic oils. Colourful candles in beautiful candle holders can add a zing to the living room. Pleasing fragrance can also be added with fresh flower arrangements that can take centrestage in a beautiful vase placed on a glass table. Exotic lighting and fixtures like lamp shades and chandeliers are sure to uplift the pall of gloom.
If you are looking forward to renovate your bedroom this monsoon, it is best to start with the walls. Opt for textured painting with the best colours for monsoon like green and blue to give a new feel to the walls. Don’t worry if the floor of the bedroom is made of hardwood. An easy way to avoid sogginess is to cover the floor with waterproof rugs and mats. You can also choose carpets with intricate designs and myriad of colours. The brightness of the carpet can make the room look comfortable and spacious. With a sudden drop in temperature, it becomes important to retain the warmth and coziness.
Dark colours minimise the availability of light in a room. So opt for bright shades like green, red, orange and yellow for the cushions on the couch and sofa. For long lazy afternoons, choose from a range of cotton fabrics for bed linen. Avoid silk/woollen bedcovers and carpets. A wind chime at the window can be an added luxury and soothe your ears with its music.
Trendy kitchen and dining spaceTo balance the colours in the house, the dining spread can be kept minimalistic in neutral shades. Jazz up the space with bright table mats and distinct cutlery. Brightly-coloured walls with unique glass bottles, quirky containers and colourful cutlery are creative ways to add some life to the mundane space.
Make some space for
decorative rugs, chair slipovers and trendy stools in the dining area. Bowls of different shapes and sizes can be used to keep fruits and vegetables.
The balcony can be made an inviting place during monsoon. Assorted chairs with table and benches can be a worthy addition to the ideal getaway. Seasonal flowers in wall mounted pots and balcony planters are pleasant options. Bring in wind chimes, fairy lights and garden accessories for a positive aura.
Words: KRITIKA DHAWAN