Indian Furniture Design
For An Exotic Touch To Your Home Decor



Authentic Indian furniture design is often intricately carved and made from exotic woods like teak, ebony, mahogany, rosewood and mango wood. It is rustic in appearance and solid in quality.

The grain patterns on wood may vary depending on the species and the way in which it is cut. Some furniture is deliberately aged to give it a more exotic feel. The appearance of wood surfaces softens and matures over time.

Indian furniture design with traditional patterns
Indian Furniture Design With Traditional Patterns

Wrought iron Indian furniture
Wrought Iron Indian Furniture

Indian furniture design is made from many different materials like -

  • Wood
  • Plywood
  • Cane
  • Wrought Iron
  • Bamboo

Also see Indian interior design.

With so much variety available now-a-days, it is easy to get carried away with fancy furniture design. But it is essential to choose furniture which complements the decor, suits your style and fulfills your requirements.

So, let us find out...

How To Choose The Right Furniture

Keep the scale and proportions of the total space in mind, when choosing Indian furniture.

Do not overcrowd your room with excess furniture. Furniture that is too big for the space becomes overpowering. It restricts the smooth movement of people. The furniture that is too small creates an effect where empty space dominates.

Start with a good proportioned sofa. Add a few comfortable cushioned chairs. Include a coffee table complementing these pieces.

Apart from the main seating, add other furniture items like couches, recliners, cushioned and accent chairs as per the space available and your requirement.

Compliment your furniture with a lot of accessories like lamps, rugs, cushions, candles, decorative items etc.

See the following pages for detailed information on various aspects of furniture design -

Furniture in itself is incomplete unless complemented with soft furnishings. It is not wrong to say that...

Soft Furnishings Bring Life To The Furniture

And they add warmth and softness to the space.

Soft furnishings include a wide range of items like cushion covers, table covers, bed spreads, furnishing fabrics, curtains, rugs, durries, carpets, placemats, table linens, bath linen and much more.

Indian home furnishings use mostly cotton, polyester and silk, embroidered in different styles like zari, phulkari, bandhani, beading and patchwork.

A blend of fabrics are also used sometimes using different tools and motifs such as batik prints, hand block prints, tie and dye, embossing etc.

With soft furnishings you can quickly and effectively bring style and personality into a room without spending much. Using these it is easy to transform old Indian furniture items and add uniqueness to the new ones.

See home decor India for more Indian furniture design, furnishing and fabric ideas.



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