When planning Indian interior design, it is important to keep few things in mind. Doing so will ensure amazing results.
First look at the big picture. Do not start by going into details.
There are two aspects of interior designing any space -
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Look at different parameters of the space that you have. Things like -
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Next thing to be done is plan the room in detail. Think about the activity it is to be used for. Plan the seating and other furniture accordingly.
Consider movement pattern in the room while planning. Consider how you move from outside to this room as well as within the room. Start arranging the furniture accordingly.
Making a layout of the furniture and other elements will help in the planning process.
Modern Design With Traditional Elements
Look at each part of the room as a potential setting for different activities like seating, displays etc.
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After you have done the planning and made the layouts, it is time to think about the style, the look and feel of the whole interior.
The interior is comprised of different elements. You have to think about each separately and as a part of the whole. Then think about its treatment accordingly.
Let us see how each design element is treated in Indian context.
Indian interior design is characterized by bold and vibrant colors, exotic designs, images and patterns, lavish art and accessories.
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Warm and bright colors are often used in contemporary Indian interior design. The deep tones of orange, marigold, yellow, purple, green and red are the order of the day.
Colors In Indian Interiors
You can use many colors or choose one or two and add accents such as gold, bronze or wood to tone down the brightness.
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To integrate Indian patterns and motifs, decorate the walls with tile or mirror mosaic. Hang a piece of fabric on the wall with such designs.
Note The Textured Rug And Bamboo Screen
Flooring in Indian interior design is mostly made of marble, ceramic or terracotta tiles, wood or stones such as Kota, Jaiselmer etc.
Use decorative carpets, textured rugs or bamboo mats to soften the floor.
Paint the walls in a color which coordinates with the fabrics and furnishings creating a rich, vibrant feel to the room.
To create a bold effect use rich colors like orange, dark green, gold or turquoise on the walls. To keep it subtle, choose a warm neutral color on three walls and the ceiling and apply a strong color on the fourth wall.
You can even add color as furnishings and accessories, keeping all walls neutral.
Lacquer is used on the walls in some designs to create a shiny surface.
Furniture changes the visual proportions of a room. Create a sense of balance by choosing furniture that is the right size, shape and scale for your room.
Traditional Indian furniture is often -
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To give a warm Indian touch to the interiors, use lot of fabrics with Indian prints as curtains, throw pillows, bedspreads, wall hangings and tapestries. Use these in a variety of colors like indigo blue, saffron, purple and dark green.
Use soft fabrics such as silks and chiffon in bright colors such as magenta, lime and turquoise. Combine these with gold and silver tassels.
Use drapes with authentic Indian prints, satin drapes in rust, bronze or copper colors for the window treatment.
Beautiful cotton fabrics block-printed with floral or animal designs and elaborate paisley patterns can be used with great effect in soft furnishings.
Indian interior design is incomplete without decoration. It adds a touch of warmth, vibrancy and personality to the space. Some of the ideas to decorate your interiors are -
Decoration Makes The Space Alive
These Indian interior design elements can make a room highly decorated while maintaining a minimalist and uncluttered look.
To complete the designs add extravagant and regal ornaments, frames, mirrors, crystals, accessories and light fittings.
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