Our Indian culture is rich, colorful, and larger than life. If you are someone who likes to add a desi drama to their house but feels overwhelmed, we are here to help you out. Don’t be scared of the complex ethenic elements of Indian culture, you can easily blend this in your modern home to give your décor the much-needed old-style charm.
- Frame an Indian fabric print- If you have always longed to infuse an Indian element into your ultra-modern home, then this idea will blow your mind. All you need to do is to visit the local cloth market and look for famous Indian fabric prints, like Kalis,butas, temple design, traditional mongo design, ikkat, peacock feathers to name a few. Take it to the frame factory and have it framed. Now place this in your living room and see how beautifully you have incorporated Indian culture on your wall. The size of the frame depends on how much of the wall you would like to cover. For a bolder look, cover three-fourth of the wall with this idea, and this also acts as a focal point of your living room.
2. Replace sofa with diwan- In earlier times, most Indian homes had diwan cots in the living room to serve as the primary seating area. With modernization, people started gravitating towards different models of sofa sets. To keep your home rooted in Indian culture, add a diwan to your living room. These days you get different models of diwan cots online that make a beautiful addition to your home.
3. Ethenic Upholstery- If you don’t have the budget to buy new furniture, then replacing the upholstery of your existing furniture is a budget-friendly and stylish way to add that ethnic touch to your house. Look for locally hand woven, hand embroidery fabric or loom to stay as close to Indian culture as you can. You can choose linen sheets for your bedroom and replace your regular cushion covers with khadi ones.
4. Intricately carved chest of drawers- An Indian home is incomplete without a chest of drawers that is carved by the finest craftsmanship of Indian karigars. These are multi-purpose, you can add them to the dining area, or even replace your TV showcase with it. You can place the TV unit over it in the living room, and see how this single piece can radiate the valuable Indian culture.
5. Add silk or velvet to décor- Velvet and silk were an integral part of ancient Indian families. You can easily incorporate this into your décor by replacing your regular curtains with satin or velvet finished ones. Not only do these look amazing, but they also scream every bit of luxury and royalty.
6. Renovate the ceiling- If you want to give your house a palace look, the best way to do it is to have traditionally printed tiles like medallion-like patterns fixed to the ceiling. Don’t cover the entire ceiling, choose a small part, preferably the area where your living room furniture comes together. This adds a brilliant look to your living room, taking the décor to a whole new level.
There are so many other things that you can do, like adding a jhoola in the center of your living room to achieve a traditional-modern look.