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Interior: Indian Motifs

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Warm tones, calm atmosphere, spicy fragrance a bit of twilight, these are the features of India motifs and interior. The ethnic influence and your love for all the Indian things are more that can be evident in your room and all over your house. The vintage tapestry, wall hangings, cushions, sculptures make the interior look magic.

Indian Design Genre

You can create an Indian styled room of your own. The Indian style is rich with its designs, motifs, not just from one region to the other, but also from one design genre to other. If we talk of design genres, one way to look at Indian design is to look at the transition from traditional to modern.

Changes to the Room

Indian Motif

Indian Motif

Still wondering how you could get your own India inspired room. Mughal painting on the wall, cushions covered with Indian fabric, small painted chest instead of the small table, a rich rug below the table, table accessorized with Indian artefacts, raw silk throw and Andhra leather lampshade, these are just a few thing that can totally change the way your room will look like. You just need to replace or add some touches that will help give your interiors a feel of India.

Indian Style in Your Home

You can play with the furniture, furnishings, walls and décor to get an Indian styled room.

Furnishings

The right textiles and fabrics will soon transform your room into a mini India. Indian style furnishings work very well with regular furniture too, so you do not need to worry about first picking up Indian furniture before you do up your room. You can define the mood and genre of your room, and go for colorful furnishings or pick up a more subtle color palette of Indian fabrics and prints. Sarees, used as decor accessory, window drape, bed drape, canopy, framed on the wall, instantly brighten up a room.

Furniture

Indian Styled Furniture

Indian Styled Furniture

If you can source or buy Indian furniture (traditional or contemporary), nothing like it. You do not need to do up the entire room with Indian furniture; just a couple of well-placed accent pieces would also do.

Walls
Stencils

Stencils

Color them bright – mustard, ochre, saffron, peacock blue; or use Indian print fabric drapes; or use Indian wall art, specially paintings from Indian folk art like madhubani, warli, tanjore, Mughal, or take a wooden block and block print your favorite Indian motif on the walls; or hang your favorite Indian rug or kilim up on the wall.

Madhubani

Madhubani

Madhubani

Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India and the adjoining parts of Terai in Nepal. Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. There are paintings for each occasion and festival such as birth, marriage, holi, surya shasti, kali puja, Upanayanam (sacred thread ceremony), and durga puja.

Warli

Warli

Warli

The Warlis or Varlis are an indigenous tribe or Adivasis, living in Mountainous as well as coastal areas of Maharachtra-Gujarat border and surrounding areas. They have their own animistic beliefs, life, customs and traditions; because of acculturation, they have adopted many Hindu beliefs.

Tanjore

Tanjore

Tanjore

Tanjore painting is a major form of classical South Indian painting from the town of Thanniavur in Tamil Nadu, India. Tanjore paintings are known for their surface richness, vivid colors, compact composition and especially the glittering gold foils used to give the paintings their rich look.

There is much of inspiration from India – in design, colors, textures and fabric techniques.

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