Showing posts with label Interior Decorators and Interior Designers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Interior Decorators and Interior Designers. Show all posts

Monday, 4 February 2019

Give your Interiors the Traditional Touch!

India has a culture that is firmly rooted in rich traditions— and if you are looking for a theme for your home interior, why not go all out to embrace the soul of our artistic heritage? Staying true to your roots is always a good idea, and if you are ready to give your home a traditional touch, here are some ideas on how you can incorporate Indian elements into your living spaces. 

Set the right note the entrance with an ornate mounted brass knocker– the perfect statement for your main door! Make a strong first impression even as you welcome guests to your home.


A bronze uruli is a traditional Kerala vessel that has now found its way into the foyers of homes and resorts. Originally used to make large quantities of ayurvedic medicine or festival payasams, this classic vessel has now become a popular d├ęcor accessory. Fill yours with water, rose petals and floating candles to make it even prettier. 

Bright colours, silk cushions with ethnic motifs, and low wooden seating are all elements that you could expect to find in a traditional Indian living room. Typically, ethnic fabrics are heavily patterned and in vibrant hues. To showcase these fabrics, you should make sure that you have neutral pale colours in the background. Bright colours against a bright background can have an unsettling effect indeed!

If you have the space in your living room or balcony, a polished wooden ‘oonjal’ suspended from the ceiling on brass chains can form a lovely seating area that accentuates the ethnic theme. 

Cane furniture is not only eco-friendly, but it can be economical too. Dress yours up with handloom cushions to make it comfy and visually appealing. 

To delineate your floor spaces, you can lay down some patterned woven dhurries in hand-knotted cotton, wool or jute. Painstakingly handcrafted by village artisans, dhurries are great for any room. Be careful to choose the colours carefully; the colour you choose for the dhurrie should complement the other colours used in your room.  

No Indian interior is complete without some traditional Nataraja, Krishna or Ganesha artifacts. An intricate brass statue can be the focal point in your themed interior. So can a painting or mural that is hung at eye level on a focal wall. Seek out art with colours that match your furnishings, and you will have a winning combination!  

If at all possible, replacing your floor tiles with the famed Athungudi tiles from Chettinad can recreate a historic ambiance like no other. A dying art that is, fortunately, being revived, these handmade tiles are made by dedicated craftsmen in beautiful patterns using natural dyes. An interesting point to note is that the older they get, the more beautiful these tiles look!

Keep an eye out for interesting artifacts in your local antique shop. For those looking for unique finds, such shops are truly a treasure trove. Items like this old jewelry box from Kerala are a timeless find. You can restore and repurpose it to store your keys, letters, visiting cards and much more. 
Take a peek into your grandmother’s closet to find some dusty heirlooms that she may have long forgotten. You could find some old copper pots and pans like these. After a good rub down, they can be the pride and joy of your home. Such lovely old cooking vessels are just not created anymore!

And do remember that you have all the time in the world to get your interior perfect. A home interior that evolves over time can accommodate all the quirky, unique little bits and pieces that catch your eye from time to time. A delicately patterned throw rug here, a gorgeous old mirror there; there is no limit to what you pick up that would be just right for your home.

It’s all about combining different elements and textures. Listen to your heart, and furnish your home with love!


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Difference Between Interior Decorators and Interior Designers

There is certainly a difference between interior decorators and interior designers when it comes to making our house a better one. Who doesn’t want to make their house a special place? After all, it is the place where we live and where we spend most part of our lives. Hence, we all take much care in designing and decorating the house in the best possible manner in our range. When you can afford for some money and if you are looking to be unique and special among your social circle, then you can go for professional interior designers to make your house a special one.

Obvious Difference between Decorators and Designers

Many people don’t understand the difference between interior decorators and Interior Designers and they think both the terms to be synonyms. But actually, there is a sea of difference between the two. Designing is a complete frame of work which involves decorating also. But decorating is a specific and narrower aspect which becomes a part of wider designing concept. This particular difference between the two tasks can be felt and can be found out easily when we can observe the output of both of these works.
Separate Set of Skills and Licenses

Interior Decorators in Bangalore can give their best to decorate your house in the best possible manner. But interior designing is a broader subject which encompasses decorating also. Both of them have their separate set of skills and hence their working styles will also be different. The licenses given for each of them are different. Those who are licensed to do decorating services are forbidden to do designing. But those who have obtained licenses to do designing can also perform decorating services also. This itself can explain the difference between the two.

Know your Specific Requirements

Before availing the services of either interior decorators or interior designers, you should better understand the requirements you are having. Jot down what you are looking for and what you are expecting from professional services. Then only you will be able to select the right one among the decorators or designers. This kind of analysis need to be done before starting to research the best service provider in your area, as it has to deal with lot of effort, time and money. Be specific about your requirements and you can find out what you are actually looking for.

Hire the Right Agency for Getting the Expected Results

You cannot expect right results when you are hiring interior decorators when your requirement is with interior designers, and vice versa. Jot down your requirements so that you can hire the right service provider. There are number of service providers in each of these two domains and you can easily get to find a service provider suitable to your requirements, only when you are specific and clear about your preferences.

Take time to do some sort of research to find out the best service provider in the domain you are looking in, and in your particular locality.