HYDERABAD: The festive season has become akin to the debut of interior trends and innovative decoration styles. Festivals often become synonymous with refurbishing of the house in as many ways as possible; every corner looking out for some sort of beautification. From modern day lanterns to daylight simulating wall lamps, from re-doing the four walls to exterior clad- all are a common sight during the festive period.
In the maze of thoughts that leaves you baffled, our inputs can give you a head start on how to best use metallic hues. When you arrange your living room this festive season, think less of symmetry and more of stylish comfort. You can use textured surfaces in bright hues of traditional Indian fabrics to brighten up your formal spaces in a great way. Textured fabrics are now available in laminates as well that can be used to make statement furniture pieces and are extremely easy to maintain. It could be used in royal colours likes turquoise, olive green, pink or even red. Consider adding antique gold and silver accents in the form of bedside lamps, cabinet handles, candle stands or brass vases to accentuate the royal feel.
When targeting a festive look, essentially choose traditional colours in the red family. Mix it up with oranges, yellows and bright pinks for the complete Indian look. Low sitting areas are back and not just restricted to your teen patti sessions this Diwali but as a major interior trendsetter.
Hand woven fabrics or raw silk cushions and curtains are heartwarming and make for a great concoction for an Indo- European look when mixed with real wood furniture. You can always add a base colour like beige or grey to neutralize the effect. For the real wood look and easy maintenance you can consider premium veneers like Decowood.
Diwali should be an exclusive-blend of impeccable quality with a touch of elegance. The key is to go for a subtle look that can last, and simply accentuate it with the right colours. Being innovative is what it takes. Choose combinations like pale browns with glowing copper and deep purples with a metallic tone like shimmery silver. Keeping the interiors fuss-free and accentuating with throws, cushions and other accessories is the way to go.
(The author is a director, marketing & design of Greenlam Industries Ltd)