Look­ing to give your home a tra­di­tional makeover this fes­tive sea­son? Ni­tasha Chawla shares some pocket-friendly ways

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - FESTIVE FIESTA -

Come fes­tive sea­son, there is an itch to redo the home in­te­ri­ors and add a dash of new­ness to the home. While the ideas sound fan­tas­tic, there is mostly paucity of time and re­sources to give a com­plete makeover to your home. If you re­late to this dilemma, there are some tra­di­tional decor op­tions that are not only eas­ily doable but will lend an aes­thetic charm to your abode.


As it is prac­ticed in the Mithila re­gion of Bi­har and Nepal, these paint­ings are done us­ing the artist’s fin­gers, plus ma­te­ri­als such as twigs, match­sticks and nat­u­ral dyes are also used. Mad­hubani paint­ing started as mu­ral art cre­ated on walls and floors to mark a spe­cial day. A framed paint­ing with Mad­hubani art in your foyer or liv­ing room will in­ject colour into an un­der­stated space.


The name ‘Dhokra’ comes from the Dhokra Da­mar tribes, who are the tra­di­tional metal smiths of West Ben­gal. There is a tremen­dous pos­si­bil­ity to dec­o­rate a home with ob­jects made from age old dhokra craft. Ob­jects such as dec­o­ra­tive plat­ters, con­tain­ers, vases, photo frames, tea light can­dle hold­ers and sculp­tures made from dhokra craft, in­spired from na­ture, ge­om­e­try, fig­u­ra­tive forms and or­ganic shapes can en­hance the beauty of the avail­able flat sur­faces such as on top of the din­ing ta­ble, side boards, etc.


Add colour and pat­tern to your home with decor pieces fea­tur­ing chic block print­ing de­signs. From sooth­ing pal­ettes s in the shades of grey and light blue to in­tri­cate flo­ral pat­terns, block-print­ing fab­rics can be used as table­cloths, nap­kins or any­thing re­ally!


This ver­sa­tile ma­te­rial also func­tions as a tile that can be found in a va­ri­ety of colours and pat­terns and used in a num­ber of spa­ces. For bath­tubs, floor tiles, and more, gor­geous ter­ra­cotta pieces can be used prac­ti­cally in ev­ery part of your home.

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