REVAMP YOUR HOME THE DESI WAY
Looking to give your home a traditional makeover this festive season? Nitasha Chawla shares some pocket-friendly ways
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.
BLOCK PRINT TABLE CLOTH
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.