Interior designer Shabnam Gupta on how to give your space a character
As social animals we live together within a community, and yet, constantly strive to make our own mark. Design, just like this social aspect, is complex. Retaining one’s style which reflects your individual imprints is a task when setting up a home. With new décor trends coming up every now and then, it is quite natural for homemakers to get distracted easily, to like a particular method one day and zero on something else another day. It is however, important not to get confused by what’s happening around you. When you make a space for yourself, it is your temple. You don’t and shouldn’t owe anyone an explanation. Don’t be afraid to toe the line and experiment with colours and textures. Ask yourself a few questions—is this home your trophy to the world? Do you feel compelled to outdo others or is it only you who matters? If you are getting a designer to do up your interiors, find one whose work you love and relate to on a personal level. If you plan to do it yourself, research and decide on the look after checking design portals and reading blogs. Opulent, bohemian, minimal, artistic, contemporary, fusion or eclectic—once you know what kind of space you would like to breathe in and out, start piecing things together. Here are a few ideas to groom a space in simple ways.