FEA­TURE

Mon­soon home decor tips

The Ideal Home and Garden - - Contents - IMPRESSIONS: DELILAH RO­DRIGUES

Who doesn’t love the pat­ter of the rain, the earthy smell of the soil or the cool breeze that it brings along? How­ever, the mon­soons also bring with them dull­ness and gloom that can bog you down eas­ily. What bet­ter way to keep your spir­its up dur­ing the mon­soons than a colour­ful home re­vamp? All you need to do to make your home mon­soon ready is add splashes of bright colours, throw in some fur­nish­ings in sooth­ing hues, in­tro­duce fresh flow­ers, bring in scented can­dles and you will be set to take on the mon­soon.

COLOUR, COLOUR

First things first, when the thought of re­do­ing your home crosses your minds, en­sure that you do away with dull colours. Bright colours they say up­lift your mood. Amirt Borkakoty, Founder, Seren­i­ty­on­line ad­vices, “Re­do­ing your home dur­ing the mon­soon seems like a great idea be­cause ev­ery­one wants to en­joy a hot cup of tea, read their fa­vorite book, stay tucked in bed and more im­por­tantly stay in­doors. The mon­soons usu­ally call for gloomy days and dark evenings, so us­ing colours to brighten your home is the best way to com­bat this weather.” Hues like yel­low, pink, vi­o­let work won­ders to cre­ate a ra­di­ant aura. “Pas­tel pink can also be in­cor­po­rated as it helps in­ject the space with bright­ness and also re­flects nat­u­ral light, mak­ing the space el­e­gant. Sim­i­larly, yel­low is bright colour that makes any space en­er­getic and happy,” in­forms Am­rit.

FAB­RIC FLARE

When it comes to your fur­nish­ing Dh­vani Shah, De­sign Spe­cial­ist at Pep­per­fry says that vi­brant linen crafted from light-coloured and cheer­ful fab­rics, act as the per­fect foil to tide over the rough weather. Sonam Gupta, De­sign Head at Tan­ger­ine be­lieves that the colour turquoise is the safest bet and the finest hue, as it adds lux­ury and gives a sooth­ing feel. Cush­ions and cur­tains or drapes in this serene colour will make for a per­fect sight. Sonam in­structs, “Fur­nish­ings in shades like ochre, am­ber, sepia and rus­set (dark brown) are great to perk up your home when it’s pour­ing out­side.” Fab­rics in shades of blue are also a hit for this sea­son as they are not only sooth­ing, but also sym­bol­ise the wa­ter el­e­ment. If you are not much of a risk taker, opt­ing for neu­trals is al­ways a safe bet. Ad­di­tion­ally, you can also team neu­trals with bright colours for the much needed pop of colour. Ra­jat Singhi, Founder of Ad­dress Home agrees say­ing, “To com­ple­ment the driz­zle out­side, the brighter your linen is, the bet­ter it is.”

ACCESSORISE RIGHT

It is a well known fact that aces­sories can make or break a de­sign. Sim­i­lary, when you think of ac­ces­soris­ing your home for the mon­soon use ev­ery­thing right from vi­va­cious cush­ion cov­ers to vi­brant crock­ery. Dh­vani adds, “The dull out­doors and the con­stant grey skies can be real mood damp­en­ers. Hence, bright in­te­rior ac­cents have the ef­fect of up­lift­ing the mood. Scented can­dles, unique sculp­tures and art­work can also be used to amp up your home with some funk and sparkle. Add a splash of colour and don’t let the out­side gloom get in.” Retesh Sharma, Direc­tor, Zynna sug­gests that shades of yel­low and green set against grey back­grounds work well for ac­ces­sories. In fact, to spice things up a lit­tle he in­sists on tex­tu­ral con­trast in ac­cent pieces. Can­dles, pretty faux flow­ers, ar­ti­fi­cial plants, classy vases, all add oomph to your home. Ra­jat Singhi adds, “Ar­ti­fi­cial plants and bright vases are im­por­tant ad­di­tions. In or­der to add an­other di­men­sion, scented can­dles must be in­tro­duced to cre­ate a com­fort­ing and a tran­quil am­bi­ence. Can­dle hold­ers and vo­tives also add warmth and cosi­ness.”

Zynna

Tan­ger­ine

Ad­dress Home

In­liv­ing

Seren­i­ty­on­line

Bent Chair

Pep­per­fry

Vi­sion­naire

Roche Bobois

Zynna

Roche Bobois

Tan­ger­ine

Vi­sion­naire

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