Monsoon home decor tips
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.
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.
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.”
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.”