Planning on introducing feminine accents in your home? Our experts tell you how to do it the right way...
Lend your interiors a powerful touch of feminity
Feminine motifs and accents pieces are in vogue these days. Now, when you talk about feminine, it is not only about pastles and flowers, there is a lot more to it. Interior designer Nomita Kohli of Wisma Atria Interiors says, “One good thing about ornamenting your space with a feminine touch is the wide range of decor styles and themes that fall into this style of design. Spaces with a feminine design could be anything from chic bohemian to sleek and contemporary.”
“Adding a feminine touch to your home always makes it more personal and warm, filling it with a positive energy, a great vibe, while giving it a gentler look,” says Mumbai-based interior designer Ayushi Kanodia. She advices, “Opt for subtle colours like beige and white for the walls, as this will not only add softness, but will also give an illusion of space, making your home look bigger. You can definitely add brighter accent pieces or experiment with accessories like bright cushion covers
in bold colours or varied prints.” Serene pastel hues like powder pink, whites, blues look great. If the room is done up in white, bring in a floral wallpaper that will help you flaunt your personal style without much effort. “Many believe that using pink is the ultimate way to give a feminine touch, but any soft tone can help you accomplish the look. Colours like powder pink with emerald green and tones of beige make for great combinations. Shades of teal blue, bottle green and marsala with sea green can enhance the look,” reveals interior designer Shantanu Garg.
When it comes to selecting the right furniture pieces, stick to elegant ones that showcase refined curves. Abhishek Kathuria, interior designer and owner, Marigold Furnishers opines, “To achieve a feminine look, select furniture that has curves instead of straight sharp lines.
“Adding a feminine touch to your home always makes it more personal and warm, filling it with a positive energy, a great vibe, while giving it a gentler look.”
Upholstered furniture is a better choice. Fabrics like faux fur or rich velvets and silks are just right.”
You can also go big with accessories. Shantanu suggests that hanging lights and patterned rugs with colourful artwork are great. Create a bold and beautiful look with hand-painted artwork that feature hints of brass and intricate stone details. Ayushi adds, “Home accessories can make a huge difference. Brighten your space with flowers or indoor plants.”
Lighting is also a crucial factor. Interior designer Gobind Kapur of Maison Du Luxe suggests, “You can add a pastel shade in your room with a beautiful ambient light.” In fact, Nomita Kohli mentions that glass chandeliers, elegant wall scorns and subtle pendant lights make for great additions. So, while you are at it, ensure that you don’t overdo. Take inspiration from all that is around you and make smart choices.
Wisma Atria Interiors
Maison Du Luxe
Shantanu Garg Design