Indian Themed Bedroom

Indian Themed Bedroom

Exotic Elegance Rich color and texture — both key elements of Indian design — give this living room by HGTV fan wallscouture a palatial feel. Coated with various shades of red Venetian plaster, the dramatic arch becomes the perfect backdrop for a framed Indian textile. The columns are drizzled with copper paints and adorned with a subtle Moorish stencil design, while the remaining walls have a soft gold faux finish. Embroidered throw pillows and a leather ottoman complement the lavish surroundings. Handcrafted Furniture Often intricately carved and made from exotic woods like teak, ebony and rosewood, authentic Indian furniture is rustic in appearance and solid in quality. When selecting furniture, designer Miv Watts prefers to work directly with Indian craftsmen because they embrace the natural imperfections in the wood and other materials used. Here, the designer balanced a heavy, wooden table with a more delicate bench-style sofa. Additional low seating and colorful accent pillows create an inviting space to gather with family. Sumptuous Layers India is known for its fine silks and other textiles, which are incorporated everywhere from window treatments to throw pillows to wall hangings in Indian homes. Designer Miv Watts injected plenty of color and texture into this living room with a knotted rug, an upholstered sofa and throw pillows in assorted patterns. Antique Accents Since Indian decor is often rich in color, pattern and texture, just a few strategically placed pieces can fill a room with exotic flair. An antique Indian bedspread, hand-stitched with beading and gold thread, completely transforms this urban loft bedroom into a vibrant, energetic space. Patchwork pillows handmade from old textiles and the pink beaded sari underneath the ottoman, another vintage item from India, add another burst of color. Design by Shelly Riehl David From: Shelly Riehl David A Textile Tradition In addition to luxurious silks, printed cottons are a staple of Indian decor. Block printing, in which intricately carved wooden blocks are used to print patterns on fabrics, is one of India’s oldest textile arts, as is tie-dye. This mango-hued tablecloth with a petite paisley pattern is block printed by hand, so each one has its own unique character. Tablecloth by Saffron Marigold A Fanciful Touch Step inside a traditional South Indian home and you may find a jhoola, or swing. Typically placed in the living room, indoor swings can be wood or metal, simple or ornate, and hung from the ceiling or from a frame. In this living space by HGTV fan aumarchitects, a jhoola in a bold floral fabric is suspended from the ceiling by simple chains, matching the room’s contemporary design. Simple and Functional Indian design often calls to mind opulent rooms draped in colorful silks, but some Indian interiors are quite simple and utilitarian. A charpoy, or a simple cot consisting of a frame strung tightly with rope, is a traditional piece of furniture popular in rural parts of the country. Here, a charpoy is dressed up with pillows made from recycled cotton saris. Photo by Chai Studio Contemporary Twist Hits of color and pattern liven up the clean lines of this contemporary Indian living space. Exotic artwork and a patterned window shade spice up the dining area, while a teal throw pillow with touches of pink and gold makes the seating area pop. Design by HGTV fan aumarchitects Mehndi-Inspired Mural HGTV fan koolbeans drew from the ancient Indian art of mendhi, or the decoration of the skin with henna, when designing this bedroom. After using chalk to outline an elaborate design of hearts, flowers and flourishes on her walls, she painted it by hand throughout the room. Bedding in vivid colors and bold patterns completes the India-inspired look. Wild Design Animal motifs are prevalent in Indian home decor, as animals play an important role in the Hindu religion. Block printed by hand in rich hues like burnt orange, ivory and green, this cushion slipcover from Saffron Marigold depicts a king riding atop a richly caparisoned elephant. Hand-Carved Headboard A common feature in Indian homes, carved wooden screens provide privacy while allowing the breeze to flow through the rooms. In this bedroom, designer Claudia Juestel found a creative use for an Indian rosewood screen purchased at a flea market, fastening it to the wall as a headboard. Photo courtesy of Adeeni Design Group Spiritual Elements Indian interior design isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s also about creating a place that promotes health and wellbeing. Designer Marie Burgos arranged this foyer to bring happiness, prosperity and abundance to the homeowners. Upon entering the home, the family is greeted with a carved statue of Vishnu, the Hindu god who preserves the world with beauty, order and peace. Behind the statue stands a set of antique doors imported from India, intricately carved and embellished with an Om, a sacred symbol in Indian religions.
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Indian Themed Bedroom

An Indian themed bedroom can invoke feelings of serenity, peacefulness and exoticism. When you enter a bedroom with rich, Indian theme decor, you feel transported to another place, where time doesn’t exist and you’re free to do as you please.
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Indian Themed Bedroom

Use the rich and colourful subcontinent of India as inspiration for your bedroom. Drench your bolthole with Bollywood brights and draw on the rich palette of hues inspired by this wonderful Eastern paradise. Create a riotously rich palette of jewel-like pinks, greens, aqua and gold to create a summery and exotic vibe to the space. Opt for fabrics and furniture that are rich in pattern, texture and scale – fill the space with a marriage of the contemporary and traditional. A bright and bold feature wall is a fantastic way to create a sense of an Indian summer in your bedroom. Choose a bold floral print in red, pink and green, jewel-like colours that contrast together beautifully. Wallpaper designs of exotic blooms act as a stylish showstopper to the space, look for paper with unusual textures and interesting detail. A four-poster bed adds height and scale to a bedroom – for a contemporary look opt for a modern four-poster with a white painted finish. Dress the bed with crisp white bedlinen and overlay it with exotic bedspreads and satin throws in citrus-lime, pink and green for an Indian summer vibe. Pile up floral scatter cushions on the bed to add an enticing and stylish element to the bed – just imagine you’re a Bollywood princess at rest. Distressed furniture adds a wonderful magic to the room – and they’ll look like Indian-colonial heirlooms. Choose a wardrobe in a distressed duck-egg blue vintage-style. Marry this style with complementing wrought-iron bedside tables with a distressed-paint finish and introduce bold citrus glass lamps with sunshine-yellow lampshades to brighten the colour scheme. Store bedding and blankets in a country-style wicker chest at the foot of the bed. Opt for natural wicker tones for a vintage style, fastened with a leather buckle.
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Indian Themed Bedroom

Since the bed is generally the focal point of the room, you want to select the type of Indian themed bedding you want first. Choose a bold, bright color or rich jewel tones. Our Hand Painted 7-Piece Deluxe Bedding Set is available in a variety of colors to help you create a completely unique space.
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Indian Themed Bedroom

Ornate, gilded mirrors are a popular trend in Indian themed bedrooms and although they can sometimes be difficult to find, they are well worth the investment of time and money. A beautifully designed mirror can easily become the visual center of the room, and can make a small room look larger and more inviting.
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Indian Themed Bedroom

A common feature in Indian homes, carved wooden screens provide privacy while allowing the breeze to flow through the rooms. In this bedroom, designer Claudia Juestel found a creative use for an Indian rosewood screen purchased at a flea market, fastening it to the wall as a headboard. Photo courtesy of Adeeni Design Group
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Indian Themed Bedroom

Since Indian decor is often rich in color, pattern and texture, just a few strategically placed pieces can fill a room with exotic flair. An antique Indian bedspread, hand-stitched with beading and gold thread, completely transforms this urban loft bedroom into a vibrant, energetic space. Patchwork pillows handmade from old textiles and the pink beaded sari underneath the ottoman, another vintage item from India, add another burst of color. Design by Shelly Riehl David
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Before you begin buying furniture for your bedroom, make sure you decide upon the wall colour, or bedroom wallpaper, and the type of flooring that you want. The colour you choose to paint, or wallpaper your walls with, will help you create a calm and serene atmosphere and can also work as a guide for additional bedroom furniture. Take time to think about the ambiance you want to create and the type of lighting best suited. You don’t want your bedroom to be too bright. However, a room that has insufficient lighting will hinder other nocturnal activities, like sewing, reading or surfing online.
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Plush, luxurious and cushy carpets work perfectly in the bedroom. Put a lot fo thought when it comes to bedroom flooring, as stepping onto cold hardwood floors early in the morning will make getting out a bed that much more of a challenge. Comfort is an obvious plus with carpets, although there are some drawbacks to consider. Carpets are dust traps and have to be cleaned regularly too. Stains can be difficult to remove and they are not as durable as hardwood floors. If you do prefer the look of hardwood flooring, and find it easier to maintain, be sure to invest in good quality area rugs. They can help to soften the look of the bedroom and add warmth. Tiles are another option, and work especially well in hot climates, as they help to keep the place cool. Vinyl and laminate flooring are also options worth considering for the bedroom.