Décor dictionary

Published On: March 13, 2020 11:00 AM NPT By: KUMUDINI PANT

As easy as it is to picture your dream house, building it will demand quite an investment. Whether it’s pouring extravagant efforts into meticulous details or something as simple as picking the correct color scheme, home décor is bound to leave you tired and still not fully satisfied. So, you will need all the help you can get. And, let’s be honest, the internet will often give you grand ideas with little to no practicality. So, keeping that in mind, The Week is here to give you a few practical tips on ways you can improve your interior décor game, especially if your home is located inside the valley.

Automated doors
When you build a house, one of the key features you have to pay attention to is security. Home Automation Nepal in Patan has been providing smart living solutions for residential developments, offices and hotels for years now. 

For security purposes, they have video door phones, indoor screen set and automatic locks. The company also offers digital door locks wherein you’ll need a code or a card to get inside a building. With their fire and burglar alarm system, your home will be safe from any unwanted breaches. If you want more, motorized gates, universal remote and light automation are also available.

Showers and faucets
Times are changing and so should you. It’s time to upgrade from your regular above-the-head shower and opt for something new. Jaquar Nepal offers a multitude of options for you. Located at Ganesh Chowk, Hattigauda, the company is known for its bathroom fittings, shower enclosures and accessories. 

They have a range of shower systems, catering to different shower habits. The overhead showers have up to five different adjustable water pressure and flows. Jaquar Nepal also offers body showers from nozzles installed on your walls along with showerheads. Showering can be quite an experience if you have one of these installed. 

Modular kitchen
In simple words, modular kitchens follow a box concept where every piece of the furniture can be dismantled to pieces and then attached into a box. Designed with convinicence and durabilily in mind, these kitchens have inbuilt chimneys, cutout granite tops for stoves and a designated place for all your utensils. 

Better Homes for Better Livings is one of the shops in Kamalpokhari that’s been building fantastic modular kitchens for families for a while now and it’s garnered quite a reputation. With some materials imported from India and some manufactured here, the company offers variety of color schemes, interior designs, and a 3D drawing of different concepts for their customers.

Curtains and draperies
You could do and get everything right and yet random, off-color textiles hanging in front of your window will completely set off everything. When it comes to curtain designs and draperies, Kathmandu isn’t lacking in options. Best of those can be found at Durian in Kumaripati, Lalitpur and Kunal Furnishing in Lalitpur.

Curtain House located in Kumaripati, Lalitpur offers an array of curtain designs, curtain rods, matching sofa sets, variety of blinds, shades and draperies. Along with them, these curtain shops also play with length, hardware, and textile so you can customize things according to your requirements. Finding the correct fabric for your rooms take time and these places will not disappoint. Home Automation Nepal in Patan also has motorized curtains and blinds if you wish to check them out.

Nothing says sophisticated like good furniture. And when you have so much to choose from, it’s only natural that you end up lost and confused. Popular places like SB Furniture in Lagankhel and Furniture Land in Madan Bhandari Path have a great supply of sustainable and quality furniture. 

If you’re looking for something more minimalistic and multi-purpose, Tvilum Furniture is also a good choice. Located in Sardha Marg, opposite of Bhatbhateni supermarket in Naxal, they specialize in imported European furniture designed for multi-purpose use. Both Furniture Land and SB Furniture have a large collection of hardwood beds, tables, chairs, wardrobes, study desks and so much more.

Home décor accessories
Home accessories are meant to improve the aesthetic value of a room. Without it, your house will always seem empty and incomplete.

All the Bhatbhateni stores have an entire section dedicated to décor accessories. From elaborate vases to large mirrors, every shelf is full of coveted items designed to make your home look prettier. 

Aside from that, Index Furniture located at Steel Tower, Jawalakhel, also has a large collection of vases, candle holders, alarm clocks, photo frames, sculptures and hanging chairs. Bean Bags Nepal in Gairidhara, Naxal, has many creative, comfortable and casual beanbags that will be the center of attention in any room. One thing you should pay attention to is to invest in good quality décor accessories and make sure you don’t go overboard with accessories either as it can make a space look cluttered. 

Wall décor
Wall decoration comes in many forms: Paint a mural on it. Cover it with detailed wallpapers. Hang up pictures of your entire dynasty. A detailed landscape can act like a window to another world. Large handicrafts. Anything, really.

Making it work is the tough part. For wallpapers, you can reach out to Bora Home Store in UN Park Lane, Lalitpur. They offer excellent wallpapers, home textiles and accessories. For paintings and posters, it’s best if you contact the artists themselves rather than buying from a gallery. This way, you’ll be supporting the artists and getting the artworks at a cheaper price. Online shops like Studio Sarcastic and Little Things have many posters that you can pick to decorate your wall. 

The online store, Daraz, has an array of fairy lights that could add to the coziness factor of a home. Mega Lights in Kamaladi has an amazing collection of lamps, chandeliers, wall lights, decorative lights, specialist lights and modular switches. Putalisadak’s Crystal Lights has timeless lighting includes unique wall lights, glass modern designs, nesting lamps, wall scones, flat panels and many more. Kuber Electrical and Appliances at Airport Road has a large showroom filled with dozens of light options for you to choose from. If you’re looking to experiment with lights, you now know where to go.

Indoor plants 
The Plant Shop in Gyanmandala, Jhamsikhel and I’m the Gardener in Madan Nagar Marg both provide potted and exotic plants for indoor use. They don’t just sell plants for garden and indoor settings but also give useful insights on the best plants to buy according to the climate. They will also inform you on how to take care of them and keep them alive while you go about your day. The plant selection varies according to the weather, placement, your budget and your lifestyle. There’s a lot you can choose from and, while at it, they also have an array of planters to pretty up your space. If you are new to the world of plants and plant care, we suggest you start with succulents as these are the easiest to take care of. 

Carpet House in Thamel sell reasonably priced Nepali rugs mostly inspired by Mandala designs. Their rugs prices differ according to sizes and materials used. Another fantastic carpet outlet is Tibet Rug House located in Boudha. Made of top quality hand knotted wool from Tibetan Sheep Wool and other imported textiles, the shop sells antique as well as handmade and machine-made carpets. You will definitely find something to suit both your taste and budget here. 

Mero Rug has a showroom in Shantinagar and Lazmipat full of carpets and rugs made by Nepali artisans. Their products are completely hand knotted, durable, organic, easy to clean and exemplary pieces of Nepali craftsmanship.

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