If you are one of those “Architectural Digest” fanatics binging through each and every celebrity home tour, then you are probably already familiar with luxury living—at least on the screen. These celebrity houses are filled with centuries-old artifacts and paintings and consist of furniture only the French can pronounce. But, most importantly, they show us just how creative and unique living spaces can be. But can we, non-celebrity folks, make a “Xanadu” of our own fitted with all sorts of luxurious items one can imagine? Sandipa Tamang, founder of Decor Debute, an interior designing firm, answers in the affirmative.
A little styling goes a long way, and that is true especially in case of the bathroom, which is an area of the house that is usually overlooked in terms of décor. You see all these images of fabulous bathrooms on Pinterest and it makes you want to renovate yours too, but budget constraints won’t always allow for it. However, there are little tweaks that can help you transform an otherwise boring space.
Your home is an extension of your personality and how you choose to set it up and decorate it can tell a lot about you as a person. However, we, as people, are always changing and evolving and it’s unfair that our décor stays the same, unless it’s time to move. Here are some ways you can give your home a facelift every now and then.
Most of us are guilty of decorating our homes when we first move in and then doing nothing to it till something breaks down and needs replacing. And even then we try to get by with the bare minimum. But home décor needs to evolve and change.
You can often change the look and feel of a room dramatically just by rearranging the furniture. For instance, if the first thing you see when you walk into your living room is the back of the couch, it tends to get dull after a while.
If you want a sleek look for your kitchen, you can stick to a monochromatic palette while still adding interest and personality to the area. A continuous pattern, like black-and-white zigzag or even polka dots, running across a counter or backsplash is graphic and unexpected.
Studies suggest messy people are smarter but then studies have also shown that women who live in cluttered spaces are likely to have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. But for those of us with busy lifestyles, keeping our homes clean is a task that requires a lot of persistence and patience. There’s a way to go about it: Become a minimalist.
Decorating your home in a sustainable, eco friendly approach is the need of the day. However, sustainable décor doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. It just means you decorate in a way that ensures a lighter footprint on the planet and a healthier home. Here are some simple ways in which you can give sustainable décor a shot. We guarantee it’s not that difficult.
A living space is a culmination of the tastes, ideas and preferences of all the people in that household. From the colors of the walls to how you choose to style your sofa cushions, it’s all about making a statement. However, most of us opt for something modern and western, perhaps things we have seen in films and media to style our abode. If we look at our own traditions and culture, the aesthetics are one of the finest in the world.
No matter how many hours you spend scrolling through the internet to create a perfect design plan or rotating accessories throughout your house, interior decorating is always a bit tricky. And if that weren’t enough of a challenge, there are some basic décor mistakes that we unknowingly succumb to that send all our efforts down the drain. So The Week sought the help of Shreebha Shrestha, interior designer at Interior Points Nepal in Shankhamul, Kathmandu, to list out the top five common mistakes we all make while decorating our homes and also learn how to best correct them.
Whenever many go about setting the vibe of their interiors, they start by focusing on the furniture and its arrangements. But that is actually regarded as an amateur mistake. That way, you are missing the bigger picture. Whether you want your sitting room to have a rich lush feel or you are looking to incorporate a contemporary, oriental look to your dining setting, the factor that makes the most difference is the material you use.
From refurbishing counters with reused wooden planks to turning pani puri wagon strollers into a restaurant’s condiment stand, Prajal Pradhan’s range of incorporating recycled decor in his interior designs is certainly impressive. His ideas are clever and provide a much needed breath of fresh air where decoration options are concerned.