It’s time to BEAT THE BOREDOM!
COVID-19 or Corona Virus Outbreak has locked us all in our homes, making us reach the highest time spent at home. With boredom knocking us on one side and the panicking media on the other, distraction is the only way out.
But how could we stay distracted when there is nowhere to go?
Get the creativity flowing and make all those home décor dreams, become a reality. Make every minute at your home worth it!
Here are our handpicked Quarantine selections that are easy-to-do within your four walls:
- MATCH YOUR CURTAINS WITH YOUR FURNITURE FABRICS
The choice of fabrics is crucial within any interior space. Having the textures differ across the parts of your space could result in a visual hodge-podge, which is the last thing you want to bother the balance of your mind in these tough times. Try the textures that are relatable or in a theme, to make them give life to any room in your house. Match the colours in your curtains, furniture or even your rug and wait for the magic!
The Perfect Pair: Contrasting Décor
Here’s a thing: If the fabrics match, the décor MUST contrast! What could be more appealing than having bright décor elements taking the spotlight while the fabrics fall in a theme? Go for the bold décor choices and get those bright-colored showpieces stand tall on your table.
DIY TIP: Paint old décor with vibrant hues of oil or spray paints!
Here’s how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlQd9FqzM1A
- REFLECT YOUR ARTISTIC SENSE WITH TUFTED UPHOLSTERY
Upholstered furniture is every person’s luxury craving! Given the current leisure, we can’t crave any less! Tufted upholstery in particular, revels in the beauty of craftsmanship and becomes the point of attraction, no matter which room it is placed in. Choose between the circular, square and rectangular furniture profiles and wrap them up in the lustrous fabrics that give accent to the strokes of tufting techniques.
The Perfect Pair: Minimal Backdrop
Upholstered furniture is innately designed to steal the show! They look the best on a minimal backdrop with solid colors and some light elegant side-furniture pairing with them. Mixing them up with heavy volumes of side-furniture or décor will make the space seem overly-occupied, thereby making it look smaller.
DIY TIP: Learn tufting techniques on Youtube!
Here’s how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAOQValxCD4
3. STAGE YOUR LIVING ROOM WITH THE COLOUR THEORIES
Now that family time is here, living room has the peak of activity. Staging your home’s main area shouldn’t be a matter of expertise if you know the right color formulas. Colours have the power to bring a harmonious blend between the interior elements with the play of the tint, tone and shades. The colour theories recommend an ideal space to have a mix of 3 dominant colours or lesser, to make any space worth the watch. Furthermore, complementary colors are known to work the best with this trio. Give neutral bases wherever the balance is in needed and your room will be just picture perfect!
The Perfect Pair: The Mat Matters
Yes, the mat matters when it comes to staging. The compilation of furniture, décor, fabrics etc. is what make the space look staged, which is why a mat or a rug is almost basic. They create visual demarcations of the staged area and flaunt their textures on the lower visual plane – the floor.
DIY TIP: Try making a braided rug that befits Indian houses!
Here’s how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g4kkdYrLzU
- WELCOME SUMMER WITH COOLING BAMBOO BLINDS
The scorching summer is hard to escape even when we’re locked indoors. Filtering the heat waves with bamboo blinds or sunshade is the most ideal option for keeping the indoors cool. Hang them along every window and drift your furniture away from every opening at your space, to give sufficient area for air circulation.
The Perfect Pair: Soft Ceramics
The vernacular bamboo materials do not steal away the beauty of your décor. Bring in some soft-coloured ceramic pieces to brighten up the sun-shaded rooms. The solid dense nature of ceramics also makes them beautifully carry the shadow cast by the blinds, making them the perfect summer choice!
DIY TIP: Try some clay décor!
Here’s how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXpWYatvLrw
- CREATE A MINI INDOOR GARDEN
Making a mini indoor garden isn’t exhaustive! Gather some pots and plant some species of your choice, to watch them grow as the lockdown ends. Gather the potted greenery in a small niche and make it a mini garden space where there is room for all the mud and withering leaves. Given that the space will be a wet/moist area, dedicating an airy corner would be the wise
The Perfect Pair: Handcrafted Luminaires
Handcrafted luminaires made of natural substances best suit the greenery of the plants, making the garden space, the perfect spot for nature right within the house. A choice of warm lighting further mimics the natural light (warm-toned) and creates an eco-friendly theme along the space.
DIY TIP: Repurpose old bottles, cups or mugs for planting and make some nested light cages out of cardboard strips!
Here’s how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbRgxOS80c8
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