How To Make Your Home Colourful & Lively Like It’s Holi Every Day
The month of March marks the onset of spring season. Sunnier days, livelier and chirpier surroundings – one definitely gets a relief from the cold and weary winters from this month onward. March also calls for celebration because of Holi – the festival of colours.
The weather is indeed perfect to have a splash with loved ones and gorge on sweets.
When it comes to home décor, we often look for reasons to decorate, re-design or renovate, and festivals seem to one of the biggest reasons why we do that. But hey – we want to let out a secret. There is no need to wait till any festivity like Holi to spruce up your house.
If you wish, you can recreate the magic of Holi all around the year. Our fabulous team of designers have put together tips to help you get going:
1) Serene walls
Add a dash of style in your bedroom by painting one of the walls in a radiant colour. Baby pink, sunny yellow and lemon green are perennial hues and spread a lively appeal to the room. If this is not your cup of tea, hang an eye-catching painting instead.
2) Matching floor and ceiling
Want an element of fun in your kitchen? Mix and match the floor with the ceiling. For example: if your floor is in a subtle shade of baby pink or beige, then paint the ceiling in the same colour.
This décor tip may be a one off activity but it will give you great results.
3) Attractive mirrors
Instill a layer of interest with huge mirrors in the living room. Hang them on the wall or opt for a piece that is the size of an entire wall – either way evoke an innovative vibe in your house with striking mirrors. If your house is small, these accent pieces come in handy as they reflect light and make the space appear to be larger. Mirrors also brighten up an otherwise mundane or dark or closed space.
4) Pretty doors
Majority of houses have doors in similar colours. Break this norm and paint your bathroom or closet door in a brighter hue or multi colours. Doors can have a strong aesthetic impact on the eyes and in the room, if decorated right. Alternatively, set up a tropical feel at the porch by painting the door bright yellow.
This shade always stands out and defines the spirit of Holi better than any colour.
5) Refreshing carpets
You will agree floors are the most overused part of the house. You walk on it, drag furniture on it and use chemical disinfectants over it. Naturally, it is prone to losing its shine over a period of time – no matter how careful you are. If you want to evoke a sense of warmth to your space, use fancy floor accents.
Have your pick of colours and patterns, shapes and sizes and textures; and enhance the visual interest of your home with the perfect rug or carpet.
Holi-inspired colours for your home
1) Magnetic pink
Pink exemplifies femininity, love and warmth. It is a pretty colour. Pick a bed cover in this hue and create a stylish retreat for yourself. If you think pink won’t spread the desired appeal in the room, fuse it with a subtle colour such as sky blue.
2) Sunny yellow
Beautify your home by placing cushions, lamp covers and curtains in yellow all around the house. This colour will instantly cheer up the otherwise mundane spaces.
3) Forest green
If you are following the minimalism mantra in your living room, purchase forest green sofa sets to balance the décor. Sounds rather quirky, isn’t? This arresting colour will jazz up any neutral arrangement in a flash.
4) Pretty ultra violet
Take the smart route and play with ultra violet, Pantone colour of 2018, in the bathroom through tiles, bath tub or an accent wall. Once you are done with that, pick the right kind of light fixtures as that will reduce the brassiness of this colour.
5) Fiery red
Red playfully elevates the intensity of style of any place. If you want the same energy in your house, decorate with cushions, area rugs and linen to name a few in this hue. Alternatively, go bold placing a red accent chair in any room of your house.
6) Bright gold
Create a royal charm on the dining table with gold dining ware and linen. Since it is a pretty conventional choice, gold creates an elite design statement on the table.
Over to you
Holi is colourful; don’t let your home become plain and simple and enjoy the playfulness of the festival with these easy to follow décor tips.
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