Re-fresh your space this new year
A little refresh to our spaces is always a mood changer. Seasonless and classic is probably our favourite trend always but making small mindful changes to a space is a great way to break monotony. Here are some quick tips for a fun change up for the new year.
This new year take inspiration from the past, upcycle old furniture or go find some second-hand beauties in your local markets, trust us old wooden furniture is exceptional quality and unparalleled in today’s market. And allow us to remind you, Sustainable choices when designing spaces is no longer a trend, it’s now fundamental, So let’s find furniture that lasts for generations or statement decor made from responsibly sourced material.
We bring to you some simple ideas to best reflect ‘you’ in your abode.
The age of the greige (grey + beige) is slowly ending and if you, like so many of us, were ensnared by this palette, then a splash of colour is all you need. Make your spaces as vibrant as you with some contrast, warmth and dimension. Believe us, colour and vibrancy can also be cosy, we’ll show you how.
Think soft yellow walls or pastel pink rugs, accompanied by the green from some much-loved indoor foliage. The clinical white walls and cold concrete grays will not seem so dull anymore.
Visit Gaatha’s website and instagram for a wide range of artisanal products in a multitude of colours. We are in love with their collection of colourful Sanganeri blockprinted bedsheets, cosy crafted colourful we say.
For some contrast against dull concrete walls, a pop of yellow or bright blue from our knotted cushion covers or both will instantly brighten up the space.
You can even
infuse colour into
your existing spaces
with small additions like our curtain tie-backs or Mix and match from our range of Cushion covers.
For a more monochromatic feel, choose from our range of knotted curtain tie backs that work with your favourite curtains.
Find a set of colours that work with what you already have. Here are a couple of colour palettes for inspiration.
If you have a pre dominantly white/ivory interior try adding analogous colours in similar hues for some freshness
If your space has a cooler color palette try bringing in some yellows for that pop.
For a warmer palette try shades of dark red and purple for a more luxurious touch.
Psst… The quickest hack is to print and frame some artwork in colours of your choice.
Touch of Earthy
Want your space to feel like a warm hug rooted in nature? Inspired from the more subtle and grounded aesthetics of creating spaces. The key elements here are lots of natural light, earth friendly materials and of course plants. The colour palettes are more neutral in hues of browns and pinks.
Tactility in surfaces with a mix of rough and soft textures could really add a lot of dimension within a simpler colour palette. We are particularly captivated by the use of materials and textures within built environments as seen in the collaborative work of Dustudio and Bayhauz from Auroville.
Add a visual and/or spatial connection to the outdoors, with balconies and gardens, or more plant islands and water bodies indoors.
To infuse small bits of this feeling into your home include textures to lend character and emotion to your spaces, Try our Table runners and placemats for that little touch of goodness.
Yellows can never go wrong, earthy ochres are a blessing, try our knotted placemats for textured touch of the earthy.
Or our select from a range of colours in our knotted table runners to add more dimension to your dining table.
Peaceful muted palettes in warm hues are central to this palette
Include textiles and natural materials that help you relax, like handwoven dhurries or wall hangings.
Psst… Visit your local market and find some handmade bamboo baskets to use as planters around the house to add a more natural touch to the material palette.
Modern meets traditional
Nothing says luxury like candles and roses, select from a lovely color palette in our candles section.
It's time to pay your ancestral home a visit. Traditional pieces with modern perspectives are a fun new way to give your home a modern yet luxurious feel. This theme is all about old world nostalgia mixed with a little modern functionality.
Create moody crafted corners, with dull metal shimmers and statement crafted decor. Got a fancy aunt with a quirky lamp collection? Go get it!
Using a combination of various light sources in a space will reflect off the mellow metallic surfaces around giving a slight glow to the space. Nicely done layered lighting can really transform the mood in a room. Or you could even use candles.
We are in absolute awe of Rhizome Design Studio’s take on the lota reimagined as a table. Check out their website and instagram for more such inspiring and collectible pieces.
To slowly add an old world charm, you can start with our bells and torans, compliment these with some hanging greens. Make a plant corner with thrifted furniture and knick knacks.
Design Practitioner, Researcher and Educator
Amisha Bajpai is a trained architect and designer, working with clothing, crafts and culture. An avid explorer of intersectionality in design research, practice and education. She is part of a design studio working closely with artisans in Ahmedabad, India, towards designing textiles, clothing and experiences. Her deep interest in cultures and histories surrounding spaces, textiles and clothing, are the driving forces of her writing endeavors.