Indian interior design
History of style
According to researchers, the style was born more than 4,000 years ago. Therefore, Indian design began its formation even before the influence of cultures from different European countries. Before this stage in India, there were many original subtleties based on the perception of life values.
Culture in India did not develop as rapidly as in Japan or China. But when the country began to undergo military raids of Alexander the Great and colonization by England, the style began to undergo transformations. Therefore, now it is a riot of colors, contrasts, patterns and textures, as well as the monumentality characteristic of the Italians, and the classicism characteristic of the British. And, of course, the style has its own features, which we will discuss below.
Due to its diversity, the genre has become relevant in many countries around the world. Popularity he added Indian film industry. Feature films of the 90s showed luxurious homes, interesting customs and feelings of the heroes of films, in which viewers recognized themselves. Being impressed, people began to equip their homes in the Indian way.
The peak of the development of electronic technologies was reflected in the features of the interiors. However, the abundance of electronics, plastic, shiny metal is not for everyone’s liking.
Tired of the intense pace of life, accompanied by technical progress, many people are looking for peace in their own homes. Indian design is the best fit for such purposes. From him breathes the sacrament of meditation, self-knowledge, harmony with oneself and the world. Such an environment will distract you from worldly fuss, fill your body with energy, and your soul with peace of mind.
The situation in the Indian traditions will suit those who are tired of the city bustle, who like Indian culture and customs. It is also a good solution for those who decide to master mantras and meditations. An appropriate environment will contribute to self-improvement, stress relief and willpower.
Given the centuries-old popularity of Indian practices and culture, the style remains popular and popular. Designers often receive orders for its implementation in private houses and apartments.
Consider the main features characteristic of the Indian interior:
Spacious rooms with arched windows.
Saturated, bright colors – yellow, crimson, red, green, gold prevail. Dark brown and pastel colors are also used.
The main materials are natural stone, marble, natural plaster, brass, copper, gilding, wood, forging.
Textiles from natural fabrics (linen, silk, cotton, wool) – massive bedspreads, decorative rollers, pillows, drapery.
Colorful silk or wool rugs.
Pilasters and columns.
Stained glass windows made of natural wood (partitions, ceilings, doors).
Furniture is most often low from rattan or wood with moderate carvings. Forged items may be present.
The lighting used central chandeliers, small lamps with shades of colored glass, lampshades warm colors.
Indian interior items – paintings and statues, handicrafts, canopies. Especially popular images of elephants, tigers, deities. In the latter case, when choosing the image of the deity should be careful. In culture, there are more than 1000 deities, among which are the gods of life and prosperity, as well as the gods of death.