Give your home a makeover with white walls, wooden furniture and period pieces a la the colonial interiors of Amangalla, Galle
Located in the historic quarter of Galle, Amangalla is housed in a 15th century building. Its colonial architecture and interior design is elegantly preserved to exude refined simplicity, while accommodating every modern comfort imaginable.
White plays a unifying role on the walls, window frames, ceilings and blinds, softening the natural light streaming in from the large windows. For a colonial touch in your interiors, dress it up with solid wooden furniture, royal blue linens and soothing soft furnishings. Team these with Burma teak floorboards or patterned tiles for an antiquated feel.
Invest in 19th century antiques and period furniture pieces — wooden trunks, heavy-set pettagama chests, four-poster beds and colonial-style mirrors and dressers — in dark browns. Print black and white photos and old nautical maps to dress the walls.
Continue the all-white theme in the bathrooms as well with a white bath tub, basins, linens, etc, and accessorise with a wooden towel stand.
For lighting, get your hands on all-glass, vintage or vintage-like hanging lamps and place over the bath tub, dining tables and even the bed. If you have a high ceiling, go all out with an elaborate chandelier over the staircase or as a statement piece in the living room.