Borrow from the interiors of Bungalow 99 to add a touch of serenity to your home
From monochrome rooms and muted linens to soft furnishings and earthy rugs – each element at Bungalow 99 is designed to create an ambience of relaxation to calm your senses.
The abundant use of fresh flowers, placed in earthen vases, adds an element of homeliness and freshness to the rooms. For an effortless centrepiece, put them in an ornamental vase and place it on your centre table.
Large windows work best in bringing in a sense of openness to any room, so carve these out wherever possible. If privacy is your concern, swap out steel nets with sliding wood doors.
While deciding on the colours for the house, greys, browns and whites also make a good pick. It helps in creating a soft, muted look that creates a feeling of tranquillity. Light pastel shades such as powder blues can work too. If you crave that pop of colour, use rugs in warm, earthy colours.
For terraces and balconies, steer away from the obvious choice of bean bags and wicker chairs and make a beeline for the traditional khat or charpoy. This provides extra seating and can even double up as a spot to put up your legs and laze.
A great way to separate spaces in your living room is by using an L-shaped seating arrangement. Using this shape as reference, you can add in details such as end and centre tables, rugs and even a floor lamp.
If you’re placing the dining table against a wall, try your hand at mixed seating, as seen in this Bungalow 99 room. Lightly padded wireframe furniture makes a room seem visually light, so opt for them over heavily upholstered dining chairs.
You don’t always have to decorate blank walls and columns with some sort of artwork. What you can do is make an inbuilt bookshelf to store your books and even display a few selected trinkets.
Another great way of utilising dead walls is by placing a sideboard against it. This provides extra storage and the top can be used as a mini-showcase for your travel finds.
If you’re lucky enough to own a terrace flat in the city, try these tips. Swap your regular flooring with wooden floorboards. As a point of interest, purchase a charpoy with turned legs that allows you extra seating and a place to laze around on sweltering summer days. Lastly, add plenty of potted greens to complete the look.