Blend traditional and modern designs with cues from the interiors at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
The interiors at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer are an amalgamation of traditional Rajasthani décor and modern designs, where carved marble co-exist harmoniously with sleek, sharp lined hardwood furniture.
The use of wood and marble jalis keeps the rooms light and airy while also acting like a screen, separating private areas from the common ones.
Use mirrors, especially in small rooms for an illusion of more space. Switch the headboard in your bedroom or an art work in your living room with a mirror and notice the difference.
Fresh flowers make the best centre pieces – they add colour in monotone rooms and bring in an element of freshness as well. If you do not have space for large floral arrangements, group small shot glasses with individual flowers to create a delicate display.
Make the most of the sunlight streaming into your house by building a ledge skirting your window. Top it up with a mattress and some pillows for a reading area. If you have full-length windows, you can utilise a corner to create low seating for an informal living room.
Adopt this jali idea to create a makeshift entryway if your door opens directly opens into the living room. It doesn’t block the view entirely and yet gives some semblance of privacy.
We love how the columns frame the bed and the window behind it, naturally drawing the eye of the viewer to the centre of the room. You can replicate this look in your bedroom with the help of a bare framed four poster and a large artwork on the back wall.
Substitute the regular bean bags with large floor pillows for an extra cushy seat and a heavy dose of colour. To block out harsh, direct sunlight streaming into your room, opt for sheer, billowing curtains. These are visually light and diffuse sunlight for a soft glow.
Want your artworks to shine? Place a spotlight above them to draw the eye. Set a small bench with ornate legs at the end of the bed for more seating. You could also replace it with a trunk to store extra linen, throws and duvets.
Experiment with arched doorways instead of the regular geometric ones. Similarly, frame your mirrors for a rich look, instead of hanging them bare.
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