With no sun and cloudy days in monsoon, the interiors may start to appear gloomy and preparing homes for the monsoon can be challenging but understanding the appropriate colours, textures and configurations can help maintain the interior’s character while overcoming the gloom. These efforts are needed because home is where one spends two-third of their time hence, it is absolutely essential that one is never bored of that space.
Home, interior design tips: Make your house colourful and vibrant with these decor ideas (Photo by Steph Wilson on Unsplash)
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Ar Anupriya Sahu, Founder and Design Head at Alankaram in MP, revealed that some tips to make your house colourful and vibrant are to pick one primary colour and pop it up with secondary colours, and use colours through a balanced mix of printed, textured solids and patterns.
She said, “As the monsoon clouds roll in, bringing relief from the scorching sun, it’s time to infuse some vibrant colours into your living space. Your home is more than just a place to live; it’s your sanctuary, your haven, and the backdrop to countless memories. With the monsoon season here, it’s the perfect time to infuse your living spaces with vibrant colours and creative décor. After all, home is where you spend a significant portion of your time, and it should never be a dull or uninspiring place.”
She suggested the following creative décor ideas to transform your house –
1. Embrace a Vibrant Palette:
Start by selecting a primary colour that resonates with you and your space. It could be a cheerful sunshine yellow, a calming sea blue, or a lively leafy green. This primary colour will serve as the anchor for your décor theme, a background for highlighting either your furniture pieces or artworks.
2. Pop it up with Secondary Colours:
To add depth and personality to your space, introduce secondary colours that complement your primary choice. For example, if you’ve chosen a soothing blue, consider accents of coral, mustard, or even a lively fuchsia. These secondary colours can be infused through cushions, artwork, or smaller pieces of furniture.
3. Balance is Key:
Achieving a vibrant yet balanced look is the goal. Mix and match colours through printed fabrics, textured solids, and patterns. Consider adding colourful throws, rugs, or curtains to breathe life into your living room or bedroom. Layering neutral colours such as beige or off-white help maintain equilibrium.
4. Play with Patterns:
Don’t shy away from using patterns, especially vibrant tropical ones. Geometric prints, floral designs, or ethnic motifs can add a playful and energetic vibe to your interiors. Incorporate these patterns through cushions, upholstery, or even wallpapers.
5. Bring in Nature:
Adding indoor plants or flowers can instantly lift the mood and create a refreshing atmosphere. Greenery not only adds colour but also contributes to a healthier indoor environment.
6. Wall Art and Paintings:
Consider adorning your walls with vibrant artwork or paintings. This can be an e