Home is the only amiable place where you seek solace and refuge from an otherwise chaotic life. The inevitable disarray in our lives calls for a well kept home in order to balance out the mayhem. It is quite understandable that you try hard to decorate your house the best way you can. However, it is advisable to keep authenticity and ease in mind as it is pivotal for a friendly ambience. What better way to decorate your home than to collect exquisite handicraft items that are simple yet elegant?
India is a land of rich and varied heritage with an interesting cultural background to match. It is home to myriad handicraft activities. Each state has specific handicraft practices to flaunt. Craft on fabric, marble, metal and paper are also equally popular.
Home decorative items may be hand made or artistically created from simple raw materials. The colour of the floor and walls are important factors for choosing the specific kind of home décor. Bedding, showpieces, wall hangings, paintings, upholstery, utility artefacts, curtains, cushions, puja-thalis and utensils can be included as part of home décor, as they help beautify or refurbish a home. Most Indian interior decorators stress upon the originality of home décor, as it is apt for an oriental setup.
Wall decorations made by employing the art of metal embossing, charcoal painting, glass painting and thread work on fabric are very much in vogue. You may also decorate your home with hand painted table cloth or bed covers highlighted with Sanganeri prints. These authentic designs are brought to you all the way from Rajasthan. They not only look exquisite but also add an oriental touch to your home.
Decorative items like jewellery boxes and key holders can be made eye-catching with typical art work on them. For example, key holders embellished with paintings of the ‘raas-leela’ and jewellery boxes with the authentic minakari work on them, are excellent artefacts to decorate your walls with. Wooden boxes are made attractive with metal embossed edges. Then there are artefacts made of brass like brass containers, wall hangings and showpieces with animal motifs which are not just elegant but also very Indian. German-Silver jewellery boxes never go out of style and buying them once means they are going to ornament your home for years. They may also adorn your dressing table besides the jewellery locker.
There is no Indian home without a puja room, therefore puja thalis are an integral part of a household. Thalis made of brass, copper and stainless steel with an authentic touch of fine-art are priceless. These items of utility could be used during festive occasions or on a regular basis as they are highly durable. Crafted wooden mandirs are prominent handicraft items that can be used as home decor. The carving is so pleasing to the eye that you would not want to miss having one to beautify your puja room.
The drawing room is that place of the house where you unwind, entertain guests and practically live for most of your stay at home. This place definitely calls for excellent decoration and refinement. Vases, enthralling minakari bowls, brass and other metal idols, wooden idols with intricate carvings, wooden undercut showpieces, attractive marble inlay work, and striking showpieces carved out of marble make ideal decorative items. Artefacts chiselled out of marble come in varying shapes and sizes. They are a specialty in the state of Rajasthan. Marble incense holders, marble utility containers and ashtrays are a few marble marvels that make exceptional decorative pieces for your drawing room.
No home is complete without people to live in them. It is you who decides the intricacies or simplicity of your home. The style of the décor largely depends on personal choices and creativity. Online marts are by far the easiest way of procuring artefacts to redo your home or set up a new one. And interestingly, handicraft items never go out of style. Make sure to pick up few of the ever green handicraft items, as you prepare to refurbish your house to give it that much needed vivacity. If you are looking for an oriental yet modern look, and want to manage costs as well, the well-designed and cost effective handicraft items are indeed the best bet.
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