Preparing your home for the monsoons can be difficult as the lack of sun and cloudy days in the monsoons can start to make rooms look dark, but understanding the right colors, textures and compositions can help reduce darkness. This allows you to maintain the character of your interior while overcoming this. These efforts are necessary because the home is the place where he spends two thirds of his time and it is absolutely necessary to never get bored in the space.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Ar Anupriya Sahu, founder and head of design at Alankaram, MP, shares her tips for making your home colorful and vibrant by choosing one primary color and using it as a I made it clear that it was all about making it pop with secondary colors and using a variety of colors. A balanced combination of prints, textured solids and patterns.
“As the monsoon clouds gather and bring relief from the scorching sun, it’s time to incorporate vibrant colors into your living spaces. Your home is more than just a place to live. It’s your sanctuary, your haven. It is the backdrop for countless memories. The monsoon season is the perfect time to incorporate bright colors and creative decorations into your living spaces. After all, your home is where you spend a significant portion of your time. It should never be a boring or uninspiring place.”
She suggested the following creative decoration ideas to transform your home –
1. Adopt a vibrant palette:
Start by choosing primary colors that resonate with you and your space. It can be a cheerful, sunny yellow, a calm sea blue, or a lively leaf green. This primary color acts as an anchor for your decor theme and a backdrop to highlight your furniture and artwork.
2. Pop up using secondary colors.
To add depth and character to your space, introduce secondary colors that complement your main selection. For example, if you choose a muted blue, consider accents of coral, mustard, or even vibrant fuchsia. These secondary colors can be injected through cushions, artwork, or small pieces of furniture.
3. Balance is key:
The goal is to achieve a vibrant yet balanced look. Combine colors through printed fabrics, textured solids, and patterns. Consider adding colorful throws, rugs, and curtains to inject some life into your living room or bedroom. Layering neutral colors like beige and off-white will help maintain balance.
4. Let’s play with patterns:
Don’t be afraid to use patterns, especially bright tropical patterns. Geometric prints, floral patterns and ethnic motifs give the interior a playful and energetic vibe. Incorporate these patterns into cushions, upholstery, and even wallpaper.
5. Embrace nature:
Placing plants and flowers indoors can instantly lift your mood and create a refreshing atmosphere. Greenery not only adds color but also contributes to a healthier indoor environment.
6. Wall art and paintings:
Consider decorating your walls with vibrant artwork or paintings. This is a great way to bring some color into your home. Look for items that resonate with your chosen color palette.
Adding to the list of tips, Devika Khosla, Creative Director at The Works Interiors, recommends:
Take advantage of monsoon conditions that are suitable for plant growth. Considering the drop in temperature and increase in humidity, introduce indoor plants that will grow during this season. Consider incorporating wonder greenery like fittonia, monstera obliqua, anthurium, syngonium, and ferns to inject freshness into your interiors. These plant varieties are well-suited to surviving in limited sunlight and require minimal maintenance, making them ideal for vibrant indoor displays.
- Enliven the atmosphere with scent
The power of scent has a dramatic effect on the atmosphere of a room. Choose the scent that best lifts your mood and prevents unpleasant odors that can come from stagnant rainwater. Use lightly scented candles, incense sticks, and essential oils to purify the air and create a joyful atmosphere. Add a touch of magic to your indoor space with the enchanting scent of jasmine and moringa, perfect for the monsoon season.
The interior layout of a space plays an important role in shaping the overall appeal of the space. Each season brings its own charm, so you need a fresh theme that blends in with the surrounding environment. During the cold and damp monsoon season, curtains play an important role. Consider using sheer curtains in pastel or neutral tones decorated with textured patterns. Plenty of natural light floods in, brightening up the space while giving it a sophisticated feel.
(i) Infuse a positive vibe into the atmosphere by incorporating cushions, rugs, and carpets that boast vibrant colors and appealing textures. To add even more subtlety to your design, consider using a wicker or wicker basket with your throw.
(ii) Wall artwork has great potential to enhance interiors. Swap your bland monochrome artwork for vibrant pieces that counteract the monsoon gloom. Plus, updating your lamps can quickly change the mood of your space. Choosing lighting arrangements such as ambient lighting or mood lighting works very well in cold environments and creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere during the rainy season. By carefully rethinking your interior layout, you can equip your space to thrive with vibrancy and style during the monsoons.
Redecorating your interiors as the seasons change is a great way to inject freshness and vitality into your living spaces. With thoughtful consideration and a touch of creativity, you can transform your living space into a cozy and refreshing sanctuary this monsoon season.
Embrace the beauty of changing weather to give your interior a new look and make your home a fun place to enjoy even on rainy days. Whether you choose lush potted plants, stylish home decor, or simple furniture, you can not only enhance your home decoration scheme but also create a more refreshing and lively atmosphere during the monsoon period .