Gujarati Homes - A Peek into their Decor

Regional Architecture & Interiors Dated:  Feb. 24, 2014
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Gujarat is a land of rich culture. It is the land of colors. It is home to a large chunk of India’s business class. Gujarat has seen tremendous developments in every avenue in recent times, particularly economic. In spite of these developments, Gujarat has been able to preserve its rich cultural heritage. We take a sneak peek into Gujarati home Decor and bring you the best ideas for your home!

Gujarati woodwork: Woodwork is an ancient art of the state. In a traditional Gujarati living room, do expect to see intricate woodcarvings in all kinds of furniture. The baithak or Dewan is beautifully carved, as is the traditionally designed sofa-set. The Gujarati household treats a swing, or a jhoola as an essential component of their living room area. 


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Gujarati handiwork: The state is home to hundreds of artisans who are as talented as you could imagine, and they whip up all sorts of decorative pieces that could adorn a living room, a bedroom, a kitchen and even a bathroom. The best part about these handicrafts is that they’re made in small home or cottage industries and hence, will not burn a huge hole in your pocket.

  
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Handloom and Needlework: Gujarat is home to a large handloom and embroidery industry which permeates most of their decor style. Gujarati textile, upholstery and furnishings are very intricate and involve a lot of hard work on the part of the artisans. Gujarat-made upholstery and furnishings are available mostly in warm colors like red, orange, yellow and other such rich colors, which add a very rich feel to your space. Cushion covers, bed covers, pillow cases etc. give a beautiful, ethnic character to your home.

 

 
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Gujarati pottery: Gujarati pottery has been famous and revered since the time of Indus Valley Civilization. There are beautiful options available if you wish to include earthenware in your home decor. A lot of home-decor articles are made by the Gujarati artisans, which include earthen lamps, clay figurines and the like. You can place these on showcases or in your sitting area side tables, and give a plush, traditional look to your home.

 
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Bandhani drapes: An idea from the annals of Gujarat has been playing in my mind for quite some time now. Bandhani, or tie-and-die dupattas or sarees, can be used as drapes in your home. If you’re a fan of colors and like to play with them liberally, bandhani may be a cost effective yet beautiful way to go.

 
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Furnishings: Furnishings from Gujarat can be beautiful additions to your home. The Gujarati embroidered toran is believed to bring wealth and prosperity into your home, while looking like a million bucks itself. Sheets, dewan covers and other such material from Gujarat are equally rich and colorful and add a traditional touch to your home.


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We hope these ideas helped, and that you can implement some of these in your dream home. One can’t go too wrong the Gujarat way!

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