Rajasthani homes- rich, elegant and colourful

Regional Architecture & Interiors Dated:  March 6, 2014
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Simple, elegant and royal are the three words to define Rajasthani inspired home. The rich flamboyance of earthy colours, royal rides of camels, elephants and horses and tales of raja-rani have created a taste of art, culture and heritage. 
Antique flower vases, hookahs, tables, rugs, lamp shades and other decorative items adorn the decor of havelis or palaces. The traditional stories of Rajasthan courtyard are becoming popular for beautification of homes. The ‘print’ word is spreading across the world with interior and fashion designers - infusing raja-rani tales in their designs, block and floral prints, tie-dye for a summery, cool and light impact on the interiors of the home, amid royal élan.  We s bring 4 classic ideas to decorate your home in Rajasthani Style.

paintingsWall Painting Design Idea by: Ramesh Iyer

Block Prints

Block prints are quite popular not only in west India but also across the globe. Depicting courtyard tales in form of human figurines, animals and dancing figures are quite elaborative styles in homes. Bed and pillow covers, paintings, wall hangings, table cloths, curtains, cushion covers display the unique power of story-telling. 
Adding to the art of block prints, floral block prints or vegetable print are quite popular as well. Furthermore, various fashion designers have used block prints for their apparel designs. 

Earthy Colours

Earthy colours such as brick red and burnt orange are common colours seen in Rajasthani designs. Using eye-popping Rajasthani tones - natural hues of sky blue, peacock blue, emerald green, and yellow brings vibrancy in home. However, you can adopt the earthy tones for curtains and sofa sets. Try painting one wall brick red. You will feel a very Rajasthani ambience.

Dinner TableDinner Table Design by: Bindu Narayan

Low-Lying Furniture

Simple, small and sober furniture pieces give an elegant look to the drawing room. Low lying bed or diwan which was used by the royal kings while addressing the court gives a royal feel to the entire room. To match the diwan, bring in low-lying two-seater chairs and two single chairs with broad sitting space. Keep the room spacious and add small side tables to match the sitting arrangement.

Hanging Ceiling LightHanging Ceiling Light Design Idea by: Sonali Shah

Wall Hangings

In Rajasthani culture, wall hangings play a pivotal role in decorating the homes. Puppets are one of the common wall hanging elements among patch works, thread work of camels and animals, and paintings depicting royal courtyards. 
The patch work can be used in various formats of wall pocket hangings, curtains, and cushion cover as well. Also the Rajasthan’s tie-dye art is popular in designing wall hangings as well.

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