Go glocal with your home decor
Be it curios or décor items from your travel, the world is making its way into your living room! We show you how to own this trend
MATTER OF (ARTE)FACT
The flavour of a destination is evident in the pieces of décor, which you can bring back home with you. Artefacts, which reflect the culture and lifestyle of the country they belong to, are popular travel picks. “When we travel to a new destination, everything is alien and thus, everything looks unique and interesting. Instead of being a compulsive buyer, opt for pieces that you are instantly attracted to and the ones that gel with the overall theme of your home,” says Nipoon Agrawal, Director, Anemos.
TIP: While buying a décor item, think about its utility value. Also, if it’s a bigger piece, then make sure it goes with the theme of your house
MEMOIRS ARE FOREVER
Maps, globes, flags, ceramic/metal plates, stamps, match boxes, lapel pins, cards—items synonymous with travel can be cleverly incorporated in the house. A photo gallery with travel pictures can evoke holiday memories. Speaking fondly of how he has infused travel memoirs in his home décor, Delhi-based CEO of a healthcare IT company, Ashok Singhal, says, “I have incorporated items from each of the 70 countries I have been to in my home interiors. While my living room has towering buildings, cigars and music albums on one side, the other side has a collection of wine bottles from around the world.”
TIP: Travel mementos need expert handling, regular winding and careful cleaning so that they remain intact for life
RECREATE A DREAM
Sometimes a place inspires you so much that you want to recreate your home or a room on those lines. For example, if you love the beach, all the objects in your room can reflect the beauty of the beach. “Here, the trick is to avoid obvious mementos. Play with understated, unique and quirky objects and pick them up not from the tourist shops, but from the local stores in the bylanes or flee markets,” shares Simone Arora, Director, Simone, a luxury home concept store.
TIP: Don’t restrict yourself to the regular. Spend a lot of time and effort looking around for unique pieces for that understated elegance
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