New year’s is the perfect time for spreading joy and harmony. Days leading up to the end of the year will pass by in a flurry of motions like setting up lights and decor on the balcony, or getting one’s home ready for celebrating with friends and family. Even though the year has started out on a rough note, it can end with smiles and laughter. Your home has to be a reflection of your inner thoughts and feelings – it has to be clean, elegant, and luxurious.
Fret not, here are some curated tips and tricks to spruce up your abode from Abhishek Chadha, CEO and Designer of premium Interior Design firm The KariGhars.
A surefire way to add a sensational element to your home is by having good lighting. Since New years is all about celebrations, it would be remiss of us if we didn’t mention the importance of an impeccable lighting scheme. Lighting can make or break the overall feel of the room. Amp up the look of any room in a jiffy by using electric diyas or a well placed hanging wall fixture. This is a great time to upgrade your lighting fixtures to allow more natural light into your homes while doubling down on the artificial lights with the strategic use of cove lighting and accent lighting. A sustainable option of outdoor lighting will be showstoppers and will draw attention to themselves. They add the perfect is the use of solar lights. Not only will these lights look aesthetically pleasing, they will also add an element of feasibility. Adding gold or silver accents in a variety of textures is another way of adding a touch of royalty to your homes, says Designer Abhishek Chadha. Select a few decor pieces in these aristocratic colors, like vases, candles, curios, and place them in the most public areas of the house like the living room. These colours amount of luxe and grandeur to homes. Balance them out with the use of soft pastel colors like pinks and blues in the form of drapes or napkins, which will also serve to add a poised touch to the interiors of the house. For instance, you can have a beautiful set of armchairs covered in a whimsical pink print along with a minimalistic sofa covered in a powder blue upholstery that can be decorated along with a few plants.
Believe it or not, having an accent wall can make your space more distinct looking and desirable. Accent walls can also be a bright, solid color like turquoise or ruby red. However, we recommend going with a cityscape as it can add space and dimension to a room. The use of fresh bright coloured flowers like marigold for an instant lift-me up of the decor is highly recommended during the festive season. Taper, votive, pillar candles as part of table decor gives a festive vibe to the whole expanse. Further, the use of cushion covers with more gold, rose gold, copper, silver accents complement the overall aesthetic of the house.
New year’s is a time to spend with your loved ones. However, sometimes, it can be difficult to decorate the house given the changing times and trends. We hope that this handy-dandy guide might have helped you narrow down the options available when it comes to welcoming a new year.