Rajasthan is a land of majestic monuments, rich heritage, and traditional art forms that never fail to impress the visitors. For those residing outside the state, it’s a well-known fact that a mere thought of Rajasthan is a reminder of the vibrant and regal place that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world.
The state garners so much of love and attention from tourists, that they often buy loads of stuff from the Rajasthani markets to decorate their homes. The traditional clothes, the footwear, the prints, the accessories, the wall hangings; there are numerous items that truly represent the essence of Rajasthani culture and may not be found anywhere else.
Considering the popularity and image of Rajasthani culture, here are some Rajasthani style interior decoration ideas that will render your home a brand new look and would also leave a long last lasting impression on your guests.
Low seating arrangements found in most of the palaces is a clear indication of Rajput lifestyle. Bringing a low seating arrangement at home would make it look like a royal place. You can use a two-person bed with cushions, quilts, and bed covers with Rajasthani style embroidery will be eye-pleasing and offer a grand appearance.
Apart from this, a low-hanging swing or a table with cushioned chairs in the living area will give a perfect theme to the ambiance. Using vibrant colors like mellow-green, bright pink, with a blend of sober shades of mustard and maroon will complete the overall look.
Miniature paintings are highly famous in Rajasthan that were brought in the state by Mughals in the 16th century. The state is known for miniature paintings depicting the life of Rajputs and mythological tales. These paintings became an art form in the state and were categorized into Mewar, Marwar, Hadoti, and Dhundar schools. Although obtaining the originals may be out of the question because of the high budget, unless and until you are fond of antiques. However, you can also buy replicas from the local Rajasthani markets (that are equally magnificent) and put them in your living room.
Rajasthan has a huge variety of textiles involving works like block print, leheriya, bandhej, and mirror work. You can use it for bed covers, cushions, pillow covers, table covers, or simply go for hand-woven intricate wall tapestries. Another way is to combine them with eccentric colored wall hangings and wooden Jharokha paintings.
Mirror work is quite popular in Rajasthan whether it’s the keychain, wall hanging items, attire, handbag, umbrellas, and what not. You can either use mirror designs in your cushion covers and table covers or just put a few pieces of mirrors in the triangle or square shapes and hang them through a thread along with other objects like stuffed birds to make it look like a wind chime.
Puppets, also known as Kathputlis, are wooden dolls draped in colorful stuff including red, yellow, and gold shades. However these dolls are not merely used for the puppet show, you can also buy these and hang them around across your doorway. Another way to decorate the house with puppets is to arrange them in a frame or a scene from a mythological tale like Ramayana or Mahabharata.