Don’t let the monsoon take away your sunshine. Experiment with these ideas and give your home a lively look. Photo credit: (Left) Chanakya Patel; (Right) Kunal Bhatia
The much-awaited monsoon not only brings joy and a sense of romance but also gloomy skies and musky smells into your home. Enjoy the spell without making your living space look grey and dull. By adding small décor elements, you can combat the dullness and add a bit of cheer without burning a hole in your pocket.
Monsoons in India: Trap the Dirt
Rains means muddy shoes, dirty water, drenched umbrellas and raincoats. To ensure that your home remains dry and fresh throughout the season, invest in some high-absorbent dirt trappers. Darker colours that camouflage the mud and dirt can keep your home aesthetically appealing while also doing the job.
Monsoons in India: Refresh your Upholstery
Beat the dullness of monsoon by bringing in fresh, new decor elements. Bring in colourful cushion covers, bedsheets and more to add a pop of colour to keep the grey weather at bay. Vibrant colours like orange, pink and sunny yellow can give your home a brighter and open look, lifting your spirits immediately.
Monsoons in India: Add Fresh Flowers
Plants and flowers have a way of adding cheer and positivity to interiors. Introduce new vases to vacant areas or turn old wine bottles into planters and fill them up with gorgeous lilies, jasmines, roses and more that’ll add a fresh vibe to your home.
Monsoons in India: Perfumed Candles
Another way to combat the odour that comes along with monsoons is to light a few scented candles around the home. Choose aesthetically-pleasing varieties that come in various fragrances. Add a touch of warmth to your home and enjoy the zen these beauties bring along with them.
Monsoons in India: Swap Curtains
Invest in fabrics like sheer or lace that are thin enough to let the sunlight in and are also breathable. Heavy draperies like cotton or velvet can trap the musty smell in the home, and make it seem darker. Sheer curtains give a light and airy feel to spaces.
Monsoons in India: Maintain Wooden Furniture
The arrival of monsoon means it’s time to take care of your wooden furniture and antiques. Wood tends to inflate during rains and can change shape of doors and furniture. Take proper care of it by sealing its surface before the monsoons. Plan ahead of time.
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