Here's How To Set Up An Indian Living Room In 6 Easy Steps!

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When we talk about an Indian living room, certain elements stand out. Like the fragrance of agarbatti (incense sticks), cool artsy carpets, bright printed cushion covers, the one metal Nataraj figurine, those Buddha statues, or even traditional paintings. You get the drift, right? Honestly, you can be desi in your own way, and to get you started, here are some classic elements that can help you decorate your Indian living room.

Step 1: Wooden Furniture

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Explore Wooden Furniture

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Our heritage speaks for itself. Heavy wooden furniture with carvings, and inlays has been around for centuries. Antique furniture can be quite heavy on the pocket especially if you aren't entitled to any inheritance! Though you can get furniture with the similar look. Think of adding armchairs and swirl stools from Chumbak, and jharokha from Aakriti Art Creations.

Looking to buy antique furniture in person? This guide will be a major help.

Step 2: Add Framed Fabric Paintings

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It isn’t really more Indian than having fabrics framed on your walls. Be it the intricate artistry of the ikat fabrics or loud embroidered florals surrounding a painting or traditional motif. We get your love for the same. While you can get your own fabric of choice framed, we suggest Studio Moya. You can also shop for frames and add your religious or ethic paintings to them.

Discover Indian-themed wall art and decor from Eswar Vintage.

Step 3: Soft Furnishings With Traditional Prints

Bedsheets & Curtains

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When comfort comes into play, soft furnishings are where you must get it absolutely right. While picking good quality bedsheets and curtains, you can choose sets that have an ethnic print. This will give an elevated and Indian touch to your bedroom or drawing room. SPACES, D'Decor Live Beautiful, and Layers are some of the brands you can shop from.

Step 4: Add A Spiritual Touch

Wall Decor

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My Pooja Box has religious artefacts, aroma diffusers, and spiritual wall hangings to infuse spirituality into your home. Pushpshala's brass incense holders are great options just as Sevgi's candles and incense sticks are. You can add more colour to your walls or the puja room with The Wishlist's hand-painted plate paintings and wall art that have ethnic designs on them. Raga Arts, with their Tanjore paintings, make great additions to your living room for their rich artistry. We recommend Hasthkala Curators for exquisitely artsy tribal wall accents.

If you love choices as much as we do, here's an entire collection of wall decor.

Step 5: Add Metal Vases & Accents

Metal Vases & Accents

Metal Vases & Accents

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Adding brass decor to your home will ensure your place is chic without coming off as too ostentatious. Brass wall hangings and accents contribute a metallic, rustic charm to your home. Head to eCraftIndia for unique brass wall hangings and diyas like this handcrafted peacock brass showpiece with diya. However, if you don't prefer the blingy gold or silver but still want the metallic shine, we suggest the sleek and minimal brass floaters set from The Decor Remedy. Jazz up your home with candle holders from Assemblage.

This list will help you to find more ways to add brass to your home.

Step 6: Invest In Dhurries (Indian Rugs)

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Jaipur Rugs

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No hallway is complete without that extra layer of clothing that comes from dhurries—handwoven flatloom. The floral ones from Design Station will add a burst of life to your room. However, if you prefer plain cotton dhurriesKadam Haat has a wide range of handwoven dhurries in plain solid colours with tassels at the edges. We also love Jaipur Rugs for their collection of silk, wool, and cotton rugs that come in abstract, geometric, and floral patterns.