Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Alpona art to decorate the floors

Bengali traditional art - Alpona for floor design

Alpona is a a Bengali art form that originates from villages which is believed to bring good fortune to our homes .It can be seen in most of the Bengali homes during festivities, ceremonies and celebrations.

alpana design by indian woman

Alpana is a term that has been derived from the word in the Sanskrit language, alimpana, meaning ornamental plastering. 

alpona sample design

This art is basically a style of decorating and designing the floor with beautiful patterns. The medium used for these patterns is the staple food of Bengal that is rice paste. But nowadays some other mediums are common too like acrylic, paste of chalks and so on.
alpona art of bengal

an alpona design of bengali lakshmi pooja

white alpona design

Gradually it has become one of the most popular floor decoration method. It is also known as rangoli in some parts of India. 

alpona art for floor design

The designs are symbolic and common to the entire country and can include geometrical. The drawing is spontaneous and the art is passed on to the women folk from their elders.

designing of floor by alpona

bright alpona design for floor

So why don't we try it sometimes on some ceremony and festival. I am sure most of the Indian ladies are acquainted with rangoli or alpana. Lets try out some time and i m sure you are going to love it.

All images are sourced from google search.

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Indian Sari for interiors

Indian Sari can do wonders

Well sitting at home on weekends, lots of ideas keep coming to our minds. I had an encounter with a nice idea recently. All of us do have some n number of saris. Some of them we have stopped wearing.

So instead of throwing them  out can we use them artistically? Of course we can.

cushion covers made out of banarasi sari

What about making some nice cushion covers, wall pieces, pillow covers, bedsheets and even table cloths out of them. Yes we can do that, and they can look ravishing.

colorful cushion made from indian sari

white cushion cover from traditional indian sari

indian cushion cover

table cloth made from sari

table cloth from sari border

beautiful bedsheet made from sari

yellow sari for bed sheet

maroon sari for making bedsheet

traditional indian sari for pillows

pillow covers

lovely pillow covers

Stitch at home or get it done from a tailor. Add your own style to the designs and make whatever you like from the sari. 

indian silk sari

We can select some very colorful saris and turn our interiors more appealing and elegant.

So lets try it out friends and if you like it do let me know.

All images are sourced from google search.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lamps to add style to your Interiors

Lamps and Interiors

Hi friends , its been many days since I wrote my last blog. Some work kept me lil busy. But now i m back in action.

This post of mine is dedicated to my love for lamps.

You can easily say I am fascinated by lamps. Lamps give you a whole new experience and atmosphere. Be it any size shape or color I just adore them. 

They bring a special sence of warmth  and a nice aura to our homes. I feel the interiors is incomplete without reference to lamps.

beautiful lamps for interiors

For any living room A lamp brings in a new defination to design. It can be a contrast to the walls of the living room. This can work as color balancing effect.

lamp to decorate living room

living room blue lighting

If the living room has a soft color theme then a soft coloured lamp can make a soothing effect.

Luxury interior design using lamps

lamp to decorate living room

For bedrooms too I generally prefer soft colured lamps. But a bright contrast lighting can also do wonders.

lamp to beautify bedroom

lamp for bedroom

Apart from the colour that the lamp provides, the designs also matter a lot. There are lot of interesting designs  in different shapes and sizes available in the market.

lamp designed as a tree

lamp in the design of lotus

bubble shaped lamp

designer floor lamp

colorful lamp

So for your home you can opt for a unique design. This adds your inner style to your interiors. So, not only different colors but also the forms, materials and sizes can be considered while choosing a lamp for your home.

crystal lamp

pendant lamp

contemporary art in lamps

Ofcourse the tradition lamp style also works but we can try out some new modern designs as well.

All images are sourced from google search.
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