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Friday, August 22

On Demand! India Inspired Bedrooms

Another mega post, On Demand!

Call them

Indian style bedrooms, or

Bedrooms inspired by India, or

Indian bedrooms

Here they are:

A collection of inspiration for turning your sleep abode into a piece of India!

But wait, this is just Part I of inspiration!

In Part Deux (aka' next post), I will share ideas on how readers outside India can re-create a mini India in their homes. From resources and stores available to you in your continent!

A touch of contemporary, a hint of tradition, loads of creativity and you have the recipe for today's bedroom design

Simple furnishing, modern chandelier. A traditional pichwai painting as the focal point in the room. A day bed of sorts in the niche of one wall, with cushions and bolsters

Gorgeous metal relief panel behind the bed. And matching cushions

Bed platform made from brick and mortar. Jaali (lattice work) design in the background

Wall mural above the bed with wooden puppets

Fabric/old paintings in gilt edged frames make a dramatic statement. Jasmine flowers in bowls as natural room freshener

Understated elegance. Rugs add a touch of color to this room

Straight line furniture. Dark wood goes well with an Indian setting

Another view of the bedroom with painting

Hint of Morocco?

Platform beds are quite popular in contemporary homes

Four Poster beds and drapes...

Umm...indulge in yards and yards of fabric! Sarees put to good use here

Silk bed cover, and fine muslin drape

Dreamy mosquito nets can be drapes too

Canopied bed

Gorgeous headboards

Kitschy bed! Old ceramic tiles and prints of Indian Gods and Goddesses adorn the headboard

Beautiful carved headboard

Old carved panel used as headboard here. Ikat fabric pieces on the ladder..

Sumptuous enough for a king..or a queen!

India. Means colors and vibrancy.

India. Also means simplicity and restrain

Charpai type bed

Simple adornment with a flower motif on the wall

And finally a look at traditional rooms. Bedrooms from the opulence of palaces...

Recreate a royal tent by covering the walls with India inspired fabric!

...to the grace of village homes

A bedroom from kutch

End of On Demand! post "India Inspired Bedrooms": Part I

Keep watching for Part II next week!

Happy Weekend!

[Image Sources: A lot of the images are from my personal archive of inspiration files, so unfortunately, I don't have the links. Thanks to all the sources from where I have collected the images over the years. Rest: slh.com, pro.corbis.com, allposters.com)


Fiber Focus said...

Wow! These are beautiful! So many variations... I especially like the textured wall treatments and bed drapes.

Are you going to give an update on your Chai Pilgrimage? Hope it was fun!

Elisa Day said...

Thank you! I love this post, I would love to have an india inspired bedroom. Have a nice weekend

Nay-K said...

great bedroom! i want to re-decorate my bedroom right now ;-)

At Home Redesigns said...

So beautiful! And relaxing...

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

OH!! I am in LOVE with just about ALL of these sumptuous rooms!

Lovely post. Lovely!

volksfaden said...

hi Bhavna
they are all so lovely but some how the image of the "charpai type bed" just knocks me over with it's amazingly beautiful simpilicity.....
thanks again

Geisslein said...

Very nice and inspiring pictures!
sunny greetings from germany

Patricia said...

Very inspiring! Lots of great ideas here. Thank you for sharing!

Marie Louise said...

Great post - I absolutely love your collection of "india" beds. They go on and on, one more beautiful than the other. I am so coveting them. Hmmm...have to rethink my bedroom!

Kanika Bahl said...

I simply love this post! the village inspired rooms are fantastic and loved all the drapes too..esp the red border ones..they remind of the bengali saris! its a great idea and very drmatic!

Samosas for One said...

Getting ready to move into a studio apt...and was looking for ideas on how to decorate it! Thanks!

Pilar said...

Absoluteky wondeful, charming, relaxing,....incredible....congratulation for such wondeful post...

Ananva said...

OOOOOOOH, these are fabulous. Where/how can we get a charpai in the US?

Patricia Gray said...

I love all these bedrooms, but I am partial to the beds with fabric canopies. Beautiful picutres, beautiful post....thanks!!

kendalee said...

Beautiful, beautiful every one - thank you!!

Petra :-) said...

thanks very much to leave a comment at my blog :-) :-)
I love this post, and read your blog in general, my favourite bedroom is the blue one with the ikat fabrics...a perfect place for rest and relaxing hours :-)

Sreelu said...

Bhavana, really really beautiful and exotic.

Ashley L. said...

these are all incredibly inspiring! i especially love the first one and the one with the fabric pieces on the ladder. beautiful!

paris parfait said...

These are all so beautiful - who could choose just one??!!

Affinity said...

so beautiful! i love your on demand posts :)

Modern Living Hawaii said...

These are amazing! Thank you Bhavana for another amazing post. The bed with the metal panels?! Beautiful!

flow said...

that second bedroom image totally caught my attention. thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!


Yoli said...

I am redoing my bedroom, it is tiny. This post could not have come at a better time. Your selections are equisite. You do India proud. So much beauty!

ambika said...

Given how much I'm longing for a floating bed, I really love the first set of images.

c and m said...

beautiful! do you mind my asking where the 5th photo is from? this one: Fabric/old paintings in gilt edged frames make a dramatic statement. Jasmine flowers in bowls as natural room freshener


Bhavna said...

THANK YOU ALL! for your wonderful comments :-)...I am so happy that you enjoyed this post! Don't forget to send me a pic of your re-done bedrooms! :-)

Bhavna said...

c and m...hello! this image if from the DeviGarh palace hotel :)

mag duru said...

fantastic posts on rooms...too in love with it..
thanks and thumbs up!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this post. I hate having to go through books and books for pictures of bedrooms for inspiration and this post puts it all in one place. I love your blog and it will definitely be a source of inspiration for me!

Anonymous said...

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I sometimes feel that many posts and whole sites are much alike this story...

Janice Hassel said...

Loved it

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