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Interior lighting is a central aspect of your home’s design. You can manipulate your home’s atmosphere just by how you position the lighting and the kind of fixtures you use. Lighting design also changes from room to room. What works in the living room will not necessarily work in the kitchen or the bedroom. The lighting has to reflect the functions and feel of each space. Like any other part of interior décor, lighting design keeps changing. Technology is one reason for these changes. As manufacturers come up with advanced fixtures and bulbs, homeowners incorporate them into their homes. Tastes and preferences also change with generations. Each room requires differing reflection of the functions and space feeling. Lighting design is an ever-changing technological solution with various shapes, sizes, metals and finishes.Year by year, you have more and more design options available for onward fixtures and bulbs. Nowadays, you can find a large variety of lighting styles, such as Art Deco, vintage lighting, mid-century and many more. That is why we have vintage lighting, Art Deco, Mid-century Modern and so on. While 2021 will not bring any radical changes in lighting design, there are several notable trends every homeowner should take…
Mid-Century Style is defined by several factors. The style gives us clean lines, gentle organic curves, a passion for different materials and shapes. Mid-Century Modern Interior Design is the design movement which took the world in its grip between 1945-1975. There is a distinct timelessness associated with the clean lines, gentle corners and a love for variety of materials which make this popular design in architecture an enduring topic for the contemporary designers. In the world of design and décor, style patterns are cyclical. So, it is not surprising that in the first half of 21st century, the mid-century Modern style is being majorly revived. The mid-century modern interior design has a fresh vibe with a retro feel. Aesthetic design coupled with comfort and functionality makes it timeless and still in style. In mid-century modern interior design, there is a seamless flow from the inside to the outside with sliding doors, patios, skylights, etc.Signature features of a mid-century modern homeThe distinguishing feature of this particular style is simplicity, which renders itself in the usage of clean lines and neat finish coupled with a classic, subtle look, bordering on minimalism.• The highlighting feature of a mid-century modern style is an expressive…
The living room is the most prominent part of a home where the entire family meets up and socialises. It is also the place for watching movies together, having snacks, and gossiping. True to the Indian concept of “Atithi Devo Bhava,” the living room in India also acts as a place where we receive our guests and treat them with hospitality. Hence it must personify the culture and principles of a family.Whether your apartment is big or small, a few well-designed pieces of furniture, which are both elegant and practical, can bring a beautiful ambience to your living room.Indians have always been fascinated by wood, and wood accounts for 65% of the furniture made in India, including the living room furniture. Indians have a fancy for showcasing their traditional wooden carved furniture to their guests. Until a few years ago, it was impossible to imagine home living room interiors sans wood. Nowadays, one can find ample material choices like rattan, cane, wicker, banana bark, water hyacinth, etc. Whether you opt for the timeless classic wooden furniture or the mid-century or modern style of furniture for the living room, here we give you our list of ten vital pieces of living…
Biophilic design can be broken down into 14 different patterns. These patterns aren’t concrete rules — they’re meant to guide you rather than form strict guidelines. By looking at each pattern and the suggestions of how to use them, you’ll gain inspiration for how to incorporate them into your home.1. Visual connection with natureThis pattern is based on the idea of viewing the elements of nature, living systems and natural processes. A visual connection with nature has been said to reduce stress, create positive emotional functioning and improve concentration and recovery rates.Visual connection with nature has an enormous impact on humans. Creating a visual experience inspired by nature can be both stimulating and calming. For these reasons more people today are incorporating nature inspired designs in both their work spaces and homes as well.These connections can be established by a variety of different elements. By using biophilic interior design, the designers are able to successfully narrow the gap between the modern-day humans and nature. That being said, stimulating views of natural elements and plants have an enormous effect on both our mind and our body.2. Non-visual connection with natureA non-visual connection with nature emphasizes the remaining senses: touch, taste, smell,…
Dining room trends 2021 from the leading fashion designers that we will talk about today will make you take a fresh look at the organization of space and find an interesting setting.A one-of-a-kind dining room should provoke intrigue and lead to conversation among guests. Whether it's through striking artwork, colors, or furnishings, it's important to craft a unique space that reflects the personality and lifestyle of the homeowner, while also ensuring the space is well designed. We spoke with designers, who strike a balance between creative design and functional use when devising these unique dining rooms. Since this room performs two functions at once, namely. It is used as a daily dining area and a place for holding festive events. Its interior must be both comfortable and elegant.Nowadays, the concept of the dining room has become rather conventional.After all, we do not live in huge houses with many rooms. Moreover, a separate room for a dining room is sometimes impractical and not very convenient. In small apartments, the dining area is in the kitchen or living room.Today we would like to share with you a few tips for organizing a compact and comfortable dining area. Living Room – Dining Room…
The Pooja room or the prayer room is a sacred space that you can find in any Hindu home. Of course, it is also found in the houses of people practising other faiths, but according to Hindu traditions, a special area/corner of the house that is simply dedicated to meditation and worship is necessary for the well-being of the family. According to Vastu Shashtra, your idols should be placed facing the northeast corner to enhance positive energy in your space. According to ancient Hindu traditions (Vastu Shashtra), the deity in the puja room should always be placed facing the north-east direction (the direction of Kuber, the God of wealth) to ensure prosperity and happiness. But in modern times, most people move into pre-constructed flats and apartments, where you cannot change the basic layout. This, coupled with the constraint of space in many cases, leads to the rise of several innovative ideas to incorporate a puja area in your living space. The Indian middle class has been widely receptive to several puja room designs in their homes.To attain peace and prosperity, every home or office should have a place to worship God. It is important to find the ideal location for…
Biophilia is “Our new design philosophy” at BLUCAP Interiors, but it’s much more important than that. It is associated with greater well-being. However, many of its proponents think mainly in terms of the emotional need to connect with nature, an effective and easily-understood approach. From a commercial perspective, biophilia is a solution for creating better working environments. Windowless offices, poorly lit common areas, and cluttered design can all have numerous negative effects on humans, ranging from sleeping issues to increased sick leave. By building and designing with biophilic principles in mind, these problems can be significantly mitigated.Since strengthening the connection between people and nature is the main objective of biophilic design, it doesn’t come as a surprise that outdoor views are key.However, design experts believe we can create more effective spaces if we use a sensory approach to design. When we stimulate our senses the way nature intended, the benefits to productivity, creativity, and psychological well-being (among others) abound. Interiors that mix the 5 senses feel naturally more interesting and engaging. And a thoughtful sensory design can truly improve how we feel in a space! SightVision is our primary sense. It is a broad term – it covers our perception…
Biophilic concepts are steadily making their way into popular design. The concepts can take a variety of forms as local culture, ecology, project intent, and architect and designer perspective all direct how biophilic elements are applied to a space. The research is clear – biophilic design has many positive outcomes, most importantly it makes us happier. Biophilia seeks to reconnect us with nature, and by doing so provides all kinds of benefits—behavioral, mental, and physical. Studies have shown that biophilic design improves human well-being and boosts productivity.Moreover, these biophilic principles need to be deeply embedded in architectural and design philosophies. Access to nature needs to be prioritized in order to create the most optimal environments for humans. In other words, biophilia can’t be an afterthought.Here are some ways architects and designers might integrate biophilia more holistically.Nature as a necessity, not a toolCommercial designers that design from a perspective of nature can gain insight and find inspiration to create re-imagined spaces. Using nature as the design driver and not simply another tool––is a necessity. While it is important to strategically include natural elements in a way that is aesthetically pleasing, nature needs to come before design. Therefore, instead of asking a…

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