Bedroom with carved rosewood Anglo-Indian four poster bed, carved ottoman and reclaimed teak colonial bedside tables.
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2. Indian rosewood (sheesham)Rosewood is an expensive hardwood and is preferred for ornamental or intricately carved furniture. The beauty of rosewood lies in its reddish-brown colour and darker veining. Sheesham is one of the species of rosewood that is available and widely used in India.This wood is used for crafting ornamental furniture, sofas, dining sets, classic kitchen cabinets, and so on.Rosewood is close-grained, which makes it strong, durable and long-lasting. Additionally, it is resistant to decay and termites, and can withstand varying temperatures.The wood easily takes up fine polish, which creates a smooth and premium finish.Sheesham is commonly available in Indian states like Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Karnataka, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.Note: Walnut wood is native to Kashmir and widely used for carving Kashmiri furniture.
2. Four-poster paradiseThe Raj Company offers a keyhole view to India’s colonial past with this Anglo-Indian four-poster rosewood bed that would have been a staple in British-occupied havelis. Featuring an ornate, foliated headboard, the bed is a sterling statement piece. See how a sheath of cloth, casually tied as a symbolic canopy, offers lightness to the heavy-duty headboard and wooden box frame.
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2. Vintage four-poster bedsEmblems of India’s colonial era live on in designs like this one. This Anglo-Indian four-poster bed is carved from rosewood and effectively zones a space for slumber by defining the centre of the room. The luxurious bed has been teamed with a matching ottoman and teak colonial bedside tables. The wine and gold decor scheme works as a perfect backdrop.
4. Richly carved wooden furniture Wooden furniture, painstakingly and profusely carved with exquisite artistry, shouts vernacular Indian style. Intricate carvings in wood and marble were symbolic of prosperity in the olden days. As these were mainly seen in the palaces and forts of kings and queens, others aspired to display this ‘royal’ design element in their homes. It is not uncommon to find many traditional homes with beautifully carved window- and door-frames even today.The four-poster bed designed by The Raj Company with carved posts and legs is reminiscent of the furniture found in palaces of Rajasthan and alludes to a bygone time.
Transform an ordinary room into an appealing living space with a distinctive vintage ambience: get furniture with traditional motifs etched or carved on them. The Raj Company modelled this bed and ottoman to create a regal Indian look. The rich carpeting and floaty fabric draped casually over the four-poster bed add to the whole atmosphere of opulence. Tip: From drapery to upholstery, soft furnishings adorned with bold, colourful motifs are a quick and easy way to make eclectic style statements. Read more: The Pros and Cons of Bringing in WallpaperHow to Infuse Traditional Indian Elements to Your Contemporary HomeTell us:In which way do you think motifs work best? Share in Comments below.
FurnitureIndian furniture is anything but minimalist; intricate carvings on furniture and jaali work are the staple of the Indian décor style. Quintessentially Indian pieces, such as sandook, chairs with carvings on the backrest, traditional cabinets and poster beds abound.ColourI like to think that it is the Indian spices that are an inspiration behind this style’s colour palette – to me that explains the more burnt shades in the repertoire that fresh bold colours.
Opt for an ottomanIf space constraints don’t allow you to have a separate lounge, then why not use a trunk or chaise at the end of your bed? It becomes a great way of squeezing in that extra seat and comes in handy especially when you are trying on shoes or having the nibbles and don’t want to worry about crumbs on the bed.
If you like all things traditional and classical, then this ornamental four-poster is for you. It simply breathes heritage and your bedroom transforms into a palatial bedchamber! Make sure to keep the rest of the decor simple or the ambience will be very heavy and overpowering. Not restful, that!