Home Decor for The New Year

Home is where the heart is, who does not want a makeover before the year ends? Be it home or self- a new look is always welcome particularly before the new-year arrives. Replacing few of your old furniture with some new ones or decorating a wall on a different note will definitely make you happy as well as present yourself as a maven to your friends and family.

Wow Factors Related To Walls


If you deck even one single wall of your house the colors will add a new life to your home. But opting for a thorough painting is not always possible for us and so it is best to give a quick makeover to our home with wall stickers. Lots of decorative stickers are available in the market and online portals are coming up with variations you cannot imagine of. You can either use it to accent a single feature wall or an entire room, a small section of a wall, a door panel or even the back side of your sofa set. Covering a single wall with glass is another option you can adopt. It does not only provides lots of lights but can create a new classy look to make you spellbound.

Be Traditional And Classy


If being traditional is your cup of tea with a shot of nostalgia then choose some retro type brocades, tapestries and antique statuettes to don up your living room décor. Be affirmative for some dramatic drapes for the room’s curtains. A room without curtains is like men in suits without shoes. There is nothing fussy about wrought iron furniture, be it bed room or living room these products are acceptable everywhere. Nowadays simple but adorable wood, metal and stone furniture as well as décor materials are available in the market, you can choose some of them closing your eyes to provide a new look to your home.

The Magic lies in The Balancing Act

Please be sensible while designing your home with fancy, exorbitant items, change is good but up to a limit. Flaunting all the flashy and costly things together will show your pride and low level aesthetic standard. Never let it happen, be a good connoisseur of good things.


Flaunt some jute, bamboo and earthy materials inside as well as outside your precious home to create a different note that will give a new and unusual look to your home décor. Welcome the new-year with lots of happiness and creativity.





Tips for Year End Home Décor

New Year means new beginning; literally for almost every aspect of life and so our most desirable homes cannot be left behind without a makeover. Year end comes along with winter. Time to bring out the additional carpets and rugs to cover the bare floor to provide comfort and a new look together.

Simple Idea That Add-on Fun Element

Designer furniture always offer the best look to your otherwise simple looking living room though we often tend to change our home décor with the furniture from an exclusive décor store such as ABID. But sometimes a little change in the interior decoration with the same set of furniture give a different look to your old living room; like changing the cushion covers, displaying the dressier fabrics, rich materials do not overpower the overall look of the room but add more warmth to your home.

Create A Cozy Corner of Your Own

Let the light fall inside and allow the winter sun warm up your room. Make a reading corner with simple looking comfortable furniture favourably in teak wood. Top quality furniture and furnishing will give you endless options for a cozy sitting arrangement. There is nothing more sublime than reading while sun warms up your back.

Inventive Candles

Candles are considered as the ideal décor accessory nowadays. Fragrant candles are perfect during winters for their beautiful glow along with sweet perfume to escalate inside the room. Some lights attached with strings will provide you both warmth and a glittering look. Never leave behind any corner of your precious house not illuminated. Provide lights to every nooks and corners so they do not look dull or dreary.

Natural Touches

Keep some home friendly green plants that will make a statement to your room. Without creating a hole in your pocket you can adorn your room with lush green beauties. For the new-year pine and ferns are best for a permanent solution. These days silk arrangements that come in lovely containers made of glass look very elegant.

Every small changes is adopt to give a new look to your home is unique in its own way. Decorate your own personal place of living with lots of love and affection so that your home can play as a reflection of your mood and taste.


Know All That You Wanted to Know About New Year Party Décor

Another year is set to arrive and parties are a great way to bring the new-year with fun and frolic. This is the time of the year when old and new friends get together to celebrate in exciting manner shunning all the stresses. Bright colours, music and dance floor instantly create a fun ambience for the party. Here come few ideas for an ideal new-year party.

Theme Parties Are ‘In’


Theme parties are latest fashion when talk about parties nowadays. Organising nice concerts for new-year parties are common but twist the concept a little bit with only retro or only jazz music to give the party a new dimension.

Dress code

Create a dress code for your party. Make every invitee wear a theme dress and enjoy. Take my word; this will be real fun watching every one wear such dresses.

A Floating Picture Gallery

Attach photos of friends, various moments and hilarious times with a long thread to some balloons and let them float on the ceiling. The balloons will move around the party to give perfect talking topics to the guests.


When it is new-year party, the clocks are must. Keep various clocks of various shapes and sizes and keep at different places of the party venue. When the time will strike at 12 O’ clock all of them will start making sounds of different tunes making the party successful.

Resolution Tree

Every single person writes or remembers his/her new-year resolution. You can add some pretzel to the idea by keeping few chits of papers written by the guests themselves and asking the guests to pick the same card they wrote. Winners will be felicitated.  Or a better one, take a few branches, add a little gold spray and arrange in a clear vase. Leave some notes and ask guests to write resolution on them.

Other Things to keep in Mind

Planning any party begins with inviting friends; make sure to invite friends much before the due date as you may end up knowing that they have committed to some other plan. Try to make invitation card very elaborate and colourful having all the detailed information regarding the theme, timing and venue.

Eminent Architect Vivek Rathore Speaks On The Occasion of World Interiors Day 2016

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1. Tell us about your journey as an architect and how has it been so far?
A – It has been exciting and creative every day. I understand the architecture around me and then inside me. As an architect it is a new world every day. I started seeing elements of inspirations in every situation of life. Truly the world in which we live is cauldron of creativity. We have principally never restricted ourselves to any particular style or a design grammar. Research and discovery has been our important tool in evolving design. Our designs whether in architecture or interior are driven more by context and less by content. Our palette of designs include large diversity ranging from mixed use development like City Centres of 10.00 lakhs sq. ft. to Boutique retail interiors of even 5000 sq. ft. Our studio has professionals from landscape, environment, planning, product design, industrial design, art, graphic design which brings in “the much needed wisdom and sensitivity”

We are happy to be appreciated and recognized by esteemed organizations like Institute of Interior Design (IIID), Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Cityscape, AICA etc.
2. For how long have you been in the industry?
Our firm SALIENT is over 10 years old while I have passed my architecture in the year 2000.
3. What are the challenges you have faced?
In terms of architecture, it is good to have challenges, especially in design. Challenges help you to evolve. One big challenge in Bengal is to accommodate the aspirations within a budget. Secondly, we have to increase sensitivity about the environment. So we have to understand that architecture is not only about the built environment but also the unbuilt environment. This is both a challenge and commitment.
4. What inspires you in your job?
It is interesting to witness the entire process of the design being conceived, resolved and constructed and eventually to see people happy to have them. These journeys are about the people and made for the people. Job satisfaction is seeing the people happy.
Everything inspires me. First is the rich inheritance that India brings. Mythology, design, culture, scriptures, sculpture, every time I pause to reflect the rich heritage of India, it inspires me to do something innovative. The more of India I see the more it inspires me.

5. How do you see the shifting trend in the industry?
Architecture is the outside of the shell while interior is the inside of that shell. We see the trends aiming to appreciate this connection actively in design. I also see the Indian folk cycle coming back in contemporary adaptation. Technology has given wings to our experimentations. The digital technology has modified the entire domain of elements in interior spaces.
6. For how long have you been associated with ABID and what role has it played in your professional life?
ABID is a cohesive society and integrates all tiers of the industry like designers, suppliers, manufacturers and consumers. It is building bonds of education, exhibitions and engagements in Kolkata very successfully. Moreover recently ABID is working in the skill development sector and that is very inspiring. I have been associated with it for over 8 years.
7. What is your message on this World Interiors Day?
Let us make responsible interiors. By responsible I mean designs that take care of the people and their environment. Consume least resources of this planet and create smarter designs.


New Home Decor Trends 2016

With a new year ushered in by us, there is revamp going on in our personal spaces. This personal space includes our homes. This year, there are some latest and newest home décor ideas that are sure to find a place in your home. Therefore read on so that you do not feel out of sync.

Lively Bed Sheets


Gone are the days of plain white bed sheets. 2016 is the year to add color to them along with funky and smart designs and pattern ideas so as to brighten up your bedroom.

Charm With Chandeliers


Chandeliers have always looked great in any sort of house – be it ornate or be it minimalistic. In 2016, chandeliers will give way to the small pendants that can be shaped as a dome, candle stand or lampshade. They are lighter and modern.

Kitchen Cabinets In Two Tone


Dress up the kitchen with neutral or light colored upper cabinets and then contrast the lower cabinets by using wood or any other material in a different color.

Appliances That Appeal


The days of white appliances are over and this year, go for the colored stainless steel appliances that spell class and sophistication – especially the black stainless steel ones.

Boost Up The Bathroom


When you are redecorating the whole house, turn your attention to the bathroom and buy a combination of toilet unit and bidets. While they were not popular earlier, now they have really caught on.

Return Of The Desk


Many had announced the demise of desk but this year, desk in white or neutral colors along with comfortable chairs are coming back. Use the desk to display your most precious curios as well.

Pedestal At The Corner


In case you earlier home décor had an empty corner, fill it up this time with the very in demand tall pedestal. Use it to exhibit that precious pottery, artifact or even a pretty plant.

Dining Rooms That Are Formal


While dining rooms were increasingly becoming a forgotten space, this year, the trend of formal and well done up dining rooms have really caught up. Therefore take the leap and see your guests going green with envy.

Our home is our pride and therefore, it is necessary that we make it beautiful and classy at the same time. The trends come and go every year but your style can and should remain intact.




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