Your A-Z guide on decorating your home

Your A-Z guide on decorating your home

Jobs change, friendships change, relationships change: but the one thing that remains constant in your life is your home. Your home is your little haven. It is that space that brings you comfort in solace on your challenging days; it is also the space that elevates your joy on the good ones. Hence, it is crucial to make your home into a place that you look forward to. 

Every house differs in terms of interior styling. Comfort is essential, but aesthetics are important too. Your home should be a place where your mind is at peace. Whether it is big or small, we have the ultimate guide for you that tells you everything you need to know while decorating or redecorating your home to make it look just ‘Wow’!


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Let’s get the basics right …

Seven Interior Design Principles to design THE PERFECT HOUSE

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of upgrading your interiors, you need to be clear with some interior design basics. Only after familiarizing yourself with these details can you understand what will look good in your home. So, let us get started!

1. Balance

You can understand the concept of balance in simple terms. If you enter your home and feel like everything has its own space and everything fits perfectly, it is a sign of balance. It feels visually sound, and there is a sense of calmness in that room.

When every color, texture, and space in a room is correctly distributed in a room to provide visual harmony, it is a sign of balance.

There are two ways to create balance in interior design: symmetry and asymmetry.
I. Symmetry

You can create a sense of balance in your home by arranging your furniture and decor pieces symmetrically. For example, in your bedroom, when you place your bed in the middle and a night lamp on each side, it represents symmetry. If you divide the room into two halves, then each half will be the other’s mirror image.

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II. Asymmetry

Believe it or not, but you can achieve balance in your home by asymmetry too! To create asymmetrical balance, you should use different decor items and furniture pieces. While these furniture pieces may differ, you should develop a sense of cohesion between them. For example, you can add elements that have similar height, similar colors, positioning, or you can use positive and negative space.


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2. Emphasis

Have you ever entered the home of any of your friends or acquaintances and got bedazzled by a beautiful painting or a grand chandelier? The items in a room that act as the center of attraction comprise the element of emphasis. In order to understand this better, there will be certain items in your home that you wish to draw attention to and others that do not need to garner eyeballs!

You can emphasize a few special items. For example, you can use plastic chairs to accent your home and give emphasis. These objects can act as a focal point around which you can design the rest of your home.

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3. Contrast

In interior design, contrast is when two or more objects of opposing elements are placed together in a room. There are different methods to create contrast in interior design. You can add contrast by adding different colors, textures, and styles. We have a few examples of how you can add contrast to your home:

          • Geometric designs vs. organic
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          • Plain vs. Ornate
          • Small vs. Big

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4. Rhythm

When we talk about repetition in interiors, it refers to repeated design elements so that there is movement and energy in the room. You can apply rhythm subtly by placing in elements and objects that cause the viewer’s eyes to shift in a specific direction. Rhythm may be used by adding bold statements too.
Here are the five ways in which you can add rhythm to your home:

I. Contrast
When you add contrast in your room, it adds rhythm. Contrasting shapes and colors can directly and very easily add contrast. You can add contrast in terms of textures of materials also. You can add a combination of plastic furniture along with silk drapes.

II. Transition
You can apply transitional rhythm to your home by ensuring that the viewer’s eye moves from one spot to another in an uninterrupted manner.

III. Radiation
If you are creating rhythm through radiation, elements are repeated around one centerpiece or accent piece. For example, you can add a gorgeous circular accent table and arrange the rest of your around that one centerpiece.

IV. Repetition
Similar forms, shapes, lines, and patterns can help you to get a rhythm to your home. If you employ this method, your home will look much more cohesive.

V. Gradation
Gradation is when the elements in your home change gradually from one end to another. For example, if you are using color, the elements will move from dark to light. If you are using size, you can arrange the components from small to large.

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5. Scale and proportion

As the terms suggest, scale and proportion refer to the size of different objects in your room. When you compare an object to other things in the room, it is termed scale. Proportion is when you compare specific parts of a decorative item to its other parts. This is a crucial factor in interior design. For example, if your home has high ceilings, then your furniture and decor items should not be short and stout. They should also be high and tall.
Similarly, for a short-heighted room, the decor pieces should be low-leveled. If your room is small, then adding a large chandelier or a painting will look tacky and out-of-place. Hence, it is essential to assess your home’s dimensions and size before bringing in decorative pieces.

The decor in this room seems scarce when compared to the height of the room.

On the other hand, when you look at this room, there is a sense of cohesiveness as the objects’ size seems to be well proportionate to each other.

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6. Harmony and unity

Harmony in interior design refers to when all the different elements in your home come together to form a cohesive look as per the desired theme or color palette. For example, if all the decor items in your home come together to create the Bohemian aesthetic you desire, it will be a sign of harmony. Unity refers to the repetition of elements to create a harmonious interior. You can’t add neutral shade bohemian items with loud/ bold wall color, making everything stand out and create a chaotic look.
These two aspects are crucial for a beautiful home. If your home does not have harmony and unity, it will look messy and tacky.

Look at this living room. It has harmony in the color scheme and also in terms of decor style.

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As opposed to that, take a look at this living room. It has no cohesiveness in terms of colors or objects. It looks confusing and messy.

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7. Details

After taking care of the significant interior design elements, it is also crucial to pay attention to the finer things and details. For example, the floor mat in the room should be in sync with the rest of the decor, or the small decorative piece on the self should go well with the rest of the items.

If you ignore the details, your home may appear unfinished. Here are the different types of details that you should pay attention to:

          • Furniture
          • Accessories
          • Lighting accessories
          • Stairwells
          • Ceiling designs
          • Color coordination

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Can you spot any intricate details in this beautiful cozy room? Let us know in the comments.

Check out this super helpful video by Zahira Cury,  Architect and interior designer, and founder of the Online Design Magazine “D.Signers,” where she addresses the top 7 interior design mistakes you should avoid while designing your dream home:

 

Top Interior Design Styles 

There are probably hundreds of interior design styles in the world. Interior design styles have developed across eras and different geographies around the globe. However, there are a few super popular among these hundreds. Let us check them out:

1. Modern

Modern is a broad word for architecture that usually refers to a home with clean, crisp lines, a simplistic palette of colors, and the use of aluminum, glass, and stainless materials. In any aspect, including furniture, the modern design employs a sense of simplicity.

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2. Post-modern

At its heart, postmodernism is an effort to break away from modern designs’ realistic, muted, and frequently impersonal approach. Instead, the unconventional, the flashy, and the strange are praised by postmodernism. One of the most characteristic traits of a postmodern aesthetic is uniquely-shaped furniture. If this is the style of your choice, look no further than plastic furniture. Check out this wide range of plastic furniture to fulfill your postmodern aesthetic dreams!

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3. Bohemian

A lack of form distinguishes Bohemian interior style. With this style, you are opting for carefree layers of pattern, texture, and color. Its intimate and comfortable style is the essence of the bohemian aesthetic. This style is also characterized by unconventional furniture such as wicker chairs, plastic chairs, plastic tables, etc.

A rule-breaking, intimate, and exotic style of decorating a living room is the Boho style. Boho is influenced by individuals, including frequent tourists, performers, and authors, who chose to lead an unorthodox life.

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4. Minimalist

This interior design style is characterized by simplicity, clean lines, and monochromatic color palettes. It usually integrates a comprehensive floor plan, plenty of light, and practical furniture, and it focuses on the form, color, and texture of only a handful of components. It is a style approach that is characterized by decorative austerity.

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5. Industrial

When you talk about industrial interior design aesthetic, it is the aesthetic style that takes clues from old warehouses and industrial spaces that have been transformed into lofts and other living spaces in recent years. It insists upon the usage of distressed wood components from the turn-of-the-century industrial period and exposed bricks. This style looks like it will burn a deep hole in your pockets! But that isn’t true. You can achieve this stunning aesthetic by using some plastic furniture. Add a few minimalist plastic chairs to add to this rugged industrial vibe!

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If you wish to explore more interior design styles, check out this blog here on interior design styles through the decades.

 

Understanding Colours

1. Warm and Cool Colors

Colors can be divided into two categories:

I. Warm Tones
Shades such as red, orange, yellow are referred to as warm colors. These colors are bright, vibrant, and dynamic. On the other hand, slightly neutral colors such as brown and tan can also fall under warm tones. Warm tones add energy, power, and vibrancy to your space. Therefore, these colors are best suited for entertainment places such as your living room. One way to add warm tone elements in your home is to add colorful plastic tables or chairs to spruce up your space within a budget.

II. Cool Tones
Shades such as blue, green, purple, and grey fall under cool tones. These colors generally emit calming and soothing vibes. These are best suited for spaces that need to be more relaxed. Cool tones are ideal for bedrooms and home offices.

2. The 60-30-10 Rule

According to this rule, you will choose three primary shades for your home. 60, 30, and 10 are the percentages in which you can use these colors. The 60 shade is naturally the dominant one. To make your home more aesthetic, you should use a lighter and more neutral shade for this color, as this generally serves as a base. The color which will constitute 30% of the space will be slightly bolder, and the third color will be the accent color. You can use fun and eccentric colors for the 10% shade.

3. Complementary and Analogous Colors

Complementary colors refer to colors that sit exactly opposite to each other on the color wheel. In your interior design, you can use complementary colors to accentuate the contrast between the two colors.
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Analogous colors are those that you see next to each other in the color wheel. If you are confused about what kind of colors you can choose for your room, you can use analogous colors and opt for a monochromatic vibe in your home.

Check out this fun and detailed infographic on the colors of interior design:

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Check out this blog, If you wish to learn more about how colors and other aspects can affect your mood

Now that you know all about the design basics and color schemes, let’s dive into the HERO of your house- Furniture and understand how to select the right furniture for your home! 

 

All about Furniture!

1. Select an interior design style/ aesthetic for your home

Do some online brainstorming and analysis on some aesthetics or concepts you absolutely enjoy. The first thing to do is to get on Pinterest and create a mood board as per your desired theme and the color palette. Realize that you can or may not be able to re-create precisely the aesthetic you want. However, you can recreate something similar or better. Add all the ideal furniture in your mood board to check if the furniture is cohesive with the other decor elements.

2. Study all the items you want to keep vs. the ones you want to get rid of!

Even if you are refurbishing your entire interior, you don’t need to throw everything away. You can keep certain things if they match your new aesthetic. You can also upholster or upcycle some of these items to suit your unique style. 

However, if these items do not bring you any joy or are not useful at all, it is best to throw them away.

3. Choose the right fabrics and Materials.

The last suggestion is to be mindful of the materials and fabrics you use for the furniture. You would want to pick fabrics that are easy to wash, sturdy, and can bear the test of time if you are a family of kids and maybe more kids on the way. A formula for failure is a white couch with puppies and toddlers. However, since they are highly sturdy and washable, a microfiber sofa is a perfect choice. 

We will now take you through a detailed guide into how you can select the right materials!

 

Let’s talk about choosing the Right Materials!

The right material for your home has a massive impact on overall interior decor and style! Wrong materials can make your home look tacky and leave you uncomfortable. Your materials will also depend upon the style you choose. 

Here are the different types of details that you should pay attention to:

1. Fixate upon a specific style and vibe for your home.
2. Make a budget and narrow down this budget according to your style.
3. Fixate upon a specific style and vibe for your home.
4. Make a budget and narrow down this budget according to your style.
5. Select the kind of texture you want for your home.
6. Decide the geometry and the layout of your space.
7. Think about whether a particular kind of material will be functional for your home.

While there are thousands of materials to choose from, there are a few common materials with which you could never go wrong.

1. Wood

Whether it is indoors or outdoors, wood can be used as a design feature to complement any theme or design style. Envision it on your floors, walls, ceilings, patios, and accessories in your house, in addition to the sturdy, classic charm of fine wood furniture. The only problem with wooden furniture is that it needs to be maintained, cleaned, and polished every so often! Wood is also the most robust building material on the planet in terms of its weight.

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2. Granite

Granite is synonymous with surfaces in the kitchen. This igneous rock comes in various shades. The speckled look it provides to kitchen tops is part of its style appeal. Typically, you’ll see pink, white, or gray tones. Because of its natural look, it’s favored in kitchens. Granite is most often used in building as a very robust and durable stone.

Using it in tiny spaces rather than wide ones, such as a corridor, is a good idea. For your bathroom, you can also get granite vanity units. To add some sophistication without flooding the room, stick to lighter tones in the bathroom.

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3. Silk

Silk is a very versatile natural fiber, one of the best ones. In a bedroom, this material adds grace and elegance. It adds to space some beauty and refinement. You can also upholster some of the bedroom furniture using silk. Steer clear of using linen in the dining room, with silk screens or pillow covers instead of a lighter, more comfortable feel in the bedroom.

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4. Plastic

Plastic is one of the most popular materials today, particularly in Asia. Plastic is affordable, flexible, colorful, sustainable, and quite stylish. It is the best material to make furniture. You can also use plastic furniture for multiple purposes. These are the trendiest items that you can use extensively in your home. You can use plastic chairs and plastic tables anywhere in your home.
Plastic furniture is highly durable too. If you buy a set of plastic chairs, they will last you for several decades.

The best thing about plastic furniture is that they are available in versatile styles and shapes. Also, most plastic furniture items are almost 100% recyclable. Plastic furniture is also relatively low-maintenance.

If you want to spice up your home with plastic chairs, take a look at this blog on the ultimate guide to buying plastic chairs

 

Space is the Key!

Arranging your space in the right way can change the entire appearance of your entire room! We have a few tips for you to check out on how you can arrange your space.

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Step 1: Get the Measurements of Your Room

It is essential to know the area and the measurements before deciding the details and specifics to add to your room. Measure the space and mark out a plan of where you will be placing all individual items.

Step 2: Select a Focal Point

Select an accent item or a centerpiece that will be the attraction for your room. You will arrange the rest of the design around this centerpiece. This center point could be a chandelier, an accent plastic chair, or an antique decor piece. This accent piece will help to set the mood and tone for your place. This piece is also the first thing people will notice when they enter the room.

Step 3: The Traffic Flow

One more important thing you need to keep in mind while arranging your furniture is to ensure that your room’s traffic flow is smooth and unhindered. Traffic flow refers to the negative spaces on the ground in a room on which people walk around. If there are many on-ground obstructions, such as too many furniture items, it can be inconvenient and irritating.

Step 4: Proper Usage of Space

There are two kinds of space in terms of interior design: positive and negative. Positive spaces are the rooms’ occupied spaces, such as spaces that contain furniture or decor items. Negative spaces are the empty spaces that remain unoccupied. For a perfect home, you need the right balance between positive and negative spaces. If your home has too much positive space, it will look cluttered and tacky. Too much negative space will make it look empty and incomplete.

Check out our blog, To know more in detail about how you can arrange your interior items correctly

 

What to do about your decorative items?

As we discussed previously, the details are crucial in designing a home. Once you are done painting your walls and adding your furniture pieces, there is still a LONG way to go! You need to add knick-knacks and accessories to give your home the perfect finish. 

The small items that change the whole look of your home are accessories. The finishing touch is accessories. It’s the sparkle and the stuff that offers a fully finished look to your room. It should be fun to add accessories, but we have found that accessorizing is challenging for many of you.

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For this section, we have some exciting tips for you!

      • Ensure that you always use things that make you happy and improve your mood.
      • Be sure to keep in mind scale and balance. A tiny decor piece will look strange and awkward next to a big lamp.
      • Focus on mixing the products’ shapes and measurements.
      • Do not add items that are entirely out of the theme.
      • Try not to deviate from the color scheme of your room.
      • Ensure that all your decor pieces are perched atop safe places and not in corners where they can get easily knocked over.
      • Odd numbers of objects tend to look better together rather than even numbers.
      • Layer your objects. Do not add everything in a single file or bundled it in the same place.
      • Try combining natural and artificial items to create an even combination. This item could be anything from a beautiful piece of driftwood, a fruit bowl, or some new flowers. High-quality fake flowers are an excellent choice if appropriate, too. You can add this decorative piece to your favorite plastic table!

Now let’s walk into each room and figure out the important elements and aspects that you should keep in mind while designing.

 

Let’s Start with your Living Room

Your living room is the room that people first see when they enter your home. It sets the first impression of you in front of your friends and acquaintances. Plus, it is always pleasant to come home to a beautiful home after a long, hard day.

1. Layout

To decide the layout of your living room, first, you have to assess the size of the space. Then you need to create a plan which leaves ample space for traffic flow. You have to decide how much space you wish to allocate for seating, tables, and decorative pieces.

2. Central Accent Piece

The central accent piece will be the first thing people notice when they enter your home. It can be a chandelier, an accent plastic chair, a plastic table, a mantelpiece, or anything at all! You need to ensure that this piece is charming to look at but also utilitarian!

Can you guess which is the accent piece in this living room? (Hint: it is the first spot your eyes go to!)

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3. Walls

The living room walls play a vital role! You can incorporate an accent wall with wallpaper or add a texture. If you add one accent wall, then you should leave the rest of the walls plain and subtle.

4. Seating

Seating is crucial when it comes to the living room. It is the space where you relax and unwind. It is also that room where your guests make themselves comfortable. Your living room should have ample seating, and it should be super comfy too! If you are looking to decorate your home with, you can check out this unique plastic chair that is a perfect blend between a chair and a sofa!

5. Greenery

A little bit of greenery can add so much freshness to your home! You can add small cacti or big leafy potted plants to your home. Most plants have bright colors, and therefore you have to select a color palette that accommodates the colors of the plants.

6. Choosing the Right Accessories

You need to choose classy and elegant accessories for your living room. You can add chairs, recliners, rugs, curtains, candles, throws, artwork, and other knick-knacks for your living room. Do not make this space too cluttered by adding too many accessories. Select the ones that go with your overall theme and style.

If you have a mantelpiece, there are some rules to decorate that too! Check out this infographic by Buzzfeed:

Choosing the Right Accessories
7. Lighting

Living rooms also serve multiple functions, so you’ll want lighting that can quickly be adapted for relaxed, fun, comfortable movie nights and other events. A good alternative for living areas is versatile track lighting since it can include ambient, mission, or accent lighting such as grand chandeliers.

 

Let’s move on to the Bedroom!

The master bedroom is the heart of any home, and it often reflects your personality. Everyone needs to have their little piece of heaven on earth, and you can make your bedroom a comfortable space for a tranquil and serene escape from your day-to-day life.

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We have a few ideas for you to make your bedroom a perfect combination of luxury and relaxation:

1. Establish a mood

Your room should match your inner vibe. If you are a quiet person, you should pick a calmer aesthetic for your room. If you are a vibrant and outgoing individual, you could incline towards a theme that does justice to your vibe.

2. Choose relaxing color

It would be best to choose soothing tones of your preferred color instead of picking an electrifying shade. Soft, cool, or neutral colors make the room look more spacious and keep the atmosphere serene, which will induce a sense of calm.

3. Headboard

Having a bed with a headboard is right for your sitting posture, plus it gives your room an instant elegant vibe.

4. Bedside symmetry

Maintaining symmetry in your decoration uplifts the character of the room automatically. It looks more polished and classy, and sub-consciously gives more mental satisfaction to people. Add two minimalist plastic tables on either side of your bed to give it a polished and unique look!

5. Lighting

Using lighting, you can completely change the mood of any room. We suggest you keep the master bedroom lightings on the mellower side and not too harsh. Two bedside lights would do the job correctly, and based on the room size, you can add a couple of more light sources in your room.

6. Curtains

Curtains give a physically pleasing element to the room and also keeps the room cooler. Pick graceful drapes to match your room’s aesthetic, either by complementing the color palette or matching them using other shades of the same color scheme, and see your room jazz up instantly.

 

Cooking up the design for the Kitchen

You must have come across stunning kitchen makeovers and the before and after versions! An essential quality of a kitchen is utility. If it is not useful and perfectly organized, there is no use in it looking gorgeous. Let’s check out all the factors you should look into to design your perfect kitchen interiors.

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1. Storage

Your kitchen should have ample storage space. It should have enough cabinets, drawers, and storage units to store all your food and ingredients. If you have storage concerns, plastic crates or plastic storage bins could be an excellent option for you!

2. Counter Space Arrangement

You should arrange your counter space in a way that it serves as both storage spaces, but 60% of it is left empty. You need to keep the most important or frequently used items on the kitchen counter, and maybe some decor items! The rest of the counter should be empty for when you need to do the cooking!

3. Kitchen Accessories to Make Your Life Easier!

You can add some fun kitchen accessories such as high chairs or plastic stools to make it function as a small bar too. For some functional and aesthetic accessories, you should check out this plastic trolley by Italica.

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4. Self Organization and Display

Putting them on full display will bring character to your kitchen, whether you collect white porcelain mugs or blue and white patterned serving dishes. To make a kitchen feel larger and lighter, replace upper cabinets with floating shelves. Since you can never have too much room, stash bulky appliances behind a sliding cabinet door, like stand mixers.

5. All the Right Colors!

You can add bright hues or darker ones, depending on the style you opt for. You can choose to use colored tiles for the flooring or printed tiles for the kitchen walls. Alternately, you can use dark shades for your kitchen counter!

Work- From- Home space 

Owing to 2020, our homes have become our workspaces. Yet there is a way to make this space fun and professional at the same time!

1. Location

Your workspace/ room should be located in the quieter corners of your house. It should be a safe distance away from the hubbub and commotion. The quieter the space is, the more productive you are likely to be!

2. Lighting

Natural lighting is always the ideal choice when it comes to working! However, you may also have to work in the evenings and at night! Make sure you use bright and focused lights in your workspace when it comes to using artificial lights.

3. Furniture

Your workspace furniture should be ergonomic! It should enable you to be comfortable so that you are focused on being productive. Our recommendation is Italica Spine Care Chair, a gorgeous and stunning plastic chair that gives you the ideal posture owing to its excellent lumbar support.

4. Color

Make sure that your workspace has a proper mix of neutral and bright colors. Neutral colors prevent you from getting distracted. Yet, some pops of bright colors help to lift your mood up!

For a detailed insight into how you can create the ideal work from home space, check out this blog: https://italica.com/an-ultimate-guide-to-setup-a-work-from-home-space-with-ergonomic-chairs/.

 

The Lavish Garden/Patio Design

What better place there is to relax than your garden or patio?! You can sit and soak the sun or watch the sunset in the evening. Yet to make the most of your garden space, you need to decorate it a little!

1. Seating Arrangement

Your garden should have some necessary seating arrangements. For your garden space, plastic chairs are the ideal choice for you. Make sure there are plenty of plastic chairs in this space to fit your entire family during barbeque evenings! You can also add a central plastic table to optimize the space furthermore. You can also add a fun plastic sun lounger to soak the sun in winter mornings.
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2. Decorative materials

You can add some accessories to your garden to make it look a little more classy! You can add small foundations or ornamental decorations to spruce up the space!

3. Colors

When it comes to your patio, the choices are endless! You can opt for bright and vivid colors or whites and neutrals! Both the options are excellent, depending upon the style you are going for! If your style is minimalist or vivid, check out Italica’s plastic chairs and tables to give your patio a perfect look!

While we are at it, you can also check out this amazing video on useful gardening hacks by 5-minute decor.

 

Styling With Italica

Is budget your primary concern while sprucing up your home? Well, Italica is right here to rescue you with super stylish, high-quality plastic furniture at affordable rates.

1. Plastic Chairs

Whichever room you are looking to decorate, plastic chairs are an excellent option for you. Plastic armchairs work well for any of your rooms, whether it is adding a bit of color to your living room or to spruce up your patio! You can add plastic chairs to your kids’ room or your workspace too! When it comes to the blend of style and comfort, our plastic chairs give you the ultimate combination, regardless of which interior design style you opt for!
If you are looking for some eccentric seating, check out our plastic sun lounger too. It will be the perfect match for your patio, but if you are feeling experimental, you can add indoors also!

2. Plastic Tables

You need to add some spicy yet stunning plastic tables to accompany your seating arrangement! You can add a plastic table as the centerpiece in your living hall or two plastic tables as side pieces on either side of your bed in the bedroom! A plastic table will be an excellent addition to your patio as well when it’s coffee time in the evening or maybe a barbeque night!

3. Plastic Stools

You may get bored of traditional chairs and couches! To spruce up your room’s seating, you can add a few Italica plastic stools! Add them to your living room or your study area just to spice the space up a notch! Additionally, you can add plastic stools to your kitchen counter to create your own home mini bar!

4. Plastic Trolley

Envision this: You have thrown a lavish party in your home wherein all your friends and acquaintances have arrived. The night is young and full of energy. Yet, there is the task of passing around food, condiments, and beverages. Imagine the hassle of carrying around a tray, dodging people, and the whole stress of it! You can avoid all that by merely adding a plastic trolley as your kitchen accessory! With this, you can pass around food and beverages quite easily.

Even on regular days, this compact plastic trolley will act as an additional storage space. And let’s admit it, it is quite stylish too!

We hope you found this blog fun and useful! If you are reading this right now, it is a sign for you to upgrade your home! So, follow our tips and get the decorating started!

Do leave a comment and let us know what kind of design style you prefer for your house, and Don’t forget to share this blog with your friends and family! 

Have a happy home!

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying Plastic Chairs

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Plastic Chairs

As 2021 begins with a lot of positivity and hopes for a better tomorrow, it is time to replace those old uncomfortable chairs with some aesthetically amazing plastic chairs without burning holes in your pocket.

There is no better time to style up those kursi (or chairs) with the latest Piece in town.

But here’s a promise: through this blog, we will convince you that these chairs are the best option for you in terms of style, comfort and value and will also take you through how you can select the best plastic chair as per your needs and budget.

Why Plastic Chairs are a Wise Choice?

Before we talk about the steps involved in buying a plastic-made chair, let us help you break the myth of How Plastic chairs are bad for you by actually stating some practical and logical reasons. Let’s begin with the few undeniable advantages of plastic chairs over chairs made of other materials

1. Inexpensive

You know it is true! Plastic chairs are quite a relief on your pockets! When compared to wooden or metal chairs, plastic armchairs are much inexpensive. However, the low price is not a testament to the quality of these chairs in any way. These chairs are generally made to scale and have a lower production cost. If you choose to redecorate your entire home, you can opt for High Quality plastic chairs at an economical price without going broke.

2. Durable 

Plastic is known for its durability. Not only does it last forever, but it also looks as good as new for the longest if maintained well! Plastic is a naturally inert material. It is generally unreactive towards external elements and weather changes. Thus, it has quite a long life.

Find it hard to believe us, then check out Italica’s recent customer Review that broke the internet. It is the story of an Italica customer and the plastic chairs he purchased 3 decades ago from Italica.

3. Versatile Designs

Plastic is a highly malleable material. It can be molded and shaped into a wide variety of structures. It is, therefore, quite flexible too! Modern plastic chairs have unique-looking designs to cater to a wide range of audiences who want affordable modern and stylish furniture.

Panton chairs are space-age looking Plastic chairs that look stylish and trendy.

4. Colorful

Compared to other chair materials, Plastic chairs are usually available in a wide range of colors. They can be made with just any color under the sun. The vibrant colors add a great spunk to the design and give that pop of color to your Decor.

5. Comfortable

These chairs promise three functions in one: functionality, aesthetics, and comfort. Despite being stylish, plastic seats are super comfortable, convenient and can be the best option for your back and posture. These are much better than highly upholstered and cushioned chairs!

6. Lightweight and Portable

These are the most lightweight chairs out there. Wooden chairs or metal chairs can become extremely heavy.

These heavy chairs, therefore, become very difficult to maneuver when contrasted with lightweight plastic chairs. You can move around plastic armchairs very quickly. They are also easily
stackable, which further adds to their mobility.

7. Weather-resistant

Plastic is an unreactive material. It does not get corroded easily unless faced with strong acids. Rain, moisture, or any other external agents will not have any substantial effect on your plastic chairs.

8. Multipurpose

If you buy a plastic chair set for your home, their aesthetic can be suitable for the dining room, your living room, or even your patio. They blend in well with just any decor style! You can use the same chair for your work hours and relax during your tea time. 

9. Eco-friendly

Plastic has quite an infamous reputation. When we hear of global warming or pollution, we immediately think of plastic. That is true to an extent, yet not in the case of plastic furniture. The plastic armchairs you find in the market today are almost all 100% recyclable. 

Hence, they are much more eco-friendly and sustainable than wooden furniture. To build one wooden chair, multiple trees need to be cut down! Imagine this happening on a mass scale! If you are concerned about the environment, you should look at plastic armchairs.

10. No Need to Repair or Maintain

Wooden or metal chairs lose their luster, their glow, and keep getting corroded. You need to maintain them frequently to remain beautiful. You need to polish or repaint them quite so often. With plastic, you can bid these problems goodbye forever! Plastic is very low-maintenance and can go on for decades without even a little attention.

A Brief History of Plastic Chairs

Plastic chairs are endowed with a fantastic bundle of features, as we already mentioned. Let’s look into the history of these chairs and go through a timeline of how plastic kursi chairs have evolved.

 

  •   The 1940s

The first plastic that has ever been designed was produced in Canada in 1946. The chair had a reasonably simple design yet a surprisingly modern design. This chair was called the Monobloc Chair. As the name suggests, these chairs were not made of different parts stuck together, but a single chair, shaped into all the requisite parts.

 

  • The 1960s

After the first monobloc chair’s relative success, new chair designs did not emerge for almost two decades. In 1960, a Danish designer named Verner Panton designed the world-famous panton chair in the space-age postmodern look. It was quite the hit. The same year saw the emergence of poly-COR chairs.

The Bofinger Chair, aka BA 1171, was designed by architect and designer Helmut Bätzner in 1964. It was the next big thing of that time in plastic furniture. These chairs were seamless, stackable, and lightweight.

The following year saw a new chair design- chair universale, the first all-plastic chair that used the injection-moulding technique with five different parts molded together!

  • The 1970s

There was another new monobloc plastic chair that had elements from Greek architecture integrated into its structure. The chair has an appearance of a luxurious inclined stool with a high-class finish. It was called the Capitello chair, designed by Franco Audrito and Piero Gatti for leading Italian design company Gufram

 

  • The 1980s

In 1983, came out the Grosfillex resin chair with slits on the back and elaborate armrests. This chair has a comfortable and practical design. These are extensively in use even today in public as well as private spaces.

 

 

  • The 1990s

The wait chair was designed in 1997 by Matthew Hilton. It has a simple design, with four legs, no armrest, and a medium height backrest. The chair has a matte finish that gives it a classy look. Despite its simple design, it was considered to be the epitome of comfort.

 

 

  • The 2000s

The era of aesthetics: the uniquely-designed Poly Chair was the hit of the decade. This chunky, short chair is a midground between a chair and a stool. It stands on four legs but has a dish-like structure that functions as the seating and the armrest. It blends in perfectly with a postmodern/ minimal aesthetic.

 

  • The 2010s

Siamese chairs were the latest emergence in this era. As the name suggests, the chair looks like two chairs conjoined at the hip. This chair was the newest plastic chair design in the market that came out in 2014. Since then, several other chairs have come out too. However, these were revolutionary in terms of their design and artistic styles. Most new chair designs are focused on utility and aesthetics.

 

All these chairs were Viral (as we call it today) in their respective eras and were trendsetters too. Some of these designs continue to dominate the plastic chair industry even today. 

How are Plastic Chairs Made?

After learning about the features and the history of the plastic chairs, you may wonder,

‘After all, how are the plastic chairs made?’.

There are three primary ways of making a plastic chair. These methods are similar to each other because all of them use molds. However, the intricacies and the technology used for these Chairs are quite different.

1. Rotational Molding

The first step in this process is rotational molding. In rotational molding, a large metal mold is injected with a plastic polymer. Then the plastic polymer is subjected to high temperatures. The mold is rotated in all directions so the plastic polymer can acquire the shape of the mold. Through this method, hollow chairs or chair parts can be created.

2. Injection Molding

In this method, the plastic polymer is preheated to boiling temperature and injected directly into a metal mold. Then the plastic is allowed to cool. The plastic has to be injected very slowly to prevent the plastic from taking a non-uniform shape. This method also does not require any rotational movement. The final result is a single-piece plastic chair.

3. Injection Molding with Gas

This molding method is similar to standard injection molding. But this method mainly utilizes gas. The gas is let inside the mold, and it is rotated at high speeds. This action pushes the molten plastic to certain parts of the mold to give the chair the desired shape. This technique results in a plastic chair that has a combination of hollow and solid parts. 

Watch this video on how plastic armchairs are made to get a visual idea:

Different Kinds of Plastic Chairs Available Today

There is a wide range of different plastic chairs available. One way of categorizing them is by the kind of plastic that is used for making them. There are broadly two types of plastic categories: Thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic.

1. Thermoplastics

This type of plastic can be softened and molded when exposed to heat and hardened once they cool off. These plastics can be reheated and reshaped several times without harming their chemical properties. These are excellent for making chairs as they can be easily recycled, upcycled, and reshaped. There are a few types of thermoplastics:

a. Nylon

Nylon is one of the most popular types of thermoplastic. It is highly solid, and it is highly malleable too! It can be stretched into a string also. Nylon can be molded into any shape at all. These chairs are resistant to weather changes and also comfortable to sit on for long hours.

b. Acrylic

Acrylic is also one of the most widely used thermoplastic types. These chairs are easy to clean and UV resistant. These plastics are slightly more rigid than nylon and slightly less adaptable. However, acrylic chairs are non-toxic and good for the environment.

c. PVC

This type of plastic is stiff, rigid, but also lightweight. It can be molded, but it is less flexible than other thermoplastics. It is durable and the most economical option available in the plastic furniture market. These chairs need no maintenance at all once purchased.

d. Polypropylene

Polythene is one of the most trendy thermoplastic types. Chairs made of polypropylene are unbreakable and lightweight. These are resistant to any kind of damage, mildew, and weather degradation. This type of plastic also has a natural feel and finish to it, making it unique too!

e. Polythene 

This variant is shabby plastic and has a waxy texture. This one can also be molded and twisted more than once. These chairs are impact-resistant, robust, dent-resistant, and rust-proof too!

2. Thermosetting Plastics

Thermosetting plastics are formed by heating to high temperatures and cooling down later. Initially, the polymer is a liquid that solidifies irreversibly after being subjected to heat. After getting set, thermosetting plastics cannot be reshaped by heating. They become stiff and concrete. These can also be used to make excellent plastic kursi (chairs). The only concern with these plastic armchairs will be that they may not be recyclable. Here are the types of thermosetting plastics for chairs:

a. Bakelite

Bakelite is a plastic blend that is made with synthetic components. It is used for making strong furniture structures. It is a robust and sturdy material. However, bakelite is not considered to be the safest plastic-type. It is best to avoid it when better and opt for safer plastic furniture materials available in the market.

b. Epoxy Resin 

This kind of plastic is used in the form of a paste before it solidifies. It is a lightweight and solid composite material. Epoxy resin is not used to make the structure of plastic chairs. It is used as a coating on plastic chairs as a protection layer. It prevents abrasion, dents, and degradation of any kind. Epoxy resin has other applications too. It is used in metal coatings, electronics and electrical components, LEDs, insulators, adhesives, etc.

c. Melamine

This type of plastic is a thick, intense thermosetting plastic. You can mold it into a variety of shapes, but you cannot reshape it. Melamine is a highly durable thermosetting plastic. It is used to make chairs, but it is also extensively used for making dinnerware, laminate flooring and dry erase boards. It is also used as a soundproofing material.

You can find plastic kursi or chairs available in all these kinds of plastics. However, you need to select the right one for yourself mindfully. Thermoplastics are a better option for long-term usage. Thermoplastic polypropene is the most common option, and it is practical too. It is healthier for the environment because it is recyclable.

Few of the Most Popular Styles of Plastic Chairs

Plastic arm chairs are omnipresent. You are most likely to spot at least one plastic chair, be it a public space or a private one, wherever you go. We bet you have never spared much thought to the different styles available today. Bringing any of these chairs into your home will help you elevate your style and become the trendsetter in your circles! Here’s an insight into the trendiest available styles!

1. Panton Chairs

These ultra-modern space-age looking chairs are quite the rage now. If you want to give your home a modern twist, you need to get these chairs! These chairs do not have the regular four stand structure.

Panton chairs have an S-shaped back structure blending into one wide stand. This shape gives you a sense of real comfort! Their fantastic and unique design is truly a work of art.

These chairs are available in multiple colors and sizes. These can give your living room a bright and stylish pop!

2. Spine Care Chairs

One of the most trendy chairs by Italica furniture, Spine Care Chairs are stunning ONE OF A KIND, ergonomically designed chairs. These chairs are available in attractive colors and are perfect for study and work time with additional lumbar support to fix your posture. It truly is the epitome of Unique technology and Aesthetics. Not just that, the Italica Spicecare chair is also recommended by doctors.

3. Sun Loungers

This chair is one of the quirky seating options on this list. These chairs are not a standard option for Indian homes. However, if you love to experiment with your interior style, you need to check this out. Sunloungers are an excellent option for your indoors if you are going for a minimalist or coastal vibe. Otherwise, it can be a classy addition to your patio furniture too!

4. Plastic Chairs with Cushions

Most plastic chairs are sold without cushions on them. Plastic kursis generally only have skeletons, and that is aesthetic. However, there is a new and luxurious variant of plastic armchairs. These unique chairs have a regular plastic frame with upholstery in the sitting and backrest spots. For those who find it difficult to The cushions can often be customized and bought separately. The upholstery can be made out of velvet, cotton fabric, or embroidery. 

5. Plasteel Chairs

This chair is another unique blend of a traditional plastic kursi. Plastic and steel chair combinations are quite the rage now. These plastic chairs with steel legs, offer the style and advantage of comfortable plastic armchairs, along with the strength and sturdiness of steel. These chairs are durable and can endure any weather at all. These are perfect for both indoor and outdoor usage.

6. Baby Chairs

If you have little ones in your home, you need to create a space to enjoy and be comfortable. And for that, you need to design a colorful, fun and yet safe space for the kids. These baby plastic chairs are miniature versions of regular chairs. 

You can get this kid’s plastic chair in vivid and bright colors. These will also serve more than one purpose for you. You can use them for your child’s study time, as well as their playtime. These children’s plastic chairs are also well-designed in a way that takes care of your child’s posture from an early age.

7. Plastic Chairs with Geometric Designs

This chair is known for that fancy hollow Geometric backrest. It has the basic shape and structure of regular chairs with four legs and a seating attachment. The upper back of the chair would be the unique part of this chair with interlaced designs. These chairs are generally devoid of armrests. They are usually lightweight and easily stackable.

8. Ghost Chairs

As the name suggests, these chairs are quite impressive! These chairs have transparent or slightly tinted frames. These are made out of clear plastic. These also have a post-modern space-age look that can elevate your home style. Ghost chairs are icons of modern furniture and never stopped being out of vogue ever since they entered the furniture market.

9. Perforated Chairs

The back of these chairs is perforated generally. Yet, the seat may also be perforated. These chairs promote air circulation and are ideal for tropical countries with high temperatures. The overall structure of these chairs is similar to a regular molded plastic chair with four stands. These mesh back chairs are just a notch more comfortable.

10. Plastic Sofa Chairs

Imagine the center point between a sofa and a plastic chair! Yes, it exists in reality! These sofa chairs give the glam and luxury of a sofa along with the comfort, durability, portability, and style of designer plastic armchairs. This blend is endlessly unique and perfect for a retro or flashy post-modern style. If you want to give your home a pop of color or break the monotony, this one is perfect!

11. OXY Chairs

Italica Oxy series chair, India’s first fully ventilated stackable plastic chair, is an impressive mixture of elegant class, ergonomic design, and superior quality. It is a perfect balance of aesthetics and comfort.

Most plastic chairs are designed to allow little or no ventilation through the backrest. But the Oxy Series Chair is exclusively tailored to provide you 100% ventilation from the backrest to seat. 

It’s a premium quality furniture with a considerably lightweight with a luxurious finish, it is easy to move and works great for indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Is it Worth Investing in Plastic Chairs?

This is one of the most essential and common questions about plastic kursi/ chairs. Considering all the fantastic features of molded plastic armchairs, they are certainly worth the investment. Their durability, affordability, style, portability, and eco-friendliness makes them one of the best options for you to invest in. You can find an economical or an expensive range of Plastic chairs depending on your budget and needs.

Misconceptions About Plastic Chairs

Like every good thing in the world, plastic chairs are also associated with several rumors and misconceptions. There are so many preconceived notions about molded plastic chairs. These chairs have specific bad reviews and ideas related to them. Is there any truth to those ideas at all? Let’s find out! Today we will debunk all this for you!

  • Myth: Plastic Chairs are Harmful to Nature.

Fact: Plastics can be dangerous for nature. However, modern designer plastic chairs are almost entirely recyclable and can be molded again. They also last for several decades before requiring any kind of update. Keeping all that in mind, you should remember plastic seating is a better option. 

Wooden chairs cause deforestation. There is no such problem with Plastic chairs.

  • Myth: Plastic Chairs need to be Upcycled and Replaced Frequently

Fact: Plastic armchairs are unreactive and do not get damaged even in adverse weather conditions. You do not need to upcycle or recycle these chairs for 30-40 years at least.

  • Myth: Plastic Chairs are not for Indoor Purposes

Fact: Plastic chairs can easily be used for indoor purposes. You have to strategically select chairs that blend in well with your home decor style. You have to look out for colors, match them with your walls, and set a tone and mood for your home. With such planning, your home will look like a studio, even without much effort.

 

  • Myth: Plastic Chairs are Uncomfortable

Fact: This myth is as far as it can be from the truth. Comfortable Plastic Chair technology has evolved so far that it caters to specific physical problems to ensure comfort. The spine Care Chair caters to your posture. Oxy Chairs ensure that your back is aerated and doesn’t get too sweaty. 

  • Myth: Plastic Chairs will make your Home look Tacky.

Fact: Plastic chairs can have the classiest and most luxurious designs. Yet to find these chairs, you need to find the right place. You need to find the right brand, the suitable mode of purchase, and the right and comfortable plastic chair style that works for your home.

How to Select the Right Products for Your Home

We are sure that you must be convinced that these chairs are the perfect match for you by now. Now let’s understand how you can find those ideal chairs for your home. Here is a brief step-by-step guide on how you can select the right molded plastic armchairs for yourself.

Step 1

Choose the interior design style that appeals to you. Decide upon an aesthetic that will suit your home and choose a color palette that appeals to you as well. It will depend on the size of your home too. If your home is smaller in size, a sun lounger may not be the best option for you. 

If you are looking to re-decorate your small office space, you can use cafe chairs or restaurant chairs made of plastic too! Using plastic cafe chairs is quite a practical option!

Step 2

Choose the right kind of Plastic furniture according to the color palette that you decided before. Choose the style of chair that suits your whole aesthetic. 

Step 3

Select what purpose your chair is going to serve. Do you need an accent piece for the main attraction in your room? Or is it supposed to be only utility-based? Depending on these questions, you can decide how much you want to invest in the chairs. Plastic chairs for the living room will be very different from those in your workspace.

Step 4

Select the quantity and style of chairs that are ideal for each room. For example, Italica luxury armchairs would be the perfect fit for your living room, but it may not be suitable for your workspace. Your workspace would be more practical with an Italica spine care chair. Decide which chair serves your purpose the best.

Step 5

Selecting the right color is the next step. If you have a minimalist in your home, you should opt for a slightly nude tone of furniture. Beige, white, grey, and brown chairs may be the perfect colors for you.

If you have a modern or art deco style home, brightly colored furniture may be ideal for you. Red, yellow, and orange chairs may be perfect for you. 

You should observe the overall vibe of your room to decide what color you should opt for. You can use contrasting colors or create a monochromatic space, or stick to a color palette.

Step 6

Now the question is where to buy these chairs? You have two options. Either you can buy them online or offline. There are pros and cons to both these options.

Offline

In this method, you can see the products for yourself in person. You can examine the quality of the chairs and decide for yourself. However, there is always the hassle of going and visiting the store. Also, your local store may not give your warranties.

Online

Almost everything is available at your fingertips due to digital advancements. If you order furniture online, you can get them delivered directly, without the hassle of visiting the store. There are so many trusted brands and websites such as Amazon, Pepperfry, etc., where you can find the right plastic chair price online of your choice. 

The bottom line is: You need to buy it from a trusted brand and an authorized retailer!

Step 7

Arrange the chairs properly. Keep your chairs close to a table so that the user experiences logistical comfort. Ensure that there aren’t too many chairs huddled up in one space. Also, ensure that there are not too many materials in one room. If your chairs are made of plastic, try to use only one or two other materials for your furniture. However, it is best to have a plastic ensemble.

If you follow these steps, you will be all set for selecting the right furniture for your happy home! 

How to Search for the Right Brands

All this information is futile if you are unable to find the right brand for yourself. Here is how you can find the right brand for the perfect and most comfortable plastic kursi for your home.

Do Your Research

Before going and buying a chair for yourself, you need to do the proper research online. If you are reading this, you are in the right place already. However, you should look around more to be sure of the kind and style of chair you want for yourself. Through your research, you will also find the brands that sell plastic molded chairs.

Ask Around for Recommendations

You can try this online or offline. Online, you can search for a question and answer forums such as Quora and find the best-suggested brands. If you know anyone who has many of these chairs, you can ask them. Or you can ask your local retailer too if you do not have any other references. 

Check For Reviews

 

If you find a chair that you like, see if it has good reviews. If it has high reviews and reliable customer feedback, it is a good option for you. If a chair does not have any reviews or has bad ones, it may not be a great idea to buy that one.

 

Check for a Warranty

Most brands nowadays offer a warranty. If a brand believes in producing the best quality, it will offer some warranty period for their products! Always opt for brands with a substantial warranty period, especially if your plastic chairs are expensive.

How to Clean and Maintain Plastic Chairs?

Maintaining these chairs is not a difficult task. Yet, even the most low-maintenance items need some cleaning occasionally. Particularly in light of the Covid-19 situation, you may want to keep your chairs a little extra clean and disinfected. But don’t worry! Maintaining plastic armchairs is inexpensive and hassle-free too! Here are a few ways in which you can keep your chairs in top shape:.

 

  1. Give it a simple wash with some detergent water and a cotton cloth. This method will help to get rid of the dirt and grime. Do not forget to pat the chair dry after the cleanup to avoid water stains.

 

 

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  1. Take 1/4th cup bleach and mix it in hot water. Use a soft scrub and scrub the mixture all over your plastic seats. Keep the mixture for 2 minutes. After that, wipe off the solution with a clean cloth.
  2. If you wish to do a deep clean for your chairs, you can try out this method. Pour 1/4th cup vinegar in a bucket of hot water. Rub the solution all over your chairs. Let the solution sit for a few minutes. Then rub it off with water.
  3. If germs are your concern due to Covid, mix some disinfectant with water. Rub this mixture on every inch of your chair and let it dry out. This process will kill all germs and prevent any infections.

With these few simple steps, you will be all good to go with clean and fresh plastic seats!

Overview of Plastic Chair Industry in India

The plastic molded chair market provides a hub of opportunities across the world. It is a rapidly growing industry with immense popularity. With changing consumer demographics, the population with purchasing power has become younger, but the economy also provides fewer expenditure opportunities.  Plastic furniture is becoming a clear option for this generation. 

Even if people do not opt for full plastic furniture sets, plastic-made chairs are quite popular and abundant within this demographic due to their affordability and aesthetic appeal. Some brands of Indian origin are popular across South Asia. Due to opportunities in infrastructure, housing, and other related sectors, India will continue to be the top market for this South Asia industry.[2]

To know more about Plastic Furniture Industry, click here.

The Major Plastic Chair Brands in India

The plastic furniture industry in India is quite widespread. The industry is expected to grow at a whopping CAGR of 12.91% from 2020-2024.[1] Let’s look at all the brands that contribute to this tremendous growth rate!

Italica Furniture

When it is about plastic furniture, Italica furniture is always one of the top ones. Italica furniture has been one of the leading brands. It has a widespread network of distributors and retailers. It has a strong presence online as well as offline. It is one of the most trusted brands, too, with its promise of quality and style from its establishment. Italica’s chairs are the bestselling ones in the country. Their most renowned model is the Spine Care Chair, with no competition in the country for its style or functionality.

Nilkamal Furniture

Nilkamal is also one of the leading brands in India. Like Italica, this brand also focuses on plastic furniture. Their products also have considerable popularity in the country. They are also active sellers of some plastic chair models.

Supreme Furniture

Also, among the topmost brands, Supreme Furniture has a substantial range of plastic furniture. It also has some popular chairs.

Ikea 

Ikea is a Swedish brand globally renowned for its furniture. It has a strong presence in India and is quite the rage among Indians in metropolitan cities. Ikea is quite famous for its chairs and unique aesthetics. 

Cello

This brand is also a famous Indian one for plastic seating. It also has a lot of other wings such as pens, pipes, etc. However, their chairs also have significant credibility.

After knowing all these things, you are ready to make an informed decision about getting the right plastic molded chairs for yourself. Do your research, set your budget, and get a chair that suits your home and your personality the best!

We bet we have convinced you how awesome Plastic chairs are! What are you waiting for? Ready. Set. SHOP!

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An Ultimate Guide To Setup A Work From Home Space with Ergonomic Chairs.

An Ultimate Guide To Setup A Work From Home Space with Ergonomic Chairs.

Have you ever felt a wave of lethargy take over during your work-from-home days? Well, you are not alone!

Working from home in no way means that the workload is less. Work is still the same, yet you have the freedom to work in a space that you like!

To make the most of your workday, you need to create a space you like being in. For that, you need to focus on the ergonomics of your home workspace.

In this blog, we have some fantastic tips for you that can help you create an ergonomic home office setup!

The Perfect Room

If you are thinking about how to improve ergonomics in the workplace, this is your first step. Evaluate the room you have chosen suitable for your office setup. Make sure your office is in one of the quieter corners of your home. Being in proximity to loud noises will distract you and affect your productivity.

The Perfect Room

Your office/study space should be dedicated only to work purposes. If you use it for multiple purposes, it can be a distraction. Make sure that the room you have is not too small, either, so that you don’t end up feeling claustrophobic when stressed.

Ideal Seating

After fixating upon the room that you will use as your office space, it is time to design it in a way that maximizes your productivity. It is crucial to find the perfect seating to improve your work from home as you will be using this chair for prolonged hours. Hence, it needs to be comfortable and ergonomically suited. The chair should provide ample back and lumbar support. There are several chairs available specifically for this purpose.

Many of these chairs have additional lumbar support, which enhances your productivity like Italica’s Spine Care chair is one of those chairs that is exclusively designed to support your back for long working hours.

1. Ergonomic Desk

After you have selected the perfect seating for yourself, you need to look at your desk. Your desk should have the ideal height. If it is too low, you can strain your neck. On the flip side, if it is too high, it can hurt your back. The ideal height of a desk should be close to your elbow’s height while you are sitting. A desk of this height is suitable for typing as well as writing.

The desk should be big enough to accommodate all your necessary gadgets and items. Make sure your laptop, mouse, and other requirements fit on the desk with space to spare.

Ergonomic Desk

Sitting in one position is not healthy for your body. It can also limit blood circulation. You can opt for adjustable desks to combat this problem. Every few hours, you can elevate the desk and stand for some time while working. Then you can bring it back to its original height and continue with your work. These minor changes can help your body and boost ergonomics in the workplace.

2. Ample Leg Space

Your sitting space should have enough legroom. Like the rest of your body, keeping your legs in the same position for long can limit blood circulation. Hence, you need enough wiggle space to move your leg and adjust your position. 

Ample Leg Space

The rest of your room should also have enough negative space for you to move around. You should clutter your room with furnishings. If you need to take a short break, you should have the room to pace around.

3. A Utilitarian Shelf/ Cabinet

Your home office should have a shelf/ cabinet space too. It should be able to accommodate all the things that you wish to keep close while working. Your books, important files, office supplies; all these things should fit into the shelf. Additionally, you can place some decor items to make your office aesthetically pleasing.

A Utilitarian Shelf Cabinet

You can also add a cabinet that can hold your belongings. Ensure that it is in the right size and goes with the rest of the room’s aesthetic.

4. Good Lighting

Let there be light! You need good lighting in your room. Make sure there are enough windows to get natural lighting during the day time. Natural light is better for your eyes. However, make sure that you place your desk with your widow to your side. 

Good Lighting

Having a window in front of you or behind you can create a glare on your screen. Your screen should be brighter than the natural light. Make sure you have blinds for sunny days.

For the latter part of the day, you should make sure the lights you add to the room are strong. Add a combination of ceiling lights and lamps to make sure that you have the perfect lighting.

5. Additional Design Tips

If you like your working space, you are more likely to enjoy your work, which will enhance your productivity. Hence, you should personalize your home office into an area that you genuinely enjoy.

  • Make sure you use the right colors for your office. Neutral colors are a good option for offices. Did you know that the colors of your room can affect your mood
  • Add a chair or a couch when you need a break or on a day when you need to feel slightly more comfortable. It can also act as an accent piece that makes your room look stylish.
  •  Plants are ALWAYS a good idea! Add plants to your workspace. They purify the air of your space and also add a pop of color. Plants are known to reduce stress, boost your mood, and keep your mind fresh. All this will ultimately save you some stress and make you more productive.

Additional Design Tips

  • You can also add a rug. This makes the office look aesthetically pretty and comfortable. It adds plushness as well as style to your room. It can also act as the starting point for your decor. 
  • You can add other innovative work-from-home decor pieces to boost your productivity. You can get some small and affordable products that make your work easier. 

These are a few recommendations that we urge you to follow while decorating your perfect ergonomic workspace! 

Let us know if you have any additional tips to optimize your workspace furthermore.

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Tips to Spice up a Neutral Colour Palette in Your Home

Tips to Spice up a Neutral Colour Palette in Your Home

Choosing the right color palette for your house is much more important than you may realize, as it has different psychological effects on you. Have you ever tried a beige color palette for your room but ended up feeling drab and unexciting?  That’s precisely what we are talking about.

Well, this is the perfect opportunity for you to be creative with your home decor! In this blog, let us take you through tips on how you can spice up neutral colors in interior design!

Try Multiple Neutral Shades that Complement Each Other

Pick a neutral shade of your choice, and make sure you add different items in various shades of that color. Whether it is cream, grey, beige, or taupe, adding multiple shades will add layers to the room. For example, you can use four or five different neutral shades. You can use one shade for curtains and upholstery, another for the wall, one for the floors, and another for the furniture. Neutral furniture helps your home to get closer to a minimalist aesthetic. 

Try Multiple Neutral Shades that Complement Each Other

Include multiple textures and materials

If all the textures in the room are the same or similar, your room might appear drab. Make sure you use a proper permutation and combination of textures to elevate the look of your room. 
If your sofa is made of faux leather, you can use the same material for your chairs. However, it would be interesting to use silk for your drapes to create a slight contrast.

You can do the same for furniture by alternating them between furnishings with a glossy and matte finish. It is always advisable to invest in high-quality textures. They add a vibrant look to your room, and they last longer too.

Include multiple textures and materials

Add a Pop of Colour

After you have fixated upon a neutral palette, you should consider adding a pop of color to your room. This pop of color adds a fun element to the aesthetic. It would also help in breaking the monotony of the neutral textures. You can use a variety of items to bring in the pop of color. A few bright colored furniture pieces can do the trick! It can also be an art piece or a decorative item for your mantelpiece!

Add a Pop of Colour

Add Black

People are often skeptical about adding black to their interiors. However, if you use it in the right amount, it can make your home look elegant and classy. It adds punctuation and accent to your home. You can add a piece of black furniture or paint one of your walls back and top it off with a nice painting. Black lamps, decorative figurines, and other decor pieces also add a subtle elegance to the decor!

Add Black

Mix Your Neutrals

It is a risky option, but you can also try mixing your neutral color palettes for home. You can attempt to combine beiges with browns or greys with taupe or whites. For this, you need a little bit of creativity and a good internet connection! Try to envision the colors together, look at samples available online, and create a pinteresty mood board. Find the right neutrals that complement each other, and it will make your home look stunning! For instance, add beige upholstery to brown-framed sofas. Or add grey curtains with an off-white rug!

Mix Your Neutrals

Use Beautiful and Unique Shapes

You can employ elements other than color to break the flatness of a neutral palette. One of these elements is ‘shape.’ Have you ever seen those homes on Instagram which have unembellished white interiors but still look classy and extravagant due to modernist forms? While you don’t need to follow that exact aesthetic, you can draw inspiration from the idea. You can add some uniquely shaped furniture or build fittings that have distinctive shapes. These decor pieces will enhance your home aesthetic and help you to level up your home.

Use Beautiful and Unique Shapes

Use Different Patterns 

Many people believe that pattern mixing can clash with their overall decor and appear disruptive. However, if you pair up with the right patterns together, it can give your home an elevated appearance! You can stick to a neutral palette yet still use different patterns within that palette. 

You can add a bold design to your rugs or throws. It is not advisable to use large block patterns for your sofas or curtains. This is because bold patterns can take away from the rest of the room. Softer and muted patterns can work better for that purpose.

Use Different Patterns

Add Artistic Pieces

If you wonder how to use neutral color palette and add just a little bit of glam, investing in art or other items purely for decorative purposes can be a good idea! It’s never advisable to go overboard, but a few pieces can elevate your space. Consider adding an accent piece to your room. It may be a piece of art or an accent chair. It will also help you to position your furniture better. Accent pieces can be the room’s focus, and you can arrange the rest of the furniture centered around it.

 Add Artistic Pieces

Use Plants

Adding plants, big or small, is always right for your home! It makes your house look fresh and adds a calming vibe to it. Plants are known to purify the air of your home and make your place look beautiful! Plants add that green pop, which is soothing for your eyes. The colors also give a break from the neutral palette. Plants are also known to enhance your mood and mental state, which is a bonus! You can use different colored plants that complement your existing palette.

Use Plants

That’s everything you need to know about spicing up the Neutral colors in interior design. If you found these tips useful, use them in your home and see how your house brightens up immediately! Let us know in the comment section below if you have any other tips you would like to share!

7 Things You Need To Get Right To Elegantly Arrange Your Home Furniture

7 Things You Need To Get Right To Elegantly Arrange Your Home Furniture

Imagine this! You have bought beautiful decor pieces and furniture for your home and have the image of the perfect home in your mind! But when you put it all together, it looks unpleasant and cluttered! Not even close to what you had imagined!

WHAT A NIGHTMARE .. !!!

But do not worry, we have got you covered! More than the furniture piece, understanding the right way to position furniture can help you achieve the desired aesthetics!

In this blog, we share with you some AMAZING decorating tips and tricks on how to arrange furniture beautifully and efficiently to design a home that you enjoy!

1. Choose a Focal Point

During the furniture arrangement, you should keep a focal point. A focal point can be many things: a good view, an art piece, a television, or a mantelpiece. Sometimes, these pieces occur naturally; however, you sometimes have to choose what you want to be the room’s focal point. Taking that as a starting point, you can arrange the rest of your furniture. This way, your space will be more functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. 

Choose a Focal Point

2. Usage Space Efficiently

In interior design, space can be of two types, namely: negative and positive. Negative spaces are those spaces that are left empty for practical or aesthetic purposes. Positive areas are those which are occupied by decor pieces and furniture. To make your home look beautiful, you need to strike a balance between positive and negative space.

For example, it is never a good idea to push all your furniture against the walls and leave a large gaping negative space in the middle. It is also not a good idea to leave very little negative space around.

Usage Space Efficiently

3. Think about traffic flow

The usage of space has other aspects associated with it. Traffic flow is one of them. You have to arrange your furniture in a way that will not obstruct your path and limit your movement in the room. You should always keep some space between the coffee table and the sofa and between other furniture pieces. You should arrange your room in a way that you can walk from one end to another without difficulty and without banging your toes or tripping over every now and then.

4. Keep tables within reach

Your method of room arrangement should also cater to your idea of comfort. There should always be a space for keeping your knick-knacks temporarily. For example, if you are sitting with a glass of water in your hand, there should be a space where you can keep the glass down.

Keep tables within reach

Hence, it is always a great idea to keep tables within reach, incredibly close to seating areas. However, to achieve the utmost comfort, this should be done while thinking about the traffic flow.  You need to strike a balance and strategically place all your furniture pieces.

5. Get a Big coffee table or a Centrepiece

This decor piece should be substantial as well as useful. The primary purpose of this would be to act as a buffer space for regular usage so that the rest of the room does not get cluttered. This space is where your guests can put down their bags, coats, keys, etc. This piece could be a nice coffee table or a coat rack, or anything that goes well with your interiors. This could be the last furniture piece you add to the room and bring everything together in decor!

6. Use the Right-sized decorative items

It is also crucial to understand the size requirements of your decor pieces. If a particular item is too small, it may not look well or blend in with the rest of the decor. Similarly, if an item is too big, it may look out of place and tacky!

Be it paintings, wall hangings, mirrors, or plants; you should arrange each of these so that it does not look cluttered or attractive and obstructive. For example, a large painting on one wall of an otherwise minimalist room may disrupt your entire aesthetic!

Use the Right-sized decorative items

7. Furniture Arrangement Ideas for Different Rooms
  • Bedroom

While thinking of bedroom furniture arrangement, your primary focus should be to create a space of comfort. Bedrooms are supposed to be the most comfortable and relaxing spaces in your home! The bed is inarguably the most crucial furniture for your bedroom, and it also takes up most of the area!

Bedroom

The placement of the bed should be parallel to the walls or in the middle of the room. You should line up the bed against a wall. Keep side tables close to the bed as per your convenience. It is advisable to keep ample distance between your wardrobe and the bed to ensure comfortable traffic flow.

  • Living room

Arrange the living room in a comfortable way for the family and guests who come over. Place sufficient chairs and seating arrangements to accommodate everyone. Also, add tables near the chairs and sofas to put down knick-knacks. It generally holds more people than other rooms. Therefore, living room furniture arrangements should be set up by maintaining enough negative space with some wiggle room around the furniture.

Living room

  • Dining Room

The dining space should generally be centered around a dining table, with chairs around it. However, there should be ample space for the chairs to be pulled out and sit comfortably. A side cupboard can help with cutlery and other dishes. There should also be enough space for moving around for serving or a buffet system!

Dining Room

  • Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most vital spaces in our homes. It is also often the most cramped space. Hence, the utilization of the kitchen area should be efficient and effective. There should be ample shelves and settings to store your food items as well as dishes and utensils. You should create sections and stations for different kinds of things. For example, there would be a corner dedicated only to electronics such as mixer grinders, toasters, etc. 

Kitchen

Well, If you find yourself asking ‘how should I arrange my furniture?’, these are some ideas and suggestions that you should keep in mind while decorating your home. However, every home is different, and everyone has different tastes in home decor styles. You need to find the right balance between what you like the most and what makes you the most comfortable! 

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12 Different Types of Chairs that can elevate your Home Decor

12 Different Types of Chairs that can elevate your Home Decor

Whether you are at home or the office or anywhere outdoor, wherever you go, you will find chairs around. We tend to forget how integral chairs are in our lives, especially if you want to talk about perfecting your Home Decor!

Even though there are chairs everywhere, very few of us know that there are different types and styles of chairs. But if you love learning about home decor to style your home or office space, you should keep on reading this blog.

Here are 12 types of chairs that can elevate your interior decor game to a whole new level:

1. Round Chairs

As the name suggests, these chairs have a round dorsal end, which is generally made up of artificial materials. The upper part of the chair is made of fabric attached to the frame. These chairs are mainly used in the Living area and are picked for their stylish, moody, and contemporary interior style.

round chairs

2. Recliner Chairs

The recliner is one of the rather popular types of living room chairs. It is known for providing the ultimate level of comfort. These chairs are meant for relaxation. These chairs are generally available in leather or fabric. The latest versions of recliners are electronically operated and have additional benefits such as massagers, cup holders. Recliners can add a rustic decor vibe if paired with the right kind of furniture.

Recliner Chairs

3. Plastic Arm Chair

These are the most diverse and versatile chairs for both indoor and outdoor usages. These plastic chairs are found in a wide range of colors and textures. The earliest armchair trends began with fabric ones that gradually shifted to wooden and metal. The latest and the most modern innovation in this area are plastic armchairs with ventilation. These will add a hint of luxury to your living space.

plastic armchair

4. Bar Stool

A bar or kitchen stool can add a stylish zing to your dining space. These are a “must-have” if you have a countertop kitchen area for Dine and Wine. Adding a few stools to your kitchen counter can make your dining area look more trendy, modern, and stylish. Fancy and aesthetically pleasing Plastic stools can be added to your space for a casual yet modern decor.

bar stool

5. Ghost Chairs

These chairs are perfect for a modern mind who likes Pinteresty home decor as these are one of the most popular contemporary chair styles with the Millennials. These chairs have a transparent frame and generally do not have any upholstery and are made of plastic for the “see-through” effect.

ghost chairs

6. Office Chairs / Desk Chairs

Office or desk chairs are the ones that are specifically designed for office space or workspace at home. Desk chairs are one of the most common types of chairs.. These are ideally designed in a way that boosts your productivity with the utmost back support. These swivel chairs come with a set of wheels for mobility.

There are different styles, colors and price ranges in desk/office chairs Considering that you have to sit in these chairs for long hours, premium chairs are recommended. These chairs also have the best lumbar support to maintain a good back posture for prolonged work hours.

office chairs

7. Club Chairs

Typically made of leather, Club chairs define luxury. They are a type of armchair that has thick upholstery to make them comfortable and stylish. These are often a great addition to your living space and can be used for ages if maintained well. These chairs can elevate your interior decor by adding a vintage look and spice up a monotonous space by giving a pop of Luxury to it.

club chairs

8. Wing Chairs

Wingback chairs immediately bring an element of fashion and class in your room. It is comfortable, heavily upholstered and also improves your body posture. Although wingback chairs are more in the traditional genre, it can fit right into your contemporary aesthetics if you choose the right materials and patterns that complement your overall home decor. This high back wing chair (paired with a Chair throw) is placed in a cozy corner at home where one can read a book after a tiring day with a sip of warm tea/ coffee.

wing chairs

9. Chesterfield Chair

Chesterfield Chair can be considered as a vintage Armback chair. This buttoned design of the chair is a unique feature as it is a chair model of the Chesterfield sofas that gained popularity during the Victorian Era and was a symbol of the British. It is a large chair with a rolled-up armrest. These are also heavily upholstered for comfort and are generally made with dark leather and rustic aesthetics.

Chesterfield Chair

10. Ottoman

Ottoman is a classic piece of furniture that originated from the Ottoman Empire, where it was widely in the late 18th century with multiple cushions as the main seating area. The design has evolved over the centuries from complete resting ottoman to compact footrest. These used to be an integral part of the Private Members club during the19th century. It is upholstered with leather or fabric. It’s a versatile piece of furniture that can be used as an extra chair for seating, a cute coffee table with a tray, and can also provide storage space. This will be a perfect addition for someone with a taste for Vintage and Classic Decor.

Ottoman

11. Panton Chair

If you are a fan of futuristic, funky chairs, then this one’s for you! Panton chairs fall under the category of contemporary yet fun furniture. These chairs are best known for their sleek design and exquisite curves. These chairs are iconic for their S-shape. These can be classified as without arm plastic chairs. This will be an amazing quirky addition to your aesthetically elegant home.

Panton Chair

12. Sun Loungers

Chairs are not only meant for indoor usage but are also required outdoors, particularly in the patios. Outdoor chairs are perfect for enjoying the weather and lounging around, getting close to nature. Sunloungers are what you need to create an ideal vacation vibe in your backyard/ patio.

Sun Loungers

It can be overwhelming to learn about different types of chairs and their uses. What kind of chair would you like to add to your house? Do not forget to tell us in the comments! 

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