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’!

If you wish to find a specific piece of information on this blog then feel free to click a link below to jump down to that section.

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.

Shawna Lynn Style

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.


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:

I. Geometric designs vs. organic
II. Dull vs. bright
III. Old vs. new
IV. Plain vs. Ornate
V. Small vs. Big

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.


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.


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.

Home Bunch

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:

I. Furniture
II. Accessories
III. Lighting accessories
IV. Stairwells
V. Ceiling designs
VI. Color coordination

Color coordination

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.

modern architecture

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!


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.


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.


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.

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:

colors of interior design


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.

wood furniture

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.

Granite furniture

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.


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.

Arranging your space

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.

decorative items

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

      1. Ensure that you always use things that make you happy and improve your mood.
      2. Be sure to keep in mind scale and balance. A tiny decor piece will look strange and awkward next to a big lamp.
      3. Focus on mixing the products’ shapes and measurements.
      4. Do not add items that are entirely out of the theme.
      5. Try not to deviate from the color scheme of your room.
      6. Ensure that all your decor pieces are perched atop safe places and not in corners where they can get easily knocked over.
      7. Odd numbers of objects tend to look better together rather than even numbers.
      8. Layer your objects. Do not add everything in a single file or bundled it in the same place.
      9. 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!)

Central Accent Piece

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.

master bedroom

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.

Cooking up the design for the Kitchen

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.


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:


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.
sun lounger

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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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!

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.


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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Home Designing and Furniture Trends Through the Years: From Ancient to Contemporary

Home Designing and Furniture Trends Through the Years: From Ancient to Contemporary

Wouldn’t it be amazing to travel back into the past and see how people of ancient times lived and how their home interiors looked?  

Each period had its trends, styles, and fads when it comes to interior design. However, from the time of monarchs and rulers, interior decor certainly has come a very long way. These styles have evolved monumentally, yet you can still note their traces in today’s interior design.

Even though time travel is still a concept, it is not impossible to see through these eras and the home designs that characterised each of them. In this blog, we will take you back a few centuries and walk you through the timeline of home design trends starting from the Renaissance Era to Contemporary:

Renaissance Era

This era consisted of intricate and ornate details with interiors that had oak and hardwood panels. The walls were adorned with Arabesque tapestries and embroidery. The furniture’s colours were generally dark neutral palettes that were heavy and bulky with hefty chests and huge wardrobes.

Renaissance Era

Wooden floors were also a huge trend in this era alongside encaustic tiles, rugs, and mats with Asian inspired designs. Along with that large fireplaces with intricate detailing were also popular. Velvet, damask, and brocade were the most extensively used fabrics for bedding and curtains. These trends emerged in the mid-fifteenth century and lasted through the 1600s.

Baroque and Rococo Era

These two interior design styles almost coincided in the periods beginning from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-18th century. However, the traces of the decor style from these eras can still be noted even today. From the previous time of muted colours, the trends advanced towards vibrant and gaudy tones.

Vivid tones characterised Baroque interiors with bright furniture. Illusory painted ceilings were also predominant in this time. When you look at this style, the first word that crosses your mind will be royalty or luxury.

Baroque and Rococo Era

The seatings, chairs and sofas were heavily upholstered and generally included exaggerated floral patterns. The curtains and rugs also add a similar appearance with ornate details and bright prints. Large golden chandeliers and large sculptures were also a classic of Baroque decor. Interior designs often describe this style as dramatic and exuberant.

People have often wondered what the difference between baroque and rococo decor is. Rocco decor style succeeded Baroque. The rococo decor had a similar appearance to baroque, but unlike baroque, it was lighthearted and the epitome of fantasy and elegance. This style is subtle and neutral in terms of the colour palette. Baroque designs presented the power of church while Rococo represented secular high fashion.



This decor style emerged in the late 18th century and had heavy influences of Greek, Roman art and their architecture. But what is neoclassical decor?

This decor style emerged in the 1700s, which was all about elegance and sophistication. The colour palette consisted of muted shades of grey, blue cream and green with a subtle flower theme. This style was more refined and sophisticated. Neoclassical furniture had detailed and careful ornamentation. Neoclassical was more of a minimalistic style, with blank and block-coloured walls, beautiful ornament, and stone/marble floors with Persian carpets. Column-like shapes and linear structures were predominant in this style. The fabrics were generally block-coloured or had softer prints.

Modern and Mid Century Modern

This trend began in the last 19th century and is widely found in today’s interior design as well. Minimalism is the inspiration for this kind of decor. These houses generally had a relatively simple style with plain and neutral colour palettes. The furniture used is typically elegant in appearance and function. Furniture in this kind of interior decor includes materials like glass, metal, natural fibres, leather and steel. These also generally have straight horizontal or vertical lines. Reflective surfaces are also quite predominant. Scandinavian, bohemian, industrial, minimalistic and coastal decor; all these are subsections of the modern decor styles.

Modern and Mid Century Modern

Mid Century Modern style is the epitome of the minimalist aesthetic. The usage of wood characterised this era as the centre stage. Exaggerated wooden details were one of the main aspects of this era. The colour schemes are generally traditional and muted. What makes this style different from modern interior design is that it has a different retro feel. It also uses specific bright colours to add a pop amongst the neutral palette. The designers generally used fabrics made of natural elements.

Mid Century Modern Interior

Art Deco

At its prime in 1925, the Art Deco Style of the home design was quite the rage. It is one of the most popular styles that attract a lot of curiosity because of its popularity. So, what is the style of Art Deco? This style has heavy geometric influences, with bold patterns in the fabric. Loud, vibrant and bright colours made a comeback with this era. Eccentric sculptures, vivid curtains and bold paintings also were a predominant part of this style.

Art Deco Interior

The furniture had a luxurious appearance with exaggerated curves and bright colours. In this era, bold wall colours and wall patterns also were quite prominent. Zigzag patterns and floral patterns were also a huge hit. People used a wide variety of new materials to achieve this decor style, such as chrome, plastic, plate glass, and even other luxury materials such as ivory, mahogany. Uniquely designed plastic chairs are also quite popular with this decor style.


This style emerged in the late 1970s, and it is still predominant today to a certain extent. Postmodernism in-home design wanted to break free of muted colours and too utilitarian homes. This style was about breaking the rules!


The interiors that constituted this era were flashy, bright and eccentric. Pattern blocking, mismatched elements and bold patterns were all trendy in this style. The colours in this era include a mix of natural and retro shades. Metallic and turquoise also contributed to the palette. Asymmetry and uniquely shaped furniture also contributed to this era.


This era started in the 1980s and is continuing till date. The contemporary interior decor is the style you see in most homes today. Large open floor plans characterise this style. Neutral colours, blacks and whites are the primary colours of the contemporary style. Several people are unable to find what is the difference between modern and contemporary decor.


In contemporary decor style, the furniture is characterised by long horizontal lines with minimalistic designs. Metal, stone and opaque glass are present significantly in this style. Aesthetic cool and modern chairs made of durable plastic are also a classic. The curtains and seating upholstery used heavily-textured fabrics. Soft two-tone prints and floral patterns are also present to a certain degree.

With the times, the interior decor has evolved to reach a point of balance between utility and aesthetics. All these decor styles have something unique about them and add personality to your homes. Let us know in the comments down below which era resonates with your decor style!

7 Most Popular Furniture Styles in 2020 & How To Match Them Up With Your Personality

7 Most Popular Furniture Styles in 2020 & How To Match Them Up With Your Personality

Your furniture style speaks volumes about you and your home.

The good thing is You can decide what it says! But first, you must understand what furniture style is all about.

We know how exciting yet very confusing it can be to stroll through all those styles at random and find the right one for your home.

So here we are.

By the time you finish reading this blog, it will empower you in two ways.

First, of course, your understanding of different furniture styles will be enhanced.

And second, you can create your very own carefully-curated personal furniture style by clustering the available options.


Let’s begin!

Step 1: All set to be acquainted with different furniture styles?

We will discuss the most popular and widely available furniture styles to give you a broad understanding.

  • Traditional Furniture Style:

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When we try to define various furniture styles to design the interior, one of the most popular forms is the traditional furniture.

Traditional furniture often has their bodies from dark wood with details in ornate. It draws its inspiration from the 18th & 19th Century Furniture styling from England and France.

It explains well why it is so common to find the expensive textiles like silk, velvet, and linen are used everywhere, like from upholstery to window treatments in a home of traditional style. Fabrics bring in with a variety of different design patterns. Some of the designs include; damask, florals, stripes, and plaids. Conventional types of furniture bring in the sense of glam when paired with crystal chandeliers. It offers classic details, lavish furnishings, and filled with accessories, rooted in European sensibilities.

The traditional home furniture is often made of dark and finished wood, vibrant color palettes, a variety of textures, and curved lines. It would have vivid and ornate details and fabrics, like velvet, silk, and brocade, to include a variety of patterns and textures.

It gave you the depth, layering, and dimensionality within most traditional furniture.

  • Contemporary Furniture Style:


When you look at furniture styles throughout history, contemporary furniture is the one style that is always evolving. The contemporary design style will most likely keep changing in the twenty-first century.

Contemporary refers to only the present moment. This unique furniture style borrows from various periods to create an environment fit to last a lifetime. Though people get confused between modern styles with contemporary interior design, there will always be a difference. Contemporary furniture style is entire of the point while modern methods can mean anything. Contemporary furniture styles trends and have freedom as modern is usually fixed around squared, graphic lines, and a particular take on modernity.

  • Causal/ Modern Furniture Styles:


Modern furniture style is a just broad design term that may typically refer to a home while clean, crisp lines, a simple color palette. And it uses materials that can include metal, glass, and steel. We can always opt-in for this choice. The modern furniture style gathers a sense of simplicity in each element. It is also known as the sleek furniture style. There work well without clutter or accessories on them.

You can go ahead and give a try to the Italica’s premium quality Modern Plastic Furniture designed for your needs.

  • Bohemian Furniture Styles:


Bohemian is a popular style for home furniture.

Bohemian Furniture Style encapsulates the essence of a carefree and adventurous spirit of the modern lifestyle. It often features the creative application of rich patterns with vibrant colors, especially those with red or purple tones. The focus is on presenting a purposefully “messy” look carefully. Layer on textiles (throws, pillows, rugs, tapestry) for a warm ambiance.

When furnishing, look for pieces that possess ethnic or nomadic vibes. Moroccan, Southwestern, or tribal-inspired designs are currently trending. Composition-wise, boho-chic loves textiles, wood, animal hide, and metallic accents.

People with Bohemian style in mind may include vintage furniture and light fixtures at home. It’s common to spot some floor pillows and comfortable seating spaces when incorporating the bohemian style. Within the Bohemian style, there’s a laissez-faire attitude where anything goes as long as you love it.

  • Rustic Furniture Styles:

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Rustic design is always drawn from natural inspiration, using the raw and often unfinished elements, including wood and stone.

The rustic furniture style incorporates accessories that are from the outdoors with warmth emulating from its design and architectural details. It may include features like vaulted ceilings adorned with wood beams or reclaimed wood floors.

Many designs now integrate rustic design with more modern furnishings and accessories. Taking inspiration from the outdoors and combining the farmhouse and industrial interior design styles, rustic décor emphasizes natural and weathered finishes, raw wood, stone, and leather, with unexpected touches and an overall sophisticated bent.

We love how the room featured above fuses a varied mix of statement-making furnishings like the custom plush sherpa sofas, the industrial-inspired wire pendants, and unique leather chairs. That said, we’re all for modern interior design styles that combine various elements to create a beautifully realized, one-of-a-kind room.

  • Minimalistic Furniture Styles:


Minimalist Furniture Style is an obvious choice of modern-day furniture styles. People often confuse minimalism with a stark coldness and uncomfortable severity, which is hardly the case.

Also, there is a warmer take on minimal interior design (warm minimalism) full of no-fuss, clean elegance. Suppose you think about simplicity, refinement, and a deft hand at luxurious comfort and functionality. Here the point to make is to keep rooms superfluous and well-edited with printless for a dual purpose.

As a reference, think of a modern art gallery or museum as a reference with their combined approach to filling a space with the bare essentials only that will feature a lively sense of drama, either organic or abstract.

  • Transitional Furniture Styles:


Transitional Furniture Style borrows it from traditional and modern furniture designs to facilitate a space that’s not “too much” for you in terms of one style or the other. The sense of balance is what makes it appealing and unexpected. It may incorporate modern materials like steel and glass, to use them with some plush furnishings. It always includes a relatively neutral color palette to create a calming and relaxed space that can manage both stylish and sleek feel and warm and inviting.

Transitional Furniture Style is something we like to call the happy-medium style of interior design. If the traditional furniture style is too stuffy for you, then the contemporary style will be out of your comfort zone, also, then this is also the style for you. Transitional Furniture style is the perfect mix of elegance from the traditional with contemporary lines and textiles.

Transitional furniture generally keeps the accessories to a minimum as it’s essential to let the furniture and the textiles do the talking. Throw pillows and blankets to accessorize the furniture. It is one of the most preferred furniture styles in the home furniture design world today. If this is your style, you must consider Italica’s plasteel chair to give you the perfect mixture of trend and tradition.

Step 2: Curate and create your furniture style

First of all, what you need to understand and remember is that there is nothing at all right or wrong about a personal style in furniture. And, your furniture style need not be of a single particular style. It is necessary to know that your furniture style can always be a combination of two or more furniture styles.

Sometimes, your furniture style does not have a name yet, and that is ok. Personal Furniture Style aims to give you a visual and comfort level of furniture style that defines you and your lifestyle.

  • Choose area-specific preference:


It is prevalent that many of us prefer different types of furniture for different places at home. What you like for indoors may be separate from what you would put in your outdoor garden. To give you a glimpse, you may select comfortable upholstered bedding set for your bedroom, as that is where you relax and sleep. At the same time, for your study area, you will prefer a lumbar support chair like Italica’s Spine Care Chair to work diligently and with a proper focus for long hours. On the other hand, while near a swimming pool or the garden area, you will find a Sun lounger to sit and relax with a fresh mind. So it is imperative that you understand your style preference for each section of the house and then compare if you can club it together to be in one category.

  • Make a combination of all your style preference:

Once you know what style works for which room or area of your home, you must combine them to understand and find out the similar grounds and the diversities.

It will provide you a detailed view of what exactly is your range of furniture style.

  • Find your lively personal style of furniture:

With the range of furniture styles, you can now easily curate a set of furniture that will meet your needs, suit your lifestyle, and represent your happiness quotient with balance.

Whatever you select, make sure it makes you happy to own that.

We hope this blog helped you with the right direction to your furniture style.

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