5 familiar international decor norms that struggle to trend in India

5 familiar international decor norms that struggle to trend in India.Dextrraa.in

Just like fashion there are new trends that keep changing in the world of interior decor as well. And being an interior designer myself, I have to stay updated with the latest international trends, events, blogs and articles. However, not all the trends/decor norms work everywhere. Millions of dollars are spent by many home decor related product companies every year to figure what would work in a country and what would not. So just following the trends that we see in international magazines or social media online surely does not gives any guarantee for it to work in that specific demographic zone. Which gets us to this post on 5 familiar international decor norms that struggle to trend in India.

OPEN SHELVES IN THE KITCHEN

Now you may have the Dyson vacuum cleaner or not, but this is surely not a great idea for almost any kitchen in India. With the amount of garam masala, tadka and haldi that we use, it would be almost impossible to keep it clean. This one was a no brainer & most women who do go inside the kitchen would agree to it.

5 familiar international decor norms that struggle to trend in India.Dextrraa.in

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FLOOR TOUCHING CURTAINS

This could be a bit of a personal choice but then again if not the dust from the jhaadu, surely moping the floor would ruin them. Inadvertently most clients go for curtains that end about an inch or two above the floor. Unless if you have a carpeted flooring, then I understand it’s all about vacuum cleaning.

5 familiar international decor norms that struggle to trend in India.Dextrraa,in

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EXTRA CHAIR IN THE BEDROOM

This my friends is a universal phenomenon, bedroom chair = pilling of clothes. But there were days when we had settee in the bedrooms. Which had extra space inside them for things only god or aliens would know of. But having a chair in the bedroom also means you have to deal with another shelve that is to be cleaned when the guests are coming. So here I would go for the humble settee again, at least when the guests arrive, I can just shove things up inside.

5 familiar international decor norms that struggle to trend in India.Dextrraa.in

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EXOTIC PLANTS  

There has been a major shift in the Indian consumer market today, with their choices being more contemporary and trend specific than ever before. However, as I mentioned before that not every trend works with every one. Someone time back in our blogpost on Top Interior Design Trends for 2018 having plants in your homes was one of the trends. But now you got be specific about what are the needs of the particular plant you plan to get and if it is adaptable to your area weather. I’ve seen people even trying to grow Lillies they got from the beautiful north-east, but you ought to more careful about it. 

5 familiar international decor norms that struggle to trend in India.Dextrraa.in

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BRASS/COPPER BATHROOM FITTINGS

On an average more than 85% clients go for steel finish when it comes to their bathroom fixtures. Now if you think, there are two quick reasons that would come up. One being obviously that the number of options in the stainless steel fixtures is a lot more in comparison and the second being the quality of our water actually. I have had clients who have had brass finish fittings before but they chose to go back to steel when re-doing their bathrooms.

5 familiar international decor norms that struggle to trend in India.Dextraa.in

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The amusing part here is that even though all the publication houses keep sharing posts and pictures of one area specific magazine to another. All the decor influencers putting up pictures of contemporary spaces that do look so mesmerising but still there are few dissimilarities that are more culture specific. I would not take them as a negation though, to me they are just few things that make us what we are in the end, a few billion Indians. Do let us know if you can think of any other on our Facebook page or you can follow us on Instagram as well. Until next time, Namastè.

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