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New Year Resolutions taken by the Top Home Decor Bloggers (2018)

Hello readers, today we will be talking about an amazing activity conducted by CraftedIndia that will surely inspire your home decor goals as the top home decor bloggers have come up with their New Year decor resolutions!

Know what your favorite decor blogger have to say about their home decor ideas for 2018.

1. Celebrations Decor by Dr. Lakshmi Arvind:

Dr Lakshmi Arvind of Celebrations Decor shares her New Year’s Resolution around Home Decor emphasizing on home that are collection of memories!!!

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#5 Simple Ways to Improve your Bathroom Decor

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Hey guys, today let’s talk about ” Bathroom Decor ” the most vital part of our home that needs to be taken care of when it comes to decor.  Yes, the bathroom is one of the most important and expensive room of our home that needs most of our attention while renovating or recreating second only to kitchens. Follow these 5 simple ways to improve your bathroom decor; whether it’s a simple bathroom update with statement tiles or a total redesign, discover the latest ways to invest in your space.

#1 Bathroom Decor Idea: Statement Shower Curtain:

Add patterns and colors to your bathroom decor using statement shower curtains. Opt for multi-color prints, quirky quotes, or shaded curtains that adds a lot of drama to your shower area.

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Best 5 Indian Home Decor Online Brands to Visit before a Home Makeover

When it comes to home makeover we become very particular about our choices and range of decor to infuse in our home. Take a look at our pick of best Indian home decor online brand to visit before a home makeover.  From stunning chopping boards to ergonomic furniture tailored for small spaces; from antique cutlery to heart melting fabric, from hand-printed cushion covers to exquisite showpieces, these websites are home to your heart. You will thank these Indian home décor brands as they bring you beautiful home decor products while keeping up with global home decor trends. Also, these online home décor stores are very budget friendly and provide customers with best services. Once you will see the home decor products showcased by these brands surely you’ll never go back searching for decor in retail stores and other corners trying hard to match your needs.

 

#1 Home Decor Online:  This Golden Pebble Wall Clock by CraftedIndia

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CraftedIndia.com is our first pick when it comes to home décor. This online décor store has a lot to offer when it comes to handicrafts, antiques, ceramics and more. “Golden Pebble Studded Wooden Wall Clock” is the name of this wall clock and how can one not fall in love with this exquisite thing? Every piece of decor here is unique and curated for giving your home an unmatched decor look. They have an amazing line of cushion covers, rugs, lamps and lighting, kitchen decor, handcrafted wooden board games, wall art and paintings, ceramic tableware and accessories, premium handicraft arts like dhokra, meenakari, mosaic, blue pottery, onyx marbles etc. You can find all your A to Z home décor needs at CraftedIndia and enjoy their hassle free services.

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Things to keep in mind when choosing decor for new home

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New home is a blank canvas and you are the artist of your dream home!!

When you buy a new home you get the opportunity to transform each and every space into a personality filled space that you’ll admire. There are some important things to keep in mind when choosing decor for new home which you should never miss on. Each room of your home reflects your taste and style in decor making it your personal space of comfort and peace. Whether you’re tired of your old space or you’re moving into a new one, decorating it is essential for adding coziness and charm. To achieve best results try changing up large aspects of your home along with incorporating small details.

Home Decor Tip 1:  #Focus on the power of High– Low Designs

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Decorating new home is not a task if you fix your budget for the decor items. It is not necessary that every pick should be too expensive or too cheap. Always focus on the power of High-Low designs; a room balances when you have different level of price and craftsmanship. A constant form of design can make the overall home appeal look dull and you can get bored with it soon. Continue Reading

Kalamezhuthu from Kerala: An Art with a Difference

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In India when it comes to celebrations and festivals; every aspect of it is somewhere or the other related to the ritual art forms and the cultural traditions. The art of creating large pictures and abstract designs on the floor using coloured powders is celebrated in India as a ritual art form. This art of painting is commonly known as Rangoli. One such art of painting floors is the “Kalamezhuthu art” from Kerala, an art with a difference!!!

In Malayalam, the literal meaning of “kalam” is a picture and “ezhuthu” is the act of drawing. Kalamezhuthu is the unique Indian art form practised only in Kerala, prominently in South Kerala. It is also known as dhulee chithram or powder drawing. It is a harmonic blend of Aryan, Dravidian and tribal Indian traditions in association with scared grooves and tantric elements. Kalamezhuthu is essentially a temple art. The patterns to be drawn and the colours are traditionally stipulated, and the tradition is strictly adhered to. As an art form it has found a significant place among our rich spectrum of fine arts. Kalamezhuthu is a forty day ritualistic festival beginning with the first of Vrishchikam (Scorpio) in most Bhagavathy temples in Kerala. This art is practised in temples as well as noble households and is considered as a symbol of welcoming the deities.

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Ceramic Pottery: The Ancient Art of Exquisiteness

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Ceramic pottery” the ancient art which is considered to be the most exquisite one today, was discovered as early as 24,000 BC. The word ceramic comes from the Greek Keramikos meaning “pottery”.  Ceramic industry is considered to be the earliest industry discovered on the planet. Once discovered that the clay could be dug up and formed into objects by adding water and then firing, it gave birth to the ceramic industry. It was around 10000 years later that ceramic tiles were manufactured in India and Mesopotamia. As the communities settled and the art developed ceramic pottery kept on establishing on further stages. It was the time when ceramic pottery was used other than vessels for storing food and water. Continue Reading

Phulkari: Live the Traditional Art of Punjab

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“Phulkari” is not just a traditional art; it is the story of emotions, love, colours, culture and traditions of Punjab. The origin of this beautiful art of Phulkari embroidery traced back to the 15th century AD. Its relevance, in the lives of the people, has not diminished even today and continues to form an integral part of all marriage, birth, festivals and ceremonies taking place in Punjab. Continue Reading

THE RAVISHING WORLD OF KANTHA WORK

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India being a land of multiple cultures, religions, norms, values and beliefs has a major influence on people’s perception of an Art. Kantha work is one such beautiful embroidery art which has a great significance in handloom industry and it’s been fruitful to many artisans. So, how did Kantha work evolve over the time and what makes it so special in Indian fashion? I have a take on that.

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Bengal Artisans Contribution For Making Durga Idols

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We all celebrate festivals with great joy and enthusiasm. We also spend a lot of money behind decoration of pandals or houses, food, clothes and other things. But all our celebrations would remain incomplete or next to impossible without the contribution of artisans for making beautiful idols of Gods and Goddesses. For us, it might be just a few days of celebration but it is the major source of earnings for the artisans. It is only because of their art that we bring huge or small beautiful idols at our home or pandals to worship them. It takes days and nights, weeks and months for an artisan to complete the making of perfect idols.

One such art of Idol making can be seen in Bengal during the time of Navratri. Bengal Artisans Contribution for making Durga Idols can be seen at Bangali Akhara near Langartoli. Splash of colours will overwhelm the visitors of Bengal when they visit Bangali Akhara. It is the house of idol-makers during Durga Puja. Continue Reading

INDIAN HANDICRAFT ARTISAN

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Indian culture is a motley of diverse traditions, norms, beliefs, religions, arts and aesthetics among many other beautiful things. Indian handicraft is one characteristic that comes first when someone talks about India. This years old traditional activity has become an identity of India globally. There are many skillful craftsmen in Indian heartland that are taking painstaking efforts to keep this prestigious labour work alive.

Indian handicraft is an art of making craft with hands with the skillful imagination. In ancient times, people lived in colonies known as tribal where they used to make utility products by hands as per the daily necessity, these are handicraft goods. Later, people started selling these products in local market called ‘HAAT’. With the changing times, people and their tastes expanded and today Indian Handicrafts industry is a sundry of a diversified product portfolio and there is large variety available in market including Metal ware, Wood ware, Hand printed textiles, Embroidered and crocheted goods, Shawls, Carpets, Bamboo products, Zari goods, Imitation jewellery, Paintings, Earthenware, Jute products, Marble Sculptures, Bronze Sculptures, Leather Products etc. You would be surprised to know how some artisans have spent their entire life worshipping their craft-work.

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Following are such artisans from different parts of India who become renowned while working consistently towards their respective crafts-work. Continue Reading