Bollywood Boudoir... On A Budget

 


Visitors: 520

"Bollywood" is the next really big thing in interior decor. You can transform your bedroom really easily into a Bollywood boudoir with some very simple touches:

First you have to go shopping. Yay! No, seriously, find your nearest sari shop and buy some sari silks. All cities and most big towns have one - have a look in the phone book if you don't know where to find yours, and don't be nervous if this is the first time you've been to one. Sari “silks" are lengths of fabric - normally about 4m long - and come in a huge range of colours, weaves and designs. They range in price (in London at least) from about £10 to well into the hundreds, and you don’t need to buy a pure silk one to get the look right.

Choose your colour scheme and buy two or three lightweight saris, ideally at least one of them should have a strong design on one end of the silk. Go for rich purples, reds, dark blue, with gold or silver woven in. These will make fantastic throws for your bed, cushions, even a tent drape (really easy and very eye catching).

– paint your walls a funky, boudoir colour – hot pink, raspberry red, even purple, and highlight the details in liquid gold or silver leaf (you can buy this from any good art and craft shop). While you’re at it, paint your mirror frames to match, even your bedside lamp if it has a wooden base. A good trick is to paint two or three of your walls in a lighter shade, so that the room doesn’t become too dark.

Then go to your nearest shop that sells goods from India and stock up on incense sticks and anything else you see that will add an Indian accent to your room. A couple of authentic Bollywood posters, or even images of the Hindu gods would be a good start.

Then apply henna and bindis, get some funky Indian music on the stereo, lie back and dream of love affairs in the hot sun. . .

Emma Cooper Tarry is the founder and owner of I-Candi Designs (I-Candi Designs ), which specialises in unique ideas and handmade goods from the UK. I-Candi supplies clients all over the world with unusual interior design pieces, hand-painted furniture, event decoration advice and bespoke products, as well as a wide range of bespoke silk items, from silk kimonos to evening wraps. You can find out more at http://www.i-candi.co.uk or by calling +44 (0)1227 860886 or emailing emma@i-candi-designs.co.uk .

(453)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Bollywood fashion can be unsuitable for some
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Expanding Into Boudoir Photography

by: Tony Mandarich (June 23, 2008) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Photography)

How to Prepare for a Boudoir Photography Session

by: Bob Pardue (November 18, 2006) 
(Arts and Entertainment)

A look into Bollywood

by: Neva Robards (September 30, 2010) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Movies TV)

Bollywood Movies - Going Against The Wind!

by: Raisa Raima (March 19, 2008) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Movies TV)

Billu - Bollywood Movie

by: Richard Stooker (April 11, 2011) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Movies TV)

Saawariya - Bollywood Movie

by: Richard Stooker (April 10, 2011) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Movies TV)

Who is the Number One Actor of Bollywood?

by: Arunraj V.s. (July 15, 2008) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Movies TV)

We Are Family (Bollywood 2010)

by: Jhon Abraham (August 02, 2010) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Music)

The Perfect Bollywood Formula

by: Arunraj V.s. (October 13, 2008) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Movies TV)

Bollywood fashion can be unsuitable for some

by: Suresh Dinakaran (March 21, 2011) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)