Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Festive Decor Guide!

Diwali: the festival of lights, where family and friends come together to pray, feast, celebrate and revel in each other’s company. It is marked as the New Year in the Hindu calendar. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and hope over despair.

It’s also that time of the year again when you are staring at your walls and curtains, sitting on your sofa eyeing that cushion, and thinking, it’s time for a change…for something new! With little décor inspiration, you can turn your decor pieces into year-round sparklers with a festive edge.

From faux flower arrangements to eclectic candle displays, whimsical fairy lights to dreamy lanterns, here are some ways you can conjure up a Diwali-inspired wonderland fit for any day of the year.

Playful Flooring:

Getting arty is the desirable way to do up your home this festive season! Playing with different colour combinations, textures, designs and materials can help in creating an attractive space.

There is no better option than adding some beautiful handcrafted tiles to your floors! The floral pattern has recently been a preferred choice amongst all interior designers, that can be used all year round, so if you’re looking to revamp your space this season, adding some elegant motifs would help in enhancing the beauty of your home.

Traditional, modern, eclectic, contemporary: words that best describe the elegant and beautiful floral pattern by Bharat Floorings known as the Bloom collection! They look gorgeous once laid like you can see in the image below.

Flower Power:

The festive vibe is incomplete without fresh flowers that add colour and fragrance, that amplify the beauty of a space instantly. Something as simple as placing some pretty flowers in a fancy vase or placing a potpourri of petals on the centre table, or hanging garlands along your frames are easy, minimalistic, and fanciful ways to create a festive look instantly.

Mood Lighting:

What’s Diwali without all the bright lamps that together light up our homes and souls? While these lights come in many shapes and forms, this Diwali create your own whimsical fairyland by adding soft lights on the walls by creatively designing it with some wall art or over a gauzy canopy. Another great way to light up your home this festive season is by adding tea lights.

Glitz it up this Diwali by adding some tea lights in your home. They make a great addition to your festive décor! This geometric shaped tealight holder is made of metal and is crafted with a holey black iron finish that will make your space look festive and all decked up. The beautiful holder can look gorgeous used in your indoor space or outdoor (porch or patio area).

If you’re looking to add something long-lasting that looks ethnic as well as has a contemporary look, this beautiful geometric lamp is a versatile addition to your home! It gives a clean look that will stand by you for the next few years! Investing in a side or standing lamp or even LED’s on walls is a great idea. The design can depend on the interiors of the space. This season, the focus is on simplistic, yet sculptural lighting solutions. The traditional chandelier makes a return, with multiple pendants arranged in clusters.

Soft Furnishing:

The idea behind picking home decor for Diwali is essentially simple. The purpose is to create a cohesive, wholesome and beautiful look that particularly brings out the spirit of the festival.

Your living room is going to be the central area of focus for both you and your guests on this festive occasion. Pick soft furnishings that work with the Diwali theme, but at the same time, are personalised and versatile too, so that you can reuse them. Patterns and designs can be more ethnic or minimalistic renditions of the same. Try out different looks and choose what works best for you, and your living room!

Don’t be afraid to mix and match bold prints in an array of colours so they can create a statement instantly. Our vote goes to floral prints with tiny motifs that are in vogue all year round. Diwali is all about embracing vivid and bright colours, so don’t shy away from vibrant shades like teal green, maroon, bronze and red that add a fun festive vibe. Choose materials like jacquard and damask for the drapes, these are rich in appearance and texture and will have your home looking like new in no time. Traditional printed cushions with a hint of shimmer can create the desired jovial look.

Everyone has its own sense of style and taste that needs to be a signature spread across your space. Small details like the colour combinations, furniture, designs and patterns must all be in sync to make any space look lavish and rich instead of mismatched and haphazard. Your space should have a theme that your interiors should follow!

Diwali, indeed, is that time of the year that not just calls for grand parties and fancy outfits, but also an updated house that starts the ball rolling on a new, improved life in the coming year! At the end of the day, your house is a reflection of YOU, and an enhanced space is a better representation of yourself to anyone that visits your abode. What better time to bring in new additions than the onset of the festival we’ve all been waiting for since the start of the year!

Hope this article assists you in achieving the right kind of festive décor for your space! If your redoing your home and need any assistance contact us or visit our showroom as our in-house designers are always happy to help.
Come visit us at our stores for more suggestions in Mumbai, and New Delhi, Goa, Pune and Bangalore (by appointment).

For more details visit us at – www.bharatfloorings.com

Mumbai – Showroom
Bharat Floorings & Tiles (Mumbai) Pvt. Ltd
32, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Ground Floor, Next to Stock Exchange, Fort, Mumbai - 400 023Tel: 91 (22) 4057 4400/23/44
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Bharat Floorings wishes you a very happy festive season!

Friday, 20 September 2019

Fool-proof Steps to Follow When Designing your Bedroom!

What are the first words that come to your mind when you think of the perfect bedroom? Comfortable, tranquil, creative, decorative and welcoming top the list for us!

If you are that person who pins different bedroom images to their Pinterest wall, tears out pictures from magazines of beautifully decorated bedrooms, and wonders about how you can achieve the perfect balance of creativity and utility to create the bedroom of your dreams, you’ve come to the right place.  

Every room has its own identity and meaning, and each one should be designed in such a way that brings out their true meaning. A room's purpose should be one of the strongest cues for the decor.

Here are few tips that we hope will help you get the most out of your bedroom revamp – 

Find Inspiration:

A bedroom design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable. It’s essential to find the key inspiration of what design and colour scheme you’re looking to adopt in your bedroom.

For instance, if you’re designing a children’s bedroom you can get inspired by fun and playful patterns and prints like you can see in the image below where the designer MuseLAB, used the lively Toso Dotto pattern from the BFT+ range placed randomly. Vice versa, if you’re designing a master bedroom you might like to create a more luxurious and elegant setting using patterns and textures that are floral or geometric. In some cases, just textures can do wonders! 

Design a layout:

After you’ve gathered all your inspiration and decided what kind of a space you’re looking to design, it’s essential to create a plan as to where your bathroom, closet, furniture will be located. This can be done through a 3D layout to understand how the space will look after the bedroom is renovated. A home makeover is like a road trip. Without a map or clear directions, you might never reach your destination.

Create a furniture plan:

The furniture you choose can make or break a bedroom! Before you get much further with the room decor it’s essential to have an idea as to what kind of furniture, you’re looking to invest in. Bedroom floor layouts usually have a bed wall – but what about dressers, nightstands, TV’s, chairs and a desk? Work with your architect or interior designer to make sure that the furniture plan leaves enough space to walk around and not create a clutter.

For a small space adding a sleek storage cupboard attached to the wall, along with a mirror is an apt choice to create a spacious look, and for adding some extra storage in your bedroom, like you can see in the image below.   

Utilize space effectively by shopping for multi-functional furniture that can provide storage options as well as cater to other functions.

Since you spend a considerable amount of time in your personal space, consider adding a comfy chair or two for reading and relaxing in a corner or in front of a window or balcony, with a coffee table perhaps to rest your cup of tea or coffee. Cosy corners provide the perfect spot to unwind before bedtime or in the morning before you head out for the day!

Decide the order of the work:

This is an important step to consider, while renovating your home. The ideal way to start the work is to first complete the prep work on the walls – e.g. ripping up wallpaper, sanding and patching walls, etc. The reason for that is that this can damage the floors, and other furniture in the room. After all the electric fittings, paint, furniture placement is complete, the tiling work can be done, just before the last coating of the paint.

This order will create a seamless look within your bedroom, without damaging any furniture or your walls.

Decide on paint or paper for the walls:

Once you’re clear on the basics, take another look around your room and give some consideration to what colours you want to use, or if you want to paint your walls or use pretty wallpaper. Colours play an important part in determining your mood, and you can play with different combinations to update your space! When it comes to choosing the right colour and wallpaper for the space, it’s important to incorporate your personality, lifestyle, and design sensibilities so that you don’t feel out of place or uncomfortable in your own bedroom. After all, your room is an extension of you! 

Whether you're a fan of warm or cool shades, pick colours that you naturally gravitate toward and give you a sense of calm. Neutrals shades with a pop of colour are in vogue this season!

Decide what to keep and what to revamp:

When revamping your bedroom, there will always be some precious items that you treasure deeply. The old and the new belong together, you just have to figure out how to combine them to create a unique and homely space that carries old memories and is conducive to creating new ones too.

A mix of modern pieces and antiques never tires. Great art and fabulous antiques only get better with age. For example: an old wooden side table, that holds a lot of value, can be re-vamped by adding a conventional décor piece on it, or by re-polishing it.

For an easy way to remember this, make a list of things you have and what you need to buy. Pay attention to these little details to create your own unique bedroom and make sure that the things that matter find a place in your revamped space too! 

Add appropriate lighting:

Transform your dreary apartment into a well-lit abode by following these few simple lighting tips: add some soothing dim lights for a cosy night setting and, bright yellow or white lights to help you rise and shine every day. Also, incorporating a bold ceiling fixture will direct attention upward and open your space. Use lamps in particular to create localized glowing areas in the room, such as next to the bed on a nightstand or in a corner.


Coming to the fun part of designing your bedroom! Once all the technical aspects are taken into consideration, it’s now time to add some playful patterns, textures and prints to make the space stand out and infuse your personality into it.

For example, you can play around with your floorings by adding quirky patterns from the BFT+ range or a classic pattern from the Heritage collection or subtle décor element for example quirky side lamps, wall art, etc. It’s essential to unite the prints and textures together to create an elegant and uniform interior space.

If you’re going for bold floors or colourful prints, then keep the rest of the wall colours subtle.  

Having a variety of combinations and finishes in a space (woods, metals, & painted pieces) helps give a room a more “collected over time” feel and makes it more interesting. 

In order to make the overall look and feel of your bedroom come together, consider adding a few meaningful and decorative objects to your wall. It could be a wall frame or art that inspires you, or even a lovely collage of your friends and family; this brings in a personal touch to your space. These helps elevate your room design and remind you of the people and things that truly matter to you.

Look into the final touches:

A very famous quote by Charles Eames, ‘Details are not details, they make the design.’  Make sure the polishing, painting, bedding, furniture are all executed as per the brief you have given your architect and interior designer because you would not want to move into an unfinished room, or a room that’s devoid of basic amenities.

Another important aspect to consider while designing your room is to keep the design scheme flowing from room to room, this will make your home look larger. 

Never rush the design process, take your time and find your inspiration, because your room is your little haven and it’s got to be perfect. It’s worth taking a little extra time up front to make sure you have a more efficient and functional plan in the end.
We hope these tips will come handy when you plan to revamp your bedroom into a cosy and comfortable sanctuary where you can curl up at the end of a long day and put all your worries behind you.
Come visit us at our stores for more suggestions from by our in-house designers in Mumbai, and New Delhi, or meet our sales representatives at Goa, Pune and Bangalore (by appointment)

For more details visit us at – www.bharatfloorings.com

Mumbai – Showroom
Bharat Floorings & Tiles (Mumbai) Pvt. Ltd
32, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Ground Floor, Next to Stock Exchange, Fort, Mumbai - 400 023Tel: 91 (22) 4057 4400/23/44
Follow us on our Instagram account - @bharatfloorings and Facebook page -@Bharatflooringsandtiles for more updates! 

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

The Classic Terrazzo – The Old, New and Now!

Art Deco, also known as ‘Style Moderne’, is a movement in decorative arts and architecture that originated in the 1920s and developed into a major style in Western Europe and the United States during the 1930s. Art Deco was one of the most fashionable international design movements in the modern art era, bringing sleek lines and decorative style to architecture, furniture, floorings, jewellery, arts, and many other forms.

In the 1920s, Terrazzo became a popular choice in the United States, in both commercial and residential spaces. Schools, churches, hospitals, homes and airports were quick to adopt terrazzo because of its key features – durability and easy maintenance. With the creation of electrical saws to cut terrazzo in the 1920s, it became convenient to create attractive patterns and schemes for flooring.

Terrazzo carried an image of modern life and progression, colour, playfulness and glamour, the design captivated people everywhere! This material was not only a popular choice in the 1930s but even today it is a very popular material used amongst all interior designers and architects.

Quick to adopt international trends, BFT was already at work, post the Gothic period in the 1930s when the Art deco period ushered in India, making a shift from pattern tiles to plain cement tiles and marble mosaic (Terrazzo) laid in geometric Art Deco style. The vision of Bharat Floorings & Tiles remained unchanged, and the aim of laying unique, custom-designed floors that would combine beauty with strength and durability was met with each completed project. Right from laying the floors of residences of Mumbai's elite to iconic public buildings such as hotels, cinemas, schools, clubs and hospitals, Bharat Floorings and Tiles was undoubtedly deemed the leading tile manufacturing company back then and even today.

Few iconic places where Bharat Tiles’ Terrazzo tiles can be spotted are – Oval Maidan, Dhanraj Mahal, Kamal Mahal and more.

In this article, we take you through our journey over the years with this extremely versatile material!

The Dawn of the Art Deco Floors:

The Terrazzo tile had its origin in India during the art deco period in of Mumbai’s history when Bharat Tiles were installed across the country, but particularly in Bombay residences, cinema, offices and landmark public buildings. The Art Deco style was developed following World War I, offering people a glamorous for a new era. During earlier, colourful tiles in art deco form were popular, but now the use of greys, blacks and whites are in trend.

The Art Deco Floors, the 1930s – 1960s by Bharat Floorings was known for detailed and clear lines, geometric shapes, and were implemented on a surface or attached to a structure. They were made of high-quality marble chips and came in a wide variety of background colours that created stunning floors which were widely appreciated by architects and often covered by the press.

This range is available even today and can be done in 27 colours, with a wide variety of chip options to choose from. The chips are available in Jaisalmer stone, Kadappa, Italian and Indian Marble, Lemon Yellow, Udaipur Green, Agra Red, Snow White and a dazzling range of recycled glass.

Back then, another pattern that was trending within this range was the ‘Tessellated Terrazzo’ floor which was seen in many apartments of those times. We are so excited to see that this range has come full circle and is popular yet again in the design world. Our new showroom conceived by renowned designer Ravi Vazirani incorporates the tessellated terrazzo floor in the reception area using the Classic White chips, Jaisalmer Yellow Stone chips, Baroda Green Stone Chips and small Sicilia Chips over the black base. It imparts a fun, playful vibe adding a charm of its own to this pretty little corner in the reception area.

Premium Terrazzo Floors from the 50s – 70s

The ‘Premium Range’ is one of the most popular, attractive and versatile tiling options available at Bharat Floorings! The Premium Terrazzo contains some expensive materials such as Crème Italian Marble, Verona Red, and Classic White chips and is perfect for those who are looking to create something exclusive. Laid in a mall or a commercial space, this option looks stunning!

The earlier trend was to create a bold pattern with fun and playful colours but in today’s time, ‘simple’ and ‘elegant’ are two words that perfectly describe this classic range. Adding to this, now we also have an option to add brass inlay and LED lights to the terrazzo tiles!

The year 2010 saw the emergence of the Cast-in-Situ Terrazzo floor with a white base and, mixed and semi-precious chips, that instantly upgraded the aesthetics of the space giving it a whole new appeal. This type consists of marble, quartz, granite, glass or other suitable chips; sprinkled or un-sprinkled, and poured with a binder that is cementitious, chemical or a combination of both. Colours that are more dramatic like yellows, red, green were popular, however, recent trends favour more neutral colours including pastels and lighter tones.

This is an exclusive range, which is an apt choice when looking to create a luxurious space!

Terrazzo Walls

Why do floors have all the fun! Starting from 2016, the Cast- In-Situ application could now be used on walls and floors seamlessly! You also have the option to add brass inlays in quirky, contemporary designs rather than just creating geometric shapes. Another cool way to highlight the look and feel of the space is to embed LED lights. A perfect example of this application is this stunning terrace in a private apartment in Mumbai!

Terrazzo Furniture:

Terrazzo tables tops, large slabs – Magnum, Monolith furniture, terrazzo armchair, two-seater bench, cement objects, cabinet knobs, and anything and everything one can think of can be customized by BFT, as per the client’s requirement. The possibilities with this material are endless, and we love to explore and create something innovative and creative each time.

True art takes time! Customizing your tiles might take some time, but the results never disappoint.

Reinterpretation of trends from the past and making them more contextual to today’s times is very popular amongst designers these days! The transformation from geometric shapes to a uniform style, and subtle colours has taken over the terrazzo tile trend in recent times, to achieve a modern and luxurious look.

At BFT, you also have the option of customization where in you can select different sizes of the glass chips, colours and shapes, not to forget the option of adding any kind of brass inlay and selecting different chip sizes. We at BFT shape ideas into reality! Cement by itself is a good medium for creating surfaces which are long-lasting where customisation is possible with design and colours.

Terrazzo is an everlasting product and will never die, always finding its way back into design world trends in some form or the other. We’ve come a really long way in exploring the potential of this versatile material and can’t wait to experiment with it some more in the near future! Stay tuned…

Bharat Floorings & Tiles (Mumbai) Pvt. Ltd
32, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Ground Floor, Next to Stock Exchange, Fort, Mumbai - 400 023
Tel: 91 (22) 4057 4400/23/44
E-mail: info@bharatfloorings.com

Follow us on our Instagram account - @bharatfloorings and Facebook page -
@Bharatflooringsandtiles for more updates!

Come visit us at our stores in Mumbai, Goa, New Delhi, Pune and Bangalore (by appointment)

For more details visit us at – www.bharatfloorings.com 

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Get creative with Grey!

Love the colour grey as much as we do? Not sure how to incorporate it in your décor scheme? Grey colour palette can transform your interiors from insipid to elegant and classy. The truth is, the colour grey can completely enhance your home, creating a dose of glamour and sophistication!

Often termed as ‘gloomy’ or ‘dull’, grey is truly a misrepresented shade in the colour spectrum. It’s essential to understand the definition of a colour before selecting it for your space. Choosing hues should not be taken lightly, colours do have meaning and influence how we feel when inside any space. Today, we will be taking you through some ways you can design your space with the colour grey.

Grey is a colour that is distant and draws no attention to itself which makes it a perfect colour to blend with funky décor elements and vibrant colours. This colour gives a sense of belonging, inclusion and acceptance. If paired well with the right accents, it can surely create a soothing vibe within your space!

Here are some reasons why the colour grey is a great choice and how you can incorporate it in your space.

Not a ‘depressing’ colour when used appropriately:

Grey is no longer a boring colour! Just complimenting it with a few contrast decor elements and colour combinations can help in creating an elegant and sophisticated look. This monochrome bedroom highlights the inherently sophisticated quality of grey. In this bedroom, architect Studio VDGA experimented with neutral colour palettes, layers of texture and patterns, and a cosy seating space to create the perfect retreat. The quirky DashDashDot pattern adds just the right amount of drama to a space filled with simple but classic design elements.

Can create a sleek look:

The beauty of this colour is that it creates a contemporary look. If you go for cooler tones, such as grey, they absorb the light and in a slightly different way, they too can succeed in creating the illusion of space. Using this colour on the walls and floors creates a sense of calm as well as exaggerating its size, as there are no contrasts to drag the eye on the other object. If you want a spacious feel, this is what you need to conjure up the impression of spaciousness. The designer used a contemporary design scheme to create this beautiful space!

2 words can describe our most favourite Micro cement application i.e. ELEGANT AND CLASSY… and if you want this look you should surely opt for this application on your floors. They can also be done on your existing floors, cupboards, walls or dados. This application is very versatile and long-lasting. We have options to choose from different patterns, textures, colours, designs, and more. Micro cement floors are designed to be overlaid on top of the existing floor, thus preventing the need to rip out the existing floors.

With virtually unlimited design options, and quick installation time, IPS application can turn any space into a vibrant and beautifully designed area, and they fit perfectly well into a contemporary design scheme, like you can see in the image below. 
IPS application is a beautiful flooring which provides good wearing properties. It can be used for all types of floors – industrial commercial or residential. You can decide the thickness of the IPS flooring as per the requirement of work; for residential floors, 75 mm thickness is enough whereas for industrial floors, the thickness should be 150 mm.

Colours that complement grey:

Grey is such a universal colour that it looks lovely when used with pastels or bright colours. This colour can help to create an effortless and relaxed vibe.

Some colours that complement it well are yellow, white, blue, pastels, and of course, the wooden effect with grey gives the entire space a warm and cosy vibe. The colour has a deep richness that doesn't fall flat and can give a space a great punch, especially when paired with light colours for high contrast.

The grey and wood combination has the power to set the mood of a space. It’s attractive and cosy and brings out a sense of warmth. If you’re looking to use a neutral colour scheme within your space, the wood and grey combination is currently trending in the design world and is sure to make heads turn! In the below image the designer incorporated a cool and contrasting colour scheme to keep the space balanced and add visual interest.

Soothing floor colours pair well with floral patterns, coloured and printed couches and bold walls. The perfect instance is this beautifully designed farmhouse where the colour grey acts as a neutral canvas for the designer to incorporate fun elements in the décor.

Grey adds subtle depth to the design scheme, making the overall look of the space dreamy and restful.

At Bharat Floorings, we believe in transforming your space with our wide range of striking, vivid and unconventional cement tiles and concrete applications. These tiles can do wonders when working towards recreating your space and making it look remarkable.

Application guide:

Grey is an on-trend yet timeless colour for any space! There is no rule for the application of this colour. The versatility of this colour means that each space can take on a unique feel depending on what it is paired with.
For instance, when using this colour to add a modern look within your space, you can incorporate a sleek and contemporary design scheme by using one colour tone, chic furniture and pretty patterned flooring from our Heritage range as you can see in the image below.

Simple and sleek rooms are a popular designer style choice, and there is something about the colour grey that creates such a desired look. It brings a perfectly average design up to enviable levels. Another option to create a fun and playful space is by incorporating the colour grey with some vivacious furniture and bold prints like you can see in the image below.

Grey itself can also be used as a statement shade in any room with the darkest versions of the hue such as charcoal or anthracite, an eye-catching wall colour wherever placed.

If grey is your favourite colour, don’t just restrict it to your fashion and style, make it a part of your commercial or residential space too!

Come visit us at our stores for more suggestions by our in-house designers in Mumbai, and New Delhi, or meet our sales representatives at Goa, Pune and Bangalore (by appointment)

For more details visit us at – www.bharatfloorings.com

Mumbai – Showroom
Bharat Floorings & Tiles (Mumbai) Pvt. Ltd
32, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Ground Floor, Next to Stock Exchange, Fort, Mumbai - 400 023Tel: 91 (22) 4057 4400/23/44
E-mail: info@bharatfloorings.com
Follow us on our Instagram account - @bharatfloorings and Facebook page -@Bharatflooringsandtiles for more updates!