Thursday, 28 March 2019

Designing a Grand Entryway!

Your entryway is one of the most important areas to welcome guests or customers, be it a residential or commercial space! No matter what the size of the space, when the front doors open it’s the first thing your customer in an office or a restaurant, or a guest who visits your home sees. You never get a second chance to make a great first impression! It’s therefore important that your entryway is welcoming to guests, makes them feel comfortable as soon as they walk through the door and, most importantly reflects your personal style.

Create a space in a way that makes sure the entryway art, furniture, paint colour, and seating you choose to generate a positive reaction.
Here are a few tips as to how to create such incredible and attractive entryways –


Photo-friendly area:

Your restaurant is not just about how delicious the food is, it’s also about the interiors of the space and the vibe it generates! Nowadays, people don’t just go to a restaurant to eat but also to showcase their experience to their friends and family through pictures on social media. As a restaurateur, it is important to keep this in mind.

You can create a photo-friendly space by adding quirky and fun décor elements at the entrance like you can see in the image below. The designer Studio Wood created this statement wall and used custom-made bespoke Momo pattern flooring and unique interior concepts at Café Ciclo in Gurugram to create a dramatic look and feel that is totally Instagram-worthy!

Entry Seating:

It’s very important to put up a bench or a chair at the entrance of a restaurant. A small seating area will not only create a cosy feel but also makes a customer comfortable while they wait for their table. The seating made of jute/ cane at the entrance of the British Brewing Company reiterates the classic setting at the restaurant. The artistic décor elements used by designer Tejal Mathur create a whimsical vibe at this friendly neighbourhood gastropub.


Statement flooring:

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder! Putting on our styling hats, we’d suggest using a statement pattern on your floor that can enhance and highlight the remaining décor and furniture of the space instantly! The designer Brinda Somayya created this look at the entrance of the Phillips Store to get the desired effect. This Star and Diamond pattern from the HeritageTM collection is a classic design which gives a very soothing and vintage effect to the interiors!

Large front doors:
The first thing someone sees before even entering a house or store is the front door. Add some drama with a large front door that makes people go ‘Wow’ instantly! This antique furniture store has a very vintage inspired door which appropriately reflects the kind of space you’re walking in to.


A decorative and plant -friendly space:

The entry of your home sets the tone for the rest of the space. Artistic wall frames, planters, antique furniture all blend in well to create a stunning entrance! Planters help to add some greenery and freshness to the space like you can see in the image below.

This design scheme of artistic décor elements and vintage furniture in the image below creates a perfect balance of old and new, luxurious and accessible, looking fresh and evergreen!

This apartment designed by Rubel Dhuna Architects has a wide entrance so she used the classic and traditional floral design to give it a statement look. The home imparts a vintage vibe right from the entryway!
Pattern - French Classic pattern from Grande collection, Heritage™ Tiles

Add a touch of wood:

Wooden furniture is nothing but a classic and artistic way to amp up the décor of your foyer! The entrance of this private apartment looks as luxurious as ever with beautifully crafted side tables harbouring artistic décor pieces and wooden shutters on the side incorporating colourful painting designs. A foyer is a great place for a tall mirror so guests can check themselves while entering or exiting the apartment. It also adds a nice decorative touch. This foyer designed by Studio Infinity Project is decor goals of all sorts!

The aim while designing the entrance or front door should be to make it as inviting, welcoming, and attractive as you can! Avoid creating a cluttered area, it should look spacious. We hope these tips will be useful to anyone looking to do up their entryway!

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Living Room Decor Trends!

According to Joan DeJean, living rooms started out as formal display spaces for welcoming guests in the 17th century, but slowly morphed into the more casual gathering spaces that we know today. A living room is not only a place to watch TV, it is an area for a family gathering and a space to communicate. The living room is the place where friends and family gather to spend quality time in a home, so it's important for it to be well-designed.

A house is made of walls and beams, but a home is made of dreams and hopes! Being inspired by this very famous quote here are few tips on how to design you living room to create a contemporary vibe that makes guests feel welcome at the same time.

1) Sustainability

Designing a space that is sustainable is very essential. Sustainable interior design creates interior spaces using design principles such as functionality, accessibility, and aesthetics. Living room interior design trends are focusing more and more on sustainability and thoughtful design practices and approaches – whether that is making furnishings out of recycled materials, up-cycling pre-loved items, or sourcing eco-friendly materials in a more responsible way. Sustainable design projects are influenced by such factors as planning efficient use of space, choosing materials with low environmental impacts, and reducing energy consumption, pollution, and waste.

2) Minimalism in curves -

Embrace the curves! Sofas, tables, chairs, consoles — all are available in curvy designs that soften a roomful of angular pieces. It is an elegant motif that fits well with contemporary interiors.

A chair and table used of this style is a great addition to the décor. In the image below the décor scheme used for this private apartment is “Minimalism” designed by Ravi Vazirani. A great tip to keep in mind while creating an elegant and sophisticated space – always opt for pastels or a neutral colour scheme! In the image below the designer has kept the remaining layout of the space clean and uncluttered, letting the floors shine!

Trick – You need one statement décor element to transform the space, it can be anything from a patterned floor to colour blocked furniture.

3) Floral Blooms

Patterns come and go but florals are forever! They make a natural fit for residential spaces. This pretty design can never go out of style and is a safe choice. Timeless and long-lasting – two words that we think describe these designs perfectly! These patterns can be used as highlights, borders for a statement look, or can be laid to create a carpet look. Minimalist, vintage spaces tend to have a sleek and clean aesthetic and are, therefore, evergreen. One can never get tired of these spectacular, colourful floral-patterned tiles from the Heritage collection.

4) Go Bold with Geometric Patterns
The days of plain, single-solid coloured floors are in the past. Evocative, abstract patterns and geometric forms are making their way into living rooms. Strong, bold lines and direct, focused themes with definite shapes are some key features that make the Geometrique collection a perfect choice for personal spaces. They add character and drama to your living room! You can incorporate geometric plays in small ways, with soft colours, or you can go all out with bold and bright colours.

5)Artistic Decor 

The perfect blend of colour & design forms an integral part in making this space look luxurious as well as cosy! While designing your living room comfort is essential but having artistic décor elements creates room for convention and adds to the interiors. Your living room space should reflect who you are; your style and personality. From artistic wall hangings, floorings, furniture each home décor should reflect ‘YOU’.

For someone with a playful personality, using bright colour combinations and mixing different patterns together work very well to create an artistic look.

6) Soothing Blush and Neutral Colours

Neutral and soothing colours are a perfect base for a living room colour scheme. Colours can uplift your mood instantly so why not give it importance when designing your living room? Light pastels are becoming a popular addition to the contemporary neutral colours of minimalism. Add pastel touches to your living room to achieve this pretty, welcoming, and elegant style! Bright and sunny, and still tastefully beautiful colours should be kept in mind when selecting a colour combination.

We hope these tips will be useful to anyone looking to revamp their living room area!

For constant updates on ways to design your home follow us on our Instagram account - @bharatfloorings and Facebook page - @Bharatflooringsandtiles for more updates!

Check out our patterns on – MUMBAI – HEAD OFFICE Bharat Floorings & Tiles (Mumbai) Pvt. Ltd32, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Ground Floor, Next to Stock Exchange, Fort, Mumbai - 400 023Tel: 91 (22) 4057 4400/23/44E-mail: Come visit us at our stores in Mumbai, Goa, New Delhi, Pune and Bangalore (by appointment)