It has almost been a month since we began social distancing and have been cooped up at home. So we thought what better way to break away from the daily monotony than using this time to transform your interiors?
Lohono Stays has curated the perfect guide to offer you tips, tricks and moodboards to help spruce up your interiors during this lockdown. Here’s how you can transform your interiors:
Casa Brava, Goa
Monochromatic does not have to mean minimalistic or boring. White can do wonders for your space. It is soothing, serene, and so incredibly elegant and calming, it’s hard not to love. All you need to do is pay attention to detail, and take advantage of its neutrality. Take the opportunity to play around with luxe layers, shapely furniture, and attention-grabbing objects.
Villa Branco, Goa
The trick is not to think about white as a static absence of colour, but as a starting point for layering a rich range of materials and tones. Use tall, flowing curtains to soften a white room; interplay different surfaces by using materials like stone, ceramic and glass to create a visual interest; and add a few wooden and brass item to make your all-white space inviting and cosy.
Chepstow Hall, Coonoor
A chandelier is the best place to start infusing your home with some shine. We suggest you go for a glass and brass combination, with a touch of gold on the arms. An accent wall of gold glimmering paint is another great way to bring this hue into the spotlight.
Igreha Vaddo, Goa
If that seems too daring, you could even add a single piece of furniture like a coffee table in gold in the corner of any space. Our villas for rent in Goa, Alibaug and Lonavala showcase minimalist ways of using gold in your interiors by throw pillows, a statement-making centre piece, gold rimmed bowls or a golden tray sitting atop the living room centre table, golden candles or gold frames to adorn bare walls–there are many ways to use hints of gold and make your space radiate of a classic modern elegance. Here’s all the inspiration you need!
Casa Brava, Goa
Cheerful and sophisticated in all the right measures, turquoise, the lovely mix of green and blue brings a dose of joy to your spaces this season. It is such a versatile colour that it can be bright and bursting with energy or pleasantly pale and subdued. It can even be jewel-toned, for a regal touch. The best part is it complements everything—wood, white walls, green spaces, nautical surroundings, you name it. There are many ways to add this vibrant colour to your home. A shimmering turquoise wall paper trumps a floral printed one.
Villa Azul, Goa
You could add a pop of colour beneath your feet, with a contemporary braided rug sporting the shade. For a pale version, hand-blown glass bottles add just a hint of the gorgeous colour to an otherwise neutral palette. If you’re looking for an unexpected way to add some funk to a lacklustre display, think of a ceramic turquoise statue—to bring some whimsy to your décor. You could also add luxe style to your bathrooms like our luxury holiday homes for rent; by incorporating plush terry jacquard towels in a lovely botanical print, or add a few terracotta candles that give out a beautiful scent. A vintage turquoise finish on an old side table brings a beautiful old world charm to surface.
Wood is Good
Villa Capela, Goa
From sliding doors to headboards, wooden panels transformed into wall art to vintage dressers converted into bathroom counter tops—there’s so much you can do with vintage, reclaimed wood. If you’re looking to spruce up your space with something unique, functional, eco-friendly and sustainable—reclaimed wood is the way to go. Our expertise in design and construction of private villas in Goa, Alibaug and Lonavala for rent has given us deep insights on broad subjects related to design and furniture.
Chepstow Hall, Coonoor
One of the benefits of using reclaimed wood vs new wood is the age and maturity of the wood makes it more durable and stronger compared to less mature wood. It has already been through the process of contracting and expanding, from being exposed to nature elements, resulting in it being less prone to split or warp. What’s more, each piece of your reclaimed wooden furniture or décor element will be 100 per cent unique, as it would have gained a lot of character over the years. Different grain patterns, knots and burrows, nail holes, discolouration and uneven edges only add to its charm.