Whoever thinks beauty comes with a price tag has always emptied their pockets for decorating their ambiance. Sprucing up your home doesn’t mean you have to spend all your money on decoration; you have to be smart enough to figure out what is worth investing. So to make your task easy and hassel free here are some amazing budget friendly decor tips. Which will make your ambiance look super pretty without spending much.
The first thing to ace the home décor is shop smart. While purchasing the décor object offline you invest your time and money both, and mostly end up in paying heavy bills. So ditch this and choose a authentic online store and do your purchase. One of the best thing about online stores is that it offers great discount so you may get the product in half price.
Double Duty Decorative:
One of the key points in a Budget friendly decor tips is to always look for double functioning décor object. By choosing double duty décor object you can solve two purposes without spending two times separately. Like go for a decorative Rajasthani style key holder with pockets; as this will suffice the need for wall décor and you can keep your important belongings inside also.
Going green is one of the easiest budget friendly decor tips which can be applied to any house type and any style of ambiance. You just have to buy some beautiful indoor plants and display it in your ambiance. If not possible then go for artificial plans or flowers and decorate it in any corner of your home.
DIY works as magic:
Do it yourself is one of the cheapest budget friendly decorating tips. Let your inner artist come out. If you are creative and loves do crafts then go and make your own. You can create something from old antiques or unused things and can decorate it in your ambiance.
Mismatch your furniture:
One of the wisest and easiest features of budget friendly decor tips is mismatching your furniture. Every time for renovating your home you need not to buy a new set of furniture just mismatch it with another furniture and give a dramatic appeal to your ambiance. You can add a pretty Meenakari stool with your modern themed couches and can make it look different.
De-cluttering is the only one of budget friendly decor tips which involve zero spending. Sometimes you just need to de-clutter your environment to make it look good and beautiful. Swap off the things which are kept unnecessarily in your ambiance and make your ambiance look beautiful
Experiment with lights:
Budget friendly decor tips always include experimenting with lights. The adventure with light does not include buying expensive chandeliers just buy some fragmented candles or marble lanterns under rupees 1500. You can also choose from beautiful traditional style tealight holder which will cost you under rupees 600.
Pooja room is the Holy heart of every home. It is the most sacred part of every home where every member of the family sits and pray. As you worship, keep religious texts, idols, and images of deity’s and other Godly belongings in this room, hence you must protect this room from negative energies. But sometimes you commit some mistakes which are bad according to vastu. So here are some mistakes which one should avoid in pooja ghar.
Not paying attention to the direction:
The first and most common mistake is to be not careful about the direction of Pooja Ghar. It is always advised to place your holy room in south direction. The north-east corner is the best direction for placing your temple. Placing the temple in wrong direction gives negative energy and creates unnecessary hustle and stress in the home.
Choosing wrong location of pooja ghar
After the direction, another important thing is to check the location. Sometimes because of a shortage of space, people place the temple under the staircase space, or near the kitchen or toilet area. Always keep the pooja place on the ground floor. And if not that, then in your living area space away from kitchen or lobby area.
The inappropriate placing of God Idols:
Not all the direction is good for placing your divine God statues. Keep the idols in east or west of the pooja ghar. Before placing make sure that the idols are in good condition, never use idols with any breakage as they are not considered auspicious. Place the idols a few inches (at least an inch) away from wall and idols should never face towards the south.
Mismatching the lights:
Generally, people use any color of light in the pooja ghar, which is not considered correct according to vastu. Use white, light yellow or light blue colors for walls of pooja room and plain white can also be used. You can also place an Agni Kund in the southeast or eastern side of the Pooja room.
Never and ever place the photographs of any random people or your dead ancestors inside your pooja room. Try to decorate the pooja ghar with fresh flowers instead of an artificial one as they will give a positive vibe.
Cleanliness is the must vastu advice for every part of your home. Never keep dustbin or any storage cabinet in the pooja ghar as it will stop the flow of positive energy. Don’t keep the items in the pooja area that do not belong there.
Random structure of pooja ghar:
Structure or architecture plays an important role in vastu. Sometimes because of unique looking design, we choose wrong structure. Always choose the temple with pyramid shape roof as it is considered very auspicious.
These are some very important vastu tips which must be kept in mind while decorating your pooja ghar. As by right vastu arrangement, your home will be filled with wealth and prosperity.
In India festival are celebrated almost all the 12 months. Every festival has its own beautiful ritual and way of celebration. Festivals are celebrated on a mass level and with different beliefs. And one of the mass level festivals is Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra. With respect to the sacred belief, there is a holy story which makes it an integral part of Indian culture.
What is Jagannath Rath Yatra…
The literal meaning of Jagannath is “lord of the world”. And this is also believed as the form of Hindu gods Krishna/Vishnu/ Rama worshipped in Odisha. This famous rath yatra happens in almost every place of India but the most famous one is of Odisha and Udaipur. This rath yatra attracts a large amount of tourism and people from different country joins this festival.
Why the Rath Yatra is celebrated…
The reason for the celebration of Jagannath Rath Yatra has a very beautiful story. Lord Jagannath is not worshiped with his spouse, he is worshiped with his sibling; brother Balabhadra and his younger sister Subhadra -accompanied by the Sudarshana Chakra.
The lords are not made from metal or stone, but with wood, resign and cloth. And that is why they are carved again & again. Also, they do not have a full body only head is there so, the remaining body is carved with gold during this festival. And to celebrate the death and reborn of the lords this festival is celebrated.
How the Jagannath Rath Yatra proceed…
It starts when the extra month (adhik maas) is meant to align the Hindu lunar calendar to the solar cycle, and hence these extra days make a new month. Every year, in this month, when the summer is at its peak, the deity and his siblings step out to bathe in public, unable to bear the heat inside the temple. And this is how it begins.
After that, the lords take bath from 108 pots and after that, it is believed they fall sick and are kept in a recovery chamber called anasar ghar. And after the recovery, they wish to visit the home of their mother’s sister to temple Gundicha. And the deities go on their giant chariot wheel to that place.
The chariots of the deities are newly built every year. Chariots are named; Jagannath’s chariot is called Nandighosa, the chariot of Balabhadra is called Taladhwaja and that of Subhadra is called Dwarpadalana. The mass level of a gathering of people can be seen in this yatra.
The sacred belief is that by attending the whole journey, you will feel the presence of lords and will be blessed with happiness and prosperity.
Rajasthan is the land of royal history. This land is the origin of beautiful Forts, palaces, manmade lakes & dunes. It is a magical stopover of natural beauty. With respect to great wars and royal victories, this state is also known for its beautiful culture “Atithi Devo Bhava” (Guests are God). And in this hosting culture food plays an important role. While talking about food the way of serving is a unique thing which you will enjoy in this state, and Rajasthani Bajot is the star of this.
The journey of Rajasthani Bajot follows from serving to royal to becoming a beautiful home décor furniture. Read to know more about the interesting saga of Rajasthani Bajot.
What is Rajasthani Bajot?
A bajot is a low heightened stool which is usually in square shape. Earlier when there was no dining table culture these Bajot or chowki were used as tables to serve the food. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that food is equal to God and hence should always be above. So for sufficing that purpose, Bajot were invented.
How Rajasthani Bajot is used…
Nowadays it becomes a multipurpose furniture décor; earlier the usage was different according to the user. Rajasthani Bajot was majorly used as a dining table for serving food to guests, and in some of the restaurants, this style is still used. Now bajots have become a versatile furniture piece which can be used as sitting purpose, patio, vase base, etc.
A fab handcrafted beauty…
Rajasthani Bajot is the eternal handcrafted beauty which gives a classy charm to any ambiance. The bajot or chowki has beautiful hand-painted traditional folk paintings on it. There are so many varieties which one can opt from. These all bajot are still crafted from hand and painted with utmost fineness. Some of the bajots come in unique elephant shape and will give a unique look. You will see detailed exclusive Meenakari work also in some of this bajot, which gives a glam look to the abode.
Next thing comes is from where you can find these beautiful Rajasthani Bajot. You can find it in the streets of the city of Rajasthan. The main hubs are Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur. Always choose good quality wood in bajot as they will remain with you for a long time. If not planning to visit then you can find them online, but always choose from authentic online stores.
Ever wondered even after buying the most beautiful necklace, it doesn’t look good on you. This is the main issue which you face many times, but ever wondered what could be the reason? The reason is very basic and that is the neckline of your outfit. So here are some tips which will help you in wearing your necklace with a suitable neckline.
Turtlenecks are the trickiest necklines. Mostly turtle necks are worn in winters but it doesn’t mean that you have to compromise with your style statement. As in turtle neck, your neck is fully covered and your neck is not visible so you can wear mid-length necklaces with it. And if your attire is traditional then wear heavy Kundan neckpieces of mid-length.
The beauty of halter neckline is that it makes décolletage looks attractive. But you can break the look by not wearing an appropriate necklace. With halter necks, you can wear a choker necklace. Wearing a choker necklace with a high neck halter top/blouse will enhance the neck area.
One of the most flattering necklines is V-neck. Wearing this neckline in the right color with a proper accessory can give a sassy charm to your look. Always try to pair v-shaped necklace with this neckline as they enhance the beauty of neckline and avoid pairing choker with this neckline.
Crew neck come mostly in formal outfits and always gives a classy appeal to your look. You can pair bib or collar necklaces with a crew neckline. If pairing with a formal then choose a classy without any gloss necklace and if the attire is traditional then go for a glossy necklace.
Scoop necklines are the most preferred versatile necklines which look good in both western and traditional attire. You can pair both long length and short length neckpieces with this style of neck, but just make sure it does not hit below your bust line.
One should be very choosy and smart while picking any neckpiece for a strapless outfit. The strapless outfits look their best when paired with choker kind of necklaces. You can experiment with different style and colors of choker according to your outfit.
The off-shoulder neckline is the new trend. Off-shoulder dresses look the best when paired with asymmetric necklaces. You can choose from a stone studded or can keep it light with boho style neckpiece. Long chains with larger pendants will look great on these styles of necklines.
Collar shirts are usually one of the formal outfits which are preferred by every working woman. To look your best while wearing these outfits, opt for a short pendant. And for an adventurous charm, you can wear a choker necklace also.
Being culturally diverse and distinct, India is the greatest hub of beautiful folk paintings. Each of the Indian Folk Painting depicts its own story which gives a glimpse of beautiful history. These Indian folk paintings are unique, admirable and inimitable in their own way. So here is the list of top 10 folk arts which have its own history and beauty.
From the kingdom of Raja Janak of Ramayan Kaal, Madhubani painting is the oldest Indian Folk painting. These styles of paintings have a beautiful theme of God & Goddess. The Madhubani is also known as Mithila and it belongs to Bihar, this painting is done mostly by the tribal women of this state. These paintings are best for living room decor.
Miniature paintings are the traditional beauty of Rajasthan and one of the gems of Indian Folk Painting. These paintings got their name because of their size and intricate designs. This painting has a unique style in which humans are portrayed with large eyes, a pointed nose and a slim waist, and the male always wears a turban. This style of painting is perfect for office space decor.
Phad is one of the ancient Indian Folk painting. These paintings depict the folk tale of balladeers that travel from village to village performing folk epics. In this style of painting, you will see the pictorial representation of old tales in a beautiful way. These paintings are usually made on cloth or wall and will look good in corridors and entryways.
Warli is a beautiful painting made from the use of circles, triangles, and squares to form numerous shapes and depict daily life activities like fishing, hunting, festivals, dance and more. The beauty of this painting is its color combination. All the paintings are done on a red ochre or dark background, while the shapes are white in color.
Gond is the beautiful form of Indian folk painting which is a beautiful tribal art. Gond Paintings were used by Gond People as a way to record their history. The art form includes or can be described as “online work”. The artist first draws the inner line and as well as outer lines. This style of painting will give a dramatic look to your boring ambiance.
Kalamkari is the finest and intricate Indian Folk Painting. To create designs, artists used bamboo or date palm stick pointed at one end to serve as the brush or pen. This painting depicts the scene from the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. You will find this style of painting on fabrics also such as sarees, cushion covers pillows, etc.
You can recognize a Thanjavur painting by its use of gold foil, which glitters and lends the painting a surreal look. This Indian folk painting depicts devotion to gods, goddesses, and saints and gives a divine and glossy touch to your ambiance. Tanjore paintings are the best gifting options and also a versatile piece of art which can be hanged anywhere in your home.
Cheriyal scroll painting is a stylized version of nakashi art. The most common themes are tales from Krishna Leela, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Shiva Purana, Markandeya Purana. These paintings are 40-45 feet scrolls which will look extremely beautiful.
Originated in the 19th century in Bengal this Indian folk painting is the beautiful art which depicts the classy tale of holy epics. Another purpose of this painting was to raise awareness about social conditions in its viewers.
Originating from the fifth century in religious hubs like Puri and Konark, this Indian Folk Painting is one of the rarest and beautiful artwork. Pattachitra has gone through a commendable transition and the painters have also painted on tussar silk and palm leaves and create wall hangings and showpieces.