When we watch movies, two things happen. First, we escape our reality and visit this other world where we submerge ourselves for two and a half hours. Second, we see a world that we want to be a part of, one which we hope would mirror our own reality.
When it comes to depiction of homes in Bollywood movies, they too are larger than life. Who can forget the sprawling mansion in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, the large haveli in Devdas, the royal palace in Khoobsurat or the cozy one room apartment in Wake up Sid, the way their interiors were done made everyone want to renovate their homes immediately.
In Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, the interiors were to die for. Long rushing carpets, antique wooden furniture, curtains flowing in royal colors, all gave a touch of class and panache and helped create a royal ambiance.
If you’re looking for a more contemporary and modern finish, look no further than the house shown in Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara.
The interiors here were as modern and as contemporary as it gets. Another film that had memorable interior designing was Wake up Sid. In it, a beautiful mash up of modern contemporary and old school design was visible.
By making a few adjustments to your house, by making a few tweaks here and there, you too can create the same look that you saw while watching these Bollywood movies. If you want to get the royal touch of the Raichand house in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, you need to go for antique furniture and royal colors. Similarly, if you want the modern feel of Zindagi Na Milgi Doobara, you need to go for contemporary designed furniture.
A few pieces of modern and old school furnishing and blending them together nicely will give you the look seen in Wake up Sid.
It doesn’t take much, from reel to real, if we know what we want.
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