Indian Furniture has its own unique style and admirable craftsmanship. The woods are full of knots, texture and varying colours bringing warmth, beauty and a sense of the East into your home.
Indian furniture is great fun to incorporate into any design scheme because the wild grain on the wood and the ironwork on many pieces gives it an rustic, eclectic look. In the conservatory they are perfect, especially if you like lots of plants growing in there because the roughly carved effect is just the thing for a slightly ‘jungly’ effect.
Because of its rather unusual overall effect, Indian furniture works perfectly as a single pieces and doesn’t have to match with the rest of the wooden furniture in the room, although a whole dining room in the style does look amazing. In a living room, this style of furniture looks incredibly luxurious iwhen teamed with a sofa laden with bright cushions, fringed throws and comforters, preferably with a gold thread running through it and with as many little mirrors sewn on as you can manage. The subcontinent look is easy to achieve and not expensive – the main thing to remember when trying to achieve that very sumptuous look is that this is one case where more is more, particularly when considering bedroom furniture!
Indian furniture is finished with a glorious oiled effect, which needs little maintenance, just the occasional polish. The wood is very deeply grained, often with dark and light patches in the pattern, which makes it very hard to spoil with rings and other marks, so it is ideal for family furniture like dining tables where accidents are most likely to happen. So enjoy your Indian furniture and have fun with it – it won’t mind at all!