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« on: July 11, 2008 08:03:03 PM »

Okay, so I know I am moving out in a year for college, and so I want to decorate with things that aren't necessarily permanent.  I know I want an East Indian themed room, I don't know how to describe it other than I want it to look like it's come straight out of one of those bright colourful buddha pictures.  I was thinking for a mural I could just paint this huge paper I have and then roll it up when I move.  I also want to get a chandelier (a CHEAP one) and paint it different colours and hang beads from it... but what else?  Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008 10:35:30 AM »

lots of pillows in gorgeous colors.. you can also take fabric and staple gun it to 1/4" trim and tack that up on the walls to cover it (as an option to the paper) you might also think about doing the mural on a bedsheet or something and hanging that so it would be easier to transport later.. the paper might rip easily.

You can get a good Indian look just with the textiles... you can also see if you can find some sari fabric and drape it around for additional touches.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008 02:30:30 PM »

My sister has done a British/ Indian thing with her cute little studio, and she's used bright colored tissue paper in some of the windows (for privacy, as her place is right by a busy street), also a few lush potted plants, dark colored wood furniture (think thrift stores, garage sales, etc) and pretty colorful candles in interesting candle-holders.  Maybe a cool Buddha or Ganesh statue, if you can find it.

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008 08:27:29 PM »

ooo thank you, the bed sheet thing is a really good idea! I was worried about the paper riping!
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008 09:04:10 PM »

You can get vintage sari's cheep on ebay!  and there is so much fabric there.  great for curtians and even to piece togather as a bedspread.  I have bought a few sari's on ebay and plan on a similar theam for my bedroom when I finish with the rest of the house but I am doing it through in my entire house.  Sari fabric is just beautiful.


« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008 08:01:17 PM »

Try looking for things from CostPlus World Market (don't let the name fool you, a lot isn't very cheap- although accessories are) or just to get inspiration. They have things from India (I have a bag made out of a sari) and their furniture is beautiful.

Lots of sair-like fabric for pillows and remember to use bright colors. Orange is a common favorite (my best friend is from India). If you have any specific questions about India you can ask me and I'll ask him for you.
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