Jhoolas or swings have traditionally been part of many ancestral Indian homes. Indian style interior design is amongst the most exotic, interesting and complex décor styles to work with. Traditionally Indian pieces such as the swing- ‘Jhoola’ can bring a playful and decadent vibe to your living room space.
India is known for its vibrant styles of decoration. Putting up a swing / Jhoola gives an Indian essence to the living room. These Jhoolas can be made of wood, cane or metal. Bold fabrics on these swings give a distinct look to the living room and are really enjoyable.
Dating back to various generations, swings have been a part of our culture and interiors always. When you step into a south Indian home, you will find a traditional Jhoola which is usually a bamboo swing. Rajasthani homes will generally have a Jhoola with bold florals and will be suspended from ceiling with neat cuffs to match the traditional Indian architecture.
Indoor swings are designed using various materials like wood or metal with designs which are either simple or decorative and are usually hanging from a frame or the ceiling. They are nowadays used as a decorative item.
Use it as a traditional show piece-
Want to show your artistry and add a touch of glamour then incorporate an ornamental Jhoola. You can create a special niche to make this the focal point. Add a touch of class by accessorizing the surrounding space with pottery, artifacts or handicrafts. Keep the surrounding area a tad low key as your master piece is your Jhoola.
As living room seating-
Some traditional homes have a Jhoola in their living room as actual seating space, instead of a sofa or coach. Find a good position for it (it should be surrounding your main seating set up and not away from other seating options), and install it, from the ceiling. See that the upholstery compliments the rest of the room.
If you don’t want to deviate from the main décor, which is on modern lines, then go for a contemporary Jhoola. A well placed, comfortable contemporary swing can quickly become a favorite seating spot.
Pride of the Balcony-
In many Indian homes, the living room extends into the balcony or veranda. Sometimes the balcony is even enclosed into the living room to increase its size. By placing a Jhoola near the window gives one a sense of open spaces. For such a scenario, one can choose a single seater Jhoola which can be suspended from a single hook and does not take up much space. A lot of options (modern or traditional) are available, depending on your sensibilities.
So, hang a Jhoola in your living room and give your room the feeling of a traditional Indian home.
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