Inspired By Bollywood

Although Hollywood inevitably gives us a plethora of inspiration when it comes to home decor, we are currently on the hunt for a more exotic source of inspiration.

Enter Bollywood: the center of India’s buzzing cinematic scene! A conglomeration of uplifting song and dance, vibrant costumes and, of course, lavish sets!

So if your looking to uplift your homes atmosphere and add a bit of spice here and there, read on for our fave Bollywood movies and their stunning home decor inspirations…

Mugal-e-Azam

The movie follows the tale of two ‘star crossed lovers’, Prince Salim and Anarkali, a court dancer. Separated by boundaries of wealth and class, the duo fight through battles of parental disapproval and envious courtiers.

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(Photo Source: mugaleazam.co.uk)

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Embody the regal, yet feminine, air of this set through a plethora of silky salmon tones, pink roses and a shimmering curtain of beads.

Arabian velvet table runner

Floral embroidered placemats

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(Photo Source: youtube.com)

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Although you may not live in a palace, let this Bollywood palace inspire shimmering regal tones throughout your abode. Opt for metallic base tones with jewel-like accents and your home will immediately be just that little bit closer to the palace of your dreams.

Velvet sparkle throw pillow cover

Luxurious artistry table runner

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(Photo Source: www.bajiraomastani.in)

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Although Mugal-e-Azam is one of the most expensive movies in Bollywood’s history, this Princely chamber is surprisingly easy to recreate. Highlight an embroidered white bed with rich vermilion Saree print pillow covers. Use a variety of purple and red rugs or sheets for this regal floor. Or, if you want a cheaper option, try using our table runners or table cloths! Adorn the walls with heavily brocaded, gold mirrors and photo frames.

Saree border table runner

Hand embroidered table runner

Hand embroidered duvet cover set

Hand embroidered brocade pillow cover

Bride And Prejudice

The quintessential Jane Austen novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, gets a Bollywood makeover! This vibrant motion picture follows Lalita Bakshi and her three sisters, as their mother tries to marry them off to respectable men.

BRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Martin Henderson, Aishwarya Rai, 2004, (c) Miramax
(Photo Source: cineplex.com)

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The colors in this opening wedding scene are just as stunning as the songs! Re-create in your home with shimmering red tones, gold accents and pops of tangerine.

Saree border placemats

Arabian velvet table runner

Exotic oriental pillow cover

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We can’t decide which is more divine here, the costumes, the ceiling or that stunning gilded leaf detailing on the balcony! Perhaps it’s the combination? Either way, gilded golden details, pops of exotic color and structured browns are a winning home decor recipe!

Hand embroidered tablecloth

Embroidered leaf placemats

Exotic oriental table runner

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

A love triangle in disguise, the plot follows the arranged marriage between Princess Maithili and Prince Vijay Singh. When family problems with his estranged half-siblings arise, the throne is placed truly in danger. Meanwhile, stage actor Prem, who bears an unlikely resemblance to the Prince, takes his place and attempts to win the Princess’s heart.

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(Photo Source: ibnlive.com)

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Engraved, mandala-embellished, golden walls contrasted with lilac makes a beautiful combination. For an extra touch of royalty, opt for oriental trebol patterns and flourishes of florals

Floral embroidered pillow cover

Velvet hand embroidered pillow cover

Exotic oriental table runner

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(Photo Source: santabanta.com)

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Red velvet curtains inevitably make a room look a hundred times more expensive. Give your bedroom a red edge with red and gold hues and velvety textures.

Hand embroidered 7 piece duvet cover set

Arabian velvet table runner

Hand embroidered throw pillow cover

Jodha Akbar

Set in the Sixteenth Century, we witness a political arranged marriage between a Munghal Emperor, Akbar and a Rajput Princess, Jodhaa. After the Princess falls in love with another King, her original betrothed joins the rebels to fight. The King offers his daughter back to Akbar to ensure political smoothness, but she refuses to be reduced to a political pawn.

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(Photo Source: movies.sulekha.com)

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Who needs an exotic resort with an outdoor area this beautiful! Create something truly show-stopping by layering paisley table cloths and table runners to create a seating area. Finally, dot with carmine cushions for some outdoor comfort.

Golden Orange

Saree border table runner

Glamorous border table runner

Ornamental embroidered table cloth

Hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover

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(Photo Source: onpuffyclouds.wordpress.com)

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Who knew that red and green could be totally none festive and look this good? Give your home a little palace uplift by going for star and triangle shaped decor in a combination of rich red and forest green.

Hand embroidered table runner

Saffron Red

Ornamental embroidered duvet cover set

Floral embroidered pillow cover

Om Shanti Om

A tale of love, revenge and reincarnation, Om Shanti Om is one of the highest ever grossing Hindi films. The plot follows Om, a junior artist working in the film industry who falls in love with actress Shanti. After the films producer fears that others will find out that Shanti is pregnant with his child, he traps her in the studio and sets fire to it. Om dies in an escape to avenge Shani and is reincarnated. In his new body, he plans to avenge Shanti’s death.

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(Photo Source: behance.net)

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Can you get anymore Hollywood meets Bollywood than this? Take key from this funky floor and inject some geometric prints into your home! Contrast with red velvet for a stunning mish-mash of the old and new.

Solid geometric pillow covers

Hawthorn leaf table runner

Velvet hand embroidered pillow cover

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(Photo Source: indiglamour.com)

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You can’t get more Bollywood than vibrant purple and red! Go for these rich tones to add some spice to your home!

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Paisley leaf pillow cover

Hand embroidered table runner

Purple

Hand embroidered placemat and table runner set

Which Bollywood movie is your top pick? Let me know in the comments below…

 

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Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net