Through the years we’ve been married, I have collected many Indian-inspired decorations – some from our trips to India, and other things were found locally. I love to decorate our house with anything that reminds me of India. I think it’s a nice touch that highlights our intercultural marriage.
I can’t help but notice many Indian-inspired decorations in stores across the USA. Often times if you look to see where something is made, it is imported from India. I have a hard time paying full price for most of these items – only because I know how much cheaper it would be in India! So I try to keep a list of things that I want to pick up on our next trip – or have my MIL pick up before she comes for a visit.
I went through our house and snapped photos of some of our Indian decor. I hope you enjoy & maybe even get some inspiration! I also have some beautiful hand-painted paper mache Kashmiri Christmas decorations – I’ll try to post a picture of those once we get our tree this year!
Above: Our silk Indian bedspread – from Spencer’s Plaza in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The bolster pillow was made by my aunt – from one of my first sarees! The smallest pillow in the front was purchased separately from the set and we used it as our ring bearer’s pillow in our wedding!
Above: The table runner is from Nepal (a very common style, available across India). The recipe box was a wedding gift (filled with lots of tried and true recipes) and the tea boxes are from Sri Lanka.
Above: The dishes are my favorite I found them at Target & at Ross (score!), the table runner was a gift from my husband’s cousin, from Fab India – love that store! The serving dishes are stainless steel and have copper bottoms – they are from Big Bazaar in India.
Above: The lamp is from the States, a store called Tuesday Mornings, the elephant is also from the USA, and the bamboo plant was a get-well gift for my husband when he had his appendix taken out! The rug is from a local hand-craft shop in Hyderabad (it’s made with vegetable dye & natural fibers).