The monsoon season brings a dual feel when the exterior feels fresh and airy while the interior feels stuffy with damp. While there is a constant call for warm daylight and windows wide open at one time of the day, at the same time there is a strong urge to close the door and windows at the other. The entire structure of the space forwards to a new aesthetic that delves into practical, reimagined layouts, along with an indulgent choice of decor that expresses the mood of the season.
The mood awakens our inner selves to search for new design elements in the space. It offers an increased indoor time that only gives us more opportunities to liven up the look of our space, preferably with colorful palettes and tidy statements that help us enjoy the slow, self-reflective time we’re getting. It’s the perfect time to sit back, fade into the atmosphere, and do nothing but easy ways to keep up with the flow of the season.
As it moves and leaves its hints of moist air, it calls for special care for our signature pieces. Unreliable weather and its take on indoor vibes can prompt us to make hasty decisions about our beloved pieces, especially climate-sensitive finishes—for which we need to prepare ourselves by following a physical care routine. From quick fixes to clever spatial tweaks, here are a number of things you can do to keep your Material Palettes well protected.
Find wooden items
Wood, being a material from natural sources, tends to absorb moisture and swell – altering the aesthetic image of wood that makes us deal with the material. There is a high chance that wood data will appear with visible cracks and cuts that make it more vulnerable to termite attacks. As a counter to these situations, you can seal wood floors, give a pesticide control procedure to built-in furnishings and add a coat of paints and sealants to retain the wood’s authenticity. Much of this treatment should ideally be done before the monsoon season.
Make changes to the layout
The walls become a gateway to all physical harm that could come your way. Wood fixtures become dull and crumbling, wrought iron furnishings turn red with rust, brass accessories turn green and every other material has its own way of falling into the nasty effects of moisture when it engages in close proximity to walls which easily gets wet leading to damp corners. and roofs. Changing the design of the space by introducing ample clearance between the walls and the furniture can save the day in such a situation. Try bringing in more island furniture fixtures that create a focal point — sofas, tea tables, and floor lamps can all come together as centerpieces and create a stage for your best pieces. Well-ventilated rooms can help increase the humidity inside the home.
Retaining a fresh look in fabrics
Interior textiles owe their brightness and freshness to the air around them. The still air of the season becomes heavy with moisture and simply refuses to flow through the fabric, making more room for trapped air. This particularly affects denser fur rugs, heavy velvet drapes and other coverings that have stiff layers of weave that are known to be a favorite of fungus. While the easiest way is to replace these fabrics with new, breathable ones like pure cotton, you can still choose to maintain their new face with regular sweeping rituals, linen spraying routines, and other things that help them stay dry. You can also move upholstered pieces near a window, porch, or any other space that calls for good sunlight to keep them warmer and more uncluttered. To exaggerate the warmth, bring in more white in handloom door curtains, fringe decor and other light-colored items that reflect light and make the most of every ounce of warm light you’re getting.
Monsoon blues are something no one wants to fall into. You can escape it by keeping the space bright and open to natural light. Try to go lighter with curtains and drapes – drop valances and other layers and use elegant borders in pure cotton or silk organza that come with a beauty of their own as they bring a breath of fresh air into spaces.
Add a dose of fragrance to still air
Petrichor Seasons can be ethereal and overwhelming at the same time. The changing nature of interior materials and the mere absence of regular airflow can affect the sense of smell and reduce indoor play. This is where scented candles in vintage candle holders and reed diffusers in gorgeous glassware come into play. You can also go straight to a dehumidifier to counter humidity or take the green route with moisture-absorbing houseplants like a flowering peace lily or a scented purple orchid in decorative ceramic planters.
Dive into the mood with comfortable furnishings
Monsoon time is a reminder to rest. Embrace it with comfortable furniture pieces that make a statement with cozy backrests and reclining shades. You’re free to include more bulky chairs, cocoon swings, and more that will give you a cozy feel without being loud and featureless. You can also opt for bean bags, floor pillows, fluffy bedding and more that adapts to your position and keeps you comfortable from the inside out. Try accessorizing it with wind instruments or dream catchers that swing with the wind and keep the hygge vibe alive.
Make a simple yet energetic statement
The season is all about light with everything. You may want to go back to minimalist styles that celebrate spaces and allow air to flow through them. It’s time to bring in the boxy seating, sleek sideline tables, freestanding wire-frame lamps, floating open shelves and more that show off its lean contours and blend seamlessly into the space.
Prioritize your shadows
The Indian monsoon is seen as both beauty and fury, all in one frame. This is when windows call for all those exterior drapes, interior drapes, layered drapes, and sheers designed to monitor your space. Both mists and mists are covered in all different hues – finely spun fabrics, clean quilted bamboo eyelets, woven jute rollers and quilted drapes have a unique take on the interior’s character. Sheer options suit spaces with good vistas and lighter showers, while opaque alternatives become the first choice for harsher microclimates. With an aesthetic overlay of frills, botanical prints, or chintz patterns, these shades are everything we need on a rainy day.