Love it or hate it, the dripping water from your mat, the permanent mud marks on the floor, the darkness of indoor spaces, and the inability of your clothes to dry, are here to stay this season.
It's time to spend sombre evenings on your balcony while sipping delicious, hot coffee and taking in the nighttime sky. Overcome the gloomy and drab weather outside and welcome this monsoon with some vibrant modifications to your home decor. Making these small but meaningful alterations will help you handle the impact of the rain and bring you happiness.
Here's a list of monsoon guidelines from Architect Nikita Bajaj Pathak that will inspire you.
Minimalist Monsoon Decor
Give your property a monsoon-ready appearance by turning the interior bright and pleasant. While it is inconvenient to repaint the house every season, a set of vibrant bed sheets, lively curtains, and welcoming doormats can give the home a new aspect while the exterior is dingy. You can also add crimson velvet-upholstered furniture for a stunning contrast. The bold colours will definitely add a cheerful touch to the décor.
When experimenting with monsoon design ideas in your home, try to implement light curtains as they will provide a pleasing aesthetic while allowing adequate light to reach the interior. After all, sunlight is the essence of life, and the monsoon decor is no exception.
A Scent Of Freshness Indoor
The monsoon season is the ideal time to indulge your inner plant parent by cultivating your assortment of fresh greens, whether indoors or outdoors. Monsoon plants can boost the volume of oxygen in your home. Many of us appreciate having plants in our homes and getting a whiff of fresh air now and again. Therefore, don't hesitate to introduce a breath of freshness inside. Succulents, hanging planters, tall potted plants, and other greenery can transform your house into a tropical haven. These are simple to maintain and bring positive energy into the environment.
The appropriate lighting may significantly alter a setting. Make sure your house is well illuminated. For a cosier ambience switch from white to yellow lights to create the ideal rainy season decoration you desire. Fairy lights are no longer limited to events and festivals, they can be a glamorous addition to your monsoon décor which embellish brightness during dark rainy nights.
Awnings by their nature are not designed for heavy rainfall but can withstand some light rain. Most awnings are fitted with wind sensors as standard which help provide added protection from bad weather. A herringbone or chevron pattern should be unique enough to be part of your exteriors for all seasons.
Wooden items in the home are sensitive to humidity and moisture, which are prevalent during the rainy season. These conditions would not only cause your valuable pieces of furniture to lose shape and form, but they would also make them prone to termites and vermin.
Don't forget to preserve furniture from moisture and humidity. To accomplish this, you can treat the wood with a new coat of varnish or lacquer to control swelling. Maintain a few inches between wooden furniture and the wall. Purchase a humidifier to control the temperature and humidity. Refrain from using a moist cloth to clean the furniture.
Ensure to prepare the outdoor for the monsoon because no material is immortal and the season can challenge even the finest and most natural products. If there is any bamboo or cane outdoor furniture, give it a waterproof coating to extend its lifespan. Give the metal furniture a coat of varnish to prevent rusting.
Waterproofing The Open Areas
Consider installing a temporary or permanent shade from above to cover any patio or open balconies you may have. In addition to protecting the outdoor furniture and landscape, it will make the perfect space where you can lounge and soak in the cool breeze when it's not raining.
Furthermore, it's crucial to make sure the rainwater drains effectively. The initial step in waterproofing a roof and terrace is to ensure that it is clean and that rainwater does not collect anywhere.
Now that you are ready to cherish the monsoon, all you need is a cosy spot to relish the rain. Visualise yourself - sitting in a cosy corner, with some hot beverage and snacks in your hand, listening to soothing music and enjoying the raindrops fall graciously.