We’re currently living in unprecedented times and unfortunately, we’re all confined to our homes. With Noboborsho around the corner, in the absence of being able to venture outside, you may be looking around the house and be thinking about how to bring in a traditional twist to your modern home. Now more than ever, it’s important to keep our traditions alive whilst also remaining positive about the future. Here are some tips on how to incorporate your heritage into your home, without taking away from its contemporary look.

Wooden pieces with classic ornamentation can really give your home the touch of ‘deshi’ it needs. You can pair a sturdy wooden sofa with light solid colored cushions, or if you want even more of a traditional touch, maybe even a classic floral print.

Alternatively, you might wish to go for a sleek outline with your furniture, perhaps a certain minimalist look, inspired by rich Bengal history. You can accentuate this with a pop of color or a bold pattern.

You can choose to accessorize your home with modern appliances as well. Lights and lamps with traditional ornamentation can add to the aesthetic without detracting from functionality.

For a fun finishing touch you could also add items around the house that you associate strongly with Noboborsho and its significance. Take, for example, a nakshi kantha. You could hang it on a wall to act as a sort of tapestry or perhaps use smaller pieces as table runners or mats.

Let your imagination run wild and have fun in your house this New Year. Above all stay home and stay safe.