Amazon is not only a place to buy books, gadgets, and household essentials. It is also a treasure trove of stylish and affordable home decor items that can transform your space. But with so many products to choose from, how do you find the best ones? We asked Jessie Quinn, an interior expert and writer for Homes & Gardens, to share her tips and picks for the best home decor on Amazon.
Shop Ahead of Prime Big Deal Days
Prime Big Deal Days are coming soon, and they are a great opportunity to save big on home decor items. Jessie Quinn recommends browsing the marketplace ahead of the sale and adding items to your cart so that you don’t miss out on some incredible deals. She says, “You can find amazing deals on everything from furniture and rugs to pillows and mirrors. Plus, thanks to Amazon Prime, items also ship super fast, which always comes in handy when I’m refreshing my space for the fall and holiday seasons.”
Choose Earthy Tones and Vibrant Accents
One of the hallmarks of Indian interior design is the use of bright and varied colours. However, too much colour can create visual chaos, so Jessie Quinn advises opting for earthy tones such as ochre yellows, rich browns, and burnt oranges for your walls and floors. Then, you can add pops of colour with smaller elements such as pillowcases or chairs. She says, “Yellows and pinks on the fluorescent side of the spectrum and startling blues and greens can be used for smaller elements such as pillowcases or chairs. You can also opt for a safe, bicolour theme – using a neutral shade as a base colour and bursts of peppy primary colours for accents.”
Invest in Solid Wood Furniture
Solid wood furniture is an important element in Indian interior design that reflects our colonial nostalgia. Jessie Quinn suggests choosing traditional pieces with curved armrests and legs, carvings, and inlay work in metal or ivory. She says, “Get some ornate centrepieces and complement them with other more understated furniture. There’s a vast variety of distinctively Indian pieces to choose from such as wooden chests, footstools, jharokhas and birdcages.” She also recommends holding on to heirloom furniture pieces and putting them to good use.
Add Some Sparkle With Inlays and Carvings
Another way to add some desi drama to your home is to use furniture and decor items that feature inlays and carvings. Jessie Quinn says, “Traditional Indian cabinets are a great combination of functionality and aesthetics. Brightly painted and embellished with inlay work using mirrors, stones, ivory, or metal, they can serve as storage units too. Use them as accents alongside solid wood pieces to lighten the mood of your spaces.” She also suggests looking for mirrors, trays, coasters, boxes, and frames that have intricate patterns and designs.
Mix and Match Textiles and Patterns
Textiles are another essential aspect of Indian interior design. They can add warmth, texture, and personality to your space. Jessie Quinn says, “You can never have too many textiles in an Indian-inspired home. Think rugs, curtains, cushions, throws, bedspreads – the more the merrier. Mix and match different patterns such as paisley, floral, geometric, ikat, block print, etc. You can also layer different fabrics such as cotton, silk, velvet, etc.” She also advises using textiles that have tassels, pom-poms, embroidery, or sequins for some extra flair.
If you are looking for some inspiration and ideas for your home decor shopping on Amazon, you can check out Jessie Quinn’s top picks for each category on Homes & Gardens. You will find some surprisingly tasteful decor items that will suit any budget and style.