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4 ways to integrate our #DesertWanderer trend in your home

MAY 31, 2017 | By Ayman Contractor
L-R: Left: Liven up your wall with printed wallpapers; Right: Spruce up the traditional khaat;Left: Cane and ochre highlights for a sandy statement. Right: Revive a neutral space with cacti accessories.
Trend and Style Direction by Sonia Dutt, Photographs by Tanuj Ahuja, Styling by Team ELLE DECOR India.
Revel in the joys of laid-back, fuss free living with the Desert Wanderer trend, forecasted by the ELLE DECOR team at India Design ID this year. We show you how to invoke a sandy bohemian spirit into your earthy abode.
1. Make an arid statement on your walls
Tired of old white-washed partitions? Enliven them with printed wallpaper that captures scenes from the heart of the Sahara. Keep the rest simple. A small table, seaters in muted tones and light wooden flooring will complete the look.
2. Revisit your roots with a quintessential khaat
Nothing says comfort like a traditional Indian cot. Bring the Rajasthani staple to your residence and spruce it up with Aztec or Warli patterned cushions and throws. Pepper the space with copper and brass antiques for a more homely feel.
3. Invoke the Thar desert with cane
Choose furniture, lights and accessories crafted in wicker with minimal metal accents. Paint walls with bold shades of ochre and rust to complement the earthy material.
4. Lighten the mood with cacti themed accessories
Transport yourself to an idyllic oasis in your own home. Throw pillows and cushions fashioned as succulents and dot your desk with pretty terrariums. You could even incorporate the motif with colourful wall art.
Also read: 5 cactus inspired pieces to turn your home into an oasis