[ecis2016.org] Incorporating some of the details of the Punjabi culture will help you make an apartment sport a Punjabi house design
When you think of Punjab, the first thing that comes to your mind is acres and acres of fields followed by palatial houses, amazing food spread and everything vibrant. Such is the Punjabi culture and it very well is seen in every Punjabi house design. While palatial houses may or may not be a reality in metro locations, we tell you how you can incorporate Punjabi house design in your house, irrespective of the configuration.
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Punjabi house design: Historical reference
Historically, Punjabi house design is influenced by the many periods that the state has seen – be it the Maurya rule, the Sikh rule or the British rule. Elements of these historical events have a place in the Punjabi house design.
The Punjabi house design is evident when you see the ‘Kothi’ which is unique and made of bricks and lime. While making a Kothi in the centre of the city is out of question, what you can do is design the exterior of your apartment to resemble that of Kothi. The entry foyer of your house can be embedded with red bricks and carved wooden doors like how the exterior of a haveli looks like.
While doing the house, remember that the backdrop of any Punjabi house design is earth and so, wooden furniture, use of bricks, etc., are very apparent. At the same time, Punjabi house design also sports bright colours which stand out beautifully with the earthy background.
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Punjabi house design lattice work
Lattice work windows are predominantly a design that is seen in Punjabi house design. You can create window grills with latticework like the one shown below to bring in the Punjabi house design in your abode. If this is not fitting as per the window design, you can also opt for false doors or windows with lattice work that can be used for décor purposes in the house or like a separator. This particular design can also be embedded as part of your wardrobe exterior – the only thing is, it has to be maintained well as cleaning may be tiresome.
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If you do not want any of these and still want to incorporate lattice work designs, opt for decor items like this rug or table which showcases lattice work and adds glam to your Punjabi house design.
Source: Exotic Imports
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Low-seating furniture for Punjabi house design
Another important aspect seen in Punjabi house design is the concept of low seating. You can design an area in the living room which sports wooden sofas with intricate royal designs that are low seating. Another top favourite is the charpoy or the wooden bed. While the charpoy usually is bare (without mattress), you can place a thin mattress and add throw cushions for comfort. Place it in one corner of your living room or maybe the terrace, with some phulkari throw cushions, giving the home an authentic Punjabi house design.
Source: Madame Décore
Punjabi style house design with terracotta tandoor
Tandoor is the main element of any Punjabi house design and you can easily incorporate one in your garden by making your terracotta flower pots into one like seen in the picture below.
Source: The owner-builder network
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House design Punjabi style with Phulkari
Traditional Punjabi embroidery is called Phulkari, and you can use these Phulkari designs in embroidered or printed form as part of your Punjabi home design.
These can be used as bed spreads, wall frames, curtains or throw cushions.
Source: Made Trade
Finally, as part of the Punjabi house design, you may also incorporate small knick knacks here and there like a showcase consisting of memorabilia that portrays Punjab’s tradition and culture – for example, tall copper lassi glasses, a tractor model and the Punjabi jutti or shoes.
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