What are the traditional interior designs of India? Good question. To begin with, the Indian traditional interior designs vary depending on the regional terrain, climate and craftsmanship of different states. But, like our patriotism unites us, there are a few common elements that unite all the vintage interior design styles in India as well.

For example, the extensive use of solid woods like rosewood, teakwood and oakwood. Also, the royal upholstered furniture, embroidered tapestry, bright colours (sometimes with regional motifs), handmade paintings and metal artefacts. These are all the distinct characteristics of traditional interior designs of India, and you can spot them in these Livspace homes.

#1: This 3BHK is Perfectly Traditional With a Modern Twist

A modern classic interior design for a timelessly traditional look

Who Livs here: Praveen Madhu, with his wife Sahana and son, Vivikth
Location: RT Nagar, Bengaluru
Size of home: A 3BHK spanning 1,050 sq. ft. approximately 
Design team: Interior designer Aishwarya DN and project manager Wrishov Nandan
Livspace service: Full home design
Budget: ₹₹₹

The predominant aesthetic that gives this house a modern classic interior design, is the placement of traditionally carved furniture in clean straight lines as typically seen in modern interiors. The white walls stand in contrast with the dark furniture and highlight it, leading to a bright and warm room. What’s more, the intricately carved wooden mandir adds to this traditional home interior design.

#2: This Classic Interior Is Like Old Wine in a Shiny New Bottle!

A proud traditional interior design with vintage furniture pieces

Who Livs here: Vidya, her husband Amit, their son and his grandfather
Location: Mahindra Windchimes, Bengaluru
Size of home: A 3BHK spanning 1,800 sq. ft. approximately
Design team: Interior designer Mona NV
Livspace service: Full home design
Budget: ₹₹₹

This house makes use of many old traditional furniture like the divan in the living room or the Anglo-Indian table in the foyer. It also has classic sofas with velvet and embroidered upholstery on it. If your interest is piqued and you dive further into the house design of the different rooms, you’ll also find a unique kitchen design, an antique drawer chest, a rustic dressing table and upcycled silk sari curtains in this traditional interior design!

#3: This 3BHK Is a Marriage of Kerala & Kolkata’s Traditional Interior Designs

Kerala’s intricate woodcraft meets the bold colours from Kolkata in this house

Who Livs here: Abhilash Pillai with his wife, Kamalika
Location: Exotica Fresco, Noida
Size of home: A 3BHK spanning 1,850 sq. ft. approximately
Design team: Interior designer Kajal Sood with design manager Praveen Orasangi
Livspace service: Full home design
Budget: ₹₹

This house in the picture above, has simple looking classic-style interior design done on a budget. That’s right, you don’t need a fat wallet for your traditional home decoration projects. You can borrow some budget-friendly vintage-style interior design ideas from this home. For instance, the use of bold and bright colours for wall paints, upholstery and other soft furnishings is an economical idea.

#4: This 15-Year-Old Home Has a Vintage Interior Design Style

A bright and airy traditional-style interior design

Who Livs here: Kamal Ram Mohan and her family
Location: Adyar, Chennai
Size of home: A 4BHK spanning 2,250 sq. ft. approximately
Design team: Interior designer Padmavathi G & project manager Bharani
Livspace service: Full home design
Budget: ₹₹₹

These dense-looking solid-wood traditional furniture pieces can make your interiors seem congested if you’re not careful. But, worry not, because expert designers at Livspace can make all your needs come together in the best way possible. There is a lot of bulky furniture used in this traditional house interior design. So, our designer Padmavathi used contrasting light colours to bring some relief to the crowded effect that they could have caused.

Take, for example, the mandir design in the picture above. It is painted white as opposed to the other wooden furniture around it. As a result, the density of dark colours in this area is diluted and a visual balance of colours is achieved.

#5: This Home Looks Like a Traditional Bungalow After the Renovation

A royal classic-style interior design with golden accents and warm lighting

Who Livs here: The Guptas
Location: Gurgaon
Size of home: A 4BHK spanning 4,800 sq. ft. approximately
Design team: Interior designer Karishma Bajaj
Livspace service: Full home design
Budget: ₹₹₹₹

If you would like to add a touch of the royal to your traditional interior design, then consider adding metallic accents. This home, for instance, has brass accents and a golden PU finish on some furniture pieces. And the entire look is supplemented further by warm lighting. If you look closely, you will notice that this house has vintage pieces belonging to different eras. It has a mix of traditional Indian and some Anglo-Indian furniture that blend well, given the similar dark-polish used on their wood.

#6: This Home Got Classic Interior Design With Refurbished Furniture

This modern classic home design uses patterns, prints and motifs to make things interesting

Who Livs here: Vaibhav Goel with his family
Location: Pioneer Presidia, Gurgaon
Size of home: A 4BHK spanning 3,500 sq. ft. approximately
Design team: Interior designer Harshpreet Kaur and quality manager Richa Bhardwaj
Livspace service: Full home design
Budget: ₹₹₹₹

It often happens that families that have quality vintage furniture don’t wish to part with it. In such cases, our Livspace designers offer to upcycle the furniture and blend it with the new interiors for best results. That is just what our designer Harshpreet did for this vintage modern interior design. She changed the upholstery on the sofas and chairs to add interest in the space. Apart from this, the house also has some unique furniture that are perfect examples of traditional meets modern technology. For instance, the jhoola that you will find once you read the full story on this home.

#7: This Home Has a Warm and Inviting Traditional Interior Design

This home blends modern elements with traditional ones effortlessly

Who Livs here: Aparna with her husband Ramji and their two sons
Location: Vaswani Ashton Woods, Bengaluru
Size of home: A duplex spanning 3,500 sq. ft. approximately
Design team: Interior designer Tanu Jalan and project manager Rajkiran P
Livspace service: Full home design
Budget: ₹₹₹

Have you seen modern-day structural elements flawlessly attached to traditional counterparts? No? Then you need to see this home that shows you how to do it. It has two solid-wood traditional pillars attached to a modern reinforced beam. These pillars act as benefactors to the traditional jhoola that hangs between them. While the pillars are a nod to traditional design, the large picture windows behind them reinforce modernity.

#8: This Countryside Home Has a Traditional Exterior Design

A traditional exterior design for independent homes

Location: Kengeri, Bengaluru
Size of home: A 4BHK spanning 3,000 sq. ft. approximately
Design team: Interior designer Iesha Parekh and project manager Shreyas Madhusudhan
Livspace service: Full home design
Budget: ₹₹₹

The exterior of this house in the picture above is proudly traditional with its solid-wood columns, exposed-brick walls and clay tiles on its slanted roofs. And there is also the red oxide flooring that completes the look. There are many benefits associated with vernacular architecture that make your home more sustainable. These traditional elements help regulate the temperature and light inside and outside your home without using excess energy.

Going traditional when it comes to your new homes isn’t a popular choice, but it is worth it when you want your house to feel homely. In fact, we hope you are inspired by our traditional interior designs that we have delivered over the years. For more noteworthy designs by Livspace you can also read about these 15 Bengaluru home interiors that cost under ₹10 Lakh. If you wish to know more about the current interior design trends, read: What’s Changed for These 5 Evergreen Interior Designs in 2022?

Check out this traditional yet modern Chennai home:

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