On Demand! India Inspired Bedrooms

Another mega post, On Demand! Call themIndian style bedrooms, orBedrooms inspired by India, orIndian bedroomsHere they are:A collection of inspiration for turning your sleep abode into a piece of India!But wait, this is just Part I of inspiration!In Part Deux (aka’ next post), I will share ideas on how readers outside India can re-create a mini India in their homes. From resources and stores available to you in your continent!


A touch of contemporary, a hint of tradition, loads of creativity and you have the recipe for today’s bedroom design

Simple furnishing, modern chandelier. A traditional pichwai painting as the focal point in the room. A day bed of sorts in the niche of one wall, with cushions and bolsters

Gorgeous metal relief panel behind the bed. And matching cushions
Bed platform made from brick and mortar. Jaali (lattice work) design in the background

Wall mural above the bed with wooden puppets

Fabric/old paintings in gilt edged frames make a dramatic statement. Jasmine flowers in bowls as natural room freshener

Understated elegance. Rugs add a touch of color to this room
Straight line furniture. Dark wood goes well with an Indian setting

Another view of the bedroom with painting
Hint of Morocco?

Platform beds are quite popular in contemporary homes

Four Poster beds and drapes…

Umm…indulge in yards and yards of fabric! Sarees put to good use here

Silk bed cover, and fine muslin drape

Dreamy mosquito nets can be drapes too

Canopied bed

Gorgeous headboards Kitschy bed! Old ceramic tiles and prints of Indian Gods and Goddesses adorn the headboard

Beautiful carved headboard

Old carved panel used as headboard here. Ikat fabric pieces on the ladder..

Sumptuous enough for a king..or a queen!

India. Means colors and vibrancy.

India. Also means simplicity and restrain

Charpai type bed

Simple adornment with a flower motif on the wall

And finally a look at traditional rooms. Bedrooms from the opulence of palaces…
Recreate a royal tent by covering the walls with India inspired fabric!

…to the grace of village homes A bedroom from kutch

End of On Demand! post “India Inspired Bedrooms”: Part IKeep watching for Part II next week!Happy Weekend![Image Sources: A lot of the images are from my personal archive of inspiration files, so unfortunately, I don’t have the links. Thanks to all the sources from where I have collected the images over the years. Rest: slh.com, pro.corbis.com, allposters.com)


  1. I love this, it’s so elegant and beautiful summer bedroom ideas. It doesn’t look tacky or childish but is still awesomely on theme. Good job!

  2. Amazing bedrooms… Of all the second bedroom image caught my attention metal relief panel behind the bed… its just awesome

  3. Loved it

  4. Anonymous

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  5. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for this post. I hate having to go through books and books for pictures of bedrooms for inspiration and this post puts it all in one place. I love your blog and it will definitely be a source of inspiration for me!

  6. Bravo!
    fantastic posts on rooms…too in love with it..
    thanks and thumbs up!

  7. c and m…hello! this image if from the DeviGarh palace hotel 🙂

  8. THANK YOU ALL! for your wonderful comments :-)…I am so happy that you enjoyed this post! Don’t forget to send me a pic of your re-done bedrooms! 🙂

  9. beautiful! do you mind my asking where the 5th photo is from? this one: Fabric/old paintings in gilt edged frames make a dramatic statement. Jasmine flowers in bowls as natural room freshener


  10. Given how much I’m longing for a floating bed, I really love the first set of images.

  11. I am redoing my bedroom, it is tiny. This post could not have come at a better time. Your selections are equisite. You do India proud. So much beauty!

  12. that second bedroom image totally caught my attention. thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!


  13. These are amazing! Thank you Bhavana for another amazing post. The bed with the metal panels?! Beautiful!

  14. so beautiful! i love your on demand posts 🙂

  15. These are all so beautiful – who could choose just one??!!

  16. these are all incredibly inspiring! i especially love the first one and the one with the fabric pieces on the ladder. beautiful!

  17. Bhavana, really really beautiful and exotic.

  18. thanks very much to leave a comment at my blog 🙂 🙂
    I love this post, and read your blog in general, my favourite bedroom is the blue one with the ikat fabrics…a perfect place for rest and relaxing hours 🙂

  19. Beautiful, beautiful every one – thank you!!

  20. I love all these bedrooms, but I am partial to the beds with fabric canopies. Beautiful picutres, beautiful post….thanks!!

  21. OOOOOOOH, these are fabulous. Where/how can we get a charpai in the US?

  22. Absoluteky wondeful, charming, relaxing,….incredible….congratulation for such wondeful post…

  23. Getting ready to move into a studio apt…and was looking for ideas on how to decorate it! Thanks!

  24. I simply love this post! the village inspired rooms are fantastic and loved all the drapes too..esp the red border ones..they remind of the bengali saris! its a great idea and very drmatic!

  25. Great post – I absolutely love your collection of “india” beds. They go on and on, one more beautiful than the other. I am so coveting them. Hmmm…have to rethink my bedroom!

  26. Very inspiring! Lots of great ideas here. Thank you for sharing!

  27. Very nice and inspiring pictures!
    sunny greetings from germany

  28. hi Bhavna
    they are all so lovely but some how the image of the “charpai type bed” just knocks me over with it’s amazingly beautiful simpilicity…..
    thanks again

  29. OH!! I am in LOVE with just about ALL of these sumptuous rooms!

    Lovely post. Lovely!

  30. So beautiful! And relaxing…

  31. great bedroom! i want to re-decorate my bedroom right now 😉

  32. Thank you! I love this post, I would love to have an india inspired bedroom. Have a nice weekend

  33. Wow! These are beautiful! So many variations… I especially like the textured wall treatments and bed drapes.

    Are you going to give an update on your Chai Pilgrimage? Hope it was fun!

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