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How to design your private den

india Updated: Jun 03, 2012 00:29 IST
Aanchal Gulati Nath

By There’s nothing more relaxing than your own refuge from the scorching heat. But your den should reflect your personality — busy professional, creative homemaker or party boy/girl? Which one are you?


Keep it uncluttered and, if using media, organise it neatly
Sectional sofas are great for lounging
Use a leather footstool or ottoman instead of a centre table
Keep the form and colour of furniture, surfaces neutral and accessorise with strong visual art

Artwork from Bo Concept Rs 8,000 onwards

Throw from Maspar Rs 1,990

Sectional sofa from Bo Concept Rs 1,19,750 onwards

Leather footstool from Pure Rs 5,800

Home theatre solutions Rs 5 lakh onwards


Keep it colourful and bright
Install floating bookshelves for books, and artefacts. For a faux library feel go for a wallpaper with a bookcase print
Use rugs, cushions and throws for a cosy feel
Add vases and flowers or small plants for a cheerful look

Bookshelf wallpaper from Andrew Martin from Apartment 9 Rs 14,205 per two rolls onwards

Pillows from Macy’ Rs 3,629 onwards

Sofa from Sharma Farms Rs 30,000 onwards

Kilim from Carpet Cellar Rs 20,000 onwards

Throw from Maspar Rs 1,990

Wooden floors go a long way towards creating a relaxed feel
Add a fireplace for pizzaz as well as comfort
Use plush rugs under seating for the ultimate luxe feel
Keep the furniture simple with plush fabrics

Armchairs and sofa from Bo Concept Rs 59, 750

Glass front fireplace by Chantico Rs 90, 000 onwards

Area rug from Hands Rs 26, 400

Steel table from Oma Rs 6, 000

Laminate wooden flooring from Pergo Rs 150 per sq feet onwards

The writer is an interior designer