5 reasons why you must think twice before investing in a resale property

If you are on a look out for a home to invest in, choosing between a brand-new apartment and a resale property is bound to plague your mind. Here’s some food for thought. The real estate industry in India is booming and is expected to contribute 13% to the country’s GDP in another 5-6 years. In 2018 alone, 75% more new house-launches took place when compared with 2017 (top 8 cities). Look around you and you shall find new constructions coming up like spring blooms! There are very few things more special than owning a brand-new home in all its glory of fresh paints, untouched interiors, no damages and an absolutely stunning feeling of being the first residents. New, in every sense of the word. What then, can be your reason for considering a resale property? A barely acknowledged fact but apart from the money, there are a host of other things that you are unknowingly bartering when buying a second-hand house. You do not want to end up with the loose end of the bargain.

Here, we list a few unforeseen issues that might crop up with your decision to buy a resale property-

Hidden costs- A previously lived-in property will always come with its own needs for touch-ups, maintenance and reconstructions of some parts. Rarely, can you find a place that fits into your specifications perfectly. Moreover, sellers might not always be completely honest about why they plan to sell a flat. Imagine being stuck with a resale house that has all the plumbing equipment faulty! In contrast, a new house shall be handed over to you absolutely hassle free. Even if there is a repair needed, you know who to hold accountable for it. In a resale flat, once the deal is closed, it becomes entirely your responsibility.

Legal implications- Firstly, every developer makes sure that the property is handed over to the customer with all the relevant documents like OC, CC, Sales deed etc in place. A resale property seller might or might not be so thorough with the legal documents attached to the house. Moreover, what if the seller has not paid his maintenance amount for months? Or worse, what if there is a legal case involving the property you are purchasing? In any case, the background check of the seller shall cost you a good amount of money and precious time.

Home loan- A new house allows you a home loan tenure of 20-30 years depending upon your eligibility. However, with a resale property, the older the house the lesser becomes the tenure and the more become the EMIs. Over and above this, if the resale property is already under a loan, it might be an added hassle have the home-loan transferred.

Brokerage- With a new house, the brokerage can be completely avoidable since you can close the deal with the developer himself. However, inevitably a resale property comes with the burden of paying a brokerage which is not a small sum of money by any standard.

Resale Value- Just like a car, the resale value of a house goes down almost immediately after its sale. Hence with a resale house, you might be buying a property which might not fetch you the greatest of returns in the coming years. Moreover, the house might have been bought at a time when the loan interest rates were higher and hence that additional cost might be woven up with the cost of the house causing it to inflate.

In the current digital age where all the developers have become quite transparent about their dealing with the customers, there is little or no reason to buy a resale property in an area where a brand-new flat is readily available. For instance, our project Mohali Hills has brand new inventory that can be readily possessed instead of investing in a resale deal in the same project. It is after all the decision of the buyer where he/she wants to spend the hard-earned money but, in the end, we request you to sit back and review your decision before taking the plunge. Will the bargain be worth the additional life-long troubles that tag along?

Sources-

https://www.ibef.org/industry/real-estate-india.aspx

https://www.financialexpress.com/money/new-home-vs-resale-home-which-one-to-buy/1229564/

Your easy document checklist before the new flat possession

YOUR EASY DOCUMENT CHECKLIST BEFORE THE NEW FLAT POSSESSION

The ingredients to your perfect new abode are dreams, aspirations, square feet, EMIs and a lot of paperwork. Try as you might to romanticize this process of selecting your beautiful habitat, there will be a new set of documents each time to bring you back to reality. A necessity. The sought-after documents, deeds and certificates are the bridge between you and the builder, after all.

We, at Emaar India, stand for transparency. What you see, is what you pay for, is what you get! We do understand that the documentation part can be slightly intimidating. But we are determined to help you take the DIY route to this hurdle! Does it bother you that the documents you have checked are not enough? Well, it won’t, going further.

Let us decode the documentation mystery for you. Below listed are the documents you absolutely must check before the possession of the new house-

Mother Deed

This is the mother of all documents entailing the chain of ownership of the house. Yes, you ought to check your name on it; but you also need to check the seller’s name on it, amongst other things. It needs to be made sure that the seller is the current legal owner of that property. This is especially crucial in the case of resale of a property.

Sanctioned Building Plan

The licensing authority has approved a building plan of the house/society, inevitably. Let’s grab that to check if the houses are in tandem with the approved plan. If not, do make sure to ask for the amendment of layout approval.

Tax Receipt

Yes, taxes! This one’s tricky though. Guess who is supposed to pay a penalty if the tax has not been paid? You, the buyer. Hence make sure all taxes are paid and receipts submitted to you.

Encumbrance Certificate

This is a declaration issued by the sub-registrar about any kind of loans/mortgages the property might be due for. If your house has been built on a loan, you have the right to know how much.

Completion/ Occupancy Certificate

While the former is self-explanatorily issued by the municipal authorities to declare that project completed; the latter is a certificate issued by the government deeming the property safe for residency.

Power of Attorney

The legalities of it aside, we must know whether the person selling the house is allowed to sell the property or no. A POA signifies that. Also, a POA is required for further selling/transferring of the property.

There, a complete checklist at your fingertips. It is usually the buyer’s responsibility to take a safe handover of the property. What if we tell you, at Emaar India, we take this load off your shoulders? Read it right! Come visit us at Palm Heights, a beautiful array of dream homes overlooking the Aravallis at sector 77, Gurugram. We make the transfer our own responsibility so that buying your own home remains the beautiful experience that it is supposed to be. Come be a part of this luxury!

 

Palm Heights -The Smart Lifestyle Shift

There is a very vivid moment when a house starts to feel like your home. Being at home is a feeling of comfort and liberation. It is your own space, for the mind and body to feel free, feel well. A home is where you de-clutter yourself. And de-cluttering, which is also a prerequisite to wellness, seeks peace.

At Emaar, we understand the need for space in your fast-paced, otherwise crowded lives. Our project Palm Heights, situated at the intersection of NH-8, Dwarka Expressway and 60 meters wide sector road at Gurgaon, is an initiative designed to help you move towards a better life. We want to be the triggers to your wellness pledge! Palm Heights is not just about the 24*7 security, power backup, proximity to the essentials; but also stands for a sustainable abode that introduces you to the idea of smart living.

We have built a close-knit community for you, one that is convenient and can boast of an ease. One that brings families together. Palm Heights is dedicated to biophilia, with every aspect of it encouraging more meaningful interactions. The homes have been designed keeping affordable luxury in mind. They comprise of a beautifully convenient modular kitchen with just the apt space for your valuables, smart storage options and extensive daylighting. Our high-rises are surrounded with lush greenery and a captivating view of the Aravalli; situated at a strategic distance from all things necessary. Equipped with gymnasiums, gardens with jogging paths & walking areas, a swimming pool, tennis, and other courts and most importantly a creche for your most precious belongings to feel safe and loved, our intention has been to make your life secure and hassle-free.

Imagine yourself shopping for an ideal home with a cart, what are the things you’d put in it? Open spaces, green surroundings, a smart and spacious kitchen, ample amenities, an inviting bathroom with a touch of luxury, a sense of positivity and lots of daylight. Looks like Santa this year has transformed your charette into a beautiful reality called Palm Heights! It is a labor of love that has been designed for you to dream big and live free, it is time to #riseup!

Come, be a part of our family.

 

 

Is Gurgaon The Right Place To Book Your Dream Home?

IS GURGAON THE RIGHT PLACE TO BOOK YOUR DREAM HOME

Gurgaon—or Gurugram, which is its new official name—is a satellite city in the National Capital Region. Known for its world-class infrastructure and noteworthy real estate projects, Gurgaon is a popular investment destination among resident Indians as well as NRIs.

If you’re looking for affordable residential projects that offer seamless connectivity to Delhi, then Dwarka Expressway is the perfect place to explore. With smooth traffic conditions and excellent connectivity to the business hubs of Gurgaon, Dwarka Expressway makes for a lucrative realty investment destination.

Here’s why Dwarka Expressway in Gurgaon makes for the perfect place for your dream home.

1.Excellent connectivity:

Dwarka Expressway is a strategic location in NCR for more reasons than one. A National Highway in its own right, the area also shares excellent connectivity with NH8 (Delhi-Jaipur Highway). Indira Gandhi International Airport is easily accessible from here, while the Gurgaon Railway Station is about 11 km away. The locality also shares excellent connectivity with both Gurgaon and Delhi via road, rail and the metro, and is dotted with a range of civic amenities.

2.Employment hub:

Dwarka Expressway shares excellent connectivity to the biggest employment hubs in Gurgaon. When it comes to the corporate and tech world, Gurgaon is one of the most preferred commercial localities for such companies. From tech giants like Facebook and Google to new-age companies like Zomato, PayTM, MakeMyTrip and Uber, Gurgaon is one of the top destinations for the country’s best employment opportunities. Reliance-HSIIDC SEZ and Garhi Harsaru Dry Depot are among the employment hubs around Dwarka Expressway.

3.Civic amenities:

The area around Dwarka Expressway is equipped with a wide range of civic amenities, including reputed schools like Indus Valley Public School, Basant Valley Public School, Matrikiran High School, KIIT and IILM Undergraduate College. Some reputed hospitals in the area are Kamla Hospital, Dr Guri Skin Hospital, Family Multispeciality Hospital, Jain Sant Phool Chand Ji Charitable Hospital and Gautam Hospital.

Dwarka Expressway shares excellent connectivity to the reputed institutions in Gurgaon that include 6 leading management schools, more than 50 CBSE-affiliated schools and over 195 government-certified schools and educational institutions, like The Shri Ram School, Ardee World School and Pathways World School. Medanta Medicity, Paras Hospital, Artemis, Fortis, Columbia Asia and Max Hospital are the leading hospitals in Gurgaon.

4.Entertainment & lifestyle infrastructure:

From luxury hotels, shopping malls, artisanal cafés, pubs, clubs and fine dining restaurants, to well-maintained public parks, gymnasiums and entertainment zones, Dwarka Expressway offers you easy access to all these fine amenities in Gurgaon.

Looking to invest in a residential apartment in Gurgaon? Discover your dream home at Gurgaon Greens, a premium residential project by Emaar India.

Invest smart with Emaar!

Emaar in India brings you two great investment opportunities paralleled only by each other in Sector 102, Gurugram, India. Invest in group housing projects of Imperial Gardens and Gurgaon Greens, which offers the right confluence of return, appreciation and credibility. To reap the benefits read more.

Rewarding Location
The Dwarka Expressway was already being referred to as a huge lifestyle leap for the people of NCR, when NHAI recently awarded the project to Larsen & Toubro for the 8-lane express stretch between the Basai Railway-Over-Bridge and the NH8 Southern Peripheral Road. While it’s a huge advantage to all the communities developing in Sector 102 of Gurugram, Emaar Imperial Gardens and Gurgaon Greens offer you the best proximity and therefore, the maximum possible returns on your investment.

Moreover, HUDA has planned for TOD Policy, which will be applicable for DEW along with the other 3 main roads – MG Road, Golf Course Road and Southern Peripheral Road. This means higher floor area ratio (FAR) for residential flats, office spaces, commercial and entertainment areas can be built within the same expanse along proposed metro, or MRTS. Hence, translating into more people living closer to the nearest public transport mode and undoubtedly, better appreciation of your investment.

Project Highlights
Imperial Gardens and Gurgaon Greens at Sector 102, Gurugram offers progressive living the true Emaar way with the confluence of affluent, active and eco-friendly living. While there are many lifestyle attributes developers are offering to lure home buyers, but none offers a confluence of a holistic lifestyle living. Now experience this unique confluence of eco-friendly, active and affluent living at Imperial Gardens and Emaar Gurgaon Greens, Sector-102, Gurugram. Modern Clubhouse, play courts, open green spaces, swimming pool, kids play area and much more. We call it live the progressive lifestyle, the Emaar way.

Global Credibility
Emaar is a pioneer in shaping skylines and lifestyles worldwide, developing vibrant communities that have redefined real estate development. Like the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest structure; Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain; Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination; and Dubai Downtown, the city’s premier large scale mixed use complex. Emaar properties are prized for their thoughtful architecture, excellent engineering and impeccable execution. Emaar is one of the world’s most valuable and admired real estate development companies. With proven competencies in properties, shopping malls and retail and hospitality and leisure, Emaar’s world-class project development competencies are underlined by its iconic assets in Dubai and other international markets.

Pick your investment today starting INR 99 lakhs with possession linked payment plan. Pay 10% to book and begin investing smart.

 

Live The Progressive Emaar Lifestyle

LIVE THE PROGRESSIVE EMAAR LIFESTYLE

While there are many lifestyle attributes developers are offering to lure home buyers, but none offers a confluence of a holistic lifestyle living. Now experience this unique confluence of eco-friendly, active and affluent living at Imperial Gardens and Emaar Gurgaon Greens, Sector-102, Gurugram. We call it live the progressive lifestyle, the Emaar way. Sounds interesting? Read to know more.

Eco-friendly living
Let the chirping of the birds be a thought starter. An experience that will surely bring relaxation to your soul. Dotted with trees, huge sit-out greens for yoga and meditation. Green spaces to open your senses and give a picture perfect setting for one to sit by and muse. Experience the new progression of eco-friendly living.

Active living
Well, if you think fast moving life define active living, we suggest you come and experience active living, the Emaar way. The jogging trail, play courts, swimming pool all will inspire and challenge you to up your game. There’s enough to keep you on the move and make every moment worth the sweat when you are done relaxing in the comfort of your dream home. So whether you like spending your Sunday submersed in the pool, or begin your Mondays with a swing at the play courts, Emaar Imperial Gardens and Gurgaon Greens make sure you are right up there.

Affluent living
A phenomenon curated for those who seek something more than just a neighborhood. From the handpicked facilities to the ambience, everything about the ultra-modern Clubhouse here exudes affluence. The fine dining restaurant here is the perfect place to relish that nice and lazy brunch with your friends and family. The common area offers a warm setting to organize those weekly or monthly gatherings. And when the occasion is a bit more special, take the party out to the open amphitheater and experience affluent living, the true Emaar way.

Now that you know how we define the progressive Emaar lifestyle, you may want to drive in and reserve your share of the Emaar luxury and the progressive lifestyle benefits that come along.

 

Expressway To Lifestyle Living

EXPRESSWAY TO LIFESTYLE LIVING

One of the most awaited development projects, Dwarka Expressway (DEW) is an important growth hub for the government, as part of the Gurugram expansion plans. Once ready, it’ll be a huge lifestyle leap for the people of NCR, offering great connectivity and a self-sufficient eco-system. Currently the government is making efforts towards erasing all bottlenecks, to turn the signal green for thousands of those who have invested in residential and commercial projects in the zone.

HUDA has planned for TOD Policy, which will be applicable for Dwarka Expressway (DEW) along with the other 3 main roads namely, MG Road, Golf Course Road and Southern Peripheral Road. This means higher floor area ratio (FAR) for residential flats, office spaces, commercial and entertainment areas can be built within the same expanse along proposed metro, or MRTS. The result will be more and more people living closer to the nearest public transport mode. It’s a concept which promotes walking to work, reduces worries of last mile connectivity and dependence on personal cars. Ultimately, creating functional self-sufficient eco systems where people don’t have to travel far.

The total length of Dwarka Expressway (DEW) is 29km, major section of which is in Gurugram (18.9 km) and the remaining portion is in Delhi. This means that the stretch will undoubtedly turn out to be a golden route especially for the communities developing in and around Sector 102 of Gurugram, not only from commuting perspective but also from the locational benefits angle. If you are looking for a dream home in Gurugram, its time you take the express route.

Emaar’s group housing projects at Imperial Gardens and Gurgaon Greens in Sector 102, Gurugram are nestled in endless greens offering well-planned apartments and duplexes surrounded by gardens. Jogging trails, playing courts, amphitheater, wide and open green spaces, places for your retail therapy and other recreation preferences, and clubhouses equipped with more facilities than can fit in your itinerary. All this tied together with a future-ready infrastructure and a pride of place. It’s time to plan a visit and reserve your share of the Emaar luxury and the express benefits that come along.

 

Grow Your Greens At Home

Creating something always brings joy and a sense of accomplishment. It can be through a piece of art, a tasty dish or even a beautiful kitchen garden. Self-made kitchen gardens is the topic of discussion out there these days. All it takes to make a successful kitchen garden is some enthusiasm, some preparation and a whole lot of you.

First-of-all, let us list down what all you need to start your own vegetable garden. So go ahead and discover the perfect kitchen garden recipe.

 

Step 1: Pick your green corner

Zeroing on the location of your kitchen garden comes first. Choose the one that’s close to a water source and offers generous amount of sunlight. While most vegetables need 4-6 hours of light, anything over 6 hours makes it an ideal location. But for the place that gets 4 hours or less, salad gardening is a great alternative. If your balcony faces south or west, fruiting plants is the best option as these two directions get maximum exposure to the Sun. North-facing balconies get a good sunbath only during peak summers and are hence, a great option for planting salads and leafy greens. In case, you have lesser floor space, container gardening is a great way to grow salads as they can easily be hung in the balcony. A container of about 12” in diameter and 10-12” in height with 8-10 liters of potting medium is perfect to grow salads or leafy greens and can easily accommodate about 3 plants.

 

Step 2: Measure the space

Well, 10 square feet of space is enough to have a garden with a little variety. If you don’t have the luxury of space, container gardening is the best alternative, as mentioned above.

 

Step 3: Think of the vegetables you want to grow

We know you are already counting but specialists suggest that it’s always best to start small. The simplest way is to think about things your family members like to eat. But you are not yet done. Knowing how long a vegetable will take to harvest is equally important. Going for the short-term vegetables is a wise thing to do if you are a beginner. These include spinach, fenugreek, coriander, mint, lettuce and radish. However, if you think you can let your taste buds wait a little longer, tomatoes, brinjal, capsicum, chilli, cauliflower and cabbage are some of the commonly preferred long-term greens.

 

Step 4: Picking the right soil

Please ensure that if you are growing plants on the ground, the soil you use should be free from any debris or stones. However, it doesn’t matter when going for container gardening.

 

Step 5: Set your budget

Your kitchen garden’s produce highly depends upon your budget. The cost depends on the kind of set-up you want, ranging from mere nothing to several thousands. A container filled with potting mix can cost you anything between Rs.200 to Rs.400 depending on the quality of the container and the mix you buy.

 

Step 6: Gather all that you need

Containers

While Terracotta is an eco-friendly and also the most popular choice among gardening lovers, you can always go for a plastic or a wooden planter box if you find the former a bit too heavy. Just remember, the container should have at least one hole for easy drainage.

Seeds/Seedlings

Two types of seeds are available in the market – open pollinated and hybrid. While the former give rise to the plants and give you the advantage of saving seeds for the next crop, the latter can’t be saved since the offspring is not the same as the parent plant.

Potting Mix

Mixing coco peat and compost in equal proportions can give you an ideal potting mix with good hold and sufficient nutrition.

Fertilizers

While there are different types of fertilizers available in both organic as well as synthetic categories, we suggest you go for the organic ones only. Vermicom post, manure and kitchen waste are popular forms of organic fertilizers.

Step 7: Know the set-up procedure!

Sowing

There’s only one thumb rule – the seeds need to buried twice as deep as they are wide and as soon as they germinate, they need to be exposed to sunlight or they will become tall and lanky. Note that what seeds are to be sown depends on the location and time of the year.

Transplanting

Some plants can directly be sown in their final growing area, whereas certain plants have to be transplanted from one location to another. This is done for various reasons. For larger areas, it is easier to grow seedlings in one area and transplant healthy seedlings over a larger area when they are ready.

Staking/ Pruning

Taller plants have a tendency to bend or fall. Hence, a twine or a long stick is used to hold the plant in its position. If it’s a climber, creating a set structure is a common practice used which helps the plant to spread and sprawl.

 

Step 8: Nurture it every day!

Watering

Do it every day. Do it in the morning. And till the water drains from the bottom of the container. Properly watered plants can surprise you with their growth.

Fertilizing

Just like us, the plants need their daily diet of nutrients. A handful of compost or manure every 10-15 days will keep the soil healthy.

Pest Control

Even the pests love a nice vegetable garden. The most common ones are Aphids, Mealy Bugs, Mites and Worms. Mix 10ml of neem oil, 1 liter of water and 5 ml of liquid dish-washing soap. Spray this solution on both sides of the leaves once a week. Besides, a little daily scouting to look for holes and cuts will help you identify the pest attack and act promptly.

 

Happy gardening!

 

From Influencers to decision makers- shifting roles for women in real estate!

Did you know, more than 30% of real estate investors in urban India today, are women? Gone are the Dark Ages of men riding the silver horse to come to the rescue of the damsel. Today’s woman is independent and looks more for companionship than support. We agree there is still a long way to go for the society to entirely change its view about women, but if the above-said number is anything to go by; we are certainly getting there sooner!

Buying a house of your own has always been a decision driven by patriarchy but these women home buyers of today have their reasons, and EMIs sorted. They are not afraid and nor are the men standing tall behind these women! Also, what helps is that the Indian Government has spearheaded a lot of policy changes that work in favour of the women who buy homes, in recent times. If that piqued your interest, below are the details-

Subsidized stamp duty-

Certain states in India have lowered the stamp duty for women home buyers to as low as 1-2%. What’s more? You can even claim the stamp duty and registration expense when filing your income tax return! Emaar India’s presence across the country accentuates the discount on stamp duty. Our properties in Mohali and Gurugram will fetch a woman home buyer 4% charges on stamp duty vis a vis 6% for men.

 Tax-related advantages-

If a woman co-owns a property with her partner, both the co-owners can claim a tax deduction up to Rs 1.5 Lakh on the principal amount and Rs 2 Lakh on the interest.  Further, it enhances your credit rating because you are applying as a combined entity. To know more about how to financially plan your first real estate investment, visit us here.

The banks chip-in-

A lot of banks in India that delve in home-loan provisioning have announced lower interest rates for women investors as compared to men. It does feel like a flock of supporters wanting the women to rise up to the occasion. Banks like HDFC provide an interest rate* in the range of 8.8 to 9.3% on a loan of Rs 30 Lakh and above to a woman, whereas the same for a man is 8.85% to 9.35%. Similar for SBI where women get 8.75% as compared to 8.8% for men (on a loan to value ratio <=80). The interest rates may show a variance starting from 0.05%.

Housing for All-

And the last straw is, of course, our Government’s Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana. It makes it mandatory for a female member of the family to co-own the house along with the male member, under the affordable housing schemes. Co-owing a house implies your loan eligibility increases, you can share the loan repayment responsibilities and avail better tax benefits as stated above. More importantly, if not done at the time of buying the house, you can always legally add a co-owner later by either selling a portion of your property to him/her or by gifting it.

So, what is stopping you from buying a home of your own? Provided that your monthly rents will be in tune with the EMIs (after possession) that you shall pay, women must certainly consider having an abode of their own. As more men continue to buy real estate on the merit of the women in the family, it not only creates a healthy mix of investments but also takes the weight of dependency off the women.

Emaar India firmly believes in and lauds the courage and strength of women. We have created a custom curated checklist for the first-time home buyer to make the path simpler for you. Emaar India’s projects are gender independent when they are planned and we aim to create a friendly habitat for the buyer irrespective of it being a man or a woman. We expect to see a pleasant rise in the number of women home buyers and we shall proudly stand beside them to help turn their dreams into realities!

*The interest rates mentioned are as on 7th Mar’19

Traditional Is In

Exotic, interesting and complex in their own unique way, Indian elements give you a lot to play with. And thanks to our rich cultural heritage, you have always got more variants than you could get with any other theme. We just picked our favorite 5 to tickle your creativity.

Solid Wood Furniture

Go for curved armrests and legs. Pick pieces with carvings and inlay work in metal or ivory. Just one or two ornate centerpieces and rest a little understated to compliment the former. Footstools and jharokhas will just complete the setting. Ready to feel like royalty!

Decorative Cabinets

Your home is your castle. So decorate it like one. And traditional Indian cabinets are your first step to achieve that look. Make sure they are embellished with heavy inlay work using mirrors, stones, ivory etc. That’s how you combine aesthetics and functionality. Paint them bright and keep them with some solid wood pieces. Living room, bedroom or kitchen, they will just enhance the look wherever you keep them.

 

Handspun Fabrics

Having a proper Indian décor is not at all possible without these. After all, India is known for its beautiful handiwork. So whether it is long flowing window drapes, divan covers or a beautiful canopy above your bed, fabrics can do magic to your room. What’s more, you can differentiate your furniture using different materials yet keep the theme intact. Silk or ikat for centerpieces or cushions, cotton or khadi for side chairs and jute for foot stools. So even your furniture follows the hierarchy.

Statuary and Paintings

Whether you pick the intricate Rajasthani paintings or the gold-leafed ones from Tanjore, paintings play an essential role in bringing out that traditional Indian look of your home. While the larger ones can play as centerpieces, smaller ones can be used to create your own gallery or adorn your passage. And if you bring in statues, congratulations, you have cracked the code. While many people go for the statues of their religious idols, elephants and camels are also popular choices. We bet you have already made a choice in your mind.

Curios and Knick-knacks

So now that you have already started adding things to your mind cart, there are tons of decorative Indian artifacts you can choose from. Masks, clay pottery, diyas, leather puppets, crockery, decorative sandalwood boxes are some of the most popular ones. And if you still find anything missing, a brass lamp could do the magic, literally.

While there are many more ideas on this theme that you can explore, make sure your choices are practical as well as match your personality. Thanks for reading!