Decor ideas for infusing your children's room with indigenous art and 10 ways this will help them!

With a collection of over 5000 tribal and traditional artworks sourced from diverse regions of India, our team takes pleasure in conceptualizing innovative ideas for integrating these artistic expressions into your home decor. In today's article, we aim to inspire you with creative suggestions on incorporating tribal and indigenous art into your children's rooms, elucidating the reasons we believe this infusion can be truly enriching for them!

Vibrant animals in Gond art

Gond art is closely connected to nature and has beautiful stories of the relationship between us as humans and the local ecology. Here are a few decor ideas with vibrant combinations of different animals in Gond Art we have put together from our artist Kailash Pradhan ji. We’ve also included a few other kids brands in these setups that we liked and that we think would go beautifully with indigenous art. 

 

Vibrant animals in Gond art

Other brand recommendations: Playmat or rug is from Akkad Bakkad (https://www.akkadbakkad.store/) and so is the TeePee and the wallpaper is from Little Bird.(https://www.littlebird.in/

 

Vibrant animals in Gond art

Other brand recommendations: Playmat or rug is from Akkad Bakkad (https://www.akkadbakkad.store/)  and so is the TeePee and the wallpaper is from Lifncolors (https://lifencolors.in/products/jungle-safari-kids-room-wallpaper

 

 Bhil Art and collections of animals

Bhil is one of our team's absolute favorite art forms. We love the patterns, the fluidity of the shapes and we love how Geeta ji, our Bhil art showcases so many of these animals in pairs. This collection of animals in Bhil art will work with all kinds of home decor, with different wallpapers, with contemporary furniture or with a more Indian aesthetic as well.

 

Bhil Art and collections of animals

 

Bhil Art and collections of animals

 

Bhil Art and collections of animals

 

Even simpler combinations of similar looking animals in sets of two framed together make for fun combinations.

Madhubani Art combinations

Fish and peacocks are very often depicted in Madhubani art and we absolutely love the vibrant and modern color palette chosen by Ambika ji in this collection and it is sure to brighten up any room. 

 

Madhubani Art combinations

 

Mandana Art combinations

Vidya Soni is a wonderful senior exponent of Mandana art, while traditionally Mandana art did not showcase animals but Vidya ji has innovated and created this fun series of local animals in Mandana Art.

 

Mandana Art combinations

 

Mandana Art combinations

 

And another very cool idea if from one of our amazing patrons Sanjana Rishi who conceptualized the entire play area for her daughter around a gond art mural and we worked with our artist Kailash Pradhan to brainstorm and create this beautiful Gond Mural in Sanjana’s home in Delhi. Fun fact: Sanjana’s idea is when her daughter is slightly older, they will colour this mural together so that was the thought behind keeping this in a black and white colour palette for now. How beautiful! Both the thought and the final execution.

Here’s the instagram post where we showcased this mural. Connect with us on our whatsapp chat if you would like to discuss anything similar.

 

 

And now coming to why we believe this can be a truly enriching experience for your children, here are 10 reasons why!  

  1. Cultivate creative thinking:  Exposure to art has been known to foster creativity and in the age of AI and technology, what children need the most today is ways to develop their creative thinking and creativity overall and early exposure to traditional arts as well as watching these master artists at work can really help with these goals
  2. Cultivate curiosity: Understanding the history, mythology, and symbolism behind various art pieces and incorporating educational elements into the decor can stimulate a child's curiosity and promote learning too. 
  3. Multisensory Experience:  As traditional art often involves various senses, such as touch, sight, and sometimes even smell (in the case of some handmade items)thus creating a multisensory experience in a child's room that can enhance their overall sensory development.
  4. Cultivate love for environment at a young age: Most traditional Indian art forms are rooted in sustainability with the use of local colours and local materials and telling stories of nature, the environment and man’s relationship with nature thus fostering a love for animals, the environment and sustainable practices at an early age.
  5. Appreciation of our own Cultural Heritage and Identity:  Cannot underscore the importance of preserving and passing on India's rich cultural heritage to our younger generation. incorporating traditional and tribal Indian art in a child's room can help instill a sense of identity and connection with our country's diverse cultural roots. 
  6. Learn storytelling Through Tribal Art: These traditional art forms are rooted in storytelling. These narratives can serve as a source of inspiration and imagination for children and help them develop their storytelling skills.
  7. Promoting Handmade and Sustainable Decor and livelihoods: The use of handmade and sustainable decor items and traditional Indian art, have environmental and ethical benefits and will thus enable children to think about the impact of their purchases on livelihoods at a young age.
  8. Color Psychology and Emotional Well-being:  There are psychological impacts of colors in traditional Indian art. For example, warm colors like red and orange can create a lively and stimulating environment, while cooler tones like blue and green can promote a sense of calmness. 
  9. Enable skill development and craftsmanship: The craftsmanship involved in traditional art forms and exposure to such art can inspire children to appreciate and develop their own artistic skills. Traditional and tribal Indian art often involves intricate patterns, vibrant colors, and unique designs, providing ample opportunities for artistic expression. Involving children in the process of selecting and creating art for their room can help with fostering a sense of ownership too.
  10. Celebrating Diversity and inclusion:  Incorporating art from different regions and communities in India can be a celebration of the country's diversity, promoting inclusivity and respect for various cultures. 

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