Back when I was just a little girl, hair wrapping was very popular. At the many fleamarkets I went to, there was always a little stand where women were wrapping childrens hair in lovely colors. I’ve had it done many times, usually in bright colors. I forgot about it until it recently popped up in my head. Since I’m a bit of a hippiegirl, I thought it would be nice to do it again, except for more natural colors this time, I mean, I’m a bit childish but I don’t want to exaggerate.. 😉
I used two different colors for this one and added some beads in the end. You could also use for example feathers, to make it even more hippie-ish 🙂
The one on the right I did with woolen string, it’s one string with different colors. When you use wool, be aware its a lot thicker than normal thread/string.
And heres how you do it:
(I have never made a video before so forgive me for the funny faces :P)
You can use multiple colors and put beads in there, love it! Enjoy 🙂
Last year I went travelling through Asia and New Zealand. I started off in India and immediately fell in love (not with a Indian, wait for it) with the colours. India has many faces, but even though it’s also the most discusting place to be, it’s also the most beautiful. You had to be there to understand. India is incrediably colourful, you see it in the clothing they wear, the markets on the streets and the interior of the many restaurants. A typical Indian restaurant has no chairs to sit on. You have to take off your shoes at the entrance and you pick some of the many pillows and cushions to sit on. The tables are often made of coke crates with a large plank on it, hidden by a colourful rug. There’s also many tapestries and transparant curtains hanging on the wall, ofcourse in various wonderful colours. I was hooked. When I’d have my own apartment back home, I’d decorate it Indian style. It makes me happy to be surrounded by colours. Here’s some inspiration for all of ya Indian style lovers out there!
This style can give a bit of a ‘dark’ impression in your house. The picture in the bottom left corner shows it doesn’t always have to be like that. You can keep your walls white and decorate with colourful cushions and rugs.
So what do you need to decorate your room / house in Indian / Bohemian style? Here’s a few tips:
Colour is number one. No Indian / Bohemian style house without it. Number two is cushions. Lots of them, in different shapes and colours. More than your couch really needs, if you have a couch. Big pillows and cushions on the floor also make a brilliant place to sit.
Three: Tapestries and transparant curtains on the wall. Especially a good option if you have a big white wall, want some colour but don’t want to paint it. You have ’em in various colours, big or small.
Four: Low tables and chairs. Decorate them with candles, trays, books and vases.
Five: Indian style rugs. There’s so many of them!
Six: Photo frames on the wall in different shapes.
Seven: Lamps. Indian style 🙂 Or candles ofcourse. Oil lamps are also pretty!