Bollywood cushions, posters, mugs, scarves and even sarees! There is something about Indians living overseas (and I am pretty sure Indians in India too) and their love for Bollywood! A Bollywood themed wedding, the songs, the decor, the clothes, the life…A friend recently attended one such wedding in the UK and pictures from that inspired me to write this post:
As much as I love the charm of Bollywood, I am not much of a movie buff myself, although walking into a room with Bollywood paraphernalia makes me feel at ‘home’. While there are a lot of products on offer these days, posters of ‘the Bollywood Stars’ was all we had to contend with when I was growing up – and yes, I had my share of them. My first set of posters that were of Kumar Gaurav and Sanjay Dutt after their movies ‘Love Story’ and ‘Rocky’ respectively! Oh! how I followed their lives and never failed to increase my collection of their posters!
I do not think that the exact origins and the details of the first ever poster is known but people believe that the first Bollywood movie to use a poster was Kalyan Khajina (1924). Did you know that M.F. Hussain started his career as a Bollywood poster artist? Bollywood movie posters have had an amazing journey, from being once created to mainly promote a film to its charisma today where it is found in several modern, chic homes in the form of mugs, cushions, coasters and as vintage posters! No more chitter-chatter people, lets dive straight into how you can add that ‘star-dust’ to your home with posters.
1. Create a corner with small framed posters of your favorite films, add colourful hanging lights at different levels, maybe a chalkboard paint with some scribbles. I’d like this very much for a corner space in my home
2. If you’d like to add colour to your white, off-white space, add a framed colourful bollywood poster for a sprinkle of star-dust. I love the way the kilim rug and poster add colour to the otherwise stark white room. Don’t miss the brass ware on the table.
3. Here’s a bright and cheery room, getting it’s bollywood personality with these posters
4. If you have a large wall along the staircase or an entrance passage, consider adding posters – some bollywood, some hand painted and some with typography – maybe some that are black and white. Anything goes as long as you love it, and it makes you happy!
Since it is still Movember, here’s a filmy poster dedicated to it!
Bollywood can be loud or subtle, sophisticated or stodgy but there is nothing touched by the ‘cine-sparkle’ that doesn’t light up! So, go on…add a bit of filmy magic to your home in your own ‘is-style’.
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