Create Your Dream Home: Tips From Instagram Pros

Home Decor That Tells Your Story: Balancing Trends with Heritage 

At Tinted Heritage, we understand the desire for a beautiful, modern home that still whispers the stories of your background. You want a space that reflects your personality and heritage, not just the latest trends. But how do you strike that perfect balance? We asked some amazing Instagram influencers for their tips, and we're here to share them with you, alongside a peek into how Tinted Heritage helps you achieve this unique aesthetic.


Invest in Neutrality:

Mitesh at @desimeetsdesign

Mitesh (@desimeetsdesign) makes a great point – larger furniture pieces are a long-term investment. Keeping them neutral allows you to play with cultural accents and statement pieces without the space feeling cluttered. Furniture in warm, neutral tones will serve as the foundation for your culturally-inspired haven.

Subtle Touches of Heritage:

Shubhra at @spicegirlkitchen

Shubhra (@spicegirlkitchen)  - suggests incorporating beautiful Indian aesthetics in subtle ways. Think intricately designed serving platters , or elegant Ganesha desk signs.  These elements add depth and cultural richness without overwhelming the space.

Lighten Up for Spaciousness:

Pooja @varahgourmetluxuries

Light-colored walls and minimal clutter, as suggested by Pooja @varahgourmetluxuries), make a room feel airy and inviting. This doesn't have to mean sacrificing personality! Add a few of your favorite statement pieces to bring life into your home. Tinted Heritage's collection of Kitchen & Dining can add a touch of cultural flair without being overwhelming.


Weaving Memories into Your Decor:

Madhu Chocolate

Harshit from Madhu Chocolate suggests incorporating elements that reflect your past and special moments. Frame photos from cherished trips, display family heirlooms, or create a gallery wall showcasing mementos in various shapes and sizes. These personal touches will add warmth and meaning to your space, making it a true reflection of your life's journey.


Modern Minimalism with a Warm Embrace:


Off-white walls and a minimalist approach can create a sense of calm and spaciousness, as (@desigirlsandthecity) points out. This creates the perfect canvas for pops of color and statement pieces that showcase your heritage. Tinted Heritage offers a range of handcrafted decor that embodies this philosophy.  Imagine a sleek coffee table adorned with our Warli Coaster or the entryway decorated with our Eco-Conscious Rangoli tray.


 Statement Walls and Pops of Color:

Kinjal from (@awrappingaffair)  says that "I feel we need to know our own taste to make it a home.  Incorporate deep rich colors to add coziness to the room. She also mentions strategic lighting, meaningful furniture and intentional accessories that compliment your style. She suggests using an accent wall or displaying a large piece of art with cultural significance. You can add hand-woven tapestries depicting traditional Indian motifs, or a vibrant hand-painted mural that can transform any wall into a conversation starter. You can even use beautiful themed wall papers that reflect your cultural heritage.

Embrace Your Individuality:

Mish @eatwithmish

As @eatwithmish reminds us, trends come and go, but your personality is forever. Don't be afraid to decorate in a way that makes you feel happy and inspired.  Your home should be a reflection of who you are, not a replica from a magazine.

An Amalgamation of Cultures:

Your heritage is unique, and your home should reflect that. Don't be afraid to mix cultural influences, as Anuja from @apniheritage suggests.  Pair an Indian folk art coaster with a souvenir you picked up on your travels. This is your story, and your home decor should tell it.

Tinted Heritage: Your Partner in Cultural Expression

At Tinted Heritage, we're passionate about creating handcrafted home decor and gifts that bridge the gap between modern design and cultural heritage. Each piece is imbued with tradition and a touch of the extraordinary. We design, make and finish all of our products here in our in-house studio in NJ, USA.

So, browse our collection and embark on a journey to create a home that reflects your unique cultural identity. A space that's modern, beautiful, and speaks volumes about the rich heritage you carry within.






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@Miloni – Thank you so much!


Very good article. Agree with most of the tips shared here.

Miloni Mody

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