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INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Art connoisseurs go for art & craft supplies world over simply because of their ethereal beauty & finesse. This sector contributes significantly in generating employment and foreign exchange for any country having a fine tradition of arts & crafts. Eastern and South Eastern countries of the world are known for their art & craft suppliers. The current global art & craft market is valued at more than US$ 400 billion. China is a major art and craft supplier to the world as it accounts for 30% of the total world market. India too is popular for its traditional art and crafts. According to the census report of the Office of the Development Commissioner, in India, about 80 lakh artisans are engaged in various branches of handicrafts. The 1995-96 census stated estimated total value of their production at approximately Rs. 40,000 crores. Despite this, India's total share in worlds exports is still negligible due to stiff competition from its neighboring countries like China, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, etc. India's share in the total world market is less than 2%. The most preferred destination for export from these countries is the United States while Europe (UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France) too is an important market.
MATERIALS
Making use of abundant materials to give shape to varied art & craft items, the artists never fell short of giving a diversified look to their final product. They generally use : Wood, Metal, Clay, PaperLeather, Beads.
BUYING TIPS
There are certain vital guidelines to be followed when going for art & craft shopping spree. The consumers must keep in mind the following details :

  • Must research about crafts areas in which you are interested & go for IACA's recommend books or publications.
  • Always buy from reputable established dealers or from & IACA members.
  • Do not go for stores with "perpetual" sales or unethical discounting.
  • Cross-check the materials & the production technique.
  • Go for a written description or certificate of authenticity with the final purchase.
  • Maintain written records & receipts together for any further history or documentation of the file.
Home » Interior Decor

INTERIOR DECOR



Interior decor is one of the most interesting ways of expressing one's interest in beautifying a particular ambiance in the perfect way. It is an art of decorating a room so that it is attractive, easy to use and functions well with the existing architecture. A specific feel is imparted to the ambiance and it is highlighted beautifully with wallpaper, wall decals, painting walls and other surfaces. The theme of the setting definitely boosts the person to accordingly accommodate the furniture and fittings as light fixtures, floor plans apart from providing other decorations as paintings, sculptures and carpets.

The decoration and embellishment applied in interior design are sometimes used interchangeably where each have certain disciplinary role exhibiting a distinct difference in its scope. Focused more on the overall selection and presentation of interior items, it deals specifically with the entire layout and finishing aspect including furniture and accessories. All this is done effectively which involves manipulative handling of the available architectural integrity of the interior space.

Types
When indulged in the interior decorating business, one needs to take many things into considerations as to what all go for executing a perfect interior decoration service. Demanding proper planning and implementing of the decided layout is the ultimate aim towards imparting a pleasant, comfortable and operational.

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Decor by Material
Bamboo Craft
Bamboo Craft
Blessing of nature, bamboo, finds place in living room & bedroom too as curtains, mats, trays and other crafts
  

Interior Decor
Wall Furnishings
Wall Furnishings
Wall coverings, wall panels, wall fountains etc. are the best options to enhance home office look or hiding faults.


Leather Craft
Leather Craft
Hand made leather crafts or leather furniture provide aesthetic beauty and profitable business too.
  
Fire Places
Fire Places
Brass, iron, marble, stone, wooden, electric or gas fireplace render warmth & ambiance to any surrounding


Paper Craft
Paper Craft
Paper stationary, bags & handmade paper, its not only for writing but for embroidery, painting and decorating too
  
Vases
Vases
Vases come in all materials like metal, crystal, wood, clay & in all styles- antique, painted or mosaic
Metal Craft
Metal Craft
It's amazing to see various metals in diverse artistic forms as well as items for everyday use.
  
Picture Frames
Picture Frames
Most favorite gift comes in almost all materials like embroidered, engraved etc.


Brass Craft
Brass Craft
Hardware, jewelery or sculptures made from brass gives an antique look reflecting the collector's royal taste.
  
Paintings
Paintings
Paintings no longer mean only colors, they are now made of cloth, gemstone, paper, marble, glass & iron
Bronze Craft
Bronze Craft
Bronze, appreciated for its style, is preferred for making not only hardware and sculptures too.
  
Indoor Lighting
Indoor Lighting
Selective lamps, chandeliers & candle sconces etc. make any home or office more beautiful


Copper Craft
Copper Craft
Copper is used not only for making hardware and furniture but also jewelery, and other things.
  
Floorings
Floorings
Laminates, ceramic or vinyl they are fast becoming popular for residential and commercial purpose

EPNS Craft
EPNS Craft
Epns or nickel silver, is becoming popular for making decorative and crafts items apart from being used in cutlery.
  
Glass Accessories
Glass Accessories
From lamp, jug, bowl & decanter to ashtray & even smoking pipe all can be made with delicate glass

Iron Craft
Iron Craft
Iron, when used to carve out craft pieces, make the bystanders spellbound through its appealing elegance.
  
Sea Shell Decoratives
Sea Shell Decoratives
Home decor items made of natural shells are in great demand.

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