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Jewel tones like red-purples, dark yellows, pumpkin oranges, and deep reds are certainly indicative of traditional Indian design, but they aren't a necessity. This all-white bedroom — with a soft cotton bedspread, screened accent doors, metal lanterns, and metallic jewel-toned throw — has the same exotic vibe as the room prior, but with a completely different set of colors. Going overboard on color isn't necessary — a few accents here and there will accomplish the same look.
The suzani pattern shown here is traditionally Persian, but I really like the basic idea of covering a simple couch with a more eclectic and ethnic looking throw. If you're looking for something that's more authentically Indian, try a geometric block print — ikats are a great choice that have become hugely popular over the past few years.