British colonial style decorating was created when British citizens went to live in Africa, India, Asia, and the Caribbean in the late They adapted their refined British interior design style to the climate and available materials wh.
British Colonial India back in the days of the Raj had no air conditioning so the heat was intense. Therefore paddle fans, shutters and a veranda were a must have. High ceilings and airy rooms were the most comfortable.
British Colonial style is sometimes referred to as Plantation Style (actually, I originally called it "Ernest Hemingway / British West Indies" style). It incorporates traditional themes mixed with a little tropical & a punch of exotic.