The festival of lights, Diwali, is one of the most widely celebrated and awaited occasions in India. People all across the country gear up for the festivities and begin preparations days in advance. While, intense cleaning of homes is a mandatory task, many even renovate their homes and offices before the celebration. After the homes are spic and span, the decoration phase begins. People look for innovative and news ways of decorating their homes and surrounding to indulge in the festive season. (Also read: 3 spectacular themes for a sparkling Deepawali party this year)
Lighting diyas, making rangoli designs, putting up lanterns are some of the many ways of setting the celebratory aura. To make sure you don’t fall short of ideas this season, we have curated a list of 10 ways of decorating your home this Diwali. You can always mix two or three ideas together and come up with something completely unique. So, take your pick and start decorating!
Start with the basics and spruce up your space with a collection of earthen Diyas. Now, you can always arrange these in unique patterns before lightening them up. Also, electric diyas are a good substitute if you are living in a breezy environment. Variety of sizes are available in the market and can be used to create intricate and interesting designs. (Also read: How to celebrate Deepawali, the festival of lights?)
If you want to enhance your home decor with hanging lights, then get a bunch of lanterns. While, these are easily available in the market, they are not so difficult to make as well. So, you can either buy these colorful lights or create them on your own. Also, a variety of ‘Sky Lanterns’ are available in the market that can be lit up and suspended in the air. Hence, you could contribute to a bit of sky decoration!
No Diwali decoration is complete without a touch of the Rangoli. You can either use vibrant colours or a bunch of flowers to create various patterns. If you feel that intricate patterns are not your thing, then patterned sieves are available in the market, which make the process way easier. (Also see: 30+ easy and amazing Diwali rangoli designs for this festive season)
There is nothing as versatile and vibrant as fairy lights. All you need to do is pick a spot and start lighting up. Available in various colours and sizes, you can pick the type that will suit your home and add the festive touch to your decor.
While, a variety of flowers are available in the market, it is the marigold flower that signifies this occasion. You can either pick fresh ones from the market or use the artificial ones, both tend to do justice to the decor. These can be used to enhance your rangoli decor, or can be hanged along with door and window curtains or can just be plucked and put in water, giving a floating effect.
Candles bring a beautiful aura to the surrounding with their light. Moreover, these versatile objects go with everything. Available in various shapes, sizes, aroma and materials you can pick the suit that will suit your decor need. Also, do give floating candles a try this year, as they give a distinctive touch to the decor.
Torans, also known as Bandanwar are wall hanging that add a different essence to the decor. They are also considered an auspicious decor element for Diwali. These are usually decorated with mango leaves and marigold flowers. Hang them outside your main entrance along with lights to give a festive touch.
Colourful Upholstery Change
Changing your upholstery during the festive season is always a bonus to your decor. Add a touch of bling and colour with decorative cushions and curtains. You can also pick bright colours for setting up your table or windows to bring in the festive feel.
Balloon Twine Lights
These lights give a beautiful and a elaborate touch to your decor. Easily available in the market, these balloon lights are simple to make as well. Moreover, you can continue to hang them even once the festive season is over. (Also read: Diwali 2017 — Head to toe, go for festive fashion)
Glass Bottle Lights
If you are short of cash or time and want a quick fix for your Diwali decoration then bottle lights should top your list. Easy to make, this decor can easily add a seductive touch to your setting. You can either hang these or set them up in a corner, they create a pleasing effect any which way!