Festivals always bring a smile on our faces as they relate to the holidays and gaiety. Festivals are all about having fun and pleasure. Friends and family come over spirited, rejoicing with laughter and happiness. Colors, gifts, illuminations, special food, sweetmeats, and happiness are a part of it.
Diwali is a festival of lights. One should have illumination all around the house. Its beauty to see them twinkling like gems. Outdoor lampshades can also be used to illuminate your home from the exterior. You can show your inner creativity by adding ornaments and additional decorations to them
This Diwali let’s begin with decluttering the house and giving away unnecessary things or recycling them. the festival is almost here and every household gears up for some major spring cleaning. Repair any leaking taps, replace blown bulbs, clean windows, replace any cracked or broken glass. Keep your mirrors clean, dust and dirt reduce the effectiveness of mirrors.
Best way to start is to give your home a makeover. Adding décor elements like artifacts in boring corners and lighting up dull areas create a festive look. You may choose according to your budget, time frame, and creativity. You really don’t have to spend that much all that you need is imagination and inspiration.
First impressions are extremely important. Your abode should radiate festivity. Name & number plate of your house should be clearly visible. Painting, fountain or something visual is elevating. This first impression can affect the overall feeling and indicate the energy level of any space.
At the entrances hang torans/bandhanwars/fresh flower garlands with fairy light garlands, rangolis /alpanas .urlis with aroma oils floating flowers candles. even well-manicured cluster of plants looks very impressive. Marigold flower garland with yellow fairy light garland gives a warm look.
Rangoli is one of the most intricate artworks that feature different themes and designs. Artists and designers use colored powder and other ornaments in making rangoli. From simple to the most intricate patterns, Rangoli designs come in different colors, themes, and sizes and materials.
Paper lanterns with candles in them also add life to rather boring ceilings.you can also reuse old liquor bottles by hanging them from the ceiling like pendant lights by adding fairy lights in them. bird cages, terracotta lamps with fairy bulbs inside for a dramatic look
you can drape aromatic flower garlands around them artistically.
Liven up Walls with Colour and texture from drab to dynamic. Wall Color connotes warmth and depth. They influence feelings, emotions, and mood. Texture gives a surface an increased visual weight and character. Painting one focal wall in red with Tanjore painting displayed look outstanding!! These days one can find amazing stencils in the market. one can create a dramatic look by using them in contrasting colors to the wall.
While sweeping floor adds few drops of aroma oil to have lingering fragrance in the house. Ceramic incense stick holders will give a holistic aroma. Aromatic candles such as cinnamon, vanilla, or rose readily available.
If you find them expensive add few drops of aroma oil near the wick of any normal candle and turn them into aroma candles.
Just by just swapping the layout of furniture a new look is created in the room. Have a table devoted for goodies; People are conscious of what they eat. Do stock bite-size nibbles on platters. Keep cutlery and crockery within hand reach and be that perfect host. Small souvenirs as return gifts reflect warmth.
Center table can be covered with a traditional stole or sari. Fill a bowl with water and have floating candles and flowers like marigold rose and tuberose in it. Add a few silver pieces around it to add attraction. One can replace silver figurines with round mirrors (easily available at any button shop) strewn for an amazing look.
Get new cushion covers or add buttons or a ribbon to old ones give a new look. Else you can add beads or embroider the cushions on your own. You can even interchange their positions
You can make tiebacks for curtains from bracelets or imitation strings of beads to hold them back. This opens up space as well.
Drape a fabric, sari flowers or on curtain rods and finials or hammer nails on the wall for draping them. You can also add fairy lights strings along for a stylish look.
Fresh flowers Indoor plant are also inexpensive yet dramatic. Put diyas around flower arrangements. Plants can be highlighted with garden lights or marshals.
Diwali without diyas is incomplete. There are numerous kinds available in the market. Right from earthen to silver it’s there in the bazaar. For that personal touch but some ordinary ones and paint them with your choice of colors and designs.
One necessarily doesn’t have to spend much money for creating a festive look. You can always find alternatives in the market or at home. Shop for Diwali during sales and avail good discounts. There is no dearth in the market for options.if one looks around similar or replicas are available.