Diwali is an extensively celebrated festival of light, colours, gifts, sweets and delight. It is hands-down the most vibrant and joyous festival of the country. The season of Diwali comes with merriment, fire-crackers, and lavish get-togethers. As per Hindu mythology, it is believed to be the time when Goddess Lakshmi enters homes to give her blessings.
It is not just the residential spaces that starve for Diwali décor, but also commercial spaces that have a good appetite to feed in great and amazing designing styles. Here are a few tips to embrace the Diwali brilliance to full capacity:
Decorative candles and diyas are a main feature of Diwali. Place candles in your living room, or on exterior walls. If there is a garden or a balcony, make sure you have these spaces lit up as well. Aromatic candles are a great addition. Put up ambient lights to give your space an immediate Diwali feel. Fairy lights, votive and tea-lights – all work as great options to dazzle up your interiors. Ceiling fixtures too are a great investment if you wish to light up your space.
Diwali is that time of the year where investing in new furniture seems like a splendid idea, especially with the seasonal discounts making rounds at every shop. If don’t want to switch your furniture, changing its fabric or upholstery is always an ideal alternative. Tropical prints of jail and buta, Indian kitsch and other persian artscapes are all trending schemes in the upholstery decorative scene of today. Traditional, vibrant and bold colours effortlessly add in the festive effect.
3. Blend in with nature:
Add some flora to your interiors and breathe-in an air of life into your space. Go for bamboo shoots and bonsai plants, that can be kept on center tables or in the shelves of your house.
Festivals mean celebrations, and celebrations means lavish banquets. With your dining area being one of the most profound rendezvous stations, it makes gargantuan sense to pay attention to this space. Think votive candleholders, exquisite table runners, coasters, and well embellished serving platters. All these combined will not only enrich your festive feast, but also be a reason of conversation at the table.
Flowers are symbolic in Hinduism. Offering flowers to deities as a ritual is something every Indian has grown to learn. Few flowers that hold strong ties to Hinduism, and are ideal for the festive occasion are Jasmine, Marigold, Hibiscus, Lotus among others. These will make your home fragrant while accentuating a feel of divinity. Displaying flowers on decorative is a sweet measure to soak in the festive vibe.
6. Diwali Rangoli
Rangoli is the art of drawing figures on the floor with chalk, sawdust and flour grains. Common themes for rangoli are symbols like mangal kalash, feminine footsteps, lighted Diya, shree etc. Flower petals and leaves too can be added to enhance the look of the rangoli.
7. De-clutter and re-arrange:
Festivals mean a swarming inflow of friends and guests, which more-than-often lead to space problems. Take out some time and de-clutter your interiors. Get rid of the unnecessary stuff, and add some air to your space. In addition to de-cluttering, make sure you re-arrange your space. Move the upholstery around, let the sofa be closer to the walls and place your coffee table at the centre. Set your space for a lounge-y and inviting vibe.