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Forget fireworks, illuminate your home this Diwali with these home decor ideas.

It is safe to say that this year, we won’t be celebrating Diwali the usual way. As the world continues to battle the ongoing pandemic crisis, most of us will be cooped up at home. However, there is no reason why you can’t make time for some festivities and welcome some light and shine into your life and home. And what better way to bring in the festivities than to spruce up the home to celebrate the festival of lights? While it may be too late for big home makeovers and projects, you’ll be surprised how even small upgrades can change the entire look of a space. If you’re looking for some easy and creative ideas for home decoration, here’s something we have curated for you:

Lighting

Fairy lights and string lights may be a to-go option but this time think out of the box! Add string lights to vibrant coloured bottles, install cane lighting or suspend low lights from the ceiling, there are plenty of lighting options to choose from for every corner of your home. Ensure that you use warm-toned lights with a soft, warm glow and avoid harsh lighting.

Wall Stencils

If you want to give your home walls a makeover, it might be too late for a complete painting job. However, wall stencils offer a great alternative. With Berger Paints newly introduced iPaint DIY range, you can create different motifs and patterns on your home walls, all by yourself. With easy to follow instructions and all materials and tools included in the kit, it is super easy and fun to recreate the stencils on your home walls. All you need is a bit of imagination! For the festive season, opt for stencils like diya and lantern to add flair and style to even the dullest wall in the house.

Pro tip: If you have kids around the house, invest in washable paints like Easy Clean.

Furnishing

Even small upgrades like changing the curtains, bedspread or cushion covers can upgrade the look of your space. For soft furnishings, opt for metallic and jewel-toned fabrics. Mix and match bold patterns and designs and don’t be afraid to experiment.

Floral Rangoli

Fill your home’s entryway with a magical cover of the fragrance of fresh flowers. Instead of the usual colour powders, use vibrant and vivid marigold, rose and jasmine petals to create a beautiful display for your home.

Center Table

The living room is likely to be the center of the festivities; be it when hosting virtual Diwali poker nights with your friends, binge-watching on your favourite shows or relishing your favourite foods and delicacies with your family. When it comes to setting the mood right for Diwali, the center table is a great place to start. Ensure the space is clutter-free and clean. Use flowers like marigold, add some candles and potpourri. If you have family visiting you, it is a great idea to keep a bottle of sanitiser handy so that people can disinfect on-the-go. It is important to remember that most sanitisers and disinfectants are flammable, so be careful around fire after disinfecting, especially if you have children around the house.

If you still haven’t got around to giving your home a festive makeover, we hope these quick and easy decor ideas help you get inspired. We wish you a Happy and Safe Diwali.

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