With the onset of November, we have officially landed on everyone’s favourite festive month. It’s natural that you would love to give your home a festive makeover during this auspicious period.
So if you’ve waited for the last minute and are looking for quick hacks and home décor ideas to get your space Diwali-ready in a jiffy, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a number of tips that don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to make your home look festive, this Diwali. Read on for some clever tips that are achievable in a shorter time and a small budget.
Diwali, the festival of lights, heralds joy, happiness and peace in everyone’s lives. It indicates the triumph of good over evil, and also brings with it endless sessions of family parties, dinners, get-togethers and fun times with loved ones.
As the tradition goes, Diwali means cleaning and then decking up every nook and corner of your house to welcome in the good vibes of the season. However, it can be tedious to prep up all the rooms of the house but worry not, we will show you how to beat the clock with a few festive touches!
Diyas and Lamps
You can’t talk about Diwali without the mention of diyas – they are definitely in the top five list for décor ideas for living rooms! Set the right mood for festive evenings with diyas and add fairy lights to your room for a delightful twist. They wonderfully complement the glow from the diyas.
String fairy lights on the walls or put them inside a Mason jar or bottle to enhance their visual appeal. You can paint the glass bottles too for a magical lit-up glass effect. To give the glass bottles a festive touch, add a splash of golden paint or any pattern of golden paint on both the top and bottom of the bottles. They are sure to look pretty with beautiful colours emitting out of them, lending a warm glow to your entire space.
Flowers and Floral Arrangements
Flowers, especially the festive ones, are an essential part of Diwali. They have the ability to uplift everyone’s spirits while lighting up any space with their variety of colours. Display them in vases at your home’s entryway or in your living room in glass bowls on the centre table.
You can add some water to an earthen Urli and showcase some floating candles to complement your flowers. Your guests should feel ready to celebrate as soon as they walk into your home, so make sure your main doorway looks inviting and festive with fresh flowers.
What’s Diwali without the beautiful designs of rangoli making your guests and visitors feel welcome even before they step inside your home? Now, making a traditional rangoli needs skill and a lot of patience. If you lack both or are short on time, use a professional stencil rangoli kit, or even better, go natural! Do a simple and elegant rangoli with flower petals or flowers for a unique look at the entrance of your home. Get creative, the sky is the limit!
For a fragrantly fresh-smelling home, make your own colourful potpourri! Your home will smell divine and hit the right festive notes with the pleasant aromas of your choice. The perfume emanating from the potpourri wafting through your entire house is sure to make your Diwali a memorable one.
Choose potpourri in colours that match your décor palette so that it becomes a part of the entire room’s décor. In fact, if you’re planning on repainting, we suggest living room and bedroom colour combination ideas that complement certain fragrances for a themed fragrant surprise that will awe your visitors. For example, a yellow and white hued living room with the fragrance of Frangipani, or a light purple shaded bedroom that smells of lavender. Add scented candles that complement your potpourri for a sweet-scented treat.
When setting up décor pieces, put together brass, copper and metal statues on tables and corners. Go bold with brass and other golden hued metals like copper. Make sure that they are well polished so that they complement the festive colour palette of deep reds, oranges, mustards or greens, these shades being staple Diwali favourites.
With these hacks up your sleeves, nothing can come in the way of you celebrating a fun-filled super Diwali with your friends and family. So, what are you waiting for? Let the festivities begin!