Diwali is the time to celebrate the homecoming of Lord Rama and mark his victory and valor with lights, decorations, gifts and most importantly love. Not only Lord Rama, but he is also silently accompanied by the Goddess of wealth-Laxmi and the God Of Wisdom-Ganesha on his homecoming journey. People decorate their homes as a sign to speak that celebrations for the Gods are in full bloom and they are ready to embrace new beginnings and leave the past evils behind. This year while the lingering pandemic has shaken the world and has given us enough reasons to be trapped inside our homes and sulk in grief and fear. Let’s make it an excuse to turn our world into a never-ending treasure of love, health, happiness, celebrations and prosperity. We give you simple ways that you can utilize your at-home time and give your house a simple yet glamorous makeover that will surely grab eyeballs this festive season and fill you with immense joy. Some simple shopping lists and a few DIY hacks are all you need to give your home a well-deserved makeover! So, let’s begin right away.
Let’s get started with some shopping essentials. What say!
1. Designer Diya
Diwali and diyas! Ring a bell? Well, this year try out gota-laden diyas, metal meenakari diyas, decorative diyas, earthen diyas, votive candles, Tea light candles and more to spark some shine in dull and boring consoles, tables and corners of the house.
2. Eco-Friendly Plants
Ditch all the smoke, fumes, and crackers this Diwali, instead do plant more greens and breathe in some fresh air. With personalized and decorative planters to the rescue, having greens for your house turns more stylish for your interiors and home decor. Place some candles, carnations and make a beautiful rangoli for the complete Diwali feels!
3. Cushions, Bedsheets
When it comes to room decor, a simple change in the bed sheet can speak volumes. So, no need for a full room renovation and makeover. Just order some lovely festive bedsheets, pair it up matching cushions and you are good to go. There are numerous choices. The glow-in-the-dark cushions are a useful diwali gifts and perfect for a sparkling Diwali decor.
Rangoli is fun when you know how to do it right! This year bring home the glitz and glamor of your favorite rangoli designs with the convenience of stick-on patterns. The best part you can use this stick-on rangolis on various surfaces, tables, floors, and decorate various places with ease. Cleaning is a cakewalk! Pair with candles, diyas, and some beautiful flowers.
Traditions never go out of style. Go traditional with the door decorations. Give your door a pop of style with dangling decorations. You can make your own with old jewellery, art supplies and some creativity or simply order the ornate ones from the comfort of your home. But one thing’s for sure your guests will surely be awestruck by your door decor.
6. Personalized Showpieces
It’s all show this Diwali! So why not go for showpieces. You always envied the Instagram photos of luxurious mansions. This year it’s your time to revamp your ordinary looking-home into a million-dollar house. Get in the cool coasters, dainty frames, wall clocks, figurines, and dry fruit holders, especially the personalized ones. After all, as they say, home is where the heart is, and the decor should be worth all the love.
As we said, don’t just shop, you can also do some amazing simple stuff to spin around the look of your interiors. Try these cool DIY hacks to give your home a breather of fresh, handmade decor.
- Paper Bag Lights
It’s time to put all the paper bags that you’ve collected via all the online orders/shopping during the lockdown to some really good use. Punch holes, cut out designs, place a Tea-light candle and lo! You have a cool paper lantern. It’s super easy to make but it looks truly breathtaking. A cool, simple DIY to try this festive season.
2. Mandala Wall Painting
Let your imagination flow on your walls this Diwali. As kids when you loved making graffiti on your walls, you’ve got to do the same now. Grab some sharpies, markers & colors and paint your walls. Mandala paintings serve as a great way to explore creative compositions and give bare walls a makeover they deserve!
3. Puja Room Decor
Often we run out of ideas or simply forget to make the decor special for the puja room. This year, do something special and completely decorate the puja room with carnations, bouquets, ferns and colourful buntings. Planters, diyas, candles, rangolis, and kolam designs are a great addition to your religious settings. While the altar remains the source of auspiciousness in your home, let it also be the centre of style and glamor.
Decoupage is a primitive technique of giving a new skin to old items. Place the decorative decoupage paper on the item, apply a mixture of equal portion glue & water mixture and behold! You have given a completely new skin to the old, rugged item. Give a complete makeover to your mason jars, storage containers, old glass bottles, coasters, and even furniture too!
5. Pot Pourri
Speaking of home decor, one often seems to forget fragrances. Complete the festive spirit with some festive, lively aroma. Potpourri is a great way to infuse fragrances to fill the ambience with mesmerizing beauty. Place rose petals, lavender, spices, cinnamon, and various other herbs in a bowl that gives away a very soothing aroma that truly makes you smell the approaching celebrations from far off.
You are surely excited by now to try out these amazing DIYs and buy some really cool decorations for your home this Diwali. Well, we have some more inspiration for you. Read our blog on Easy Ways Decorate To Diyas At Home and you will find more ways to spark up your Diwali celebrations.
Till then always remember, don’t just decorate your house, have fun with everyone and make this process of Diwali preparations a celebration in itself!
Wishing you a Happy Family & a Happy Diwali!