The joyous festive season of Diwali will be soon upon us, and we will be looking and willing to make our homes look prepared in all possible ways. The festival, after all, is one of the biggest themes throughout India and is being celebrated with great pomp and show. For many, it might be nostalgic to their childhood and thus, making their house speak the language of the festival of lights by being warm, fresh, inviting, awash in colors and patterns and above all, as special and beautiful as it can possibly look.
Here are an easy checklist and some tips to make sure your home reflects all the cheer of the season of celebrations:-
Make fresh flower centerpiece wherever you can.
Place floral arrangements in vases, picturesque ceramic cups and tumblers to allow fragrances to linger within the walls of your home through these months. Torans and paper lamps will lend the added bohemia of colors and celebration to your balconies and hallways. Using a bright colored runner over the table will not only add to the look but will absorb any oil spilling from diyas too.
Jazz up your walls
From whitewashing the walls to framing it with pictures, add a little festive mood everywhere.
Make your walls look brighter and follow the color scheme of your house that goes best with the season. You can decorate your walls with crafted wall hangings and other knick-knacks. Also, replace the old art pictures with the new ones. Take this opportunity to finally frame and put up the pieces of local art, scrolls or paintings that you might have purchased for the season.
Get cozy with rich textiles.
Nothing looks more attractive than classy and embroidered cushion covers for the festivals. Bring out the cushion covers or bed-sheets in brocades and silk; warm-rich colors within hand embroidered Phulkari or Kantha work look gorgeous. The weather allows for richness in colors and warmth of textiles and furnishing. Place bright new table-runners in rich prints and textures across your dining tabletops and consoles. Get some bright colored throws and place them around for that added touch of casual warmth.
Make the entrance and balcony look attractive.
A delightful way to do this is to place an urli filled with water at your both entrance & balcony and float some fresh flowers and diyas in it. People prefer to hang on their balcony and gallery to look at the kids playing in streets and bursting the crackers. Decorate your balcony but in limits. Don’t forget to add some plants to keep the air fresh despite all the pollution. You can place a pot full of diyas within the balcony. It will not only look great but also safer than directly placing the diyas on the floor.
The joyous festive season of Diwali will be soon upon us, and we will be looking and willing to make our homes look prepared in all possible ways. The festival, after all, is one of the biggest themes throughout India and is being celebrated with great pomp and show. For many, it might be nostalgic …