The festival of lights is fast approaching and brings with it a whole spectrum of emotions; joy, prosperity, love, togetherness and celebration. A week-long celebration of fireworks, diyas, sweets, new clothes, gifts, and a lot of fun, Diwali marks the triumph of good over evil; of light over darkness. Such a beloved and special festival definitely calls for a special welcome into your home. So here are a few tips to help you jazz it up for Diwali:
- Declutter your space
Get rid of all the things that have been sitting around your house collecting layers of dust and are of no use to you. Decluttering your home will not only give you space to keep all of your Diwali shopping, it will add positivity and freshness. And you never know, you may end up finding some of your old cherished treasures too!
- Lights Lights Lights
Diwali is the festival of lights so you can never have too many of them at home. You can light it up by placing fairy lights in bottles or bowls, candles of varied lengths and fragrances, tea lights in new or DIY holders using paint and glitter to create a warm and festive ambience and brighten up the dullest corners of your house.
- Flowers add to the charm
Flowers used as garlands or placed in vases or ceramics, add vibrance and freshness to your house. You can use flowers as centrepieces or hang garlands on your doorways and around pillars to create a welcoming entrance. The pleasant fragrance lingering in the winter air will also add to the charm. You can also have urli filled with water, with flowers and diyas floating in it as a decorative element.
- Get creative and colourful with rangoli
Vibrant and beautiful rangolis using colours, glitter, diyas and flower petals is always a treat to the eyes and creates a festive and lively atmosphere. Try your hand at freestyle designs or buy some block pattern moulds from any shop around you!
- Carpets and cushions
With winter fast approaching, adding carpets and cushions to your living room will instantly add richness, warmth and cosiness to space and will be a lovely haven from the cold outside. With the number of textures, patterns, and colours, you can indulge in choosing the perfect fit for your home.
Diwali is an auspicious festival which sets the tone for the upcoming year, bringing out a lot of positivity and hope for the future. It is a festival best celebrated with your near and dear ones, enjoying the fireworks and lights, eating sweets without thinking of your diet and just feeling the magic in the air. So, have a safe and happy Diwali, and don’t forget to think of the environment before buying crackers!