Diwali is known for its great pomp and show with which people celebrate it. It is accompanied by rich culture and significant religious beliefs. On this momentous occasion called Diwali, everyone enjoys with different ways and traditions. From decorating the home and making sure that it looks the best to fireworks, distributing sweets and gifts, all are an integral part of Diwali celebrations. It is a time when everyone likes to decorate their home as artistically as possible and creativity flows out of everybody’s minds to fill their abode with an essence of festivity.
Traditional Diwali Decoration Ideas with a Twist
Be Creative with Lanterns and Lamp Shades this Diwali!
This Diwali, tot up more lights at your home using lanterns and lamp shades. Be creative instead of using criterion outdoor lights, you can add some personal touch to it. If you know how to create your own lantern, it can be a great source of light on Diwali. Use different colours of shades to make lanterns look elegant and beautiful.
Outdoor lamp shades can also be used to illuminate your home from the outside. There are so many different types of outdoor lamp shades that you can buy in the market. It is better to look for items that are on sale. Or, you can buy simple ones and just improve it at home by adding ornaments and additional decorations.
Use Decorative Diyas for Diwali Decoration!
Lighting diyas is a tradition which symbolizes the defeat of darkness over light. Decorating with this small decorative item will surely not be overlooked. Customarily diyas come as brown-coloured clay lamp that uses cotton wick and ghee or oil to illuminate homes in Diwali. But now, diyas have taken new avatar, from traditional into something that can be considered as artwork. Different kinds of diyas are being made and sold in the market. They are available in different colours, styles and sizes. You can create some of the most beautiful decorating patterns using diya.
Adorn Home and Outside with Decorative Candles this Diwali!
Source of light is not limited to diya or lanterns on Diwali. Many people are using decorative candles for decorating their front porches and centre tables. They are also commonly used for decorating the floors. Decorative candles even make rangoli more charismatic and attractive.
Decorative candles come with holders of different materials. Some of them are made of brass and clay. While decorating home with candles on Diwali, you can use different colours and sizes. You can also place these candles in a bowl with water or add them to your rangoli designs. A platter filled with flowers of different colours can be made more beautiful with candles on it.
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Arty Rangoli can Decorate Homes on Diwali Like Nothing Else!
Besides diya, candles etc. another important element of Diwali that you shouldn’t miss in decorating your home is Rangoli. Rangoli is one of the most intricate artworks that feature different themes and designs. Artists and designers use coloured powder and other ornaments for making rangoli. From simple to the most intricate patterns, rangoli design come in different colours, themes, and sizes.
Traditional silver or brass lamps that are long established in your pooja rooms, bring them out and decorate it in the living room near the rangoli which will make them look more classy.
Make Non-Traditional Diwali Torans Bandhanwars!
Entrance are usually decorated with mango leave torans or bandhanwars on Diwali to keep all the negative energy out and also to welcome Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesha with prosperity and blessings. You can make these bandhanwars with paper cut outs or even knit them or use Croatia for the same.
DIY Tips for Decorating Home on Diwali
Rangoli is the important part of this auspicious occasion of Diwali. You can make your rangoli with colours or flowers. Rangoli is a perfect way to welcome your guest at the entrance of your house. Flower rangoli looks very eye catchy. At dusk you can add diyas to make it more pretty.
You can do something different with lights, usually people light diyas outdoor. You can create a different ambiance by lighting them inside in every corner of the house. Diyas and flowers make a good combination. Keep the regular room light soft, to emphasize the effect that you have created.
If you are having guest for dinner on Diwali night, you can set up a fresco dining where they can enjoy the night sky with fireworks and lights. You can tuck a flower with every plate napkin for a more formal gesture.
In living room you can hang string of flowers than curtains, if it specially opens in a garden. You can have a string of glass beads to give it a different look. You can even hang small bells to draw attention when it tinkles.
Motifs and traditional themes go well with Diwali. Old brass utensils, flower vases, silver and copper utensils give old and traditional look to your house. You can keep lotus buds in utensil with water and diyas.
You can prepare paper bulb chain yourself at home. Your house wall will look different and beautiful when using this craft. But while making this you should keep in mind the paper quality otherwise inner bulb’s light will not be seen.
Plastic bottle light lamps can be created by cutting the ends of the bottles and fitting light in the middle. Decorate these bottles with glitter to enhance the light.
You can decorate the candles with dry leafs and flowers, it is very simple and elegant to see. For this, stick the leafs using glue to give finish.
You can create a candle holder using glass marbles that you played with in your childhood. Use a CD or a DVD as a base and stick the marbles one by one on the CD with instant glue. Wait till it dries out and then stick a row of marbles on the top of the first row and so on. It is a very creative way to light candles in your house in Diwali.
If you have wooden board at home, decorate it with ribbon, motifs, lace, pearls etc. This will create a gorgeous diya platter, you can put some ornamented accessories on diyas to create nice effect.
Paper lanterns can be easily made at home from paper bags. Entrance of the house can be decorated with chain of small paper lanterns, which will look colourful and vibrant.
From old glass jars you can create morrocon lamps; it is very easy to make with silver paint colour. Paint the borders of colour glass jars with silver colour to create these beautiful lamps which will look classy indoor.
Good centre piece item can be decorated on the tables by adding flowers and candles on them.
A platter can be decorated and filled with flowers and diya to welcome the guests at home on Diwali.
Add garland and wall hangings on the walls of your house.
You can also create colourful strings from bunting paper to decorate the corners of your house where you have decorated the lights. The colour of the bunting paper will emphasise the lights.
If you are short on time to create a big rangoli design you can create a border with chalk powder on the entrance gate of your home. Adding extra colour will add some more energy to it.
Decorate your living room with upholstery coloured fabrics which are now easily available in the market, it looks very elegant.
Pooja room can be decorated with flowers, lights, cloth frills, candles, banddhani dupattas, silk saris and many other fancy items. For the pooja buy a different and unique idol of Lakhsmi and Ganesh.
Dry flowers are also very good option for home decoration on Diwali. You can put them in a glass bowl and feel the magic and aroma around you for very long time.
You can create some good candle holders from old iron decorative pieces; it will look attractive and different.
You can create some wooden lighting fixtures with different colour of lights. These fixture looks beautiful because of the wooden base.
If you are artistic and good at painting you can create a wall art and decorate that wall with lights to enhance that art with more beautiful illumination.
You can even try to make handmade gel candles. Buy some beautiful glasses and fill them with gel wax to create a beautiful master piece candle.
If you have cloth frills left at home of different pattern and prints you can stitch them together to make a beautiful and colourful doormat for the entrance.
Decorate your pooja thali with bandhani print handmade paper and gota to give it a traditional look while doing your aarti.
For home decoration you can buy colourful cushions, colourful bed sheets, decorative pieces, fancy chandeliers in affordable price because shopkeepers provide special discount on Diwali.
Create colourful charm of the festive season by decorating your place in more interesting ways with various fancy and artistic things so that it looks different and pleasing. Make the best of the resources to decorate your sweet home this Diwali!