Diwali or Deepavali as many call it, is round the corner. The festivity is at full swing. People are busy exchanging gifts with their loved ones. The cleaning has started and everybody is busy decorating their houses. And while everybody is in the decoration mood, here are some decoration options for this Diwali.
There are a lot of options available in the market. Choose your pick and decorate your house..!!
1. Diwali diyas
The word, ‘Deepavali’ means rows of lamps. This explains why diyas are an integral part of the festival. The traditional Diwali diyas or lamps have witnessed a makeover over the past few years. Erstwhile, they were the sole creation of the potter’s wheel. But today, they are being handled by creative designers and craftsmen who paint and turn diyas in innovative shapes and pattern.
2. Decorated and floating candles
There are many people who prefer simple decoration with candles to light up their homes. Spice up your regular candles by decorating them with dry leaf so that they look beautiful lit or even unlit. And then it is a theme that never gets old. Fill bowls of water and stick some floating candles in it. Add some decorative items at the bottom or colour the water for a different look. If however, you’re after something with more of a scent rather than a decorative look, you can always look to sites such as Little Miss Twiggie Twinkles to find that perfect alternative!
3. Decorative lamps and lanterns
Follow the oriental style of paper lanterns this Diwali for that delicate, exotic yet beautiful decoration. Diwali lanterns and lamps come in variety of shapes and material ranging from clay and paper to glass, brass and marble. They are considered to be an important Diwali decoration item as they turn a room bright in an artistic manner.
4. Torans or door hangings
Hanging a toran outside the house is auspicious as well as decorative. These are used to adorn the main entrance door and that of the worship room to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Diwali Toran are handcrafted and come embellished with embroidery, bells, beads, mirror, shells, image of Lord Ganesha, etc. Torans are very much in vogue these days and are the most fashionable Diwal decorative gift.
5. Laxmi Ganesh sculptures and idols
As Lakshmi-Ganesh Puja is an intrinsic part of the Diwali Festival, Lakshmi-Ganesh sculptures and idols are a very important Diwali decorative item. These come in interesting designs in various sizes to suit the varied requirements of people. Brass and silver Lakshmi-Ganesh decorative are popular as Diwali gift these days.
Rangoli is a reflection of the vibrant Indian culture. It is a creative art done on the floors of the house or the entrance to welcome Maa Lakshmi to our homes, since, she represents good fortune. The traditional rangoli gets a twist as you can add different elements such as diyas, earthen pots, tissue to it. Get creative with the designs you are making.
7. Flower decorations
You can make your house look great and smell even better by decorating it with assorted flowers. A classic mixed-flower arrangement doesn’t have to be difficult — use your innovation and our easy instructions to arrange gorgeous bouquets.
Strategically place bowls filled with potpourri all over the house to have it smell divine. They are readily available in many shops or can be created at home too.