Spread the Festive Cheer with Home Makeover
October 17th, 2017
The onset of autumn marks a slight nip in the air. It brings with it a festive buzz that sets the mood for the remaining year. Navaratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Vijayadashmi and now Diwali, the festivities have just begun.
Country’s one of most popular festivals – Diwali also known as Deepavali symbolises the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. This festival begins with Dhanteras, an auspicious occasion when devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi, the harbinger of wealth and prosperity.
While the festival has many legends associated with it, it is the celebratory spirit that unites the nation. Lighting oil lamps, bursting firecrackers, preparing sweets and snacks, buying new clothes and decorating one’s home are the rituals that bind Indians world over on this occasion. As we prepare for the festival with last minute cleaning, below are a few tips that can help you give your living space a refreshing festive twist not just for Diwali but for the remainder season. :
- De-clutter: First and foremost, de-clutter your home. And what better time than now! Eliminate unwanted, redundant objects and rearrange the house to look clean and organised. A rejig in the arrangement will give a fresh feel and a new look to the house.
- Bling: Jazz up your living space with a hint of bling this festive season. From silver, rose gold, antique gold to copper, add a mix of these metals to your home décor- furniture, mirrors, wall art, shelves etc.
- Light Up!: Lights are an integral part of Indian festivals. It is very important to choose the right lighting that not only brightens up the room but also your mood. Traditional diyas, scented candles, ethnic lamps or trendy lamps with inbuilt lighting can be used to give an appealing look. If you have a garden at home, you could experiment with lighting up the garden as well. Care should be taken to opt for energy efficient lighting.
- Furnishing and upholstery: Festival décor is incomplete with new furnishings. Investing in new furniture during the festive season may be a good idea, especially with retailers offering lucrative deals. Changing small pieces of furniture like a side table or an arm chair in line with the latest trends can add a zing to the space around. Ditch the old-school upholstery as well. Use vibrant and bold colors such as gold, red, neon green, fuchsia. A hint of shimmer will also work well. Tastefully selected decorative lights, candles, brass thali and diyas will add to the festive décor.
- Ceiling décor: Designer ceilings are the latest fad. Festivals are a good time to indulge in giving the house an innovative makeover through design rich ceilings. Themed ceilings could become the central point or the showstopper of décor changes. One can also re-polish the ceiling to transform the look of each room.
- Flowers: Another important aspect of Indian festive décor is the use of flowers. A mix of fresh, fragrant and colourful flowers can be either arranged in vase or used as decorative arrangements. Make it more interesting by adding flowers on the water surface.
- Rangoli: Another staple of Indian festivals is rangoli. Select either geometric or traditional design. You can take creative liberty and try portraits as well. Make it colourful and lively. Flowers and glitters can also be added to experiment.
- Recreate walls and craft space: The festivities deserve colourful and vibrant walls that breathe a fresh air into the living space. A contrast between bright and light tones can make the surrounding lively. Another incredible option to experiment is wallpaper. They are relatively cheaper and can lend a distinct style to your home. Enhance the look with chic wall hangings, mirrors, paintings and wall murals.
These festive makeover tips are not only handy for Diwali, but the rest of the season to come ! And if you are yet have get your own space to experiment with these interesting tips, connect with us now.
Happy Diwali! Happy Festive Season!