It's that time of the year again that all of us cherish dearly! The time we have fond childhood memories enlightens our life in a warm blanket of nostalgia. Decorating our home with family, lighting diyas or candles, mouthwatering sweets, and dressing up in new attires - isn't this what Diwali is in a shell?
The sparkling lights symbolize goodness, positivity, and newness, while scrumptious sweets give a topping of sweetness to our bitter bits. We celebrate this day, the festival of lights, to rejoice, revive, and rejuvenate our lives to spend with our loved ones in the hope of a new journey filled with love and laughter.
While the festive spirits are in the air, we have multiple things that need to be taken care of. Nowadays, everybody is jam-packed with busy schedules, which leaves them with little to no time to unwind and finish pending chores.
Hence, we have arranged an easy Diwali decor guide for you that will instantly fill your lives and home with festive vibes.
Diwali, the Festival of Lights, symbolizes the spiritual triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. The lights of Diwali also signify a time to win over all our dark thoughts and gives us strength and zeal to carry on with our lives. As the spirit of Diwali soars high, let's know a little back history and why it is celebrated.
We commemorate this day when Lord Ram, his wife Sita, and his brother Lakshman return to Ayodhya after being exiled for 14 years. The prince - is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and an embodiment of righteousness, and Sita, of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
For individuals and religions wise, the significance of Diwali might vary; however, the concept is to illuminate the dark. Since this occasion is exceptional, why not jazz it up in distinctive ways?
Well, this article can get you enthralling Diwali decorations that may stun each guest visiting your home. Keep on reading to find out more.
The entrance of your home is the first impression for your relatives and neighbors, so why not make it worth their sight?
According to Vastu Shastra, all energy enters your home through the front door; let's make it a positive one.
As for the entrance, you can start off with a beautiful rangoli design made of either colorful sand or flower petals. Add festive elements like lanterns to set the tone and place a single statement piece with floating candles. Your guests should feel ready to celebrate as soon as they enter, so ensure your home looks Diwali-ready.
We can't think of Diwali without the mention of diyas. Set the mood right for festive evenings with diyas, candles, and add fairy lights to your room for a delightful twist. They wonderfully complement the glow from the diyas. Though it is usually preferred to put up fairy lights in the exteriors of the home, like balconies or the porch, they can also be used in the home interiors to spruce up windows, walls, and even mirrors.
Apart from string lights, candles, artificial chandeliers, or lamps also come in handy - elevating the space without spending heftily.
Bonus Tip: To add festive cheer with minimal effort, brighten dull corners by placing DIY empty glass jars or bottles loaded with fairy lights. Or, if you want bright and colorful corners that will match the boisterous spirit of the festival, you can either use colorful fairy lights or paint the glass containers.
We all know that flowers tend to uplift everyone's spirit, so opt for fresh flowers instead of plastic garlands. Around Diwali, you can buy flower petals from vendors selling them on the streets as they are readily available. You can adorn your home with floral decorations in various nooks and corners and place floating candles in a large bowl along with flower petals, which can be an affordable yet exotic decor option. You can also get beautiful colorful flowers and embellish them in vases or vacant corners of the house.
Bonus Tip: Are you worried about the floor getting dirty and leaving stains with rangoli made of colorful sand? Fret not, as the traditional rangoli; a floral rangoli looks more elegant and captivating. Also, the fragrance of flowers wafting through the entire house lightens the mood and is pure bliss.
This Diwali, give your home an instant festive makeover by contemporizing upholstery like curtains, carpets, and cushion covers. Give instant upgradation by adding colors in the living room with vibrant covers, rugs, and tablecloths.
According to the color palette, choose materials for covers like velvet, mirror work, or raw silk to make them appear more welcoming. Plus, you can deck up openings of doors and windows with sheer curtains in contrasting hues and dress up the furniture in the rich, textured fabric that compliments the rest of the decor.
With these hacks up your sleeves, keep this checklist handy to avoid missing out on the little details.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started with the Diwali decorations first, and let the happiness, laughter, and wealth roll into your home and life. In conclusion, enjoy the festival of lights with gratitude in your heart and gleam in your eyes.
Here's wishing you a safe and delightful Diwali from the Mana family!