Diwali is fun. Excitement is in the air and the atmosphere is infectious. Every year the markets are flooded with new ideas on how to decorate your home for India’s biggest festival. Below is a list of simple DIY ideas that promise to make your celebration extra-special.
1. Hanging lanterns
You can go with the idea of hanging lanterns to decorate your living space as well as your balcony. You will need some mason jars that you will fill with tea lights. When finished, hang them from the ceiling of your living room or balcony. This hanging lantern is sure to add a sparkling touch. Buying some colorful lanterns will enhance your home a little more.
2. Swinging candles
The center table in your living room will look dreamy with floating candles. You just need a fish bowl or an antique brass bowl. Pour some water and put floating candles in the shape of roses, marigolds or other flowers in the bowl. The arrangement magically illuminates the space.
3. Corner wall rangoli
Diwali decoration is incomplete without rangoli. Everyone decorates their home with rangoli but you can do it differently. Make the rangoli in a triangular shape (instead of the usual round shape), using the corners as a background. This is a unique idea and will look amazing depending on the designs you choose. Once the rangoli is made, add some diyas, flower petals or a small ganpati to enhance the rangoli.
4. Decorate tables with diyas and candles
If you are hosting a Diwali party and expecting guests, you can go with this idea of decorating your dining table with small diyas as centerpieces. Or you can put tea lights near dinner plates and dim the lights in the rest of the room to give it a candlelight dinner feel.
5. Decorate your windows with fairy lights
This Diwali, buy tall fairy lights to add a new dimension to your home. Fairy lights or string lights can be used to decorate your pooja room, blank walls or bedroom. You may also want to place it next to the window frames. It will add a lot of style and creativity to your home.
These ideas are both unusual and inexpensive. They are sure to give your home a festive look that is different from other people’s homes. Try them out, it will be fun.