Home Decorating Ideas On Diwali
In India, Diwali is the time for spring-cleaning of the house and to give it a fresh and bright new look with fancy decorations. Every year on Diwali people give a fresh coat of paint to their house and decorate it with something traditional yet trendy. There are a whole lot of traditional decorations associated with the festival of Diwali.
Most of us are attached to Diwali .This festival of sweets, fire crackers, lights and decoration gives beautiful grace to our homes.Its not only our home but on this day even the streets and markets are decorated with many lights. After cleaning your house it is the decoration of our house which is utmost important to us.Diwali decoration brings a different environment for out home.
In India, it is a five-day festival that brings with it good cheers. It is the time to celebrate the victory of good over the evil. People clean and decorate their homes in the best possible way, so that Goddess Lakshmi enters their premises and showers blessings on them. There is a number of ways to decorate home during the festival. If you want some bright ideas, then read the article. In the following lines, we have provided some of the best decor tips and idea for Deepavali.
Diwali Home Decoration Ideas:
Rangolis are colourful geometric patterns drawn on the floor to welcome Lakshmi Mata or the Goddess of Wealth. The designs are commonly made with colored sawdust, chalk, flour or rice-grain. Drawing Rangoli patterns in front of the the courtyards or the entrance of the house on religious occassions is a very old custom in India. A lot of creativity and hard work is involved in the making of Rangoli designs. This Diwali, you can help your mom by making some Rangoli patterns yourself.
All you have to do is, take a handful of rice grains and soak them in different colors overnight; dry in sun the next day. Next, draw any design you like with wet chalk and simply fill it with the colored rice. Simple designs like swastika, feet of Goddess Lakshmi or image of Lord Ganesha not only look beautiful but are very auspicious. The beauty of your Rangoli can further be enhanced if you place a traditional Diwali diya in the middle of your design and light it.
Floating Diyas And Flowers:
You can use existing brass and copper handis (miniature cauldrons) that are brightly polished as a corner decoration in your bedroom, living room, at the base of a staircase or even in the pooja room.
Simply fill these with water, toss in flower petals and float a tea-light or diya in the center of each pot when dusk falls: a great alternative to artificial light that gives a soft glow to your home and enchants guests too!
Sprinkle in some silver or gold dust available in vials to jazz up the floating flowers, if you like against a backdrop of a brocade sari piece mounted on the wall or made into a window screen, for added ethnic charm.
If you are already using diyas to light up your doors and windows, its better not to overcrowd a place with lots of diyas and candles. Make use of aroma candles and exquisite candle holders and choose from a variety of contemporary deigns. You can have an assortment of diyas and candles, but be careful to not to use starkingly different looks( a mix of traditional and modern, that is), or overcrowd the place.
Furniture Decor and Interior:
Even if you are not interested in buying new furniture just place your furniture differently. This will give complete new look to your home. Surf on net for Diwali pictures and you will get lot of ideas to decorating your home.
While candles and diyas have a special place in the list of decorative items for Diwali, electric lamps have also gained popularity. Brighten up your rooms with the use of decorative chandeliers. Make use of lanterns for the backyard or lobby. You may hang string of colorful led lights at the entranceway. Lamps come in various shapes and sizes. Buy a number of these to brighten up your home this Diwali.
Toran or door hangings are like a prelude to a book; it gives you an idea of what is about to come. So choose it carefully, to match with your interior decor. Torans, usually made of fresh flowers and Mango leaves, now also come with beads, mirrors and fabric. Door hangings adorned with bells or mirror look good.