Spruce Up Your Home Quickly This Diwali with a Festive Makeover

Nov 07, 2023 - by Flat In Kalyan


Spruce Up Your Home Quickly This Diwali with a Festive Makeover
How to give a reasonable makeover for the walls
Painting the house makes it clean and fresh. There are a lot of reasonable painting options available in the market, which are of good quality. “Homeowners can also opt for wall casings such as wallpapers, to add colour to one’s house. There are a diversity of wallpapers with exquisite varnishes and attractive values, which can be installed in a day,” declares architect Ricky Doshi of ARD Studio.

“Interchangeably, one can use festive wall stickers which can be removed, without destroying the wall or the paint. They can be functional on walls, wood, glass, etc. Swarovski crystals and dotted decals can also add glitter to your living rooms,” directs Lekha Gupta, senior architect at L.A.B. (Language Architecture Body).

Furnishing and accessories for the festive season
Changing the drapes and furnishings, are the coolest ways to add a festive look to your home, this Diwali. While doing so, choose a colour theme that complements the furniture and then, opt for floral, geometric or plain fabrics, therefore. If your home is done up in classy white or soothing beige, then, you can brighten it up with traces of vibrant green or feisty orange. Complicated patterns and soft fabrics like silk, which means luxury, are ideal for festive seasons.

Select a soft palette like baby pink, pale yellow, cream beige, fresh peach etc. and muted printed furnishing in the room presents a brilliant festive touch with a bright colourful flower arrangement.

Metallic touches and ornamental drawls also add to the festive feel of a house. Gold or sparkling silver items, handcrafted vases, lamps and ethnic artwork, can convert a festive space. For the dining area, use tableware in beautiful colours and designs, made of porcelain, steel, silver, ceramic or and glass.

Decorating the entrance of the house
This Diwali, deck up the door to attract positive, revitalizing energy. Use a floral toran or vibrant bandhanwars embellished with pearls, gotas, and elaborate flowers to adorn the main entryway. Create a rangoli beside your home's entrance using powder or fresh flowers, such as marigold, morgra, and rose petals, as these are believed to bring good fortune. Additionally, you can choose pre-made acrylic or studded rangolis and pair them with earthen diyas that have been hand-painted. Use layered rangoli made of fresh flower petals or buds set in an intriguing pattern within a water bowl to create a welcoming entry. Flowers in shades of yellow and red have the power to quickly evoke happiness and prosperity.

Lighting plays a significant role, in the overall look of a house. “Indirect cove lighting gives a warm and cosy feel to the house while straight lighting or spot lighting is used to make focal areas. Other light furnishings like wall bracket lights, may be used to climax a painting on the wall or artifacts. A chandelier can improve the décor of a house, as well,” adds Doshi.

Blinking lights in the form of strings, flower balls, diya forms, a bunch of sparkling flowers and flower vines all can be used imaginatively like a magic wand at home for a festive glow. Diwali celebration is imperfect without kneel at home, today there are sufficiently of options such as paper, cloth and bamboo lanterns for the home that goes with every décor theme and make soft and soothing lighting.

Decorate your house with flowers
Fresh flowers upheaval one’s mood and add a feeling of positivity to the home. Mogras, roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, orchids and other exotic flowers, can be used to give an eye-contagious makeover to the home.  Nina Mehta from Navi Mumbai, a admitted décor enthusiast, shares that “I use a lot of flowers to beautify the home for Diwali. I buy marigold balls, which I hang at the arrival and strew flowers about the temple to create a festive look that accompaniments the overall décor of the house.”

Decorate the table for the Diwali feast
Set the mood for a friendly cosy Diwali get-together. Ensure that the food table is visually tempting along with good crockery and cutlery. In its place of glass, opt for small earthen glasses and bowls to serve buttermilk or sherbet, desserts like kheer. To help small pieces of desserts use fancy three-tiered platters and beautify them or rose petals. Choose an suitable tablecloth or runner of table mat in cotton, silk, jute inflated with ornate borders or subtle bling and to add to the festive feel. Cream and gold or yellow tablecloth decorated with brocade border or even small ghungroos looks ethnic and is apt for Diwali makeover of the eating table. Also, if you love the sophisticated palette then go for a pristine white tablecloth, with silver and soft lace decoration. Simply add colour to the table with a vivacious floral centrepiece.

Play with contrast and make an eclectic effect but opt for two or a maximum of three colours themed table linen only do not overdo with colours. Try and fold the napkin stylishly and place it near the dishes. For the Indian menu select everything traditional, do not clutter the table.

Decorate the temple for Diwali Puja
During Diwali puja, the whole family gathers to sit and pray together. Make sure the temple is spotless and that all of the brass and silver puja items are shining. The celebration of India's diverse traditions is the focus of Diwali. Decorate the temple with a silver Prasad bowl, thali, tall brass lamp, and brass bell, among other items. Use colourful cushions and dhurries to create cozy seating. Use red roses or lotuses, which are the goddess Lakshmi's favourite flowers, to decorate the temple for Lakshmi puja. Mogra garlands can be used in the temple for a soft, fresh scent. Lights can be placed on the temple shikar along with an auspicious red dupatta. Use battery-operated fairy lights to illuminate the temple so you won't have to worry.

Lights can be placed on the temple shikar along with an auspicious red dupatta. Use battery-operated fairy lights to illuminate the temple, eliminating the need for electrical outlets. Make careful to draw little crimson footsteps from the house door to the temple, welcoming Goddess Lakshmi to the puja area. The earthy painted and adorned diyas would look great when paired with a puja thali in complementary colours.

Fast ways to beautify your house, this Diwali
• Give your home’s windows a quick remodelling, by changing the curtains or opting for classy blinds.
• Keep a plant in an exciting-coloured pot and decorate it with fairy lights.
• Gold-coloured décor pieces can be a lovely addition to a impartial environment.
• For the bathroom, use corresponding-coloured napkins, towels, dispensers and door mats.
• Use potpourri, reed diffusors and aromatic oils, to create a refreshing ambience.
• Add mirrors with elaborate frames, to enlighten a dull space.
• A wide range of silver and brass fittings, used along with fresh flowers, lanterns and diyas, can enhance the temple area.

Plan a colour palette for the room and then enterprise the arrangements of candles and diyas and other celebrities and let the home dazzle in sparkling effect. Brighten the living room with tall hurricane lanterns.

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