Diwali, the Festival of Lights will be celebrated on October 27 this year. There are numerous ways to celebrate the festival beautifully and with enthusiasm by adding a personal touch to it by decorating your house. People start cleaning up every corner of the house to make it look fresh and bright. Often, there are fancy decorations along with diyas, candles, torans, flowers, rangoli, string lights which give the home a festive look.
Many homes also keep idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi since they are the most worshipped on the auspicious occasion. Additionally, some simple handmade lanterns add up to the festivities. Here are some ideas to help you decorate and light up your house this Diwali.
Beautiful diyas and candles feature the most prominently during Diwali. The living room or the exterior wall decorated with candles can make it look lively. In case you have an outdoor space in your house or a small balcony, make sure you decorate the place with them or even hanging lights for that matter. If you want to add some more creativity to your decorations, you can place aromatic candles or floating diyas to make them look more aesthetic.
Garlands made out of flowers make the house fragrant and beautiful. Your house entrance can be made more attractive by decorative flowers or garlands with string lights. Your dining table or the living room table can be decked up by placing a glass bowl filled with water and putting some rose flowers in it. Make a fashionable floral vase filled with aromatic flowers the centrepiece of your house for the occasion.
Hindus believe that drawing bright rangoli on the floor by the front door encourages Goddess Laxmi to enter their homes. It embraces the spirit of the festival of Diwali. Some of the most common rangoli designs are holy symbols like Mangal Kalash, Goddess Laxmi's footsteps, Om, Swastik, Deepak etc. One can also use some flower petals to enhance the beauty of the rangoli. Also, if you are allergic to rangoli colours, you can use organic ones or natural kitchen items like rice, turmeric etc.
Ideas to furnish your home also include items such as a bright colour cushion, decorative curtains and beautiful floor carpets. Give a new life to your home by repainting it with bright colours before Diwali! On this auspicious day, idols of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped with decorative pooja thalis. The pooja thali is given a traditional touch with beautiful flowers. It is available in different shapes, colours, and designs in the market.
So, lighten up your house this Diwali with these ideas and have a bright and joyful celebration!