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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 01 Nov 2018
A star attraction of the Indian festival stage is Diwali – the festival of lights. A joyous celebration of the triumph of good over evil, Diwali takes place over 5 auspicious days. On those 5 days every house and street is decked up with gorgeous lights and beautiful decorations. The festival of lights is just round the corner and people are gearing up for the occasion. Diwali is one of those festivals that is celebrated with much pomp and show since it is that time of the year which calls for the reunion of family and friends followed by a lot of delectable food, gossip and games. In case you are wondering how to decorate your house to bring in the festive aura, here are 5 easy hacks to get your Diwali sorted this year:
Hang some glass lanterns
Glass jars are for more than just storing things. If you have any empty mason jars lying around, clean them up and use them as candle holders. You can hang them up by winding a sturdy string along the rim. You can also paint them in a variety of colors to make it look more creative. To take it one step ahead, you can pour a mixture of water, oil and powdered glitter. Have a floating candle placed on top and use the glass jar as table decoration.
Bottle some fairy lights
Diwali is incomplete without diyas. Since Diwali is called the festival of lights, it is needless to say that adorning the house with lights is an important thing to do. However, diyas and candles are also somewhat risky to have around curtains and clothes. This is why many people are opting to buy string lights, also known as fairy lights. Put clusters of different colored fairy lights in tall glass bottles and place them around for an amazing glowing effect.
Make your stairs stand out
Have a wave of lights on your stairs by hanging string lights over the railing. You can also dazzle up your stairs by placing small candle holders on each step. You can either make your own candleholder or buy some beautiful ones available in the market. Heighten the festive appeal by placing different coloured flowers around the candles on the steps.
Have accent walls with flowers
Do away with bare walls of your house, and freshen up your house with flowers. Strung flowers are a staple for Indian festivals. While you hang up torans and flower hangings on the wall, string along some fairy lights to give it a boost.
Glam up your upholstery
The easiest way to do your interior décor is by glamming up your upholstery. Just by choosing certain fabrics and materials for sofa and cushion covers will go a long way to bring some festive vibes to your house. Opt for silk cushions in bright colors like magenta, royal blue, sunset orange, fiery red and the likes. If you’re adding tulle/mesh curtains anywhere, be careful of placing diyas around them as they are quick to light up. You can also choose fabrics like brocade to add some traditional prints and patterns to your furniture.
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