With the Diwali festival around the corner, homemakers will be going into a frenzy cleaning up the place and trying to decide how best to decorate the house. Here are some ideas that can help you decorate your house this Diwali.
Here are Top 30 Ideas for Decorating the House this Diwali:
Take the earthen lamps commonly bought during Diwali and get creative with paints and glitter. Decorate them the way you like and light up the house with them.
Instead of the usual plain brown ones or even the painted ones, add your own to special touch and fragrance to the diyas by decorating them with flowers instead.
You can make diyas of your choice by rolling out the dough and shaping it however you want. You can paint them or add glitter to create something different.
It is a theme that never gets old. Fill bowls of water and stick some floating candles in it. Add some decorative items and the bottom or color the water for something different.
You can make your house look great and smell even better by decorating it with assorted flowers.
The traditional rangoli gets a twist as you can add different elements such as diyas, earthen pots, tissue etc to it. You can also get creative with the designs you are making.
Follow the Oriental style of paper lanterns this Diwali for that delicate, exotic yet beautiful decoration. You can also for the Kaipoche look with the Gujarati lanterns.
This festival of lights, do something different with a variety of decorative lights available in the market.
Use paper bubbles and create a chain for bulbs that you can use to hang around the walls. These paper bubbles can be easily made at home using some paper and glue.
Lamp Out of Paper Cups
If you like DIY projects then get creative with old paper cups. Paint them and cut them out into floral shapes that can be stuck together. Add a light bulb to it and create a chain.
Plastic Bottle Lamps
Involve your children in this project that involves old plastic bottles, scissors and lots of glitter paint. Cut out shapes you like, stick a bulb/candle and voila!
There are many who prefer the simple decoration with candles to light up their homes. Spice up your regular candles by decorating them with dry leaf so that they look beautiful lit or unlit.
Another interesting DIY project would be to use an old CD, stick some glass globules in a circular pattern on it to form a stand and put a diya in the center.
Chocolate Floral Decoration
Make floral bouquets using chocolates wrapped in bright colored papers and put these around the place. Decoration and treat for kids combined!
Egg Carton Lamps
A variation of the lamps created from old paper cups, you can do the same with old egg cartons.
Section off an area of your house and decorate it with earthen pots, diyas, dry flowers and some dim light from the candles to give a warm feel to the home.
There is something very delicate and beautiful about doily lights. Light up your house with these doily lights or make a chain of them and hang on the walls.
Balloon Twine Lights
A very popular concept is to make lights using a balloon and some twine. Hang them around the house for an artsy feel.
Hanging a toran outside the house is auspicious as well as decorative. Choose a toran or make one keeping in mind the theme you are following for the home decoration.
Sea Shell Candles
Instead of the regular candles, make candles in sea shells and strategically place them around the house. These make delicate candles that look gorgeous.
Sea Shell Lights
To add on to the sea shell candles theme, make a chain of sea shell lights and hang them on the walls. Follow up the theme with putting cushion covers with the sea shell stitched on them as well.
Cinnamon Stick Candles
Go for a woody theme in your candles and keep it basic by tie a bunch of cinnamon sticks around a glass to cover it completely. Place a floating candle inside and your home will be filled with the fragrance of cinnamon.
This Diwali instead of throwing out those old sauce and jam jars, decorate them with some gold and silver paint and go for a Morrocan theme.
Serve up the diyas on a platter made of wooden board and decorations. These platters can be placed anywhere – on the table or on the floor and will look very different.
Make candles in fruit peels like orange to have a beautiful looking and smelling candle.
It is time to take out all those crystal show pieces of Gods and Goddesses and place them around the house to bring a divine touch to it.
Strategically place bowls filled with potpourri all over the house to have it smell divine. They are readily available in many shops or can be created at home using any of the recipes available.
Get creative hunting through your old household items for something interesting that will serve as candle holders such as broken teacups.
Either pick up some interesting wall hangings or make your own and hang them artistically around the house.
Make your own special Diwali themed coasters from artificial mirrors. Create some in an intricate design and use as a candle holder as well.
These are some easy Diwali decoration ideas. Many of them are DIY projects that you and your kids can enjoy making and displaying to your amazed guests. Whatever be your choice of Diwali decoration the important thing is that this Festival of Light and Prosperity bring happiness in your lives.
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