There are a number of traditional decorative items used by Hindus during Deepavali to decorate their homes.
In addition to giving a bright look to the house, the decor also brings a great festive feeling. Traditional Diwali decor adds to the joy of the occasion and is one of the many related activities that mark the Festival of Lights.
Here are some decorative ideas that can enhance the festive appeal of your house during Diwali.
- Diwali Diyas:
Since Diwali is called as the festival of lights, diyas will form obviously part of your home decor. Diyas are small lamps made up of clay which are filled oil or ghee as a source of fuel.
Candle wax can also be used in the form of aluminum diyas. These vibrant diyas are available in various designs and have good luck symbols painted on them which can include the “Om” or “Swastika“.
Diyas can be decorated with sequins, beads, minakari work, and different traditional motifs for Diwali decoration. Colorful flower shaped diyas bordered with beads and sparkling gold can beautifully decorate your home for this event.
Panchmukhi floral diyas with Lakshmi and Ganesha idols embedded on them can add a special touch to your decor. You can place diyas on the steps of your residence to welcome visitors into your home.
- Diwali Lanterns And Candles:
Aromatic candles and lanterns often known as the ‘Aakash Kandil‘ can be used to decorate your home for Diwali. It’s not just that the candles illuminate your home, but these also create the perfect atmosphere for a festive celebration.
Floating candles are stored in pots filled with liquid or water and can be decorated with petals of flowers or even rose to add the artistic look. Sparkling flowers plus candles add beauty to your home.
One of the best ideas for Diwali decoration is to go in for wax designed, mirror studded and adorned candles with colored stones and sparkles. They are perfect for adding light and beauty to your home.
- Diwali Rangolis:
Rangoli paste is made from rice flour, colored chalk and crushed limestone. Rangoli is used to enhance the beauty of your home during Diwali. Common themes used in Diwali rangoli include sacred symbols like “Swastikaa“, “Shree“, “Mangal Kalash“, “Deepak” etc.
The Goddess Lakshmi figure sitting on a lotus is often depicted with rangolis. Figures of animals, geometric patterns, and natural images such as flowers and trees can also be included in these rangolis. To add special effects to these rangolis, you must place the candles and diyas at specific positions on them.
- Torans and Wall Hangings:
Attractive Torans that come with marigold flowers and mango leaves form a great Diwali decoration that gives a colourful look to your home and brightens up the decor.
They are often used to decorate the entrance of your home. Torans decorated with beads, bells, and mirrors are fashionable items that help you decorate your entrance with style.
- Wall Hangings:
Wall hangings that have a picture of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi add to the decor of your home during Diwali. Wall hangings, combined with ethnic motifs and embroidery work, add to the charm of the Diwali decor.
An elegant wall hanging can have an image of Lord Ganesha made of white metal and decorated with shades of green and orange to give that special touch to your decor.
Apply the above decorations to your home this Diwali with new and creative ways that add to the festive fun.
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