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30Oct2012

Diwali Home Décor : Traditional Home Decorations For Diwali

Hindus use a number of traditional decorative items to decorate their homes during Deepavali. Traditional Diwali home décor adds to the joy of the occasion and celebrates the Festival of Lights.

Here are some decorating ideas to 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 with oil or ghee as a source of fuel.

Diya,_an_oil_lamp
By Siddarth Varanasi (Flickr: DSC_0455) CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Candle wax can also be used in the form of aluminium diyas or tealights. Thes diyas are available in various designs and may 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. Colourful 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.

Diwali Diya

One of the best ideas for Diwali decoration is to go in for wax designed, mirror studded and adorned candles with coloured stones and sparkles. They are perfect for adding light and beauty to your home.

  • Diwali Rangolis:

Rangoli paste is made from rice flour, coloured 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 “Swastika“, “Shree“, “Mangal Kalash“, “Deepak” etc.

Rangoli made with rice

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:

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 to your home. Torans decorated with beads, bells, and mirrors are fashionable items that help you decorate your entrance with style.

Toran from Gujarat
By Wmpearl – Own work, Public Domain
  • 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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Diwali Home Décor  - Traditional Home Decorations For Diwali

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