It is that time of the year when the festive season takes over, right up to the end of the year. Beginning with the festival of lights and going on right through to New Year, there is a lot for the family to celebrate. And considering that this is usually the most auspicious time of the year, there are sure to be a lot of anniversaries to celebrate as well. Naturally you will want your home to look its best. Here is how you can deck up your home for the festivities and keep it that way for a long time. In fact, these looks are flexible and changed around to suit your mood and the celebration in progress.
Bring in those flowers: Nothing brightens a home like flowers do. A mix of streamers and loose flowers can be used in a multitude of ways. Marigold streamers can be used around your curtains and curtain rods to add a lovely touch of colour. Smaller jasmine circles can be used around your diyas, placed around table décor or even draped at intervals on your railings and banisters. Use a mix of flowers to create rangolis or fill an urli with water and drop some flowers into it. Place this at your doorways, at the turning on your staircase and outside room doors. They look great on the balcony as well.
Light up your home: Diwali lights in the form of lamps with t-lights or electrical lights are a great way of doing up your home. The beauty of these lights is that they can continue to decorate your home in myriad ways to allow festivities to continue. Creating a rangoli pattern with diyas is one great way to go. Tiny LED lights can be strung on your curtain rods and behind sheer curtains to give your room a lovely diffused light and ambience. If you have a garden space, you can even put these lights amidst your plants.
Mix up your Décor Accessories: Festive accessories often have fixed means of being used. If you want to brighten up your home in a unique way, you can choose to mix them up. Instead of hanging a toran on your front door, consider stringing it around your dining table or even over your curtain rods. Having them line your staircase railings is also a great idea. Create a centrepiece of LED lights and lamps instead of having them in all of the usual spaces.
These are just some of the small ways in which festive décor can be a part of all the celebrations you have in store right now. Of course, your creativity can come to the fore and you can come up with several interesting ways to take your décor notches higher.