Tips and Ideas for Decorating your House This Diwali


February 2, 2012MiscellaneousNo comments

Diwali is festival of lights and honoring goddess Lakshmi for the prosperity and well being of whole family. Diwali is time to decorate your home or apartment to make it attractive and express your creativity. It is custom to clean and decorate home or apartments so that goddess Lakshmi enters your premises and showers blessings on you and your family.

Tips for makeover of your apartment during festivals :

Neat and Clean Apartment:
Cleaning dust, trash, cobwebs and unwanted things is the first thing you need to do for decorating your apartment. The main objective of cleaning is to keep the rooms clear of clutter and have as much open space as possible.

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If you have enough time and budget for decorating your apartment, it would be better to paint your room with attractive colors that suits the theme of living room and enhance the beauty of your room for this Diwali. You can also enhance the beauty of your living room or apartment without painting the walls. Instead of painting, give the walls a new look by tickling your creativity.

Rugs and Decorative Accessories:
Adding rugs and accessories will give warm and welcoming look. Choose rugs that suits theme of your room and best fits your room. The colors of these accessories can be bright if your wall color is light and if your wall color is bright, choose light color accessories for decorating.

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Drapes and Curtains:
Choose curtains and drapes that enhance look of your room. Drapes or curtains gives welcoming look and gives privacy for your room or apartment. Today drapes or curtains are available in various size, shape and designs that best fit your home or apartment.

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Diyas: Diwali is the festival of lights and traditionally all houses are decorated with tiny lights called diyas. A diya is earthen lamps, made out of clay. Lighting these diyas and placing them at the windowsill, doorstep, staircase and lobby will enhance beauty of your apartment. Although exotic diyas are readily available, you can paint diyas and decorate them with tiny, shiny beads and sequins in traditional patterns.


Rangoli: Diwali festival is widely celebrated with rangoli, since at this time, people visit each other’s homes to exchange greetings and sweets. Rangoli is a form of sand painting decoration that uses finely ground white powder and colors. On Diwali, colorful rangoli designs are made on the floor of their living room or entranceway, to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.

Decorative bulbs:
While candles and diyas have a special place in the list of decorative items for Diwali, electric lamps have also gained popularity. You can find decorative bulbs in different styles and colors. Today, you can find a variety of decorative chandelier bulbs, including flame-shaped bulbs and even flame-shaped bulbs that flicker, mimicking the dancing light of a candle flame.

Mirror work material and artifacts:
For your cushion covers mirror work material and artifacts are readily available in the market. Round or square mirrors can be stitched onto the cloth to make cushion covers, bedspreads, wall hangings and table covers.

You can take snaps or photos of your beautifully decorated apartment with your family and friends. You can even share your photos of Diwali celebration with other neighbors at your apartment CommonFloor.  Since the living room is where you will receive guests, which is the room that will need more creativity in terms of design and decoration. You can create focal point of your rangoli or diyas with decorative flowers and lights. Artificial flowers are lovely and colorful to the eye. Enjoy this Diwali by exchanging sweets and greeting with your friends, relatives and neighbors in your apartment.

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