Fresh flowers. Nostalgic scents of sweets wafting from the kitchen.
The fragrance from hand-poured scented candles dominating the air.
Eye-catching rangolis at the entrance. Vibrant cushions.
Opulent silverware. Corners decked with lacquered brassware.
Polished copperware reused as vases.
Shimmering candles alongside earthy diyas.
Glittering festive wear. And an overload of memories from the yesteryears.
It’s a date with divinity, and that pretty much sums up the season to indulge.
Thanks to environment-conscious kids, what’s missing these days is the subtle hint of sulfur nitrate and nitrogen-di-oxide from the crackers in the air. Even though Diwali is a week away, the mental preparation starts much before that when you start visualizing what rangolis to make, what sweets to prepare, what dresses to wear, and how to decorate your home differently this season.
This post is a curation of decoration ideas categorized under these major seven categories: flowers, candles, brass, votives, sequined cushions, a hint of gold, and rangoli.
There are four colors that dominate festive decor: red, fuchsia, yellow, and orange. Bring in others such as teal, green, white for that balance.
Fresh flowers, fruits, and leaves.
Marigolds are available in plenty during the festive season. Use them in different avatars: as whole flowers, or as petals to form a bed, or string them alternating between yellow, orange, and green leaves for a stunning toran. Place the flowers in a container made of foliage or green leaves for an unconventional arrangement. Marigolds in brass urlis are tried and tested.
Yes, you read that right. Why limit ourselves to flowers? Fruits such as orange and apple are not only vibrant, they will also make us great centerpieces in table styling. Use them liberally by combining them creatively.
Candles and lanterns
Brass, copper, and a hint of gold
Wrap votives in golden laces for a decorative look.
Use colored shot glasses as votives.
With sparkling votives in jeweled tones as these, you won’t need anything else.