21 ideas to dress your home this Diwali

fresh flowers and candles

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.

fresh flowers

Festive decor

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.

fruits

 

Candles and lanterns

String filament bulbs

festive decor

lanterns and votives

Brass, copper, and a hint of gold

brass lamps used for Diwlai decoration

A copper votive

copper floater

 

A hint of gold

tablescape

tea light holder

Votives

Wrap votives in golden laces for a decorative look.

votives wrapped in laces

Use colored shot glasses as votives.

shot glasses

With sparkling votives in jeweled tones as these, you won’t need anything else.

votives in mercury glass

votives

 

Sequined cushions

cushions

colorful cushions

festive decor setting with cushions

Rangoli

bead rangoli

rangoli and lanterns

rangoli and diya

Image courtesy:

Fresh flowers and fruits: GoodHomes, dressyourhomeDominoMag

Candles and lanterns: via Ibizabohogirl, dressyourhomeGood Earth

Brass: Design Decor and Disha, Coppre ,  Coppre GoodHomesPinkz Passion, Home Centre

Votives: Martha Stewart, Newly wish, Good Earth

Cushions: Beautiful Homes, The East Coast Desi, Beautiful Homes

Rangoli: ikolamPinterest (source unknown)

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