Last updated on November 8th, 2023
We give little thought to the significance of light when we put up lanterns or light diyas. It may interest you to know that Diwali is a symbol of the victory of light over darkness. Just like in many cultures, darkness is associated with dark forces and evil, while light represents purity and spirituality.
While your diyas will keep the evil spirits away, there is no reason why you can’t add a bit of style to your decor as well. So, how do you give a twist to your standard Diwali decor? Here are some ideas you may want to try.
Even a simple clay diya adds beauty to a home when it is lit. But with the markets flooded with diyas in all shapes, colors, and sizes, why not go all out for a glorious look? To amp up the look of your painted diyas, you may want to add a bit of glitter or gold to take it up a notch. A can of gold spray paint can work wonders. You could try adding glitter paint to enhance the diya’s appearance.
So, how do you display them? Line them up on your boundary wall or your window sills. Your entryway is a great place, too.
For a traditional powder rangoli, your grandma is your first port of call. With a flick of her wrist, she will take a pinch of the powder and fashion beautiful designs on your doorstep. If she has lost her touch, marigold flowers are your next best option. Make sure to mix the light yellow flowers with the orange blooms and leaves. Stencils do the trick too and give a uniform look. However, plastic stickers are a strict no-no.
Light the Lanterns
Lanterns are most effective when they are strung up in numbers. If you are hanging them up on your tree, make sure you have enough to make an impact. For your balcony, line them up either symmetrically or in a mixture of patterns and colors for a surreal display. For a more subtle and elegant look, opt for zero-watt bulbs.
Marigolds are part of the Indian festive culture. They embody the spirit of Diwali and bring cheer to your home with their heady scent. These versatile chains of flowers make lovely hangings. Whether it is your walls or the curtain rods, string up these charming blooms in your home. For variety, you can alternate the orange marigolds with jasmine flowers or even paper diyas to create a unique display. Brass bells are classy and a perfect way to give a twist to your marigold story.
Before you hear the boom of the first firecracker, you will see Indian culture in all its glory in the marketplace. Be it the mounds of powder colors, the firecrackers, or the vibrant torans. While you can go for the traditional marigold affair, experiment with mirrorwork, glass tubes, or beads for a unique doorway look.
Festive Fairy Lights
Fairy lights are like a magic wand. No matter how beautiful your decor is, these lights will take it to the next level. Whether you go the colorful route or the staid white route, let them mingle with your marigold curtain, make patterns on your window grill, or wink at the starlit sky on the balcony.
Pretty Paper Diyas
There is little you can’t do with paper. Plain paper can work, but try glitter paper for a divine look. After all, it’s Diwali! Paste them on the wall or string them up on ribbons for unique torans. Let your creative juices flow with your paper and scissors!
Now that we have the decor tips out of the way, you can decide what to serve your guests when they drop in to wish you. We will leave the Diwali table decoration for another day! For more tips on entertaining and decoration, you know where to find us. Visit us on homebliss.in today.