The festival of lights is just around the corner and that means it’s time to get those old boxes or fairy lights out and dust those diyas. But before stringing up those lights, most people want to make the house look new and fresh, as though it too is about to embark on a fresh start. These changes can cost a bomb, and that’s not something we all have. Maybe it’s time to realize that to look fresh, you don’t need to repaint the whole house and buy a bunch of furniture. All you need to do is incorporate some of these Diwali decoration ideas into your house and it will look and feel as though it’s new.
Change a wall: Add a colour or texture to the wall to give it a more festive feel. Or, you can be a little artsier and buy some wall decal to stick that adds grace and elegance to it, festivity without being overly festive. A wall decal of flowers or paper lanterns would look amazing on either a coloured wall or a white one. You could even add some wall hangings or murals to make the house look a little bit more creative. Either buying or making them can add to the new feel of a house.
Accessorize your house: There are so many ways to add little bits and pieces that can stay up long after Diwali to add that amazing feel to your house and won’t burn a hole in your wallet. From re-using broken glass to create coasters to keeping a small bowl of potpourri on the table, adding the smallest little knick-knacks can elevate the feel the house gives. buy or make a small centerpiece for the living room table or even buy new rugs, throw pillows, cushions, and stoles to add the homely and comforting atmosphere. One of the best things you can add to any room is a mirror on the wall. A mirror with an intricately designed border will not only give your house an elegant feel, but it will also naturally make the house appear bigger. Mirrors are most suited to dining rooms and living rooms.
Light it up: Adding lights to the house can be a way to show your festive spirit as well as well as to decorate your house. Buy some Diwali diyas to decorate and place around the house or get a little creative. From making lights out of balloons to old jam jars, there are beautiful ways to reuse the little things inside your house to make it better. You could also buy multiple fairy lights and use paper, egg cartons, plastic bottles or even the crepe paper to make a beautiful and colourful string of lights to hang up.
Soothing scents: The best way to decorate your house, and to unwind after a long day at work is scented candles. These can give a soothing romantic glow to your entire house and need not be too expensive. The glow from the scented candles will not hurt your eyes after a long day at work and scents like lavender, sea breeze, vanilla, and orange often soothe your nerves and re-energize you. Scented candles can be bought for pretty low prices at many stores, but to personalize them is a whole other game. Make candle holders from the old toilet paper roles in your house or the used jam jars. Tie a bunch of cinnamon sticks together and light a candle in between to have the scent of the spice floating in the air. Or take a bowl, fill it with water, flower petals and a couple scented candles to have your own floating candles.
Decorating your house for your guests or for yourself doesn’t need to starve your wallet. All it needs is a little bit of fun, creativity, and lights. The next thing you know, your house will be the most unique place the guests have seen this season.