Diwali is one of the biggest festivals, celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm in India. The vibrancy of streets fascinated with fairy lights and diyas fills our heart with warmth. However, the ongoing pandemic has curtailed the spirit of celebrations and impacted the way we celebrate Diwali. There are restrictions on travel, organising Diwali exhibitions, events, etc. due to the fear of coronavirus spread.
Having said that, let’s not forget that Diwali celebration can amazingly be done by decorating your home with a spark of creativity. So Mudit Jaju, founder of CherishX shares a few unique and quirky ideas that can brighten up not only your home but also make the 2020 Quarantine Diwali memorable.
Colourful Lantern Décor
Diwali is the festival of lights and hanging lanterns in front of the home fulfil the true meaning of the festival. Lanterns are considered as a gesture of inviting our ancestors to come home and celebrate the festival with family.
Also known as Akasha Deep or Kandeel, lanterns have become common for home decorations especially during big festivals like Diwali.This year, add an illuminating charm to your home with ready to use colourful lanterns or kits available online. Hanging them aesthetically in quirky shades creates an enchanting ambience and makes you earn compliments from friends and neighbours.
Theme – based décor
This could be the perfect décor set-up for those who plan theme-based parties at home. There are very few vendors who provide theme based quirky décor kits to make the space look visually interesting and party-ready. For instance, if you’re planning to organize a poker party at home, search for vendors who deliver poker themed décor at your doorstep.
You can deck up space with theme-based cards, lanterns and fairy lights. Ordering theme-baseddécor kits online is an appropriate idea during COVID-19 which is safer than going to physical party shops and look for the desired material. Additionally, you can keep theme-based photo props to keep your guests engaged and make the party memorable for them.
Do it with fairy lights
When it comes to Diwali décor, there are ample options available in the market. Traditionally, diyas, lanterns, and candles were considered a must to keep the home Diwali ready. Nowadays, people have started using fairy lights creatively. These lights add a magical glow to the space and make it drool-worthy.
If you don’t want to put much effort into decorating the home, this is the right option for you. Get the fairy lights, put them in a colourful mason jar and hang them on windows and walls. Moreover, you can also use them in decorating the staircase, planters, or walls that give a divine look to your home.
Try eco-friendly decoration methods
Celebrating eco-friendly Diwali has become a trend now. It keeps the environment safe and free from pollution and that’s what Diwali is all about. Decorating the house during Diwali is a tradition. You can start by making a beautiful rangoli at the entrance of the home with eco-friendly colours or flowers.
Instead of buying decoration material made with plastic, go for natural items like flowers, leaves, jute and old netted dupattas or something that can be recyclable. Adding plants and decorating the space with diyas, aroma candles and lamps are one of the best substitutes that can brighten up your home this festive season.
Curtain of flowers & lights
Flowers and lights play an important role in Diwali home décor. Why not put both the elements together and make a quirky curtain. Hang it on the entrance of the home or your room, it gives an enthrallingtouch to the overall decoration. This is an out-of-the-box idea that looks quirky when you make the floral or light curtain creatively. Add your favourite flowers or something contrasting to the colour of the walls and bring it together in a beautiful décor piece.
Diwali decoration is the perfect way to change the mood this year. Adding DIY elements and using ready to use decoration kits can make an inspiring Diwali bash. Deck up the space using the mentioned tips in a classic or quirky style to captivate the mind of your friends, family and neighbours.