Diwali is upon us, and along with everything else, we also want our abodes to look sparkly clean, fresh, spiffy, and glamorous to bring in the festivities.
While making drastic changes every year is not feasible on the pocket, there are many ways to add sparkle to your home and make it festive-ready on a budget. A few changes here and there, along with simple additions and voila, your home is all set to welcome the festival of lights. Still wondering how to go about it? Well, worry not. Let us guide you through with a few practical suggestions that will not only help brighten up your space but will also keep your festive spirits high, without breaking the bank, of course!
Declutter Your Space
The first and foremost thing you need to do is begin with some deep cleaning and decluttering.
It is one of the simplest tricks in the book to add freshness and brightness to your space. Get rid of things you don’t need, remove broken/worn out items, organize wardrobes and cabinets and see your space get transformed.
Decorate The Entrance
One of the customs during the festival of Diwali is to make a rangoli at the entryway. This activity is done to welcome the Goddess Laxmi and bring in good luck. Keeping that spirit of the festival in mind and also the fact that the entrance is the first impression anyone gets of your home, spruce up your entryway. And the best part is that a small effort and a creative eye is all you need to ensure a grand entry for your guests. If you have space near the doorway, place a large standing diya along with a floating flower and candle decoration in urlis. Add a dash of vibrancy and freshness with colourful planters at the entrance wall. Aesthetically use brightly coloured lamps, fairy lights, and candles and see how simply you can welcome the festive vibe into your space.
Add A New Vibe With An Accent Wall
Nothing speaks freshness better than a fresh coat of paint. However, you don’t need to go through the whole hassle of repainting your entire home every year, creating an accent wall instead can actually change the whole look and feel of the space. Add a new vibe by creating an accent wall using colour, textured paint, decal stickers, 3D wall panels, or wallpaper in areas like the living room, foyer, dining area where they can have maximum visibility and can make a statement. A creatively done accent wall can easily become the centrepiece of any room and transform your space instantly.
Change Soft Furnishing
Another simple and cost-effective way to add a festive sparkle to your pad is by upgrading your soft furnishing. Home furnishings play a big role in determining the look and feel of the house. A simple change of drapes and upholstery can add significantly to the whole setup. So, this festive season bring in freshness with new cushion covers, curtains, bedsheets, and sofa upholstery. Don’t shy away from using bold colours and rich fabrics like velvet, jacquard and silk to amp up the festive vibe in your abode. On the other hand, you can even refurbish your old vintage sarees and turn them into cushion covers, curtains, or table runners.
Bring In The Greens
Indoor plants not only enhance the aesthetic value of your décor but also remove toxins and improve air quality in your space. While all the lamps, fairy lights and candles will light up your house in the evenings, thoughtfully placed houseplants can easily brighten up the space during the daytime.
Reshuffle The Furniture
One of the most credible options for a quick makeover is to simply rearrange the furniture pieces in the home. Reshuffling the furniture breaks the monotony and adds a new look to the house. Keeping the festive vibe in mind, playing around with the light fixtures in the house also adds a fresh appeal to the house.