It is that time of the year again! Baisakhi is here! It is the beautiful harvest festival that brings people hope, happiness and a lot of joy. This festival marks the beginning of the spring year and usually falls in the month of Vaisakh of the Hindu calendar. It is also an important occasion as this day is also the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.
Besides visiting the gurdwara, Vaisakhi is also an amazing time to get together with the entire family and enjoy delicious meals prepared for the entire family. So before all the festivities hit the peak, how about we give the house a little makeover and make sure the house and you are both Vaisakhi-ready?
Follow these simple steps you can take to give the house a festive look:
1. Flower rangolis:
This is a great way to welcome people to your house. You can either make a rangoli with colours or with flowers. We personally love flowers because they just give an authentic Indian feel to them. Pick flowers like marigolds, roses, and lilies, just different coloured flowers will give you enough variety to draw a rangolis and fill it with different petals. Let the artist ion your come out if you chose to draw rangolis with coloured powder. We suggest you first draw the outline of the design and then fill it with colours.
2. Light the house
Vaisakhi is all about the bright colours and a fresh start to everything. How about lighting diyas around the house? They add a natural charm to the house and also make everything look so much prettier. You can choose the desi-styled diyas which are painted in different colours and also have some sparkles. We recommend lighting lamps and placing them at the entrances of the house or the pooja room. You can also place them in a circular design making them look like a flower.
3. DIY kites:
Vaisakhi is also the time when kids and adults alike spend time with the family chatting and flying a kite. Make them as colourful as you can - well that's the aim. You can either spend time with the kids and create your own kites so you can fly them during the day, or you can design the kites and make them as beautiful props or wall accents. This way you will give the walls a beautiful colourful mix and also celebrate Vaisakhi the traditional way.
4. Yellow all the way:
Give your house a bright and fresh look by changing the curtains and upholstery in the house. Yellow curtains can bring a warm and welcoming feel to your house. You can also add yellow and floral-inspired cushion covers that will scream spring and are perfect for festival time. We also love the idea of having an entire wall painted yellow. You can decorate this wall however you want which means it will be that special photo booth corner with an Indian twist.
5. Flowers are a big deal:
Adding flowers to the interior can be very refreshing. Welcome spring and the festive season by decorating all the vases in your house with fresh flowers. Place them as showstoppers on the dining table, centre table or the kitchen - adding a bit of colour can be soothing to your eyes and can also be a grand gesture around the festive time.
6. Sweets galore:
Vaisakhi is that time when the family gets together for a scrumptious meal and no meal is nerve complete without sweets. We know sweets are not a part of your decor. (we don't mind even if they are). But welcoming guests and spending Vaisakhi with loved ones means feeding on sweets. From besan and motichoor ladoos, milk barfi, to kaju katli - sweets on the living room table just add a festive look to the house no matter what. We don't need a special occasion to take a bite of these amazing sweets.
7. Create a garden bench:
The easiest way to add some colour to your house and exterior is by investing in a garden with flowering plants. We personally think you can create a flower bench. Use the old worn-out bench in your house as a planter. Build a shelf on the bench and plant flowering seeds in there. You can hope to have some flowers blooming a few days right in time for spring. When the flowers are in full bloom, they also can become amazing showstoppers and add a lot of charm during summer.
We wish that this Vaisakhi, you try our interior ideas and a day filled with laughter, joy, and blessings!