Durga Puja, Dussehra or Navratri celebration is one of the biggest and most auspicious festivals in India. During these nine pious days, the home gets filled with a divine aura. Each day, people worship one of the nine different forms of Goddess Durga. With the Vijayadashami or Dussehra fast approaching, preparations for the festivities are in full swing for many of us. People start decorating their houses or pandal to welcome their beloved Goddess “Maa Durga”. Here are a few simple home decor tips by which you can beautifully transform the environment of your home and give it a new life.
Clean Your Space and Rearrange the Furniture
Whether it is a religious festival or any other celebration, decorations are always an important part. While decorating your home, the foremost thing you need to take care of is cleanliness. A home decor is incomplete if it looks untidy. Even wrongly placed furniture makes your home cluttered and messy. While rearranging furniture, do not position your couches, chairs or tables against walls and make sure that their corners are not close to the door. Also, blend your furniture with the rest of the features such as bed, windows, cabinet, shelving, and other things. Most importantly, keep your Pooja Room clutter free.
Paint Your Home with Ethnic and True Colours
Diwali is celebrated exactly 20 days after Dussehra or Durga Puja so this is the best time to paint your walls to make your Diwali more Joyful. Paint your walls with true ethnic colours of India like earthy green, red and yellow. However, if home makeover is not in your budget, you can just rearrange the furnishings and decorative. If you want to stay away from the sheer inconvenience caused during paint work, consider adding festive theme wallpapers or paintings to enhance the beauty of your walls and give your room a complete festive appearance.
Lighten Up your Space
Lightening gives a pristine and divine look to your room. Whether you have a spacious or a non-spacious worship area, a perfect lightening gives it a special charm. Brighten up your entrance gate with strings of colourful LED lights or spotlights for dramatic effect.
Diyas and Floating Candles for Decoration
It is a tradition to light up earthen lamps or diyas on festivals and special occasions. To spruce up the look of your room, add a row of plain or decorated diyas. You can give a lavish appeal to your room by adding floating candles that provide light as well as good aroma. Put some floating candles in the bowls of water and place it in the hall or out in the patio. You can also place them as a centre piece on the dining table.
Decorate Your Interiors with Flowers
Fresh flowers add a festive hue and give a soothing effect to your interiors. Moreover, the fragrance of marigold flowers and other autumn flowers would mesmerize the entire house. Make a garland of flowers and decorate your entrance doors, place of worship and windows with this. You can also go for artificial garlands that come in a variety of colours and patterns. A bouquet of different coloured flowers gives a refreshing and new look to the room.
Create a Beautiful Rangoli Pattern on the Floor
Welcome Maa Durga into your home by creating a beautiful Rangoli pattern at the patio or the entrance way or in the Puja room of your home. A beautifully drawn Rangoli soothes the eyes of the visitors and a sweet earthy fragrance emanates from its colours gives a festive feel. Floating Rangoli is in trend these days in which flowers, diyas, candles float in the bowl filled with water. You can also make Rangoli by using the petals of fresh flowers such as roses, marigold and lotus.