Diwali Home Decor – 3 Tips For Decorating Your Home This Diwali

All Indian homes have old and beautiful saris, dupattas or scarves, cloth pieces with decorative work like mirror embellishments, pretty bead work, hand woven garments that have frayed at edges or got moth-eaten in parts or their zari has become dull.

If you don’t have the heart to throw these away and they hold sentimental value for you, why not integrate them with your contemporary interiors in a seamless way by reviving festive customs and old-fashioned ideals for recycling and refurbishing your home!

3 Unique Decor Ideas – Ring in Festive Fun With These Trendy Diwali Home Decor Tips

1. Sort through your discarded brass and copper utensils, like mini cauldrons, quaint ‘matkas’ or even platters that you can polish up using some elbow grease, soft cloth and metal shine powder available at the grocery store. Place these aesthetically in a circular, semi-arched or even ascending/descending pattern in bedroom, foyer or at the base of a stairway, if your home has one. Fill these with colored water, float multi-colored floral petals or mini tea-lights in the center of each and you are sure to welcome guests and visiting family members alike when dusk falls, as these provide a fragrant and eye-catching accent to any social area in the home. To glam up your home decor, add a touch of silver or gold dust to the floating flowers or petals and use a neatly hemmed up square of ‘Bandhini’ or brocade cloth piece for a backdrop on the wall to add some ethnic charm to the arrangement.

2. Announce the coming of prosperity, love and fortune with beautiful bells, like the crystal or gemstone embedded ones available at glassware stores and state handicraft emporiums respectively. You can also scout the local markets for multi-layered earthen lamp or diya stands with hanging bells for an interesting effect to the entrance of your home or puja room. Alternately, you can opt for wind chimes with bells for a soft, soothing musical effect, or place paper cut-work lampshades over 5-point lights or diyas placed in front of one wall kept dark in your home to reflect intricate light patterns through the apertures of the covers/lampshades put over the lighted diyas. Don’t forget to weigh down the lampshades.

3. Take your family along for some fun at the Diwali fairs held in your neighborhood and you are sure to pick up some great deals available from ¬∑various NGO’s and local charities that often put up stalls for selling products like candles, handmade paper, Divine themed paintings and Diwali handicrafts, paper lanterns, idols and beautifully decorated platters you can use as decoratives or for for serving finger snacks in! These are also the best places to buy inexpensive urns, goblets, pots that you can wind around with colored rope and glass beads. Once dry, you can store mini-boxes of Diwali sweets or small takeaway gifts, like a set of glass bangles, scented candles, packet of homemade savories etc. for visitors to your home in these uniquely decorated return gift containers.

Apply the above tips to shop, snack and spend time with your family while picking up and putting together new and unique products for your Diwali home decor project – all while enjoying the spirit of the season!

Fun and Cheap Holiday Home Decoration Ideas

If you need to cut back on your Home Decoration this holiday season to save money don’t worry. You can still have a great time decorating your home for the holidays and make your home look great without spending a fortune. The key to finding cheap Home Decoration ideas that don’t look cheap is to be creative. The more creative you are the better the decoration ideas you come up with will be.

The first thing that you need to do is sit down, examine your finances, and decide how much of your holiday spending money you want to spend on decorations. Once you have a good idea of what the budget will be you can use these ideas to create fantastic holiday decorations:

Wrap It Up
Take the art that you already have on the walls in your home and wrap each piece individually like a present in festive paper and ribbons. Wrapping paper is very cheap, even the fancy paper, and ribbons can be purchased in bulk for additional savings. Seeing those wrapped presents on the wall will help everyone in the home get excited to put wrapped presents under the tree. You can also use wrapping paper to wrap doors and windows.

Go Green
If you visit a Christmas tree farm and talk to the owner you may be able to get piles of Evergreen branches for free or for very little money. There are always broken branches leftover when people buy trees and often they are just discarded. If you’re crafty you can take these branches home and glue them into festive wreaths for the doors and windows. You can also tie ribbons on groups of branches and place them on tables, the mantelpiece, in vases on shelves and all around the house. They will look very cheerful and fill the house with the wonderful scent of Christmas trees all for next to nothing.

Focus On One Room
Instead of trying to buy enough Home Decoration items to fill the house concentrate on one room in the house and put all your efforts and money into that room. You can choose from many different holiday Home Decoration ideas to create your own Christmas wonderland that everyone can enjoy. If you’re planning a holiday party make it a potluck and spend the extra money on decorations instead of food.

Make Friends With Your Neighbors
Instead of trying to outdo all the other houses in the neighborhood when it comes to Christmas Home Decoration have a neighborhood meeting with delicious Christmas cookies and ask people to agree to a neighborhood light display instead of individual displays. You can all save money and raise some community spirit by building a neighborhood Christmas light display together.

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