Our favourite blogger, Sruthi Singh, has put together 8 innovative lighting ideas for the home this Diwali, exclusively for Beautiful Homes!
There’s nothing that gets us more excited about Diwali than decorating our homes with diyas. There’s something so festive about twinkling lights strung around terraces and balconies, and little diyas lining up window sils. But about what about indoors? How do we decorate our living spaces? How do we incorporate a hint of the traditional in our contemporary homes? Blogger, Sruthi Singh of The East Coast Desi decodes Diwali decoration ideas for the living room for us.
Browse through the gallery to know how
Round up coloured glass votives or candle holders in shades of your choice to create vignettes by mixing in brass artifacts with it. You can give it some height by bringing in an old school lantern.
Toranams are not meant only for the doorway. Bring them in and deck up any corner for the festive season. Add in a lantern, some silk and zari work cushions covers and you are all set!
Marigolds as we all know are quintessentially Indian. Mix that with brass and you have yourself the perfect recipe for a festive vignette. This vignette is also an easy way to add those vintage brass kalashas to bring in a traditional Indian vibe to your festive ambiance.
When it comes to vases, I follow the mantra “Think outside the box”. Festive season is the perfect time to bring out those heirloom treasures. Ever wondered what to do with your grandmother’s vintage/antique lassi glass/creamer/jug? Well, a bunch of flowers in coordinating colours with a few traditional terracotta diyas makes for an eye catching vignette in the blink of an eye!
Floating flowers are a no-brainer on any festive occasion. But instead of the traditional urli, why not float flaming red Gerberas in a brass thali and place an idol/statue for added visual interest!
Style your coffee table with a mix of books, an earthy coloured vase with flowers, and colourful votives. Create a point of visual interest by placing antique, brass puja elements.
If you are a maximalist like me, then bring in all that you have. Hanging diyas, lanterns, statues, etc. Layer it in varying heights and you have got yourself, a one of a kind display for the festive season.
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