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Take your festive decoration up a notch this Ganesh Chaturthi with these fun and vibrant ideas
With the festive season at our doorstep, everyone is gearing up to get the cleaning and décor ready in time. The next upcoming festival is Ganesh Chaturthi, and this public festival is celebrated with much joy and enthusiasm in many parts of the country.
From mandaps at home to extravagant pandals at community crossroads, the 10-day festival is nothing short of a blast. Filled with colour, lights, narrative set-ups, flowers, and sweets, Ganesh Chaturthi brings people from all walks of life together.
If you're scrambling for ideas on how to decorate your home for Ganesh Chaturthi, this piece is for you. Read on to find out more.
Whether you prefer traditional festive décor or something a bit more modern and quirky, there's always room for fresh, fragrant, colourful flowers. A floral mandap or canopy is worth a shot if you want something grand. Alternatively, you can make a flower wall as a background. Combine it with fairy lights for added pzazz.
For easier flower decoration for Ganpati, buy flowers and create a bouquet arrangement in vases. Place these vases at the four corners of the stage to mimic pillars and add sculpture-esque detail. Flowers and fruits are offered as bhog to the gods during pujas and festivals, often served on a platter or thaal. Integrate it into your Ganpati decoration. You can do so by colour coordinating, decorating the platter with lace and beads, etc.
If you have a fascination for DIY and are looking for inspiration for this year's Ganpati home decoration, you may want to try origami and other paper décor ideas. With kids in the house, they always want to be a part of the festive activities. And origami is a great way to include them.
You can create a host of things from flowers, birds, lanterns, animals, and even origami Ganpati. You can stick your creations on the background wall directly. Or you can string them and then put them up, so they appear to float.
With the proper illumination, you can fashion an ethereal glow around the god's idol. While traditional lamps like diyas and samayi are great for Ganesh puja decoration, they can pose a fire hazard. LED lights are a great alternative— easy to blend with other décors, and you can keep them on for as long as you wish.
LED lights are available as traditional lamps that you can line all around the stage. As string lights, you can hang them loose on the background wall. Or you can wind them around torans and other flower Ganpati decorations for a soft, diffused effect. If you want a halo-like glow for the Ganesh Ji idol, place a LED focus light behind it.
Jump on the bandwagon and opt for themed Ganpati home decoration. Be it conceptual, colour based or something else, with enough time and planning, you can get what you want. Set a décor budget and take note of the space available to you.
For instance, you can create a scene-based mandap setting like a dancing Ganesh Ji. Try to include an appropriate stage, musical instruments, etc., in your Ganesha decoration at home. It need not be life-sized; this is where your creativity comes in.
Making environmentally friendly choices is slowly becoming the norm. Like many others, you may opt for eco-friendly Ganesh decoration at home this year. Start with finding the idol in eco-friendly material such as clay. Use either compostable décor items such as flowers or reusable ones such as lights, paper, fabric, etc. Make a note of what you will need and how you will dispose of it later
While elaborate Ganesh home decoration and settings can be striking, many forget the charm of simplicity. If you're looking for easy, no-fuss ideas, we've got you. Start with setting up a table on which you'll rest the idol. Cover it up with a vibrant silk dupatta or saree. Use a complementary coloured fabric to create a background, for example, green and red. Or you can opt for gorgeous peel-and-stick wallpaper or decals.
If you want a little elaborate and creative Ganpati decoration, get a ready-made miniature pandal. There are easier ways to create a sense of enclosure— situate samayi on all four corners of the table and line the edges with LED diyas, flowers, etc.
Try to coordinate all the puja paraphernalia, i.e., either use all bronze items or all silver. Try to be creative with how you set up the offerings. A little work on the presentation goes a long way. And there you have it, an easy Ganpati decoration at home.
Vibrant, flowy fabrics have a distinct charm; they're accessible and festive. You can use them to decorate the base of your set, the background, or even create a mandap. And the best part is that you can utilise what you have at home- sarees, dupattas, curtains, etc.
You may have the best Ganpati decoration for your home, but it won't be complete without specific Vastu requirements. Read on to find out how to avoid certain faux pas and bring positive energy into your home.
● Per Vastu guidelines, you should ideally place the idol in
the northwest or Ishaan corner of the house. If that isn't
possible, consider east-facing or west-facing locations.
● Places to avoid: below a staircase, adjacent to or facing
bathrooms, in bedrooms, and generally south-facing walls.
● Ensure that the idol is placed on an elevated plane or an
altar irrespective of the kind of Ganpati home decoration.
A chaurang is ideal, but you can use whatever you have at
● Don't forget to decorate the altar. Keep it clean and
decluttered. Here is everything you must keep at
hand: kumkum, turmeric, DIyas, Kalash, with holy water,
● Incorporate all of the god's favourites- a mouse as his ride,
hibiscus, modaks, etc.
A flower wall, a fairy light canopy, decorating the paraphernalia, and using plush fabrics as cover are some easy ideas you can try for Ganesh home decoration.
There are many different ways to do it. In any case, you can use either real or fake flowers.
● For a flower wall, you can string the flowers and let them hang straight or in patterns such as scallop, criss-cross, etc.
● Alternatively, you can create a vertical garden by sticking foliage on a board and using that as a backdrop.
● You can use garlands to make a canopy of various kinds.
● Use the same garlands to decorate the edges of the altar.
● You can also design a flower rangoli at various places in and outside the home for Ganesh Chaturthi decoration at home.
Whether you want to embellish a homemade idol or a store-bought one, you can do so in a few easy steps. Use metallic markers or glitter gels to amp up the shringaar. Add details such as polka dots, borders, flowers, etc., to the clothing. Ensure that the idol is 'dressed' in vibrant colours and always has a tilak and a mukut.
● Avoid using non-biodegradable and toxic materials such as POP, thermocol, synthetic colours, plastic flowers, etc. If you
use any, ensure that you reuse these items instead of throwing them away.
● Opt for clay idols that you can submerge at home and use the water for gardening.
● Be mindful of the waste you produce. Instead of polluting the water bodies, collect all the flowers and foliage and compost
You can now buy beautifully crafted, ready-to-go pandals and mandaps for fuss-free décor. But if you want to make your own, there are a couple of different options you can try. Once you set up a table for the altar, attach four posts on each corner as scaffolding. You can now use it as a base to create a mandap using textiles, flowers and light. Another method you can try is to suspend the canopy structure from the ceiling and fan it around the altar.
If you enjoy DIY projects, you can head to our online shop to find all the necessary tools. Pick from a wide variety of peel and stick wallpapers, single coat emulsions, spray paint with your choice of finish, etc.
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