Updated: Aug 19
For Hindus, the onset of Dusshera emanates glee in the air and it stays there for 20 days until Diwali, and a few days after it as well for most of us.
These are days during which if you visit the house of a Hindu family. When you arrive they will delight you with delicious sweets, splendid decor, and a warmth that is hard to find anywhere else.
There is a lot of preparation that goes into creating such an environment, people go to great lengths to decorate their house with marigold garlands, ribbons, all sorts of chandeliers and lights.
Diwali decorations instantly light up a house with their vibrant colors and designs, but it is imperative that you are deliberate in the process.
From my experience, the less you try to overdo the better your house will look. A few simple Diwali decorations are all you really need.
#1 Marigold Garland
Ahh, the Marigold Garland. This to me is the #1 Diwali Decoration item. In Hindi, Marigold is called Gende ka Phoo, and it plays a vital role in the culture. The yellow and orange flower are used on almost every special occasion.
So when you are decorating for Diwali, the most important Hindu festival, leaving the marigold out of decoration would be a grave injustice.
It’s recommended to buy a marigold garland instead of plastic ribbons because they add color and ambiance wherever they are.
Every flower has its own value and it adds a small smile to the faces that are fortunate enough to see them.
These cute pom pom garlands will be cherry on the top of your home decoration.
Every Diwali, people have 2 choices when it comes to buying diyas. One, buy available painted or already designed diyas or buy the unpainted ones and paint them yourself.
Those who think the unpainted diyas are a bit too simple, go for the painted/designed diyas. But not everyone likes the available designs and they have to settle with the best option they can find.
This is why I think the better and extraordinarily popular option is to buy the unpainted diyas and paint a design yourself.
This is highly recommended because it translates into a fun activity for everyone in the family. You can even call your non-Hindu friends and help them get a feel of what the Diwali Holiday is all about. At the end of it, you will have customized diyas whose designs are unique to your home. Anyone who will visit your home will instantly be mesmerized by the elegant designs.
#3 Mason Jar Lamp
Here is an easy way to make a lamp at home: Use mason jars. It is a rather common decorative item to make and people all around the world use it.
The good thing about it is its customization. You do not necessarily have to use a mason jar to make this lamp, but it is very simple to find the supplies.
As long as you have any glass bottle that you can see-through. All you have to do to make this Mason Jar Lamp is to place the light inside the jar.
It can be a small bulb, fairy lights, diyas, or even candles. How you do it and how you think would make it look most beautiful is up to you. At the end of it, you will be surprised how good it looks. Amazon also has them available if you would just like to purchase. Mason Jar with fairy lights
#4 Bangle Lamps
One more DIY idea that could be fun for the entire family. As the name goes, these are lamps made with bangles. They follow the same idea as Mason Jar Lamp, but look much more pleasant and elegant. Most of us have various styles of glass bangles at home – and it’s important to use glass bangles only – pick one from each design and glue them together in a stack.
Then place a diya inside it and you have a fantastic lamp at your side. The important thing to note here is that you must use the glue carefully. It’s easy for the glue to drip over and stuck to your fingers. So be extra careful when gluing bangles with each other. The resulting lamps will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
We hope that these tips will help you decorate your house as you never have before. Your home will become a true source of happiness for everyone who is able to visit. Remember to stay safe and have fun. Diwali is a time to enjoy.