Navratri is celebrated for the victory over evil and is one of the most beautiful festivals in Hindu culture. Nine days of complete energy, all positive and strong. It is only obvious we want to celebrate every moment of the festivity with as much light and colours as we possibly can. Although, every region enjoys this festival in a slightly different way, making a home beautiful during this time is the motive of all.
Without further ado, let us share some tips on how to revamp your house, even if temporarily, during this festive season and make the most of what you have around.
1. Start with Decluttering –
While we normally clean our house and do the necessary, the onset of festival season makes it even more important. You can start by decluttering the unduly crowded areas and make more room for the new stuff. Puja shopping usually is a mandate for people who love the feel of celebrations, big or small. Hence, it could be a good idea to recreate your living areas and bedrooms.
2. Convert to Tradition
What better than having a traditional look for the house, during religious festivals? There are several ways you can decorate your house in the most conventional way for the feel. For instance, you may try those beautiful cushions designed on handlooms, and perhaps, an ancient design tapestry for the wall. Also, brass Kalash and diyas are perfect combination to have in the house.
3. Festive Lighting –
Festivals without lighting is incomplete, be it Durga Puja or Diwali. With a wide range of lighting options (both temporary and permanent), you can convert your home into a beautiful space that gives you religious vibes. It is never excess when it comes to small and compact lighting options. Since, this festival represents good over evil, illuminating the house would mean eliminating darkness. You can also choose fancy diyas, and floating candles for the perfect look.
4. Navratri Floor Decor –
If you love rangolis, you will definitely love the idea of decorating your balconies, front of the door, and hallway with colourful powders and flowers decorated as designs on the floor. Accompanying these with beautiful tea lights or fairy lights can amplify the beauty even more. Rangoli being one of the most admired art, adds a lot of value to the aesthetics of the entire house.
5. Eco-Friendly Decor –
There is something really special about earthen pots. They don’t just add to the entire decor, but also gives the authentic touch to it. You may like to either colour them or leave them as is, fill them with water and wrap around a nice garland of marigold. These pots come in handy for pujas as well, hence, it’s multipurpose functionality can last you more than a few days of a festival. Also, these are eco-friendly and can be decomposed hassle-free, in case of damage.
6. Spread the Fabric –
Have you ever wondered what an authentically traditional bedsheets, curtains, cushions, sofa spreads, etc. can do to your home, as a whole? Having all of these clubbed together will give your house a typical ethnic look. We are sure you would love that during festivals. The bright oranges, reds, greens, yellows, and blues, will only add more vibrance to your home.
Festivals are the times that we enjoy with our near and dear ones. With so many guests coming home, one would only want a warm ambience. A little effort, some decorations, positive vibes, and energy will make a great recipe for an amazing festive season.
Happy Durga Puja!