Last Updated: 3rd November, 2018
Diwali is the joyous festival celebrated with merriment and gaiety all over India. The festival of lights is celebrated to honor the victory of good over evil. It was on this day Lord Rama returned to his home in Ayodhya after spending 14 years in exile. On the occasion of Diwali, people meet and greet their friends and love ones. They exchange gifts, sweets and lovely presents as a token of love. Houses are beautifully decorated, diyas are lighted in order to eradicate darkness and spread the light of joy and love everywhere. The mesmerizing diyas represent hope, peace and happiness.
Diwali is known to be the festival of lights. So, diyas will obviously form a part of your home décor.
Diyas are small clay lamps with oil or ghee as the fuel. Instead of oil or ghee, wax is often used in brass and aluminum diyas. These colorful diyas come in various designs and have auspicious symbols like “Om” or Swastika” painted on them.
Diyas embellished with beads, sequins, minakari work, and traditional motifs are popular items for Diwali decorations.
Multicolored flower-shaped diyas bordered with sequins and golden glitters can best adorn your home during this occasion.
Panchmukhi floral diyas that have the idols of Lakshmi and Ganesha embedded on them can add a special touch to your decorations.
The best way to decorate your home with diyas is to arrange them along the steps of your home and surround them with flower petals for a stylish look.
Aside from diyas, aromatic candles and lanterns known as ‘Aakash Kandil’ can also be used to adorn your home during Diwali. These candles not only illuminate your home but also create the perfect mood for the festive celebrations.
Floating candles kept in a glass pot filled with water and adorned with rose petals help brighten your home in an artistic manner.
Floral candles decorated with glitters have an alluring charisma that adds to the beauty of your home.
One of the best ideas for Diwali decorations is to go for candles designed on mirrors and adorned with colored stones and glitters. They are the perfect items that add some more light and beauty to your home.
Rangolis made of rice flour paste, colored chalk, and crushed limestones are a great way to enhance the beauty of your homes during Diwali.
They are decorated with vermillion powder, flowers, and diyas. Some of the common rangoli themes used on Diwali are holy symbols like
a lighted deepak.
The figure of Goddess Lakshmi seated in a lotus is often depicted through rangolis
Figures of animals, geometrical patterns, and natural images like flowers and trees are included in such rangolis
To add a festive touch to these rangolis, you should place diyas and candles at certain positions.
Attractive torans that come with mango leaves and marigold flowers are among those Diwali decorations that can give a fresh and bright look to your home.
They are often used to decorate the entrance door. Torans embellished with beads, bells, and mirrors are fashionable items that help you adorn your home with style.
Beautiful wall hangings having images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha add to your home décor during Diwali. They come with ethnic embroidery work and designer motifs which add more charm to your decorations.
A graceful wall hanging having the image of Lord Ganesha made of white metal and decorated with shades of green and orange is an exotic piece of art that will give a special touch to your Diwali decorations.
Silver and brass sculptures of Lakshmi and Ganesha are popular items used for decorations on Diwali.
They often come with an antique finish that adds to the beauty of your home.
Make your home look beautiful with garlands of colorful flowers like rose, lily, and jasmine.
Fix the flowers along your stair handles which will look fantastic indeed. You may use a string of lights skillfully decorated with flowers in order to enhance the beauty of your home.
This Diwali, let the lights remove all darkness from your life and bring bright hopes.
Use flowers and oil lamps to create a beautiful setting on a Diwali night.
Dress up for Diwali in a traditional attire and let the light brightens you.
Diwali is about vivid colors that enhances your mood and clears away all the gloom.
A beautiful rangoli and well-lit lamps are the very essence of this festival.