Tips for Decorating Home This Festive Season

by October 20, 2018 0 comments

Sarabjit Singh, an architectural designer by profession, shares some simple tips to give your house a makeover this Diwali.

With the festive season around the corner, decorate your home elegantly with the right accessories, colours, and much more.

Festive colours: Use traditionally vibrant or bold colours to add in a festive effect to your home. Ochre, lime green and crimson red are the ideal colours to enhance and jazz up any space.

Décor items to own: Today, with the array of décor items on offer, households feel spoilt for choice and find them to be an imperative part of a festive house makeover. For me, a large cluster of hanging lanterns in a nice metal finish with cutwork motifs is a must-have décor item this festive season.

Re-arrange your furniture:  Festivals mean an inflow of guests, which often leads to space issues. Move your furniture around, let the sofa be closer to the wall and table in the centre. This will bring in a change and make your space look bigger. You can also use ethnic inspired cushions, throws, screens in wood or metal and hanging lanterns to make your space look more festive without altering your furniture. Use lots of cushions and sofas dressed in a mix match of colours. You could opt for an ottoman instead of a centre table to give a spacious vibe to your space.

Re-do your walls: Use a mirror mosaic with a mix of mirrors of different sizes collected from various places over time and fixed in unique patterns so that the reflection in the mirrors makes the space look bigger and lighter. Further, a marigold or lotus motif in brass repeated on any wall in a random pattern would surely help add a festive pop to your space.

I would also recommend using brass screens and decorative hanging lights with auspicious brass motifs to complete your Diwali look.

Mix and match modern and traditional elements: Use a mix of traditional and modern elements such as  mason jar candle stands with candles of different colours, paper lanterns and wine glass candle holders to create a unique, festive look.

Writer: Team Viva

Courtesy: The Pioneer


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