Festivals are an inseparable part of our Indian culture. We Indians celebrate a large variety of festivals throughout the year. Festivals create positive vibes at home and in our heart!
A Sense of true fulfilment is always inside our little heaven, a heaven, which is called as home! One doesn’t really need exotic space or expensive accessories to decorate home during auspicious months or festivals..
Simple things at home, say an oil lamp or diya, an old brass vessel, or a string of fresh flower can change the mood of entire home. A vibrant rangoli, simple bamboo mat, colorful cushions, or an ethnic or antique piece of furniture can usher so much warmth, grandness & elegance that you feel one with them!
Festival decorations are not necessarily expensive, however they certainly catch the eye and set the celebration mood!
Here are few ideas one can try out to transform a modern home to an Indian traditional theme, during the festivals. Considering today’s lifestyle, these easy to implement tips would be useful for modern Indian couples who want to re-live their childhood,enjoy festival mood at their modern home!
1. Play with colors!
Colors play important role in setting festive mood. Choose primary colour scheme to transform your home into traditional outlook.You dont have to change your wall paints.But try bright & vibrant cushions on your contemporary sofa. Drape your windows with colorful silk blinds or curtains. Not only that, but bright eye catching table runners, and handmade mats on floors are key elements to describe the Indian look.
2. Create Focal points:
Focal points are for creating the visual interest about the space! During festivals, make use of simple accessories like fresh flowers, an oil lamp,decorative pooja thali,or a vibrant rangoli,which can create wonderful focal point. Other than that, antique piece of furniture, wooden statues, brass vessels can set a festive atmosphere, a traditional mood in the same modern home.
3.Beauty is in simplicity!
Today at many home décor shops, handmade bamboo or coconut mats are easily available. It’s a very good idea to use these handmade mats during festival season. Enjoy low seating arrangement for a while! Add some vibrant throw cushions to add the charm. Display antique brass or copper vessels. Add marble or wooden statues in your living room. Try wind chimes or string of lights, and fresh flowers .This will certainly set the perfect mood for festival.
4. Enjoy Fragrance of celebration!
Details are not details, they make the design! While taking care of visual interest to set festive mood, never forget to fill your heart with celebration Fragrance! Natural fragrances like camphor, sandal sticks or fresh flowers, spread the aroma of the festive day.