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Diwali do-it-ups

This Diwali, dress up your abode with interesting candles, diyas, metallic vases and Ganesha and Laxmi idols. You can also brighten up your place with cheerful bed linen, fancy lights and floor carpets

entertainment Updated: Nov 05, 2010 01:37 IST
Roma Arora
Roma Arora
Hindustan Times

So, you’ve never wanted to decorate your place as desperately as now. The neighbours are bringing in nice stuff, and so are your friends. How do you make your home stand out without spending hours and all your salary on it?

“If you cannot get the walls painted, opt for bright wall carpets and curtains. They can make a sea of difference,” says Thomas Johan of the decor shop, @home.


It’s not about renovating your house; the point is to bring in cheerful change with artistic accessories. The dining area gets the maximum attention during the festive season, so make sure it's well decorated. “Use attractive table mats, runners, and napkin rings. Flower arrangements and vases also add an edge,” says Hiten Dalal of Bianca home store.

“Interesting bed linen and cushions are a must-have. Pick glass vases and tea-light candle stands, too,” says Rahul Vadera of Renovation Factory.

This year is about contrasts — everything is grand and luxurious, offset with neutral backgrounds. “In furniture, contemporary settings with a few classic or antique pieces are great. Or, a bright, colourful acrylic chair against contemporary interiors works well. In tones, metallics like copper and gold are taking over silver this festive and fall season,” says Rajat Singhi of Address Home.

First Published: Nov 04, 2010 17:53 IST