Interior decor tips to give your home a festive vibe this festival season

ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
Sep 02, 2022 09:16 AM IST

If you’re in a mood to give your home interior decor a makeover this Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam, Navratri, Dussehra or Diwali festive season, here’s how you can do so with some simple tweaks

The coming weeks are swamped with Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam, Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali celebrations and the festive season in India is special for more reasons than one as it is the time when families come together, special delicacies are prepared and homes are aglow with festive cheer but more than anything else, the grand festive season is a time for decluttering and making space in our homes and hearts for love and prosperity. Home decor and interiors undergo rigorous cleaning and at times complete revamps and renovations during festival time.

Interior decor tips to give your home a festive vibe this festival season(Image by Jatinder Jeetu from Pixabay )
Interior decor tips to give your home a festive vibe this festival season(Image by Jatinder Jeetu from Pixabay )

In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Gabriel Gil, Head of Design Innovation at Bonito Designs, suggested some simple tweaks for those in a mood to give their home a makeover this festive season. He said, “Handcrafted items enhance the appeal of the overall decor and add uniqueness to your nests. Macrame wall hangings can be utilized to keep your small planters in place and gives a very bohemian and Indian touch to the decor. To declutter the space, vintage multi-utility drawers can be an add on that will help in keeping all the useful scattered stuff in one place while adding a depth to your home.”

Given that the living room hosts family and friends throughout the festive months, he advised, “Create the perfect look for this room just by changing the soft furnishings. Mix and match colourful cushions with a patterned rug, and it will add a whole new visual dimension to the space. Another tip for the living area would be to go for contrasting or matching cushions in rich fabrics such as velvet, silk, or jacquard. A new set of curtains can bring newness to the space in a matter of minutes. Make sure you keep a few things in mind while choosing the perfect curtains for your house such as picking up the fabric in sheer material that balances out the lighting in the room. Go bold if you want your curtains as a standout feature of the room or you can keep it simple yet elegant to give structure to the whole look and feel of your home.”

He added, “You can go for brass or copper pieces, silver vases and decorative candle holders to add a bit of glamour. Adding a touch of magic to your homes can be done by keeping scented candles that will uplift your mood and can be utilised as a decor piece by opting for clear or glass jar candles. For the final touches, the festive season is incomplete without lights and rangolis. Set the tone for celebrations with lights in gold or different shades that capture the essence of your home. Rangolis are associated with Indian tradition to bring luck and goodwill to the house. Add candles and lights to amp up your rangoli at the entrance of your home. These tips will ensure your home is adorned and decked up for the festivities.”

Bringing his expertise to the same, Toby Thomas, Marketing Director at Bethliving, recommended:

1. Furniture - As furniture takes up a lot of space in the house, selecting pieces that serve double duty help make the room cosy and comfortable for guests and family to huddle together and laugh away. One way to achieve it is by putting the sofas together with lounge chairs around them and creating a relaxed atmosphere during this festive season.

2. Adding different frames - A glass mirror makes your home look sophisticated and chic. Add different sizes of mirrors on the empty wall, especially by the staircase and change the setting a little bit by shuffling frames.

3. Hanging stocking holders - As we are talking about the festive season, Christmas is also not so far, so hanging your stocking with care is one of the easiest ways to brighten up your Christmas decor. You can place them on staircases, windows, and railings wherever you want. Also, you can get some candy cane stocking hangers to add little fun to your decor.

4. Fireproof products - During the festive season, it is necessary to have some products which should be decorated inside homes so that they can protect us from firecrackers as the wooden furniture catches fire quickly. Stainless steel products are also the best option - safe and aesthetically-pleasing. They are also eco-friendly and make the home safe and unique at the same time.

5. Adding new utensils - You can also invest in good quality glass utensils this festival season as we are more indulged in cooking food during the festive season. A classic glass or ceramic dinner set will add to the richness of your home and décor.

Adding to the list of tips to give your home a festive vibe, Architect and Interior Designer Paushika Gupta, Founder of Paushika Gupta Architecture+Design, suggested:

1. Let there be light - Use smart taper candles and modern holders to keep the space lit up. Jasmine fragrant candles are the best for welcoming festivities.

2. Throw it around - Use throws to make it more snuggly and peachy. These throws can be made of rich velvets in dashing colours to add to the festive valour.

3. Cushion love - Add cushions in bold tones and rich fabrics, deep emeralds, burgundys and navys. With a hint of gold. Use brocades, silk and velvet to add a touch of warmth.

4. Green and yellow - Add lanterns and planters in your homes to make then more friendly and welcoming. Some china palm with floor mounted lanterns with fairy lights always sets the mood.

5. Urli power - Use an urli to hold water and flower petals to make the space look vibrant. You can also add floating candles. These urli’s can be made out of brass or marble, they’re readily available in a lot of shapes, such as flowers and intricate carved bowls. One can keep these on table tops or entrances or in the corners of their homes.

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