That Happy Diwali: Diwali Decor at Home [Update 2020]

2020 has been a difficult year. Festivals are not going to be the same. But I have been celebrating Diwali at home for many years now. Decorating and lighting up my house, sit at home with my parents and make some delicacies and enjoy as a family! Please be as careful as you can be this year when you celebrate this beautiful festival of lights. This post makes all the more sense now – enjoy at home! And also the Diwali decor at home!

Is the Diwali fever already catching up? Well, if it has not, it should! In the second part of the three-part series, I want to talk about Diwali decor – Diwali decor at home.

Sushmita Malakar | Diwali Decor at Home
Diwali Decor at Home

Wall Decals – Minimalist and Easiest!

Come the month of October and almost every house is being cleaned, white-washed and decorated with new furnishings. And it’s a great thing – not that you can’t give your home a new look any time, but Diwali seems like the best time to do it.  Do it the way you like it. Like my mom got the curtains and other furnishings upgraded, like every year. Or like my friend who renovated his walls with some cool wall decal:  

I loved the colours and quirkiness of his imaginations though! 

Diwali Decor at Home: Traditional Decorations

Now, I wanted to talk about the various specific Diwali decorations – like the flowers and the lamps. For me, nothing beats the conventional earthen pots or the diyas. I usually light up my whole home with them on the occasion of Diwali for two days. I have a particular liking for the diyas which are sold by the local artists who set up their stalls in the local neighbourhood. Now, this is because of a few reasons. One, I am probably giving them the complete royalty for their product that they are selling and not via some retailer who looks for his/her profit. Second, I like the unpainted, completely raw diyas. 

The bigger and exotic variants of these are also available. You just have to look for them!    

Diwali Decor at home: String lights and more!

Moving on towards the other type of lights, the ones which I like the most are fairy lights. Though they are not as bright as the conventional light bulb ladi that we used to have (well, I still have them) but they look cute and you can actually experiment a lot with them.  Some of these decors which can light up your rooms beyond Diwali.

I am completely in love with the idea of glass bottles/ jars and fairy lights. They actually grind your creative grey cells to come up with something unique!

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I put my wine bottles to good use! With all the glitter and glamour, wishing you a very happy Diwali. I hope that you leave behind the gloominess, if any, and shine like the star that you are! Sending you loads of love and positive vibes 💖 Dressing up in ethnic makes me feel closer to home! Thank you bestie (@kohliaroundtheworld for the perfect earrings which go with almost everything that I decide to wear! Also, @cupcakevineyards wines are not just the best but the bottles make the cutest lamps! . . . . #happydiwali #diwali #diwalidecor #indianfestival #diwali2019 #light #festival #fall #floral #floralwreaths #family #love #firstdiwali #gharwalidiwali #newhome #winebottlelamp #fairylights #ethnic #indianethnicwear #winebottlediy #diy #shotoniphone

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Then there are some amazing festive lights – hanging lights which not only brighten up your home but also look uniquely different.

I love the idea of curtain light! They give an absolutely new look to the balcony and windows!

How can we forget Rangoli?

And finally, let me talk about the flowers. Floral decorations are great if done in moderation. I mean, come on, flowers look great in their natural habitat. A li’l flower rangoli,  li’l bit of flowers on doors and you are good to go! Some minimal flower decorations, which I completely adore are the ones which I made after I moved here!

That is all I have to talk about for Diwali decor! I really hope that you share your great ideas and picture with me on my Facebook or Instagram or Twitter! Just use #sushmitamalakardotcom and I shall know! 🙂

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  1. @Ronnie Dada
    it's just about celebrating the spirit of the festival! I would never suggest to throw out your old things or buy new ones while the older ones are still intact!

    But I feel its just celebrating the happiness of Diwali by lighting the diyaand making those rangoli

  2. Decors are cool! It is amazing how festivals bring out the best decorations throughout the world. The Christmas Markets in Germany are breathtaking. But I am not a big fan of buying new things just because its Diwali or Durga Puja. Yes, it feels great for a while but when you look at the repercussions, it does not make sense. We need way less than we buy. There is a lot of recycling and upscaling which can be done instead of buying 'new things'.

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