Style it Bright : The Diwali Edit

The most exhilarating time of the year is here! It’s time to get prepped to welcome the new year and what better time to start it than the Festival of Lights.

To set the right tone, there’s no better place to start than the entrance to your home. Though rangolis, diyas and garlands have an everlasting charm, experiment with modernist rangoli made of beads & mirrors – not only will it look chic but will also last longer! Think of mixing in exotic blooms with your marigolds and rajnigandha for a contemporary take.

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Though diyas & candles in every form are celebrated, why not amp it up a bit with conceptual lighting? Think textural lampshades, cove lights and fragrant candles. Not only is the effect warm, it’s contemporary & chic.

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Hosting a soiree is always great fun, whether it’s creating the menu or planning the drinks. An insider’s tip on hosting the best parties? Follow a theme from the food to the drinks to the décor. Not only will your guests have a great time but you’ll shine as much as your home. Here’s a few simple tips : fresh flowers, dim lighting and a witty tablescape!

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Injecting festivity into your daily lives spreads good cheer – so, if you’re not planning a party, there are still some fantastic ways to deck up your home. Colour is most definitely your friend! Opt for jewel tones for a distinguished look.

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Play with accessories – style textural cushions around a statement sofa, frame modernist art in hues of gold & silver and dress up your coffee table with collectible books, knick-knacks from your travels, and some candles – your space is livened up considerably, setting the tone for great times!

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