25
Oct

Styling your Home this Diwali with 5 effective and budget friendly ways!

From time-honoured confectioneries to glittering must-haves, this Diwali is all about giving and hosting your loved ones at your home! So it becomes paramount to spruce things up before your guests arrive. Whether it’s for a cosy Diwali dinner or an elaborate cards ” Teen Patti/Poker party ” you can never go wrong with these tips!

Here are 5 effective and budget-friendly tips to Style your Home this Diwali!

 

The Entrance:

The first impression is the last impression they say. So why not set up a tone for the entrance of the house and make it look stunning as this will create an impact on your guest before they walk in!

Tip1:

Create a Backdrop of Genda/Marigold Flowers or Fabric of your choice.

 

Tip2:

Place something elevated on the floor like a lantern or an elevated stand with an idol.

Tip 3:

Fill up any empty corner with a pocket of green with planters and elevate it with a metallic base and add floating diyas or tea lights on a mirror base.

This is very simple & festive, small design but great impact.

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Sofa Styling:

Next, we are going to start with a neutral coloured sofa and start layering on it to give it the truly festive look!

 

Tip1:

Layer with woven throw use at the back of the sofa.

 

Tip2:

Use solid cushions in red, yellow or orange that still goes with the festive look. Layer it with bigger cushions at the back and small ones at the front.

Tip 3:

For the centre, you can play with lumber pillows that are shimmering with either mother of pearl or hand embroidered designs to add the glam factor.

 

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Dining Table Decor :

Next, is the dining table set up which is one of the key elements while entertaining!

 

Tip1:

Layer tabletop with a beautiful table cloth or even a great looking saree or a silk runner you may have.

 

Tip2:

Give definition to the plates by adding Genda/Marigold Flowers around them.

Tip 3:

Throw fresh Mogra/Jasmine flowers on the table to give that beautiful natural aroma. Note- please do check with your guests beforehand for allergies.

 

Tip 4:

Use a candle in a hurricane vase as a focal point at the centre of the table.

Tip 5:

Don’t be afraid to mix things up with adding fun trinkets to add a pop of colour. We used Stuffed elephants that were bought from Rajasthan. These are great conversational pieces too!

 

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Vignette Dressing :

There are certain corners of the house that are dull and lifeless because we haven’t paid attention to them. So let’s look into this:

 

Tip1:

Put many lit candles in a glass box and accentuate it with  Genda/Marigold Flowers.

Tip2:

Add mirrors to add dimension, depth and drama.

 

Tip 3:

Use other flowers with complementing colours like bougainvillaea in a metallic base.

 

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Bathroom Essentials :

Now let’s look at the bathroom which is one of the most unattended areas of the home!

 

Tip1:

Go for a more traditional look instead of a metallic base to house your essentials you can use a wooden base /” Patla ” as its traditionally called.

Tip2:

Placing things at an angle can help it look more fluid.

 

Tip 3:

Add candles- it’s a no brainer!

 

Tip 4:

Use elements that complement the countertop.

 

Tip 5:

You can put your soap dispenser in a shimmering metallic bowl if it does not match the look you are going for.

 

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This Diwali, have a bigger heart, light a bigger luminosity and cherish the good times and nostalgia with your loved ones. From the entire team at Jasmine Jhaveri Design Studio, we wish everyone a very Happy Diwali!