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Diwali home decorating ideas!

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Diwali, more commonly known as The Festival of Lights is an ancient festival which is celebrated yearly. Bright lights in many cultures are synonymous with ridding homes and public spaces of negative energy and bad spirits. We known that during this often 5 day long period Indians put their best foot forward; using Diwali as an excuse not only to cleanse their surroundings, but also to show off their fanciest clothes and give family members gifts.

It is also a fabulous occasion to take decorating advice from! No interior fit out is complete without brightly decorated lamps, lights and candles. This is a great opportunity to bring out the best of your decorating abilities, and bring some light and life into your homes. Today on homify, we have an ideabook with some tasteful ways to decorate your home for Diwali. We even have a couple of modern, yet subtle, ways to translate this wonderful festival into your living room and bedroom. Take a look…

Multi coloured magic

This candle will light up any space with lots of fun and exciting colours! The semi-transparent piping allows the glow of the candle to shine through, resulting in an atmospherically pleasing light display in your home. These candles can also feature in any space, and aren't dependent on the surrounding décor. Whether your style is modern, colourful or minimalist, these little pocket rainbows will radiate in any colour scheme. 

Pretty shadows

Round Crystal Tealight Holder/ Holiday Gifts:  Household by M4design

Round Crystal Tealight Holder/ Holiday Gifts


Crystal candle holders are a really fun way to cast magical shadows in any room. These little portable lights can be placed anywhere you see fit! Bring a touch of mystery to your kitchen or even your bathroom. These are a really inexpensive and fun way to get the whole family involved. You can even set a challenge to see who can come up with the best arrangement! These wonderful holders come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so the decorating possibilities are endless. You can even incorporate them with other styles like the multi-coloured candle holder pictured above.

Mood lighting

If you want to decorate for Diwali further than just with candles, you can extend the festival to your ceiling! These cylindrical hanging lamps cast a mystical and moody shadow into the room, almost looking like a constellation in the night sky. Whether you like to fall asleep under the stars or create a relaxing atmosphere in your living room, these pendants are certainly the way to go. 

Bright bedrooms

You can extend the festival even into your bedroom. These downlights in conjunction with the crystal beading, is the perfect way to add a modern day take on the aforementioned. When the main lights are dimmed or off, these crystals will sparkle like gems in the darkness. The mirror is a great way to further reflect the shimmering light they produce, creating a serene and calm environment to retire to after the celebrations have ended!

Subtle wow factor

Residence M-35:  Living room by ArchiDes

Residence M-35


The living room cannot escape the festivities either! Sometimes, you don't want to go too far with permanent decorations, so you can add this subtly with the fantastic back lit display as pictured. A bold statement of yellow light breaks the largely muted colour scheme in this space, creating a halo around the symbolic plate and decorations. If you want to spruce it up even more for Diwali, you can add some of the candles we saw at the beginning of this article for a full on festival of lights inside your home!

We hope you have taken away some great decorating ideas from your Indian experts in this ideabook!

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