Diwali, the festival of light, illuminates our houses and hearts with joy and brilliant decorations, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
In India, festivals come into two clusters based on the summer and winter harvests. And so, there are festivals in spring, followed by festivals in the post-monsoon autumn. Diwali falls in the latter category.
Before every Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Dussera and Diwali, I find myself scratching my hand wondering how to decorate differently this year.
If you are like me and are looking for Decoration Inspiration for Diwali and all other festivities then this post is for you.
My childhood memories of Diwali are laced with my Mom frying chaklis and Gujias, my Aaji (Grandma) rolling ladoos, dad putting up lights and we trying to “declutter” our room and waiting eagerly to burst crackers. Traveling to India during Diwali? Here’s Everything you need to know.
Below is a collection of Diwali and Ganpati decorations from my house and from the house of my near and dear ones. I feel I am surrounded by talented friends who were happy to share their awesome Diwali decoration ideas with me.
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This photograph is from my friend’s house. I like how the face of the boys has lit up while decorating the house with flowers and diyas on the occasion of Diwali. This photograph truly depicts the true spirit of the festival of lights.
This decoration is from my mother’s house. Simple yet elegant, the arrangement of polished brass diyas laced with marigold flowers looks beautiful.
These lamps are such a perfect fit for any kind of decoration. You can put flower petals inside or put oil and wick and light it up or just set it on a corner table and spread flowers around it.
Holi brings with it colors, Ganesh Chaturthi brings with it clay idols, Onam brings with it the beautiful Shankupushpam floral Rangoli.
Boisterous festivities like these cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world.
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Diyas for Diwali Decoration
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If your tiles are black in colour or you have a black slab at home make this simple and yet so beautiful Ganesh Rangoli. Marigold flowers add to the beauty of this beautiful rangoli Diwali decoration.
Our household is apparently very fond of brass utensils. We use old brass utensils to decorate corners of our house during festivals.
Pitambari comes very handy to polish brass utensils and keeps them shining.
Here are some interesting brass items that you can buy on Amazon. I especially like the Brass Urli with bells… I should remind myself to save more to be able to buy this Urli 🙂
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Urli for Diwali Decoration
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We had got this elephant statue from Kochi in Kerala. In below images, you will see how in different ways we have used this handcrafted traditional artifact for Diwali decorations.
Traditional Hand Crafted Artifacts for Diwali Decoration
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I swear by marigold flowers for decorations. In the below image you will see how marigold garlands enhance the Mahalaxmi decorations.
Don’t have the availability of fresh marigold flowers? Not to worry. I found these flowers on Amazon.
Marigold Flower Rangoli for Diwali Decoration
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This Pearl lace adds to the festive look of the Diwali decorations.
Marigold flowers, rose petals and diyas always go well. I love this flower rangoli decoration that a friend did inside her house.
I would highly recommend the Star LED Lights for Diwali Decorations. You can in fact continue with these decorations right till Christmas and New Years.
Star LED lights for Diwali Decoration
The above image is from a friend’s house. You can buy this on Amazon as well.
I would highly recommend the Star Light Curtain. There are 138 LED LIGHTS in this curtain and it just beautifully lights up the house.
Be it Diwali, Christmas or Eid, these stars give a very festive look to the house.
It comes with a Wire and 2 pin plugs. You just have to plug in your electrical plug point to get it started for a festive mood.
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Peacock Rangoli for Diwali Decoration
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Not sure if you can make something like this yourself? Not to worry! You can buy lovely rangoli patterns on Amazon.
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Get Children involved in Creating Diwali Decoration Patterns
Use your tile patterns to create interesting geometric designs as rangoli.
Decorate your Flower Rangoli with Tea Lights
I believe, one can never have enough lights 🙂
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Check out these Terracotta tealight cum candle holders
Decorate your Home entrance with Torans
Complete your Diwali Decorations with a beautiful Toran.
Here are few more Contemporary decoration ideas
Make Earthern Diyas fashionable this Diwali
The below image is from Varanasi Ganga Aarti. Look at the lamp. Isn’t it gorgeous?
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