With the festival of lights, Diwali, just around the corner, people across India are gearing up for the festivities and preparing to welcome Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity into their homes. Apart from going on an intense cleaning spree and sprucing up their homes, people also look for innovative and unique ideas to decorate their abode.

While cleaning the rooms, painting the walls, changing the drapes and rearranging the furniture, takes care of half of the decorations, beautiful diyas, candles, lanterns, rangolis and torans are essential to jazz up your home and add that festive touch to it.  To ensure that you don’t fall short of ideas this season, we have enlisted a few ideas for decorating your homes this Diwali:

Best Diwali Decoration Ideas For A Bright & Beautiful Home

Paper Lampshades. Paper lampshades are a novel oriental way of decorating the house on Diwali
Glass Jar Lanterns. Ever thrown away the glass jars assuming them to be useless?
Flowers & Candles Decor
Paper Cup Lights
Colorful Candles
Diwali Torans
The Evergreen Diyas

1. Lanterns:

Decorating your homes with lanterns is one of the brightest and easiest ways to elevate its ambience and bring a festive aura to it. There are a variety of traditional and contemporary designs to choose from.

Alternatively, you can also create your own lantern at home. Detailed instructions to make creative and unique lanterns are available online. All you need is some cardboard, decorative paper, glue, a pair of scissors, stapler, ribbons and streamers.

2. Diyas & Tea-Lights:

No Diwali decoration is complete without bright and colourful Diyas and Tea-Lights. The light of the diya epitomizes knowledge, truth, hope and the victory of good over evil. Illuminate every nook and corner of your home with Diyas and Tea-Lights.

Those in the mood for some DIY fun can also make their own diyas. Get creative with acrylic paint and glitter and design artistic diyas.

3. Rangoli:

Rangolis usually grace the entrance of homes and are drawn on all auspicious occasions and festivals like Diwali. It is created to not only welcome guests that visit, but also Goddess Lakshmi herself. Generally made from coloured chalk, rice flour and powdered colour, Rangolis can also be made from acrylic colours and flowers. However, if you are not much of an artist, you can purchase Rangoli stickers. A variety of patterns and designs are available online.

4. Lights:

The festival of Diwali is synonymous with lights. So, adorn your balconies and windows with pretty strings of lights, and don’t be restricted by the oh-so-regular lights either. There are plenty of options to choose from like tiny fairy lights, sea shell lights, lights shaped like leaves, animals and fruits and even diya shaped lights.

To decorate the rooms in your house, you can use string light lamps available in different shapes, sizes and colours.

For the empty spaces in your home like a large arch opening or a blank wall, hang string lights like a curtain to make it look festive.

5. Candles:

Candles lend a lovely aura to the surroundings with their light. Moreover, they are extremely versatile objects that go with everything and are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, material and aroma. To give a distinctive touch to your décor, you can even opt for floating candles.

6. Floral decoration:

Flowers have the power to lend an elegant touch to any decoration. While a wide assortment of flowers are available in the market, Marigold flowers are considered to be the most auspicious. Their vibrant shades of orange and yellow represent new beginnings and are associated with fire and life.

Flower Decoration

You can use flowers to make rangolis and torans and adorn doors, windows, staircases and other empty spaces. They make great centre pieces too and can also be used to create attractive designs on tables, shelves and the corners of the rooms.

7. Torans:

Also known as bandhanwars, Torans are used to decorate the entrance door of homes to welcome guests and Goddess Lakshmi. While fresh flower torans made from mango leaves and marigold flowers are traditionally used for Diwali, beautiful artificial torans are also available in the market.

Alternately, you can also create eye-catching torans yourself. All you need are a few art and craft supplies and a little bit of creativity. Implement these decoration ideas to beautify your homes this Diwali and let Goddess Lakshmi shower you with wealth, positivity and happiness.

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