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7 tips for decorating the house for Diwali

The festival of lights, Diwali is just around the corner, and it’s about time to get into the mood for preparing the house for this festive season. One of the best things about festivities is actually the anticipation, excitement, and preparation that goes with it. Decorating the house for Diwali is a family affair that brings everyone together in good spirits to start energizing the house with positive vibes. So let’s start getting excited from the anticipation of celebrating this wonderful festival of lights called Diwali by finding ideas and inspiration to decorate the house. 

Grand lighting for the living room

Grand lighting such as this charming chandelier hanging from the ceiling together with the ones on the walls creates a festive ambiance in the living room. After all, festivities are about splurging. The elegant chandeliers light up the whole living room with an air of sophistication and celebration. There’s no better way to celebrate Diwali than with lights galore.

Light up the garden

The garden will welcome guests into your home, so it is important that the garden has an inviting feel to it. Lighting up the garden will give the whole house a welcoming glow too. 

There are various ways one can light up the garden for festivities. Traditionally, for Diwali, diyas or oil lamps are usually used to line the path of the entrance to the house. You can also use candles or battery-charged lamps, electrical lamps, and solar-powered lamps.

Add traditional Indian decor

Traditional Indian decor creates a suitable vibe for one of the major festivals in India. The antique brass turtle oil lamps pictured here is a great way to add something authentically Indian to your home this Diwali. Turtles are considered auspicious in Indian culture, and the rustic style of the oil lamp with its dainty bells and the brass used is typically Indian as well. 

Decorate with colorful cushions

Another simple yet effective way of decorating the house for Diwali is to throw in a few colorful cushions. This will add a splash of color to liven up the house and set a cheerful mood for the occasion. It will also keep guests comfy. 

The colorful cushions pictured here feature pop art style designs in vibrant colors with an Indian theme to it. The funky designs are sure to attract attention to them and add some modern edge to a traditional festival. 

Beautify with flowers

A simple and age-old way of beautifying the house is with flowers. Flowers create a positive vibe in the house whether they are fake or real. Flowers together with an elegant vase can make a world of difference in enhancing the beauty of a space. The white enameled brass flower vase pictured here has lovely designs that are reminiscent of peacocks dancing in the rain. 

Make the house smell good

Finally, make the house smell good with aromatherapy candles, incense, room sprays, and diffusers. Smell has a very strong link to memory, so create good, strong memories this Diwali with scented candles and a range of other fragrances. Decorating the house is not only about stimulating our visual senses, but also our sense of smell. 

Prepare the pooja room

Preparing the pooja room is an important part of anticipating the festival of Diwali. Give your pooja room or pooja area a fresh look this Diwali by adding contemporary lights and a splash of color with wall stickers. Of course don’t forget fresh flowers and oil lamps for the pooja room. 

Place a speaker in the pooja room where you can play devotional songs or relaxing meditative chants to enhance the serene vibe and atmosphere in the pooja room. 

How to choose the perfect Cotton bedsheet?

A Cotton bedsheet is a flat-woven textile that is used on a bed between the occupant of a bed and the warm blanket above. It is generally a rectangle of broadloom fabric, meaning it is made without a center seam. Bedsheets have hems at the top and bottom. The selvages or finished edges of the woven sheet as it is made on the loom are used as side seams and thus there is no need for hemming on the sides. Today, the bedsheet comes as part of a set of bed linens that match in color, fabric, and detail and includes the fitted sheet (to cover the mattress), the flat sheet, and at least one pillowcase.
Choosing a bedsheet design from florals to traditional motifs to solid colors to Jaipuri patterns, bedsheets are available in several prints, designs, and colors.

One of the most important factors in choosing a bed sheet will be the ambiance of the room. If you have plain walls and floors then a bed sheet will give you a lot of scopes to experiment with colors and designs thus adding vibrancy and life to an otherwise staid room.


What kind of fabric

These days a lot of fabrics are available in bedsheets starting right from the all-time basic favorite cotton to poly cotton to polyester to various blends, weaves and GSM (weight i.e. grams per square meter) or TC (thread count), In our context a bedsheet with anything over a 110 TC is good to be used. Typically, 100% cotton bed sheets with a thread count between 180-250 are best suited for the summer months as they are soft and considered of good quality.


Cotton bed sheets are best suited for a climate like ours. They are slightly more expensive than the poly cotton or polyester versions but are unbeatable in comfort and durability. A poly-cotton bed sheet is cheaper than its cotton counterpart generally but over a while, there will be problems of pilling and color inconsistency due to the inherent differences in characteristics of polyester and cotton.


Weave Types

Usually, the fabric weave and the manufacturing processes used won’t be a big factor in your decision; often they don’t even appear on the packaging. But there are a few terms you should know:

  • Sateen is a cotton cloth made with a satin weave, a weave that produces a very soft, lustrous feel but can be somewhat less durable than a tighter weave.
  • Percale is the crisp, durable plain weave fabric typically used for sheets; it has a thread count of at least 180.
  • Combed cotton has been combed to remove the short fibers and leave the long ones, which makes for a strong, soft fabric.

Breathability

Bed linen is either printed or dyed. This makes it important to check whether the process is chemical-free and the bed linen is good for your skin. The material and weave of the fabric also determine how breathable it is i.e. whether it remains cool or heats up against your skin.

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