9 Eid decoration ideas to celebrate the end of Ramadan

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Growing up in the UK, I have little to no recollection of Ramadan or Eid decor being available in small Islamic businesses, let alone mainstream stores. Ramadan was all about the sacrificial elements, evening prayer, and special times to break the fast with friends and family. Fast forwarding a few decades and the evolution of Ramadan and Eid in the age of social media and growing consumerism, we are now almost spoiled for choice to decorate our homes during the holy month and during the holy month. special Eid party!

With Christmas decorations being the norm and the expansion of Easter and Halloween decorations steadily increasing, it was only a matter of time before Ramadan and Eid were included. It’s a great way to get Muslim kids excited for the month and the celebration at the end. And a fabulous excuse for decorators obsessed with DIY projects like me to outfit the house during Ramadan and Eid!

Here are some cute decoration ideas for Ramadan, which can also be used for either Eid this year …

Create a DIY mosque

DIY ramadan mosque

(Image credit: @thefoxonthehillox)

DIY ramadan mosque

(Image credit: @thefoxonthehillox)

Often times, Ramadan / Eid decorating styles tend to derive from the same region as the origins of the faith – Arabia. With geometric patterns, lanterns, crescent moons, and stars to boot, you’ll often find Ramadan and Eid decor that emulates a lavishly designed mosque interior.

One way parents and kids decorate their homes for Ramadan in this way is the DIY mosque! My Instagram buddy – @thefoxonthehillox created these two amazing homemade mosques last year and this year from cardboard and MDF and they were amazing. The perfect way to inspire your children to pray where they can also play.

Make a Ramadan wreath

Crown of Edi

(Image credit: @thefoxonthehill)

ramadan wreath on a front door

(Image credit: @humiloves)

ramadan crown

(Image credit: @humiloves)

A few years ago, I was inspired by a photo of a wreath that I had seen on Pinterest, to create my own for Ramadan. Using faux eucalyptus and orchids, I created two pretty wreaths to blend in well with my pieces with silver and gold accents respectively. Wreaths are the perfect DIY decorating idea as they can be shaped to suit different interior styles and themes. Last year I added a pampas wreath to my collection. This year, friends and I collaborated on other Ramadan wreaths and they were gorgeous!

ramadan crown

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The best thing about these Ramadan wreaths is also that they can easily be dual purpose and used for Eid too just by changing the (usually removable) words used.

Create a habby chic table setting for Eid

ramadan table scenery

(Image credit: Alimah-Shadia Sitta)

ramadan table scenery

(Image credit: Alimah-Shadia Sitta)

By far my favorite type of party / event decor is a table cape. I like to pick a color or a theme and let my creative skills run free seeing what items from the house I can use to add to the table. This is the highlight of my Eid decor!

Last year I received items from one of the UK’s biggest Muslim home decor stores – eidparty.co.uk. I chose the Shabby Chic collection from their ever-expanding list of themes and probably created my favorite tablescape yet for the second Eid of the summer. Wooden table accessories, a eucalyptus and flowery runner, subtle touches of gold and a burlap Eid bag, what more could you ask for?

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Put some personality into your Eid display

ramadan decor

(Image credit: Alimah-Shadia Sitta)

eid table scenery

(Image credit: Alimah-Shadia Sitta)

I like to get creative and incorporate my favorite decorating trends or the hottest flowers into my Ramadan decorations to make them more personal. So it was only fitting that I combined my love for the pampas with my love for flowers, and that’s exactly what I did for the table landscape and my home decor.

Keep it simple with festive paper plates

ramadan table setting

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If you invite your friends and family over for the second Eid when the lockdown is gone, you might not want to wash a bunch of dishes afterwards! Paper plates like those from @onecloudsilverlining are so luxurious they look real at first glance and make cleanup a lot easier. I used them to create the tablescape above.

Get inspired by the season

ramadan table ideas

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Since Ramadan and Eid move through the calendar, it can be fun to incorporate the season into your decor. One thing I love to do with the cutlery is add something fresh – like a fresh flower or a seasonal stalk in a napkin. It was probably my favorite thing about this iftar table setting.

Add subtle touches to the house

ramadan home decor

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Moderation is a common theme of Ramadan in general, so decorating in moderation is certainly something that resonates with those who practice. I’ll add little touches to my decor throughout my home to keep things festive, then go for a bolder style in one or two areas like below.

ramadan decorations

(Image credit: Alimah-Shadia Sitta)

Whatever you celebrate this year, a big Eid Mubarak to you and yours!

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