Diwali 2022: Top 5 decorative ideas to brighten up your home

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The Festival of Lights – Diwali is here! This holiday symbolizes the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and joy over despair. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya on Diwali after killing Ravana and spending 14 years in exile. People make wishes of health, wealth and prosperity to gods Lakshmi, Ganesh and Kubera.

From cleaning to making sweets and flavors, pre-Diwali rituals are part of every household. People perform puja, observe rituals, wear traditional outfits, decorate their homes with diyas, rangoli and lights.

The festive atmosphere is accompanied by the decoration of your home, your office and the places around you. Adorning areas to highlight them with flamboyant colors, lights and flowers, traditional decorating ideas are still followed by the majority of people across the country.

Here are five best Diwali decoration ideas

1) Rangoli: For Indians, making rangolis in Diwali is one of the important decoration ideas or rituals. People can decorate their entrances and “puja” spaces with different types of Indian art made up of colors, flowers, grains, etc. Many rangoli designs are available on the internet to complete the traditional Diwali decorating ritual.

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Making rangolis in Diwali is one of the important decorating ideas or rituals.

2) Diyas: The lighting of earthen lamps or diyas is of particular significance on Diwali as it is the highest decoration ritual followed throughout the country. Apart from the normal earthen diyas, you can also find many colorful and beautiful earthen lamps in the markets. One can also buy basic diyas and decorate them with colors, beads, mirrors, etc. Light up the whole house with different types of diyas in Diwali.

    Lighting from earthen lamps or diyas is of particular importance on Diwali.

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Lighting from earthen lamps or diyas is of particular importance on Diwali.

3) Fairy lights: Rice garlands or string lights make the festive occasion even more lively. It alone has the ability to make your place attractive and pleasant. Light fixtures are versatile decorative objects. You can buy garlands of any shape, color and design. Simply hang these lights on the wall, windows, wrap them around pillars, or one can even tangle them around plants or trees to create the perfect Diwali vibe.

String lights make the festive occasion even livelier.  (PTI)

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String lights make the festive occasion even livelier. (PTI)

4) Torans: The torans are made of different fabrics, or crepe papers decorated with pearls, mirrors, artificial flowers, lace, bells, etc. It can be used throughout the year. This is ideal for interior and exterior home decoration. You can also buy torans with “Diwali wishes” written on them. People can also create torans with original flowers.

The torans are made of different fabrics, or crepe papers.  (AP)

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The torans are made of different fabrics, or crepe papers. (AP)

5) Candles: Decorating with candles is always trendy. It never loses its meaning and beauty. Candles can be used as a decorative item for any occasion. One can buy colored, scented, floating candles in different shapes for Diwali. It gives a classy and elegant look to your place. You can also use candle holders to make your decoration more aesthetic.

    Decorating with candles is always trendy.  (PTI)

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Decorating with candles is always trendy. (PTI)

In Diwali, October 24, the Lakshmi puja muhurat will start at 6:53 p.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. on October 24. The main celebration of Diwali takes place on this day and Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after killing Ravana. People welcome Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, who is believed to bless people with luck and prosperity.

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