As a designer and visualizer of beautiful things, a time as festive as Diwali is always inspiring. There’s inspiration wherever you look; vivid colors, ethnic pieces, arrangement of flowers, rangolis, candles and diyas. While Diwali is over it is not mandatory to put away the festive decorations. We are going to tell you inspirational decor pieces that are here to stay.
All households are decorated as the process of decorating one’s home for diwali is a key tradition of the festival itself. While it’s a great time for lamps and lights to shine, other elements of home decor can really bring that feeling of festivity, to make a house feel warm and welcoming.
Some of my favorite home decor pieces this season are inspired from the festivity of this season. They are a curated collection of decor pieces that are inspired from the traditions and the vibrancy that comes with Diwali. These are unique pieces and are quite breath-taking as it is but you can never go wrong with mixing and matching these pieces. Take a look –
This season is all about supporting and bringing craftsmanship into our lifestyles and diwali is a great time to celebrate this local talent by incorporating handmade prints and patterns into our homes. Architect and Designer Rooshad Shroff’s C-chair that uses embroidery. Craftsmanship is a great addition this season. It’s colorful, ethnic and modern, all at once and here to stay for quite long
Kashmir is known for a lot of things and among that is a beautiful home decor piece, a kashmiri carpet. The Carpet Cellar founded by curator and collector Sheel Chandra has a massive collection of these beautiful carpets. Their workshop in Anantnag, a small town in Kashmir is where the magic happens. These carpets are beautifully and intricately handcrafted and they will make a wonderful addition to liven up any room.
Terracotta for Days
Earthenware is a very important aspect of Diwali and why not extend this tradition to home decor? Incorporating terracotta pottery and earthenware to decorate a space is the spirit of Diwali. By all means, feel free to support a street-side vendor and get yourself a terracotta pot or better yet, an arrangement of these pots to add that ethnic vibe to your space. Bonus points for sourcing a piece of pottery with perforations and lighting it up.
Diwali is a lot about ornamentation and embellishment when it comes to home decor as well as fashion. Like a good set of earrings or maang-tikka, your house needs ornaments. Pendant lights, chandeliers and sconce all make for great ornaments for a room. Pendant lights by Studio Avni are bound to add that embellishment to a space.
Votives Can Stay
Tea-light holders and votives don’t need to be put away after Diwali. They make for great centerpieces and add vibrancy to a space. Klove produces a range of Gold votives that are handcrafted in glass. Adding these tea light holders to your home will amp that luxurious feel of your decor. An arrangement of votives to light up any corner or even as a table centerpiece is a great idea.
Bandhini Home offers a great collection of bedspreads and cushions to amp up the ethnicity factor of any room. With intricate Phulkari and traditional motifs like paisleys, these designs perfectly blend in the festivity vibe.
Screens are a great way to spruce up any living room. Viya Home produces intricate metal filigree screens that are sure to adorn and ornament any room. There are different designs and finishes available and these screens compliment the festivity of a space perfectly.
Never too Urly
Flowers and floating candles are a go-to Diwali decor. An urly or a deep metal dish made by Elvy is a perfect addition to the entrance of a house or a centerpiece on a coffee table to display floating flowers and candles.
Intricately handcrafted brass diyas by Jaypore add a great value to a space. They add a spiritual value to your room and you could never go wrong with the look of handcrafted brass.
A modern, minimalist take on a brass diya, Buenos Diyas by Casedesign is as aptly named as it is designed. Adding these individually or as an arrangement of brass diyas are sure to start a conversation.
Architecture or fashion, it’s a great time of the year to feel inspired by the color schemes, patterns and the general festive vibe around you. There’s no dull corner during Diwali and that alone is inspiring. Hope you had a fun and safe Diwali and didn’t forget to look around for inspiration in festivity.
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