Spruce up your home with right fes­tive decor

Gulf Times Community - - LIFESTYLE/HOROSCOPE -

With the re­splen­dent aura of earthen lamps, twin­kling lights and the cack­ling of fire­crack­ers all around us, we are ready to bring the fes­tive vibes home. If you are an­tic­i­pat­ing play­ing host to swarm­ing house par­ties that will last un­til the wee hours this Di­wali, in­fuse hints of glam­our into your abode.

Ra­jat Mathur, Busi­ness Head, Script at Go­drej & Boyce and Ar­shi Mukri, De­sign ex­pert at Pepperfry share few tips on how to wel­come guests into a glo­ri­ous house this fes­tive sea­son:

A splash of colour: While loud colours make a tra­di­tional im­pact, pas­tel shades or ice-cream colours as they are also known, are trend­ing fes­tive tones this year. Choose your pre­ferred palate in ad­vance so that you can choose the right ac­ces­sories to match. Break the pas­tels shades with strong hues like navy, olive, fuch­sia, saf­fron or crim­son to bring your space to life.

The Di­wali sup­per: Ta­ble set­ting is a must if you’re look­ing to make a last­ing im­pres­sion on your guests. Add a sim­ple flo­ral ar­range­ment on the cen­tre of your din­ing ta­ble and take a few mo­ments to set the right cut­lery. Float­ing can­dles into glass bowls filled with water make for a unique ta­ble cen­tre­piece.

State­ment fur­ni­ture: Get your liv­ing room into the right mood for end­less hours of con­ver­sa­tion and fun happy mo­ments shared be­tween your loved ones. Rear­range a few fur­ni­ture pieces, add a few poufs, a cof­fee ta­ble and play­ful rug to add a lit­tle fes­tive de­light. Knit­ted throw pil­lows add a fun tex­turised el­e­ment to your couches while aroma dif­fusers with a scent of san­dal­wood can add an aura of vi­brant calm.

If you are in­vest­ing in a new sofa set, go in for some­thing that is mul­ti­func­tional giv­ing you the free­dom of liv­ing, dy­namic and can be eas­ily placed in a va­ri­ety of for­mats bring­ing a cosy touch to your liv­ing room ecosys­tem.

De­bonair decor: This fes­tive sea­son rem­i­nisce the golden era with vin­tage themed dé­cor that will leave your guests en­thralled. Start off by opt­ing for care­fully crafted an­tique gramo­phones and over­sized model tele­phones in­flu­enced by eth­nic art. Up­lift this look fur­ther with Ra­jasthani Jharokas as well as silken up­hol­stery wo­ven to­gether in fine threads of gold and voila.

Spiffy lu­mi­nance: Lights are a fes­tive es­sen­tial that en­rich the fer­vour fur­ther. For a mod­ish theme in the liv­ing room, pen­dant light­ing is an ideal fit­ment whereas in the bed­room, one can add vi­brant ta­ble lamps in perky hues to give the space a tinge of chic. If au nat­u­ral is your style then il­lu­mi­nate the nooks and cor­ners of your home with flo­ral scented can­dles and add in­tri­cately carved metal­lic diyas. — IANS

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