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With Diwali season approaching, the cornucopia of embellishments and trimmings have started trickling in. But the key to decorating this season is the unique juxtaposition of traditional and modern lights to grace your home with its subtle elegance.
Here are some creative ways in which you can make use of different forms of lights to brighten up and grace your home this Diwali festive season with Bedazzling Lights and more…
Floating Diyas and Flowers Scattered Around your Home
To start with, you can make your home look absolutely jubilant by mixing and matching floating diyas, candles and lanterns teamed with flowers. Pick from the variety of decorative lights available in the market, and include them in the small nooks and railings to create a striking look that complements the radiance of your indoor and outdoor lighting.
Give your Living Room a Personalized Touch with some DIY Lighting
When it comes to indoor decorating, the living and dining room areas grab the maximum attention. While colorful lamps or lava lamps can set the ambience, a DIY project like old cookie tin hanging lights can spruce up a small alcove.
Add a touch of glamour to conventional cutting Chai glasses by painting them with glitter. Pour a mixture of water and food color into these glasses, with a finishing touch of food color.
Tabletops can be brightened by adding flowers, marbles or colored pebbles along with a floating candle. Bowls of colored water with floating candles is a theme that never gets old.
For your outdoor patio area, safe and effective lighting for staircases can be as simple as upcycling empty bottles and putting in a small string of lights. If wiring is an issue, simple glass jars with candles or tea lights are quick and simple to put together. Again, stain glass lanterns have been trending for the past few seasons and are hasslefree ways to add ambient lighting.
LED Lights Draped into Saris
Draping old Banarasi or bright silk saris on the banisters with strategically placed LED lights bring out color and vibrancy into any space. Highlight this with neon glow products like laces and bracelets from a local toy shop can also help brighten darker nooks. Though the jewel and rope series is the popular choice for outdoor decorating, changing trends have created multiple options.
Sticking to the Traditional Basics
Traditional diyas continue to embellish outdoor lighting, but LED lights can play a very creative role because of its high illumination power. These are popular because they are sleek, neat and bright. The lights can be used to create various designs and patterns on the walls and can also be used as torans. Also when it comes to torans there is something delicate about doily lights. These are just simple doilies strung together and put up with lights for an elegant look.
Finally, for gardens and outdoor spaces, floating diyas and lanterns at different heights can give an ethereal feel. Alternatively, a fusion of traditional diyas and colorful Chinese lanterns hung on trees can have an exclusive charm.
Blend in some of these ideas to traditional decorating and create your own distinct style this Diwali.
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