Diwali Decoration Ideas 2021: How to Light Up Your Space This Diwali

diwali decoration ideas 2021

Diwali is right around the corner and all we can think of is amazing food, guests, and lit-up streets creating a scintillating vibe around us. One of the things most of us really look forward to about Diwali is the decorating part. It’s so much festive and fun to indulge in searching and finding the right decoration for home. And once the shopping is done, the decorating part is equally fun. But if you haven’t decided on how to decorate your space yet, we’re here with some home Diwali decoration ideas. Check them out! 

Diwali Decoration Ideas: How to Decorate Home for Diwali

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Growing up, we didn’t have much say in deciding how we should decorate our homes. But as adults, it’s important that you set up your space in a way that aligns with your taste and fills you up with positive energy. I mean, what’s the entire point of festivals, if they don’t fill you with positivity and joy? You don’t have to consider how your neighbor does it or how your mom did the decoration in your childhood. You know your vibe. Proceed with the kind of elements that bring you peace and happiness. There’s definitely no rule as to how you should decorate your home. Here is a list of Diwali decoration ideas and tips that you can easily count on. Feel free to pick the ideas that fit your taste.

Lighting Up Your Space 

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First things first, light up your space. I mean, Diwali is the festival of lights after all. Your #1 in the list of items to get for Diwali decoration is lights. It’s said that light signifies knowledge and darkness signifies ignorance. When you light your homes, you’re letting away your ignorance and welcoming knowledge. Talking about lights, there are plenty of options available but here are a few you can try:

  • Fairy Lights – Fairy lights are the most commonly used lights for Diwali – the reason is that they can be used to decorate a really vast area. If you are looking for outdoor decoration for your corridor, balcony, or staircase, these are perfect. You can also get creative and wrap them around plants, vases, railings, etc.
  • Diyas – If you are looking for something more traditional and authentic, diyas should be your best bet. The earthen diyas are very famous and have been in use for festivals since times immemorial. Go ahead and try them out. The terracotta diyas are now available in plenty of colors and designs
  • Pillar Candles – Pillar candles are a great option for decorating indoor space. If you are looking for something subtle and toned down for Diwali decoration, definitely try them out.
  • Tea light candles – Tea light candles are perfect if you are looking for something cute and elegant to light up your space. These are available in several colors, shapes, and scents as well.
  • Jar candles – Another amazing option for Diwali lights for indoor decoration is jar candles. They’re mostly scented and are aesthetically very appealing. These are great for Diwali gifting as well.

Scents & Fragrances

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This doesn’t fall under the visual part of Diwali decorations rather comes under the feel-good part of the decorations. Scents can easily uplift your mood and create a soothing atmosphere indoors. For occasions like Diwali, where you expect guests at home, scents are an amazing option to create a pleasant ambiance. They are warm, calming, and welcoming in all possible ways. You can try out the following fragrances:

  • Incense Sticks – The incense sticks we use at homes for puja are great in terms of fragrance as well. For festivals and pujas, incense sticks are a nice choice to add fragrance and soothe to your space. Get them in mild and natural scents instead of strongly scented ones.
  • Scented Candles – Scented candles are another great option when it comes to Diwali decoration. Needless to say, they serve both for looks and smell. Flavors like rose, lavender, and tea tree are great options for calming and stress-relieving.
  • Aroma Diffusers – Diffusers are used in aromatherapy where aroma (fragrance) is used for healing and soothing mental stress. Try out diffusers and get your favorite aromatic oils to add to them.

Home Décor Pieces

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Next to lights and scents, home décor is the thing you should focus on. When it comes to home décor, simple elements here and there can make a lot of difference. Choose minimal, elegant pieces to keep your space look clutter-free. But since it’s Diwali and if you are into colorful home décor, it’s all good. We are here with some great options for you.

  • Macramé Wall Hangings – These are the trendiest in home décor lately and honestly, they live up to the hype. The sober colors and woven pattern add a great texture to colorful walls. There are macramé plant holders as well that you can try.
  • Statement Table Décor – Statement pieces make the table look very attractive. You can try unique table décor pieces of anything you like – animals, symbols, characters, anything that aligns with your soul. I personally suggest neutral or pastel table décor as they look super aesthetic and pleasant.
  • Plants – Plants were, are, and will be the best home décor anyone could think of. If you have balcony space, try filling it with plants of different types and sizes. You can add lights around them and turn your balcony into a dream space. You can do the same indoors as well. Try indoor plants with air-purifying and calming qualities so you can reap all their benefits.
  • Side tables – Side tables are also a great choice when it comes to Diwali decoration. If you are getting jar candles or pillar candles, a side table could be of great use. You can put your books, table décor or plants as well. You can also put your healing crystals, incense sticks, and other spiritual elements. Go with the ones that suit your mood and your living room aesthetics.
  • Rugs & Carpets – Rugs and carpets also add a great accent to your living room or corner spaces. You have multiple options in them like jute, abstract printed, fur detailed ones, etc. A nice-looking carpet can complement your living room home décor as well.

The Bottom Line

No matter what lights or décor you choose, make sure to keep them in a way to enhances your mood. If you are looking for something calming and peaceful, stay away from bright blue/pink/red lights and flashy décor items. These are a few insights and ideas on how you can decorate your home this Diwali. May the festival fill you with joy and good vibes. Happy Diwali to you and your family.

Love and light <3

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