Tips and Tricks to Light Up Your Home For Diwali

Tips and Tricks to Light Up Your Home For Diwali

Diwali is the perfect time for spreading joy and harmony. Days leading up to the festival of the year will pass by in a flurry of motions that include cleaning the home, setting up lights on the balcony, or buying gifts for friends and family. Even though the year has started out on a rough note, it can end with smiles and laughter. Your home has to be a reflection of your inner thoughts and feelings - it has to be clean, elegant, and luxurious. Fret not, Abhishek Chadha, CEO and Designer of premium Interior Design firm, The KariGhars has shared with SURFACES REPORTER (SR) some curated tips and tricks to spruce up the abode for Diwali. Take a look:

A surefire way to add a sensational element to your home is by having good lighting. Since the festival of Diwali is all about lights, it would be remiss of us if we didn’t mention the importance of an impeccable lighting scheme. Lighting can make or break the overall feel of the room.

Illuminate Your Home With Diwali Lights

Home Décor Lights

Amp up the look of any room this Diwali in a jiffy by using electric diyas or a well-placed hanging wall fixture. Diwali is a great time to upgrade your lighting fixtures to allow more natural light into your homes while doubling down on the artificial lights with the strategic use of cove lighting and accent lighting.

Home Décor Lights Photo Courtesy- Dark Studio

A sustainable option of outdoor lighting is the use of solar lights. Not only will these lights look aesthetically pleasing, they will also add an element of feasibility. Besides, traditional lanterns, led fairy lights, LED light candles, string lights, multi-colored light bulbs will add a festive sparkle to your space.

Introduce Bold-Coloured Décor Items

Home Décor Lights Photo Courtesy- Dark Studio

Select a few decor pieces in these aristocratic colors, like vases, candles, curios, and place them in the most public areas of the house like the living room.

Home Décor Lights Photo Courtesy- Dark Studio

These colours will be showstoppers and will draw attention to themselves. They add the perfect amount of luxe and grandeur to homes.

Home Décor Lights Photo Courtesy- Dark Studio

Even Out With Soft Furnishings


Home Décor Lights Photo Courtesy- Dark Studio

Balance them out with the use of soft pastel colors like pinks and blues in the form of drapes or napkins, which will also serve to add an ethnic touch to the interiors of the house.

Home Décor Lights Photo Courtesy- Dark Studio

For instance, you can have a beautiful set of armchairs covered in a whimsical pink print along with a minimalistic sofa covered in a powder blue upholstery that can be decorated along with a few plants.

Add Silver and Golden Accents

Home Décor Lights Photo Courtesy- Dark Studio

Adding gold or silver accents in a variety of textures is another way of adding a touch of royalty to your homes, says Designer Abhishek Chadha. Further, the use of cushion covers with more gold, rose gold, copper, silver accents complement the overall aesthetic of the house.

Create An Accent Wall To Brighten Up The Living Room

KariGhars-Home Décor Lights A Royal Blue Accent Wall | Photo Courtesy: Dark Studio

Believe it or not, having an accent wall can make your space more distinct looking and desirable. Accent walls can also be a bright, solid color like turquoise or ruby red. However, Abhishek recommends going with a cityscape as it can add space and dimension to a room.

Decorate With Fresh Bright Coloured Flowers

The use of fresh bright coloured flowers like marigold for an instant lift-me up of the decor is highly recommended during the festive season.

Home Décor Lights A Golden Urli With Flowers And Floating Diyas

You can make Rangoli design with flowers or simply place a glass or terracotta bowl or Urli with water and decorate it with fresh flower petals or floating diyas. Taper, votive, pillar candles as part of table decor gives a festive vibe to the whole expanse.

Home Décor Lights Pillar Candles

Diwali is a festival to spend with your loved ones. However, sometimes, it can be difficult to decorate the house given the changing times and trends. We hope that this handy-dandy guide might have helped you narrow down the options available when it comes to Diwali decoration.

Home Décor Lights Abhishek Chadha, CEO and Designer of premium Interior Design firm, The KariGhars

*Article Provided By: Abhishek Chadha, CEO and Designer of premium Interior Design firm, The KariGhars

About the Firm

The Karighars is the leading interior design firm in Bangalore. Founded in 2009 by the entrepreneur par excellence, Abhishek Chadha, the firm undertakes complete turnkey projects for villas & apartments. In addition to that, they customize wardrobes, entertainment units, modular kitchens & built-in furniture to fit the space & style of a project.

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