Guide to give your home a Festive Makeover
The festive season is already upon us and the preparations are in full swing. Once you have dusted, scrubbed and mopped every possible corner of your home to perfect shine it is time to glam up your house in new allure. However, while we are at it we also keep in mind that you cannot blow your entire bank balance on decorative items for your home so we choose some pretty affordable yet effective items to glam up your home sweet home for the upcoming festive season.
- Cushions and cushion covers
While getting a new paint job done before Diwali is ideal to break the monotony and bring in new colours to your home, a more budget-friendly option is to get new cushion covers. If your cushions have been sitting on your couches for more than 3 years then it is a good idea to replace them with new fluffier ones. Get the cushion covers in a variety of colours, prints, patterns and textures to give an eclectic and artistic touch to your living room. However, if you are going for different prints and patterns then try to stick to a colour palette to get a cohesive look.
- Rugs and Door Mats
If you are thinking of unfurling the ancient carpet you have which is laden with dust and mildew then completely forget about it. Put a touch of modern in your room by laying a beautiful tribal print rug. The print on it will give you the right amount of ethnic while the lush feel of the rug will give you the classic carpet vibe without the heaviness. If you want a more minimal look then go for rugs which have stripes instead of prints.
If there is an appropriate time to replace your old and battered doormats then it has been around this season. Replace any tacky and old-fashioned doormat with jute rugs or mats.
Bring in new life into your home this festive season (quite literally) by getting some pretty indoor plants. Get hanging planters in rich gold tones to reflect the glam of the season and put ferns and succulents in them. And, get larger gold or copper planters with sturdy stands to hold indoor palms in any corner of your room. Areca, peace lily, English ivy, bamboo palm and mother-in-law’s tongue are some of the air purifying plants which are perfect for the festive season to soak up the toxins left by firecrackers in the air.
How can we forget these during Diwali! While fairy lights and LED bulbs will illuminate your home on the outside we suggest getting beautiful lampshades for the inside. Get printed lamps that will add a subtle glow to your room while the print adds to the ethnic feel of the festival. You can get a salt lamp for your bedroom and gift yourself with its innumerable benefits this Diwali.
So, what are you waiting for? Gear up and go shopping. You do not have to run from one store to another during the Diwali rush as you can get these beauties online at amazing prices. Here’s to a happy Diwali with a glam home!