Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated festivals in Maharashtra and Karnataka, dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi falls on August 31, and the 10 days of the festival that follow will be celebrated with zeal. The Ganesh festival is all about vibrancy, happiness, praying to the Bappa and eating.
Inviting Lord Ganesha’s idol home to the festival can be an exciting but exhausting job. Cleaning the house, making prasad, entertaining the guests, making sure the idol is worshiped correctly and the house is decorated in the spirit of the festival.
Here are some of the simple ideas that you can use to decorate your home for Ganesh Chaturthi.
Flowers are the most popular way to decorate the home for festivals. Use roses, marigolds, lilies and carnations to make garlands. You can create canopies and tapestries by trying different combinations of flower colors and textures. Install a gold, brown, or beige curtain as a backdrop for a layer of gorgeous floral decor.
Bring in the light
Brighten up your in-house Ganpati pandal with different types of lamps, such as pendant and focus lamps. You can also use fairy lights to run along the surface of the wall as the perfect backdrop for those festive photos. You can paint earthenware and hang them as lamps to add a touch of warmth and comfort to your Ganpati decor.
Use of origami
You can decorate your home for the festival without perishable elements by using artificial paper and plastic products. Origami is an art form that can transform paper into beautiful decor pieces by folding and twisting it. Use brightly colored paper to imitate mythical elements to give the decor a religious feel.
Decorate the Diyas and Candles
Diyas are oil lamps made of clay or mud. You can decorate diyas with DIY ideas (DIY) for painting. You can use poster colors to paint on the diya and create patterns. Using a bit of glitter can also help add to the festival’s flamboyance. Homemade scented candles can also help brighten up the space.
Rangoli is an auspicious art form that consists of drawing beautiful patterns on the floor using powder color or colored sand. You can also make a rangoli with different types of flowers. You can prepare a rangoli for the idol to mark a good omen. Indians also usually draw a rangoli at the entrance of the house to welcome good luck and prosperity.
Make the most of these festive decor ideas to invite positivity into your home.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
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