Here are few simple ways that could help liven up your homes this Diwali.
- Rangoli: Sketch out a simple yet colourful design with a some Rangoli powder and chalk. If you are not confident, try using a stencil. You could always use the ready made rangoli stickers as well. But the joy of creating your own design is truly more fun.
- Light it up: It's time to bring out those terracotta diyas, paper lamps and lights. Light them up and place them across the peripheries of your house. Replace the those dull yet cliched lights in the centre with those colourful and well crafted paper lamps.
- Decorative gift booxes: Why not gift your near and dear ones with those goodies wrapped up in a fancy decorative gift box? You could buy them from a store near you or make them yourself. All it takes is an old box and some gift wrapping paper with traditional designs.
- Antiques: Convert your antiques into subtle decorations. Traditional brass bowls, for instance, could also be used to place floating candles in the centre of the drawing-room. The bowl could also be placed on the centre table that could be covered with a netted or bright coloured cloth (preferably made out of cotton).