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The anticipation of family get-togethers, lights and lanterns adorning the windows of houses, fire-crackers, a festive wardrobe and delicious sweets only add to the fervour of the festival of lights - Diwali. Celebrating this luminous festival in your house not only allows the opportunity to bring the family together with happiness & smiles, but also fills the house with the positive energies of the festivities to turn your house into a home.

So if you are looking forward to spending this Diwali at home, here are a few things you can do to spruce it up with some simple and creative ways:

Give your home a makeover
Cleaning the home gives your home that fresh new feel. Changing the drapes and upholstery, bringing out the special occasion china-ware and changing the orientation of the furniture slightly gives the home a fresh new feel. The added benefits of this inexpensive yet simple makeover are the sense of achievement and the opportunity for the family to bond.

This cleaning process not only signifies a fresh beginning, but also brings a lot of laughter and chatter in the house, thus, making it lively.

Light the lamps
The festival of lights is incomplete without, well, lights. And there is no better excuse or opportunity to be extravagance and creativity in this endeavour. Light up your home with traditional lamps or floating candles in the doorway. Hanging colourful lanterns and electric lights that flash in a myriad of patterns in the windows and balconies adds a colourful and sparkling touch to the home.

Since all the lamps need to be lit together, it is a team effort which involves the entire family in lighting them. These lamps brighten the home and gives life to the festive mood.

The festive home decor
The quintessential rangoli is an absolute must at the entryway of the home. If does not matter if you are a novice or a pro, there is no better welcome than a splash of bright colours at your door.

Using flowers to adorn the home uplifts the mood and adds a feeling of positivity. Marigold balls, torans, and flowers strewn around the temple create a festive look that compliments the overall decor.

When changing the drapes and bed-covers do so with a theme. Although the diwali theme of vibrant greens and fiesty oranges is always a hit, you can go for something complimentary to the existing furniture and home design.

Here’s wishing you a Happy Diwali.