Diwali Decor: Simple Ways to Add a Festive Touch 

You know what makes the best time of year even better? Decking out your house with Diwali decor to set the mood. Decorating for Diwali doesn’t have to be stressful or difficult to be beautiful. Get every inch of your house into the festive spirit with these creative and whimsical decorating ideas for spaces big and small. We have an Amazon Store Front dedicated to the festival of Diwali!

Decorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touch

The season of lights, sparkle and everything beautiful is here and I’m so excited for it! I start deep cleaning and decorating the house around Navratri time which ends up working out perfectly as it generally falls three weeks before Diwali. I find that decorating the house also gets kids in the spirit and looking forward to the holidays. Here are some easily accessible yet elegant ideas that you can use to decorate your home for the festive season.

Decorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touch

LIGHTS

Decorating with lights is the perfect way to brighten things up for the Festival of Lights. I really like these LED curtain lights and these Star twinkle lights.

Decorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touch

FLOWERS

Whether you are using fresh or artificial, flowers just have a freshness they add to the room. For Diwali marigolds, jasmine, and any jewel tone flowers add warmth and set the mood. I use a mix of artificial marigold garlands draped against my windows along with metallic and glass vases filled with fresh ruby red and blush pink fresh flowers. This year I also added a floral Ganesha to our wall.

Decorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touch

CANDLES

Looking for cozy, intimate Diwali decor? Candles are the way to go! The shadows, the flicker, all set a beautiful mood when paired with gold holders. These tapered ones are modern and beautiful while these metallic votives are perfect bunch together on a dining table. I’ve also used floating tea lights with flowers and it looks amazing in a wide glass bowl. We also love All Things Artistic for the gorgeous gold lotuses and home decor pieces they carry.

Decorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touch

IDOLS

We have quite a few pieces of religious artwork and idols of Lord Ganesha that are not in our Mandir so I like to place them around the house around festival season.  I find this just adds to all cultural stories we tell our little one and makes it feel extra special.

Decorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touch

BOWLS + THAALIS

This is one of my favorite ways to decorate for Diwali! You can use charger plates as thalis, line them up with diyas, flowers, and modern rangoli. I recently found this gorgeous platter that I’m using as a decorative thali this year and this bowl that I’ve filled with LEDs and marigold garlands. 

Decorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touchDecorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touch

LANTERNS

I can’t explain how magical lanterns look when grouped together and lit. These are perfect for Diwali and you can either put a candle or fairy lights in them. This is one of my little ones favorite additions and she calls herself the Diwali fairy when she holds the lanterns.

Decorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touch

PILLOWS + THROWS

Change out your regular pillows and throws for dressier ones. I get tired of seeing the same cushions so I love changing them up during different seasons. Metallic gold and silver cushions along with faux fur throws add a luxe, holiday feel. I have a mermaid pillow on which I draw a diya every year. It’s the little things.

Decorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touch

BUNTING

Decorate your kids playrooms with bunting and banners. This DIY Diya garland is easy to put together and this one is a whole party pack; use code Mirch10 for 10% off all orders. 

Decorating for Diwali: Simple ways to add a festive touch

DIYAS + OTHER

Nothing says Diwali like diyas. Rainbow Diyas are one of our favorite DIY’s! There are also so many beautiful diyas that are available on Amazon, Etsy and in local Indian shops. If Diwali is close to Halloween or Thanksgiving, add Indian inspired pumpkins on your front porch or stoop. It’s a fun way to mix the two holidays and I’ve never seen such glam pumpkins. 

DIY RAINBOW DIWALI DIYA

DIY Metallic Henna Pumpkins

Looking for more Diwali decor ideas? Follow me on Pinterest where I am always pinning away inspiration and beautiful finds. How do you decorate for Diwali?

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