The holidays offer an opportunity to add warmth, joy and a touch of enchantment to your living space in the beautiful world of lifestyle and home design. Let’s see how you can boost your home’s festive decor to make every moment extraordinary as the calendar focuses on those special days full of celebration and family moments. Krsnaa Mehta, Founder and Design Director of India Circus helps us with tips and tricks to decorate every corner:
- Let there be light
Layered lighting is a design strategy that uses many light sources at different levels to add depth, atmosphere and functionality to your interior. The mood and ambience of your living space is greatly influenced by the lighting in it. Layered lighting: Combine mood, task and accent lighting to add dimension and functionality. Strategically use table lamps, floor lamps, floor chandeliers and hanging lamps.
- Decorative treats
Decorative elements add character and charm to your home. Change your blankets and pillows to reflect the season or your mood. Select textures and patterns that match your current decor. A carefully chosen area rug can serve as the focal point of a room and unify the decor. Choose one that goes well with your chosen color scheme and design. Invest in sculptures or works of art that appeal to you. Whether it’s a contemporary painting or a vintage find, art can be a conversation starter and focal point.
- Wall decoration
Wall decoration plays an important role in setting the festive atmosphere in your home. Your walls provide a canvas for creativity. Create a gallery wall with a mix of framed artwork, photos and mirrors. Arrange them in an aesthetically pleasing way to tell a visual story.
- Scented candles
Candles with pleasant scents can also be used as decorative objects. Invest in stylish candlesticks or lanterns to display your aromatic candles. They can serve as focal points on coffee tables or mantelpieces. Choose scented candles with scents that match the season or your own unique taste. For a peaceful atmosphere, you can light them in the evening.
- Elegant table settings
Invest in elegant tableware, glassware and cutlery for your festive meal. Choose items with elaborate designs or metallic elements to give your table a touch of glitter. Use sturdy table runners or tablecloths with festive colors or patterns. Use a beautiful copper or silver Diya (oil light) as a centerpiece for Diwali or a lavish wreath of candles for Christmas to add a traditional touch. Use beautiful vases, bowls or trays to put a festive decoration on the table.