5 Decorating Secrets From Designers To Get Your Home Ready For Holidays

Follow the light

Indulging in luxurious lighting solutions is the best way to bring in the festive season. Spruce up the interiors of your home with bright lights to welcome guests and well-wishers. Lights provide the dual benefit of uplifting the spirit of the season and instantly enhancing the look of your home. However, the sky's the limit when it comes to decorating your home with festive lights. Opt for trendy lampshades that can be placed either on the floor or a decorative shelf if you want to maintain the tone of your existing décor. You can also play around with string lights and even tiny diyas to add that much-needed twinkle to your space.

Placement is everything

While decorating your home for the festive season, it is important to focus on key areas that will instantly attract your guests and make your space lively and inviting. It is best to start from the entrance of your home. You can either decorate your entrance with quirky wall hangings mounted on the main door or border it with dainty streamers that strike the perfect balance of sophistication and fun. It is also a good idea to decorate the pooja room and common sit-out area with basic elements of the festive season like lamps. If you are living in a gated community, don’t forget to decorate your balcony with lights to stand out in the building, or better yet, decorate the corridor with your neighbours and light up the entire floor!

It is also a great idea to welcome your guests with traditional kolam designs drawn at the entrance with rice flour or chalk powder. You can also add an element of glamour by using colour powder to fill up the designs and placing miniature diyas in the corners.

DIY interiors

DIY interior design projects are the best way to express your excitement for the festive season with a personalised touch. There are a variety of DIY projects you can indulge in to enhance your home décor as per your personality and style. For example, you can create a string of lights with colourful paper cups or make eye-catching thread lanterns and keep the compliments coming! You can also bring out the artist in you and hang up a gorgeous oil-painting that goes with the vibe of the festive season. From wall hangings to string lights in a glass bottle and floating candles, the world is your oyster when it comes to DIY festive home décor.

Maximize Your Dining Space

In small spaces, it can be tricky to find the space to entertain. But not having room for a dining table that seats 12 is no reason not to throw an occasional dinner party. The solution: Get creative with seating. A kitchen island can easily fit a few barstools tucked away, and a small bistro table can easily extend into a larger one. Look for drop-leaf tables or extendable ones that can fit more people when needed, and consider throwing your dinner parties buffet-style—where everyone can serve themselves and sit down informally where there's room.

Indulge in aromatherapy

Take your home interiors game up a notch by indulging in décor that caters to all the senses of your body. While making your home visually appealing, it is equally important to enhance it with a refreshing scent, lingering through the rooms and corridors. You can either opt for pretty potpourri bowls placed strategically in every room or use scented candles with a gorgeous candle stand to add an element of drama. Additionally, you can choose from a variety of fragrances – from aqua scents to floral perfumes – to refresh your mind, body and soul.

Scented candles and potpourri can be placed in any room of your house, creating an aromatic envelope of love and warmth wherever you are. They also add to the look and feel of your home because of their elegant packaging and spectrum of colours. You can also try placing flat candles in a shallow bowl of water and watch the reflections dance with the flames.

Bright festive colours

Vibrant colours and festive seasons have always gone hand-in-hand. Make your home Pinterest-worthy with colours that complement the spirit of the festival. Get out of your comfort zone with bright colours like red and purple or go subtle and contemporary with earthy tones that reflect your personal sense of style. You can either paint one wall of the room or change your upholstery to add a dash of bold colours. If you are looking for a budget-friendly tip that doesn’t cause a drastic change to your interiors, you can accessorise your place as per your preferences. From lush carpets and throws to quirky cushion covers and centrepieces, tweak your interiors just enough to begin the festivities!

Whether you are decorating a rented house or hosting a party for the festive season, these home décor tips are guaranteed to make your space the talk of the town. Head out to the Brigade Group today for a house you can call home in the top residential localities of Bangalore, Mysore and other leading cities of the nation.