Diwali is here and the air is filled with festivity! Feast your eyes on beautiful rangoli, bright lights and colourful kandils all around you. The markets are flooded with different kinds of diwali and you will certainly be spoiled for choice. But simply buying these lights will do no good to your home decor for Diwali.

Plenty of bright lights

Try these easy and creative lighting ideas and make every corner at home shine brilliantly:

Diwali lighting ideas #1: The humble diya
Colourful diyas

Clay diyas in all shapes and sizes are available in the market during Diwali. But you can customise it a bit if you are in the mood to get creative. Just grab some acrylic paint and brushes and paint away! This could be a project for the whole family. The result will surely be more personal and something your kids might want to show off to your guests.

Diwali lighting ideas #2: Floating diyas and candles
Easy to make

To nail that contemporary look, you could try floating your diyas and candles in a large bowl of water. Surround them with some rose petals and marigold flowers and fill the air with mild fragrance. You will love how fresh your home smells and feels after this!

Diwali lighting ideas #3: Fairy lights
Pretty fairy lights

Diyas and candles can sometimes get a little tricky if you have pets and kids running around the house. Opt for fairy lights or string lights instead! Consequently, place it in a jar, hang it on the window or simply wrap it around vases for that warm glow or twinkle.

Diwali lighting ideas #4: Pretty lanterns
Elegant lanterns

You can pick up beautiful lanterns in all shapes, sizes and colours during the festive season. Pick out a nice lamp in metal or paper that will emit a kaleidoscopic effect on your walls. Your home will then be Diwali-ready!

Diwali lighting ideas #5: Decorative candles
Soft and simple

Do you have a lot of candles lying around? You can repurpose them by decorating it with glitter, colours, flowers, leaves and more! Creating magic on a budget, you can also place these candles in ornamental brass holders and breathe new life into your homes.

We hope these tips will help you illuminate your homes this Diwali! Whether you’re away from home or spending it with family, these small gestures will add so much to the festivities, without burning a hole in your pocket!

Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Diwali from all of us at Livspace!

Also, you could amp up the Diwali festivities at home with these pieces: Traditional Lights to try This Diwali

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