Much like the popular meme, Diwali preparations are more about cleaning and decorating houses rather than planning feasts and buying electronics. If you are wondering why, then the answer is simple. It is all about seeking blessings of Goddess Lakshmi, her blessings, wealth and happiness in our homes.
Whether it is about wealth, friends or relatives, everyone loves a cosy and welcoming home. While there are many decorative items available in all colours and sizes in the market, durable ones are mostly available in plastic and metal. Plastic though durable and cheaper is not eco-friendly.
Metal on the other hand turns dark and is expensive. To revive the natural feel and create a welcoming ambience, an array of eco-friendly decorations is available in market that you must check out. Among other places, they are available at Satya Sai Square and Sapna Sangeeta Road.
Nature’s musical instrument
Adding a soft natural music to your cosy homes, wind chimes have become an essential part for many households. A wind chime as opposed to musical instruments presents a non-coordinated sound flowing with the wind. These chimes are even known to attract positive energy and work as mood improvers. Many varieties of chimes are available in the market. Among the most musical and eco-friendly ones, one can opt for earthen chimes or metal based chimes. While selecting a chime, remember to pick up a chime with uneven number of strings as it is believed to be lucky and harmonious.
Flowers are an essential part of decoration for Diwali. While it is best to pick up fresh flowers especially during the fest, there are some durable eco-friendly options for joyful ambience. You can opt for flowers made of cloths that vary from cherry blossoms to lilies.
Artefacts depicting life
An interesting way to add life to our decorations is going back to our roots. A rural, ethnic feel with beautiful crafted villagers and items are a must have for Diwali decorations. These colourful artefacts are welcoming and friendly. To add a personalised feel, you can decorate these artefacts with dry grass, glitters and lights for festive feel. Various forms of these artefacts are available in different sizes.
With delicately cut patterns, these lanterns add a pattern to lights and lamps in the house. They are made from terracotta and painted using variety of colours. Some lanterns are accompanied with masks that bring a folk feel to the house. Most lanterns are hand-crafted, which makes each one a unique piece. These lanterns do not emit harmful gases on heating. Instead, one can get a natural smell of soil from them.