Diwali is the festival of lights, so it’s obvious you need to light up your house as much as possible. There are various lighting options available in the local market and on stores online- right from earthen diyas and sweet smelling candles to LED lights. There’s something for everyone! You can always look go eco-friendly and opt for paper lanterns or stick kite paper on your window panes or get down to making DIY lanterns right in your house with friends and family!
Simple earthenware diyas, or extra-studded ones, take your pick based on the overall decor. Diyas are cute, simple and easy to maintain. With so many styles coming up every year, animal and floral-shaped ones are still the most popular. You can light your house with these diyas and save money which you can spend on sweets and sparklers instead. You can also make DIY diyas with the help of tea candles and place them in small glass bowls for a modern touch.
One can opt for LED strips, multi-colour LED bunches, floral crystals, and waterproof LED lights, for the festive season. They are pretty and delicate and can be reused and shaped into any design you like. They might not be very cheap but they seem like an investment that you can use them for any occasion.
Available in various shapes and sizes, candles are a good way to spread light this festive season. You can use DIY normal glass vases with water and beads and some glitter before adding a floating candle on top of it. Tea light candles are also a good choice to pretty up small spaces. Aromatic and floral candles can be an added bonus to your homes.
Lanterns & Lamps
Instead of the regular diyas, opt for traditional lamps and lanterns with wicks and oil. Traditional, these are mostly in silver, brass, gold or metal. This not only gives a sense of the olden times but also helps save money. A combination of old with the new can be seen in glass lamps with a golden touch. Easily available at second-hand stores, you can polish old lamps and lanterns and make them appear brand new this Diwali. Lace and floral patterns look beautiful and mesmerizing on any day.
Nowadays, a variety of tea light holders are available in the market, in the shape of elephants, pots, human and animal figurines etc. They are quirky, interesting and catch attention very easily. Having these funky looking tealight holders with lit candles around your house will make it seem modern and yet homey.