By Heer Lalwani, Head of Brand Partnerships
Eid is one of the Islamic calendar’s most important and joyful celebrations, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The festive days are filled with special prayers, family gatherings and good wishes. People take special care to decorate their house to create the festive mood and set the right ambience for the Eid celebrations. If you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your home for Eid, here are some ideas for a festive revamp.
- Customize your colour scheme:
One of the easiest ways to add elegance to your living room is by choosing a colour scheme that complements the festive occasion. Consider incorporating colours such as gold, silver, green, and red, commonly associated with Eid. You can also add touches of white or cream to create a softer, more subtle look. Customising your furniture to lend the right vibe to your decor is the best and easiest way to achieve the desired look. Never compromise on the look you desire for your home for the lack of options. Whether it is a sofa for the living room or a bed to fit the dimensions of your room, choose to customize your furniture and create the perfect interior setting.
- Experiment with festive lighting:
Festive lighting can add a touch of magic to your living room, creating a warm and welcoming ambience. Consider using fairy lights, lanterns, decorative standing lamps and even candles to create a cozy atmosphere. You can also use coloured light bulbs for that extra festive feel.
- Blend of traditional and contemporary
Traditions are key to festive occasions but since furniture pieces are for keeps and are not frequently changed, it is advisable to opt for furniture that is contemporary yet accentuated with a touch of tradition. This is the very reason that the combination of white and gold is becoming increasingly popular, especially during this time of the year. While white has a classy and luxurious feel, gold adds a touch of tradition and intricacy to the design and look of a piece. Of late, this combination is a preferred option for mainstream furniture such as sofa sets, coffee tables and dining tables, and smaller decor items such as trays and candle stands.
- Add fresh flowers:
Adding fresh flowers to your living room is a simple way to add a touch of elegance to the space. Consider incorporating flowers such as roses, lilies, or carnations in your decor. You can also use flower arrangements in vases and strings or lay them floating in water bowls.
- Use traditional textiles:
Traditional textiles such as tapestries, rugs, or cushion covers can add a touch of elegance to your living room. Choose fabrics incorporating traditional patterns or motifs such as paisley, florals, or geometric shapes. This time of year, the most popular pattern is the one used in Mashrabiya, a typical architectural element popular in Islamic cultures. The designs that Mashrabiyas display have become increasingly famous today and are depicted in various decor pieces. On the more contemporary side is the Aztec print, which includes zig-zags, dots, stripes and more embedded into one shape, such as outlines, triangles, or circles.
- Incorporate decorative accents:
Adding decorative accents such as metallic candle holders, lanterns, or decorative plates can add a touch of elegance to your living room. You can also incorporate pieces such as decorative mirrors, wall art, or decorative boxes to create interest and texture in the space.
Decorating your home for Eid can be a fun and creative process. By incorporating these ideas, you can add a touch of elegance to your home and create a warm and welcoming space for your family and friends to enjoy. Remember to keep it simple and elegant and reflect the festive occasion.