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Diwali-Ready Home in Five Easy Steps


Diwali is a widely celebrated and much-anticipated festival for Indians globally. Naturally, you would have been looking forward to the arrival of this festival and would want your house to be spotless and welcoming. You simply must set up everything for the imminent festivities so you can stay relaxed while participating in all the rituals and celebrations. 


Home Centre has put together a five-step checklist to ensure that your home (and you) is ready to sparkle!


1. Declutter and Organize



The first step to preparing your home for Diwali is to declutter and organize. Clear out any unnecessary items, donate what you no longer need, and find proper storage solutions for the rest. This will not only create more space but also provide a clean canvas for your festive decorations.


2.  Lighting



Diwali is the festival of lights, so it is logical that we begin with lighting. Lights can be used to add a warm glow with an understated effect, or to brighten up and entirely illuminate the ambience. Factors to consider when selecting and customising your lighting needs are the size and style of your home, and the mood you are aiming for. Would you prefer all-out festive glam or minimal elegance? While string lights are ideal for the external walls of your home, diyas go well on the edge of your veranda or at your doorstep, and lanterns are perfect for the living room. Even the smallest lighting effect can go a long way in emphasising the festive spirit. 


3. Ambience



Setting the perfect backdrop for the celebrations is your next priority. Once you are done with all the cleaning and decluttering, look at your surroundings and decide the mood you want to convey in both the private and common areas of the house. Home decor items like table and wall accents, cushion covers, and curtains can all be coordinated for a more warm and celebratory atmosphere. Select the colours, fabrics, and decor items according to your chosen colour scheme. Latest trending are the pastel colours like blush & mint (Moksha collection) and pinks (Fables collection), hues like reds, oranges, and yellows also work best to convey the spirit of Diwali, but nothing says ‘festive’ quite like gold does. And gold goes with everything!


4. Table set-up



The festive table is at the centre of every celebration. It is at the table that all the festive food and fervour is savoured and shared. Apart from making sure your table has everything needed well within reach, you will want to ensure that your table is attractive and a source of unbridled joy to all who gather around it. Start by selecting a theme and colour scheme that complements the occasion. Consider using special dinnerware, glassware, and serveware that align with your chosen theme. If you don't have dedicated festive sets, you can mix and match your existing pieces creatively. Layering table linens adds depth and texture to your setting. Create a captivating centrepiece that serves as the focal point of the table. This could be a floral arrangement, a decorative bowl filled with floating candles or pot pourrie, or even a collection of candles in varying heights. Position dinner plates, side plates, and cutlery in an organized and aesthetically pleasing manner. Consider using chargers or decorative plates as a base to elevate the setting.

5. Barware


No party is ever complete without the added ‘spirits’ to boot. Your adult family members will feel encouraged to loosen up while appreciating your sense of style and atten tion to detail as they sample your comprehensive collection. A well-stocked and sufficiently accessorised bar enhances every celebration, and this festive season is no different. Browse our carefully curated selection of barware to make sure you have everything you need. 


This Diwali, Home Centre is back with the latest trends for the festive season. Traditional at heart but contemporary in outlook, our festive collection boasts of beautiful collections, lanterns, plush cushions, and sparkling decor items, among loads of other festive accoutrements in store. Follow this guide above to ensure a seamless home-prepping experience for you – and for smooth and joyful celebrations for all!