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Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Decorate your space with these expert-approved tips | Life-style News

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Ganesh Chaturthi is around the corner and it’s time to bring bappa home with our hearts filled with love and jubilation. And what better than decorating our homes, a cherished tradition that goes beyond aesthetics? Transforming your space into a beautiful and sacred haven not only adds festive charm but also creates a serene atmosphere for prayer during this much-awaited auspicious occasion.

To help you decorate your abode for Ganesh Chaturthi, we reached out to experts who shared some valuable inputs.

According to Aayush Chaudhary, principal architect, ACad Studio, “When it comes to incorporating architecture and interior design elements for Ganesh Chaturthi, you can create a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing environment that complements the spiritual significance of the festival.”

He shared some architectural and interior tips that will set the festive tone in your home.

For architecture

Entrance architecture: Consider adding temporary architectural elements like archways or decorative door frames at the entrance to your home. These can be adorned with flowers, leaves, or fabric.

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Lighting effects: Integrate architectural lighting fixtures into your design, such as wall sconces, recessed lights, or pendant lights, to highlight the idol and create a sacred ambience. Use coloured LED lighting to add a festive touch.

ganesh chaturthi home decor Opt for dainty and unique décor items (Source: Nestasia)

Architectural details: Pay attention to architectural details like mouldings, cornices, and trim work. Decorate these with garlands, fabric, or traditional motifs.

Ganpati mandap: Create a dedicated space or temporary structure within your home for the Ganpati idol. You can use architectural elements like arches, pillars, or a canopy to define this space. Incorporate traditional architectural motifs or carvings into the design.

For interior

Colour palette: Choose a colour palette that complements the festival. Reds, yellows, oranges, and greens can be dominant colours for upholstery, curtains, and decor items.

Furniture layout: Rearrange or modify the furniture layout to create a focal point around the Ganpati idol. Arrange seating to face the idol for prayers and rituals.

Wall treatments: Use textured or patterned wallpaper or wall decals with traditional designs to enhance the festive atmosphere. Temporary wall art or murals featuring Lord Ganesha can be a striking addition.

ganesh chaturthi home decor Urlis can be a great addition to the space (Source: Nestasia)

Flooring: Lay out traditional rugs, dhurries, or carpets with intricate designs to cover the floor in the prayer area. Create a rangoli design on the floor using coloured rice or flower petals.

Furniture and décor: Decorate the room with cushions and throw pillows featuring traditional patterns and colours. Use decorative figurines, brass or metal decor items, and ornate mirrors with religious or cultural significance.

Window dressings: Use curtains or drapes with Indian motifs, or choose sheer fabrics to allow natural light to filter in.

Altar or puja space: Design a puja space with a beautiful altar using intricate carvings, wooden panels, or decorative tiles. Place the Ganpati idol on a decorative pedestal or platform.

But that’s not all! Aditi Murarka Agrawal, co-founder, Nestasia also shared some interesting decor ideas that will add the necessary warmth and liveliness in the atmosphere. Here are some tips shared by Agrawal:

*What better way to depict warmth than using soft yellow light right at the entrance and altar? Artificial vines paired with fairy lights are sure to add a touch of charm to your home.

*Repurposing decor items is a great way to kickstart the festivities. Speaking of repurposing, colourful rugs or embroidered table covers can be used as a tapestry for the wall behind the idol. It not only adds a hint of vibrancy to the space but also makes the idol stand out.

ganesh chaturthi home decor Practise sustainability while decorating your space (Source: Nestasia)

*Versatile decorative pieces such as urlis are a great way to add sophistication to your decorative space. And the best part? You can also place diyas, flowers, tea lights or other dainty decorative items to add to the auspicious occasion.

*From golden elephant decor pieces to colourful elephant-shaped candle holders, elephant-shaped motifs will add aesthetic appeal and also resonate with Lord Ganesha.

*Utilising leaf-shaped platters and trays to serve the traditional offering of modak not only pays homage to the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi, but also adds an extra layer of elegance to your celebration.

*Natural potpourri made from dried flower petals, natural incense sticks and cones, essential oil diffusers and other fragrant pieces add to the overall spirit of the festival.

*Using trivets and placement mats made from Sabai grass adds a rustic charm while promoting sustainability.

In conclusion, Chaudhary emphasised maintaining a balance between festive decor and the serenity required for prayers and rituals during Ganesh Chaturthi.

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