How to Spruce Up Your Home This Dussehra - DIY Tips

by Malay Mehrotra Content Writer


Dussehra is one of the major festivals in India celebrated by one and all. It’s celebrated in every part of the country with devotion, vigour and show. Houses are cleaned and repainted, sweets and other delicacies are prepared and people shop their hearts out.

Traditional Home Decoration Skills

About The Writer

Hi, I’m Malay Mehrotra and I’m a writer that writes on fashion design, interior and lifestyle. I am somewhat famous in design circles as well as among students pursuing interior design courses and fashion design courses. I’ve been a guest in various events at the top institutes for interior designing in Delhi (where I live) and have even held several workshops in some of the best interior designing colleges in Delhi. But enough about me. Today I am going to give you some tips on how to pep up your home in preparation for Dussehra. Read on!

Let’s Begin!

1. Clean and De-clutter the House.

The first step towards preparing your house for any festival is cleaning and de-cluttering. So, clean your house, throw or give away anything that you don’t use or need. A clean house attracts positive energy and blessings of the Goddess Durga.Professional House Cleaners can be hired to clean the house.

2. Decorate the house with Diyas.

Decorating home with Diyas on Dussehra and Diwali

Decorate your house with diyas. Diyas are small earthen pots that are lit during festivals. They are available in many designs, shape and colours. They won’t cost you much but look fabulous when lit.

3. Decorate the Entrance with Colourful Rangolis.

Decorate House Entrance with Diyas and Lightings on Dussehra and Diwali

Rangolis are an integral part of Indian culture and no festival can do without them. They are made using rice, flour, coloured sand, coloured rice and flower petals. This traditional art form is deep-rooted and has been passed from one generation to the other. Rangolis can be made in simple geometric pattern or elaborate ones. They are generally made by women at the entrance or courtyard of the house.

4. Put colourful warm floating candles and flowers in strategic places.

Decorate your home with floating candles. Fill a vessel with water add some flower petals and put floating candles in it. You can place it in your living room or hallway to add a personal touch to it.

5. Brighten up your home with LED lights.

Decorating home wiht LED Lighting on Dussehra and Diwali

You can also use colourful LED lights to brighten up your house this festive season. Put up these string lights anywhere you wish and make it appeasing.

6. Decorate Entrance of your home with Flower Garlands!

Decorting home with flowers on Dussehra and Diwali

Decorate the entrance to your house by hanging flowers on the doors. Apart from beautifying your house, it’s believed to bring good luck, peace and harmony into it.

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