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Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming LoudDiwali is just around the corner (Saturday to be precise). I am sharing some simple Diwali decoration ideas that will get you in the festive mood and change your home ambiance to create an enticing and welcoming space.

Significance of Diwali

Diwali or Deepawali the festival of lights is one of the most popular festivals of India, if not the most. It symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”.

On Diwali day, Hindus light rows of diyas (oil lamp usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in oil or ghee) around their houses, draw elaborate rangolis outside their homes, exchange gifts and sweets, and light fireworks. The Goddess of Wealth, Maha Laxmi is also worshipped.

Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming Loud |Diwali Decoration Ideas: image of a woman wearing Traditional Indian attire and sitting in a bay window area decorated with Wisteria garlands, Marigold Garlands, Curtain string lights, Silver Votives, Lotus diya, Colorful diya, Battery Tea lamps, and Plant stand.

Diwali Celebrations in the USA

In the US, Indian festivals that fall on weekdays, are celebrated on weekends; by visiting temples, or organizing a get-together to celebrate the occasion with friends. The actual day of the festival is business as usual, as it is not a holiday, and it is pretty difficult to get time from the daily grind to do anything special.

I miss home and all the pre-Diwali preparation and shopping with my mom!

But this is the life I chose. So, in an effort to keep the traditions alive and create beautiful memories for our future kids. My husband and I celebrate all the festivals at home including Diwali, may not be in a grand manner as back home, but still sweet enough to add meaning to the day.

Diwali in our New Home

Every Diwali I try to light diyas around the house and celebrate it with friends with a big feast. This year, Diwali is more special as it is our first Diwali in the new house and the last one as a family of 3. Next year we are going to celebrate it with our little one

I want to make Diwali as exciting for our baby boy as it was for us when we were kids. One way to do is by decorating the house and creating a festive ambiance. Here are a few ideas on how you can jazz up your home for Diwali.

Simple Diwali Decoration Ideas

Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming Loud | Diwali Decoration Ideas: image of a front door and porch decorated with Mango Leaf Toran, Chrysanthemum garlands,  Wisteria garlands, Marigold Garlands, Ganesh Diya, Rangoli Stencil, Rangoli Sand Colors, and Clay diyas.

1. Diwali Decoration Ideas for your Entrance

I repeated the same door decoration that I did for our house warming with mango leaves toran and chrysanthemums garlandsI joined 2 garlands to increase the length and hung them on either side of the door.

Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming Loud |Diwali Decoration Ideas: image of a front door and porch decorated with Chrysanthemum garlands,  Wisteria garlands, Marigold Garlands, Ganesh Diya, Rangoli Stencil, Rangoli Sand Colors, and Clay diyas.

I don’t own any Urli so I DIY’ed this centerpiece by arranging marigold and wisteria garlands in a copper plate and topped it with a Ganesh Diya. We gave these diyas as a return gift for our house warming!

Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming Loud |Diwali Decoration Ideas: image of a front door and porch decorated with Mango Leaf Toran, Chrysanthemum garlands,  Wisteria garlands, Marigold Garlands, Ganesh Diya, Rangoli Stencil, Rangoli Sand Colors, and Clay diyas.
Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming Loud: Diwali Entrance decoration |Diwali Decoration Ideas: image of a front door and porch decorated with Mango Leaf Toran, Chrysanthemum garlands,  Wisteria garlands, Marigold Garlands, Ganesh Diya, Rangoli Stencil, Rangoli Sand Colors, and Clay diyas.

I kept the Rangoli simple by drawing multiple flowers around the centerpiece. If you’re wondering how I managed to draw such consistent looking flowers, here is the trick, use a stencil 🙂  The stencil and colors I used are from Ombox.

You can further jazz up your Diwali Rangoli by combining with clay diyas. I used tea light candles for the pictures but on Diwali, I will be using oil to light the diyas.

 

Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming Loud: Fire Place Diwali Decoration | Diwali Decoration Ideas: image of a fireplace decorated with a Diya Banner, Swastik mat, Marigold hangings c/o Kula Village, and Gold Votives.

2. Diwali Decoration Ideas for your Fireplace

The fireplace is the first thing you’ll notice when you enter our living room. Decorating a focal point of the room will elevate the whole space. I decked the mantel with gold votive holders, house plants, and a Diya banner.  The marigold garlands and Swastik mat added an ethnic touch to space. They are both gifted by Kula Village. They sell ethnic gifts, decor, and jewelry. I have a coupon code for you, use SURI10 for 10% off your purchase of $50!

The custom nameplate was a wedding gift from my husband’s colleagues, I get asked about it a lot on my IG. I found an Amazon seller who makes them, click here to check it out.

I got the lanterns on sale from Hayneedle, they are sadly sold out. I linked similar options here and here

 

Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming Loud: Staircase Diwali Decoration | Diwali Decoration Ideas: image of a fireplace decorated with a yellow marigold garland.

3. Diwali Decorations for your Staircase

Give your staircase a grand and festive glow by wrapping it with faux marigold garlands.

 

 

Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming Loud: Easy ways to decorate your house for Diwali | Diwali Decoration Ideas: image of a bay window area decorated with Wisteria garlands, Marigold Garlands, Curtain string lights, Silver Votives, Lotus diya, Colorful diya, Battery Tea lamps, and Plant stand.

3. Diwali Decorations Around the House

As a plant lover, this spot makes my heart happy whenever I look at it. I, of course, had to decorate It and make my plant babies feel included in our celebrations. I hung a strand of Marigold and Wisteria on every window using adhesive transparent hooks and amped it with curtain string lights.

Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming Loud |Diwali Decoration Ideas: image of a bay window area decorated with Wisteria garlands, Marigold Garlands, Curtain string lights, Silver Votives, Lotus diya, Colorful diya, Battery Tea lamps, and Plant stand.

The window sills are decorated with colorful Diya and battery tea lamps.

Simple Diwali Decoration ideas featured by top MD lifestyle blogger, Dreaming Loud |Diwali Decoration Ideas: image of a bay window area decorated with Wisteria garlands, Marigold Garlands, Curtain string lights, Silver Votives, Lotus diya, Colorful diya, Battery Tea lamps, and Plant stand.

The flower mats came in the set with the Swastik mat. I am using the same votives as above but in silver. The beautiful lotus diya in the center is also from Kula village.

 

Shop These Diwali Decoration Ideas

Entrance decor-  Mango Leaf Toran | Chrysanthemum garlands |  Wisteria garlands | Marigold Garlands | Ganesh Diya | similar Rangoli Stencil | Rangoli Sand Colors | Clay diyas

Fireplace decorDiya Banner | Swastik mat, Marigold hangings c/o Kula Village (use code SURI10 for 10% off your purchase of $50) similar hangings here | Gold Votives | Candleholders used the votives | custom Nameplate | Battery Tea lights | similar Lanterns here and here

Windows decor- Wisteria garlands | Marigold Garlands | Curtain string lights | Silver Votives | Lotus diya | Colorful diya | Battery Tea lamps | Plant stand

Which of these Diwali decoration ideas do you like the most?  Let me know in a comment below!