Celebrating a green Diwali

As the temperature cools down, we wait eagerly to welcome for what seems like a perennial cycle of festivals. However, when it comes to Indian festivals, Diwali is undoubtedly the most exuberantly celebrated festival of all.

Every year there’s much talk about mitigating pollution on Diwali and how one should make do with green crackers. There’s another aspect of your Diwali celebration where you can go green – your Diwali decoration. Organic decorations are not only pleasing to the eyes but speak of the quintessential, bespoke Diwali festive spirit.

There are so many ways to incorporate green and organic elements into your Diwali decorations – from your porch to your backyard. Amid the abundance of sweets and cackling peals of laughter, use these green and pure decoration ideas for your villa to make your Diwali resplendent.

1. Seashell Candles

Nothing says Diwali more than the sight of flickering candles. As overused as the statement is, but it warrants repetition – “Diwali is the festival of lights”. Another overused thing is archaic candles that are too staid for your chic, luxurious villa. Instead, you should give “Seashell Candles” an attempt to give your home a nuanced, yet cheerful look. Many of you might have collected them over the years during a summer holiday or an impromptu vacation. So why not put them to use this Diwali?

2. Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns are the best way to give your villa a vintage and elusive vibe, all the while staying green and organic. The best part is that they can be made easily using a few simple supplies. You can string them on your porch, or artfully arrange an array of multiple paper lanterns in your drawing room.

3. Citrus Wreath

The citrus wreath is created using rosemary, evergreen and bright pops of citrus. It adds a cheerful touch to your whole Diwali decor. Citrus wreath is also a bit Christmas-y, however, since Christmas is just around the corner, it can stay a wee bit longer, maybe even till the end of the year.

4. Marigold Toran

Your Diwali decorations would never be complete without a colourful and cheery Toran. They are often made of cardboard. However, to give a quirky and vivid look, you can create it using marigold flowers. Hang your marigold Toran at the entrance of your villa to welcome your guests.

Celebrating a green Diwali