Flexible yet charming, warm yet pleasant lighting options to greet Diwali in your homes.
With most of us out of quarantine period and ready to celebrate again, the festival of lights will definitely look different this year. While most of us are busy cleaning our homes for Diwali, interior lighting design is one of the most important basics, yet it’s often the most neglected by DIY decorators. No matter how carefully you’ve furnished, arranged, and accessorised, you do not have a well-decorated home until you’ve implemented some lighting design basics. From the biggest rooms to the quietest corners, festive lights can breathe life into every nook and cranny of your home.
Of course, you’ll want to think about the look and feel of lighting fixtures – perhaps matching antique-style fixtures to your older home or creating a look of elegance with a crystal chandelier. Several of our homes will be facelifted with different types of lighting – those that are the focal point of the room, as well as those that subtly uplift the home. You’ll need to create a plan and choose the lighting options that will uplift your home’s persona. To light your home properly, you may take into consideration our recommended options –
Ambient Lighting Diwali 2021
Although this constitutes natural light from your windows, you can always find some substitutes. They could be chandeliers and other ceiling fixtures, wall sconces drawing spotlight to an area and many more. While chandeliers are statement lights that become the focus of a room, pendant lights are more subtle in their impact.
Our recommendation for pendant lights includes these ones by the decor brand Beruru called Willow. You can beautifully bring the outdoors in, with these unique pendant lamps. This metal pendant lamp celebrates
elegant lighting and fresh greens in one form.
If environmental sustainability is at the heart of your home, Oorjaa’s handcrafted lights are made of industrial and agricultural waste. The brand uses waste like banana fibre, lokta fibre, stone quarry dust and waste cork to craft its distinctive lighting fixtures. Their coco flower pendant lamp is a drop-down chandelier that combines the varying shades of hand-sculpted banana paper with a pinewood teak finish suspension.
Task Lighting Diwali 2021
Most people think that ambient lighting is more than enough. You can add another layer of lighting to it .i.e. task lighting, and it’s much more than that. In addition to providing atmosphere and influencing mood, task lighting can be used to highlight architectural features and important objects, around the house to draw away attention from subjects that aren’t as pleasing – this is needed for Diwali!
These can be table lamps, desk lamps, swing arm lamps for some old-world charm. These right lighting sets can bring in the mood for conversations that flow over the course of a family meal. They create a laid-back atmosphere in elegant designs that add charm.
Our recommendation would be from this homegrown brand, Ikai Asai – an artisanal homeware brand having a beautiful white marble lamp with sophisticated brass work having a metallic matte finish that closely resembles gold – quite a statement to add in the corners of your homes.
Another would be this eclectic table lamp from FabIndia, specially curated for one’s discerning taste. Crafted from metal, it is hammered in a unique design and comes with an antique silver finish. The lamp also makes for an excellent gift to relatives and friends on that special occasion.
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