Winter has set in again, and with it the desire to prepare our homes for the arrival of Diwali. The countdown has officially begun. Just a few days left for Diwali, but if you are still thinking about decorating your home or office do not worry, it's never too late to start. Here are some simple tips and ideas to have a true eco friendly Diwali.
Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is among the most ancient Indian festivals rooted in the traditions for the myriad of candles or small lamps that illuminate homes and gardens everywhere. The homes are decorated to light up in front of the reflections of Diwali every year between October and November with candles, torches, bonfires and firework events.
This year, the intent is to use what we already have by giving it a second life with simplicity and romance. Almost all choose the traditional way to decorate the home, which is the undisputed star of our Diwali scenes. Transforming several everyday items we can make a romantic and unique atmosphere.
If you still have not done, however, remember that the real flower is not always the best choice for the environment. The classic flowers is not made to live long periods of time indoors, and it needs a lot of care and attention. It is better to opt for artificial flowers, with the preferred products being locally produced by communities with recycled or recyclable materials such as cardboard, wood and plastic.
LED is beautiful to see, and much more environmentally friendly than traditional lights and you'll save about 80% of energy. To optimize energy consumption, it is then advisable to turn on the lights and lantern when it is dark and turn them off in the morning. Arrange clay diyas on your terrace with delicate earthen lamps.
Take a dozen light chains and pass them all inside a thread. Stick it to the edges of the windows, on the stairs or at the gates.
Let your imagination fly and allow nature to gives us everything we need to decorate our home while respecting the environment with fresh or dried fruits, cones, twigs, pieces of fallen bark or photos, jewellery, paper and pieces of cloth. Anything if chosen and matched with taste can become a unique and original decoration for Diwali and will be a thank you for not only the environment, but also our wallets. The idea is to have more green and the effect is guaranteed.
Take several glass jars of different shapes and sizes and put them in a corner of the house, on the edges of stairs or at the entrance, and you'll have a nice romantic effect in country style.
Yes, even the classic crib with some devices can become eco friendly. First of all, remove moss from your walls and gardens. Use rather crumbled dry leaves, needles and stones. After all, India is not in the middle of a forest. To hide the play of light shining through the grass mirrors, insert here and there pieces of aluminum foil and the effect of the LED reflection will be truly amazing.
Here, too, with a little bit of creativeness, you can create small works of art that will be almost a shame to ruin. Wrap gifts with recycled cards, differentiating and customizing yourself with whatever you can think of like with dried fruits, cones, berries and branches, and the choice is yours.
The idea is to go more green. Instead of using traditional tapes use raffia for natural effect, or simple organic wool yarn woven with imagination. The once discarded package can become a very personal bracelet, bookmark, key chain, etc. Even here, just get creative and you're done.
Here then that the old grandmother's doilies can relive all together on our plates, the equipment goes with tablecloths made of old sheets, the chandelier is replaced by a cascade of red balls held together by velvet ribbons. In a moment, you feel like home, with real, simple gestures. In an instant, Diwali is just few days away.