#HoliSpecial: Interior Decorating for Brighter & Fresher Home


Holi is to celebrate the cleansing of the soul. Other than that, it is also a day in which relationships will be revived and rekindled. More than throwing colors, Holi is also known as the day where you visit your loved ones to pay respects as well as to strengthen family bond. For that reason, a clean and warm house will seem more inviting for people to visit and enjoy themselves.

Here are the things that you can do to add more color and brighten your living space:

Living Room

The living room is one of the places which is widely seen by everyone who comes by the house. Luckily, there are also many ways to beautify and brighten the living room to impress and brighten moods of anyone who has seen it.

There are a variety of options that you can do from deploying colorful upholstery, rugs, pillows, cushions along with bright and brand new curtains. Protect your furniture by covering it with sarees or dupattas, braiding it to add more flair to the design. Go a step further by updating your lighting, putting in aromatic candles, string lights and paper lamps. Your walls carry a lot of potential to enhance the look of the room from hanging mirrors, adding string art, some artwork, picture frames, wall hangings, wall motifs or even some wall hanging tapestry for a modern and updated touch. Coffee tables also has the potential to look beautiful, where you are able to decorate it to your heart’s content. Add flowers, choose a decorative vase or add a crystal bowl with flower petals scattered on the center or side tables. If not, rearranging your furniture will also give a whole new look and mood to the living room.


Although bedrooms are private and solely for the enjoyment of your family, it will surely uplift mood and add to the festive feeling of the day. Several of the changes are bedsheets, curtains, rugs, furniture, colored fabric lampshades, artwork and picture frames. Make the occasion more festive by putting aromatic candles on the nightstand, upgrading your lighting fixtures, putting in fresh flowers or applying rangoli on the bedroom floor. If not, rearranging the furniture in your room will also change the mood of whoever enters the room.


Even the bathroom is not exempt from being changed and made beautiful this Holi. Most of the items in the bathroom might not be changed, but some accessories can be added to spruce up the room. You can do this by hanging more colorful towels, organizing scented soap balls and even putting in fresh flowers on the bathroom window.


Decorating kitchens are also possible to heighten the spirit of Holi. You can either create rangoli or change the mood of the room by adding colorful and translucent paper motifs on the lighting fixtures. Otherwise, add pendant light on the center of kitchen ceiling. Kitchens are not only function but can also brighten the mood of the cook, making the process more enjoyable.

Lawns & Terrace

For special occasions like Holi, your lawns & terraces are some of the areas which you can brighten to improve mood in the house. Flowers, paper buntings, hanging lamps, festoons and flower rangolis are just some of the ways that allows you to change your house aesthetic quickly to make it look more inviting to visitors.

Additional tips

  • Remove stains from the walls using a damp cloth. If this does not work, then cover the spots with the same paint color.
  • An oil coating will keep the stain away. Simply wipe of the doorknob with water and soft cloth.
  • For a cohesive look, pick a color that stands out the most in the room. Find other accessories of similar color and use it to decorate the room. This will serve to make the room look brighter in an easier and quicker way without clashing of colors. You can even choose another color to freshen up your room the next time.
  • If you find that combining colors quite the difficult task, use complementary colors for an easy color match.

After following these tips, we guarantee that your house will look picture perfect for others to look and admire. Not only will it look very pleasing to look at, but it will also make your house look more inviting for others to stay over in a longer time. In return, you will receive more joy during the sacred celebration of Holi.

Which tips have you tried? Are there any other Holi decorating tips that you want to try for this year? Tell us in the comments section below!



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