As we begin our journey towards winter, we can look forward to Durga Puja, which is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in India. This festival is important, as it celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil demon Mahishasura. Durga Puja is celebrated with great pomp all over the country, but is known for the beautiful celebrations in Bengal.
The festival is celebrated for ten days, during which time the Goddesses' idol is decked up with the finest flowers, clothes and jewellery. In some parts of the nation, this festival is also celebrated under the name of Navratri. It is majorly celebrated in this avatar in western and south-western states. While there may be different stories arising from these festivities, the core theme of the festival remains the same, no matter the name it goes by – Victory Of Good Over Evil.
No matter the barriers that have come to light in the post-pandemic era, that should never stand in our way of sparking joy in our lives. Even though we may still fear spending our days in crowded pandals and visiting all our loved ones, we can instead concentrate on making our homes the perfect abode for the Goddess this Durga Puja.
To help you in this endeavour, we have curated a list of tips that will help you make changes to the decor in your house and celebrate the festival with all the glory it deserves! Some of the ways you can start is:
As you prepare to welcome the Goddess home, you first need to ensure that your house is in tip top shape. The best way to get started is by spring cleaning the space. Sift through all your possessions and give away those that are unused, so you can create more space in the house. This helps in two ways - gives the impression of a wider space because of decluttering and opens up areas for new activities and opportunities.
Add An Ethnic Touch
On this festive occasion, why not turn to ethnic designs for your bed and bath linen to celebrate the season? From traditional prints to contemporary patterns and patterns in bold colours, there is a wide range of designs and themes to choose from.
You can also combine ethnic designs with printed towels, bedside runners, and blankets to create a unique look that reflects your own personality. Or you can go for a more subtle approach by choosing neutral tones for your bed linen, so as not to clash with the vibrant colours of the other items in your room.
The festival season is when we break out our gorgeous ethnic wear, so why should our home decor be any different? Indulge your home with ethnic items that will elevate the Durga Puja experience.
When you shop at SPACES, you have a wide range of ethnic designs to choose from. Some of the collections you should explore include the Rangana, SPUN and Ritu Kumar collections. The Rangana collection features bold colours and patterns reminiscent of traditional weaves and patterns that the Indian diaspora is known for. You can easily find a vibrant range of bedsheets that can match your aesthetic vibe with ease. You can supplement this with bed and bath linen from the Ritu Kumar collection, which features stunning designs from the Uttama, Jaamevar, Burhanpur, Lavana, Flora, Jal Mahal and Turq Villa lines.
Now that you have sorted out your bath and bed linen requirements, it's time to consider accent pieces that will elevate the entire look and feel of your home as you prepare to welcome the Goddess. The SPUN collection is your best bet, not just because of the intricate designs but also because this collection celebrates the traditional handicrafts made by women in India. In this collection, you can find cushion covers, table mats and table runners, scarves and coasters. These handcrafted items can be used to decorate your space and can be given as gifts to your loved ones.
Paint It Red
The colour red is most widely associated with Goddess Durga. This should be kept in mind when making plans to decorate. You can honour the divine entity by including splashes of red in your redecorating plans. There are a number of ways you can incorporate this beautiful hue in your home decor, without it being overpowering. The easiest way to start is by using red rugs or bath mats from the SPACES Luxury Runner or Blockbuster collection. You can get a set of towels from the Colorfas or Atrium Plus collection in red to include your bathrooms into the mix. You can even explore comforters and throws in this colour, to add a splash of red on beds, sofas, divans and more.