Be different with the ordinary: 5 very pretty ways to use up the Diwali lights- during or after Diwali! Since this beautiful festival of lights is right round the corner, we thought of summing up a few creative ways so you can be the talk of the event. Hop on!

Scrap is never Scrap!

Now, if you want to decorate with me, you’ll have to start seeing things in a new light! That’s what will give your home that edge over others. Got old wine or whiskey bottles lying around? Stuff fairy lights in them and light up. Bring together 2 or more bottles with fairy lights to create a centrepiece, line your balcony with these bottles or carelessly place them in your home for creating a relaxed, boho atmosphere!

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Home of Rukmini Roy – Mumbai, India. Photo courtesy: Rukmini Roy

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Need a quick diwali decor idea? Bring in a framed mirror {or plain mirrors will do too} and drape fairy lights along the frame. Switch it on and watch just how magical the entire place looks. Making a clever use of the lights, you are not only enhancing creating an interesting, dreamy focal point in your room but are also filling your room with more lights as glass reflects!

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Home of Rukmini Roy – Mumbai, India. Photo courtesy: Rukmini Roy

Dreamy curtains, because you can!

This Diwali go completely crazy with your imagination. Other than putting up Diwali lights on the balcony, use sheer drapes (see through curtains) and hang fairy lights behind. Simply hang it from the pelmet. Light up for a dreamy diwali!

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Home of Rukmini Roy – Mumbai, India. Photo courtesy: Rukmini Roy

 Swing it like a chandelier

Who says you only have to use fairy lights on your balcony and porch? Grab a small round steel/iron basket, wrap it with fairy lights and hang it as a chandelier in your living room. You can try plain square baskets too!

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Home of Rukmini Roy – Mumbai, India. Photo courtesy: Rukmini Roy

Wall it!

If your ideas of decorating with fairy lights have hit the wall, I recommend you should too. Literally. Get fairy lights inside your home instead of just adorning your balconies. They look dreamy and lights up your space with muffled, diffused light that’s just about perfect for creating the festive mood.

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Home of Rukmini Roy – Mumbai, India. Photo courtesy: Rukmini Roy

Well, that’s me and a handful of ideas signing off. Should you have a marvellous idea, write to us, share with us and let’s get talking decor! Bom Dia!