Decorating the home is undoubtedly a huge part of the preparations for the festival of lights – the most important aspect of which is of course, as the name suggests, the twinkling lights that make up the life and soul of Deepavali.
One place that always comes to our minds when shopping for Deepavali lights is IKEA, which houses a wide array of lighting decorations, candles and complementary accessories. Read on to find out how you can easily brighten up your home with just a few additions.
Ceiling lights can not only light up your whole room, but are a great way to make an impactful design statement when guests first step into your home. Opt for the KRISTALLER chandelier ($79) for a more traditional style, or the IKEA PS 2014 pendant lamp ($79) that gives off a brighter general light and a softer mood light by just pulling the strings.
Get a couple of table lamps to add a little colour and texture to your home, especially something like SINNERLIG ($49.90), which has a cork base and frosted glass, adding an earthiness and a soft glow to your dinner party. Otherwise, the LAMPAN table lamp ($9.90), with its gold-coloured base, is an affordable and simple way to warm up the home as well.
A must-buy with every IKEA visit is its range of candles and tealights. Especially so for the festive season, these will definitely create a cosy and intimate atmosphere in the home. GLIMMA unscented tealights go for $4.90 for 100 pieces, which is a steal. Place them in the KORKEN jars and filled with water and petals and/or fruit slices, and let the natural aroma slowly fill the room. There are also scented tealights in hints of blueberries and mint, or frosty apples and grass, plus different colours, whichever takes your fancy.
Already got your tealights? Pair them with a beautiful tea light lantern or holder from IKEA for added style. The ROTERA lantern for tealight ($5.90) is a simple yet elegant lantern is suitable for both outdoor and indoor use, adding a touch of class to your decorations.
The STABBIG decoration for candle in glass ($9.90) can be used with candles in glasses, or tealights. The warm light from the candle shines decoratively through the lace pattern on the lantern, and the shiny metal reflects and enhances the warm light from the candle flame. It also comes in different sizes for bigger candles. For a more striking décor piece, the STILLHET tealight holder ($9.90) that comes in brass gold is an alternative.
LED lighting chains
The SKRUV LED lighting chain with 48 lights ($14.90) can be personalised match the season or your style – just add the decorations of your choice and change them any time. These bulbs give off a warm, cosy glow and spreads the holiday atmosphere outdoors, around your patio, terrace or balcony.
Moreover, the LED light source consumes up to 85% less energy and lasts 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs.