~ Let color, light & fragrance energize your home with festive sparkle ~
The festive season is just round the corner with the arrival of Ganesh Chaturthi. This year, opt for bright colors and welcome Lord Ganesh into a trendy and elegant home. Kansai Nerolac, India’s leading industrial coatings and decorative paint manufacturer suggests ways in which you can make your home come alive this Ganesh Chaturthi.
- Add sparkle to the festivities: All that glitters may not be gold but it will certainly add glamour so experiment with a glitter finish paint on your walls this festive season. Don’t stop at just doing up your walls but feel free to add hints of glitter finish paint on balconies, windows, metallic and wooden furniture including home exteriors as well. Subtle highlights in analogous colors hint at delicate and ornate detailing while contrasting shades capture one’s attention instantly. For instance, consider pairing sunset gold highlights with red walls; to make a bold statement or consider pairing contrasting colors such as timeless gold and white. Using gold, silver and their various shades will not only give your room a festive look but will add an elegant appeal that lasts all through the year.
- Let Lighting take the lead: A pop of color feels like a must during festivals. Most of us use a wide range of lighting products from spotlights to rice lights around the house. Select lights with care because the right combination of lighting and colors can completely transform your room. While festive lighting this season seems like a must have to complete your home décor, don’t let lighting let you down. Review your home décor and lighting at different times of the day to ensure that it matches the mood and tone you have in mind. Dull and muted lights help create a warm, cosy feel but only recessed or muted lighting around your Ganpati pandal/ makhar at home will hide all the effort and detailing you may have put into decorating.Consider the placement of elements like diyas in your home along with electric lighting so it works in tandem to create an appealing aura.
- Go Green:This festive season, make green choices for a healthier tomorrow, whether it is choosing decorations or your Ganesh idol. The Ganesh idol you pick will be at the heart of all your celebrations. Choose an eco-friendly Ganesh idol painted with aqua-safe paints that are bio-degradablehence, will not harm aquatic life when it is immersed. Additionally, when decorating your home,you can use recycled items, real plants and natural materials to bring home the beauty of the outdoors and spruce up your interiors elegantly. Create your own micro – garden with small home plants or micro landscapes in bowls for a wow factor that will outlast the festive season. Placing these micro landscapes strategically instead of the traditional vases will provide an elegant uplift to your home décor.What’s more these are easy to maintain and will surely be a talking point for guests right through the festive season.
- Feature your walls: Colors play an important role during festivals as they brighten up a room.A new coat of paint will work wonders, making your home extremely eye-catching. Doing up an ‘Accent wall’ as a concept has also picked up because it can be done quickly and also because it is a budget option to uplift the look of the entire room in one go. Textured walls and designer finishes are the new favorites. They not only add character to the room, but also make your makhar or pooja space stand out prominently. Extend your commitment towards the environment by choosing Low VOC and Low Odour paints. These will let freshly painted walls look new while keeping the irritating ‘newly painted’ smell at bay.
- Welcome visitors with fragrant colour: Flowers are an important part of celebrations during Indian Festivals. Be it a sprinkle of flower petals or as garlands to adorn the pooja area they are omnipresent and keep the mandir or pandal area fresh. Since red and yellow resonate the most with this festival consider using petals from rose, hibiscus and marigold to decorate your home this Ganesh Chaturthi.