Diwali, or better known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by those in the Hindu faith. On that special day, Hindus begin their day by performing a ritual oil bath at dawn and dressed in colourful traditional clothes, followed by prayer rituals. Similar to any other major festivities, Diwali is a time when families and friends come together to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.
To help you elevate the celebratory atmosphere in your home for Diwali, Dulux draws colour inspirations from the traditional sarees that are cherished for intricate patterns and unique fabrics that never fail to steal the limelight. Simply repaint a feature wall to create a fresh new look without busting your budget!
Consider these two ideas when creating your feature wall for that perfect Diwali family photo and selfies:
1. Combinations with borders are the trending saree styles for this year
Saree trends are continuously changing every two months. This year, the styles have been very colourful with wide borders, geometric or abstract designs originating from Banaras and Rajasthan in India. For an ethnic touch in your home, use colour combinations that incorporate modern colour trends as well as basic Indian colours that complement your home’s decor.
Another option is to have the entire feature wall filled with designs of Indian culture. A particular spot of attraction on a saree from its patented borders to the different types of motives can be re-invented to your own preference.
2. You can also incorporate the pattern or border from your favourite saree by stencilling
If you want to add that extra spice to your home, take a look at your favourite saree and see how you can create a stencil from the distinct pattern on the fabric. When choosing the designs, try to mix floral and geometric patterns together. The chevron print also makes a really strong statement in a room.
Stencils are more cost effective compared to wallpaper, and it can be a fun activity for the entire family! With the stencils, you can create a gorgeous accent wall that will make any room come alive. Make sure to use contrasting colours so your artwork stands out.
Dulux has over 2,000 colours available for you to discover how you can transform your home this Diwali. For more information on the colour trends and inspiring room images, visit Dulux’s official website or Facebook page.