From cleaning and decorating the house to preparing mouthwatering ‘modaks’, Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most looked forward to festivals in India.
Every year, millions of people across the country begin the process of sprucing up their homes to welcome Lord Ganesha. And as another year passes, new and innovative techniques to decorate homes are unleashed.
With the onset of Ganesh Chaturthi, citizens of India continuously search for ways to outperform their previous years’ efforts and ensure that the decor isn’t just pleasing to the eye, but also extremely efficient to manage.
For most, redecorating can seem like a daunting task, but with Legrand’s help, changing the whole aesthetic of a room with a few smart home elements is a dream no more.
This Ganesh Chaturthi, we’re #CelebratingConnections. Check out these simple, yet elegant, decor tips and tricks on how you can experience connected living and smart solutions this festive season.
It’s no secret that lighting plays a crucial role in adding to home decor, especially during the festive season.
While many people still choose diyas that light up with ghee, oil or wax, traditional lamps are also available with a twist. LED diyas, LED lights, strips and strings not only save energy but also magically enhance your Ganpati mandap decorations, ensuring your idol of Lord Ganesha the focal point of your home.
There are several types of LED lights to choose from. At Legrand, we have a range of plug and play LED lights that can be used to alter the ambience of the room.
To add more light to the windows and doors paper and lanterns, or ornate light fixtures can be utilised.
If you’re looking to enhance the festive energy of your home during Ganesh Chaturthi, adding life into each corner of any room is an essential activity.
You could fill every nook and corner of the room with flowers and all things glitter, or if you’re adamant for your corners to stand out even further, you could go the extra mile and make use of a muted colour palette with a tinge of neon or a mix of vibrant neons. Neons breathe life into any room. They add a fresh vibe to your interiors and exude unique festive energy.
Again, using an array of lights is always a painless technique to brighten up the corners of a room. Utilising a combination of lights such as spotlights, fairy lights or lanterns for a sparkling effect will be sure to turn heads.
When Lord Ganesha is invited into one’s home, he usually resides in the living room.
The center table is the main attraction of any living room and thus, should be decorated to enhance the grandeur of Lord Ganesha.
If you are a secret art and craft expert now is the time to flaunt your expertise. Origami or the Japanese art of folding paper is a creative decoration idea. Effortless designs such as swans, butterflies and umbrellas can be created with origami. These designs can be pasted or embellished on a piece of cloth and placed on any table.
In case you want to take a more straightforward route, using flowers is another option. Take a long strand of marigold flowers and white jasmine and place them aesthetically on your table for decor.
For walls, there are always reasonable, ready-made decor options.
Makhars or tiny mandap shaped pandals made with thermocol sheets and flowers are extremely easy to install. They provide an excellent backdrop for your idol of Lord Ganesha and other walls in general.
You can further accessorise this makhar with a combination of different lights such as spotlights or fairy lights.
Instead of using traditional candles, try something new, for example, lanterns. Put your unused, old glass jars to good use. This pocket-friendly trick will make your decor stand out even further. To turn these jars into lanterns, place small LED bulbs inside and beautify it with glitter. Hang them around or keep them in different corners of the house for a finished look.
If you want to stand out from the crowd during Ganesh Chaturthi, all you need are a few solutions to turn your home into a smart one.
At Legrand, we’re all about ‘Living the Advantage’. Our internet-connected Arteor IoT switches would be a perfect addition to your home this festive season. This piece of technology can be fitted directly onto a wall or piece of furniture and allows you to remotely control your lights, curtains and other aspects of your home with ease.
Experience #celebratingconnections this festive season with our smart home decor.