Let your home reflect the spirit of the season

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Let your home reflect the spirit of the season

Published: Fri 17 May 2019, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 17 May 2019, 2:00 AM

Want to make every corner of your home tell its own story, so everyone visiting your house for iftar takes away a lasting memory of the experience? Consider these tips!
1. The entrance - One of the simplest ways to highlight the season can be in the form of a banner with beautiful lights. You can place this right outside the entryway of your home. Banners are available for purchase - but you can also ask the kids to make one. All you need is an LED light string and creativity!
2. The foyer - The first point of focus in your home, as soon as your guests enter, is bound to be the foyer area. You can get really creative by using bright golden lamps, lights, big lanterns and 'Welcome' or Ramadan frames, to name a few. Scented candles can go the extra mile to lending your foyer an air of warmth and invitation with a carefully chosen aroma.
3. The living room - Add colour to your living area by introducing a Ramadan tree. Never heard of one? See image for inspiration. Decorate it with LED lights and hangings, or give it a twist by hanging wishes or greeting cards. One thing is for sure: it will be a beautiful opportunity to involve the entire family - especially the kids! The youngsters will love making handmade cards or writing their secret wishes to hang on this beautiful tree.
4. The corners - It's easy to miss out on the little corners of your home when focusing on the main areas. Add light and life to every nook by bringing in henna lanterns. You can also use scented candles under the staircase or in corners that are missing your artistic touch.
5. The dining table - After a long day of fasting, the dining table should ideally be a welcoming and refreshing sight. Add lights, flowers and artifacts along with elegant crockery to make meal time a truly memorable one.
6. The kids' room - Our kids carry our legacy and it's important that they learn the true meaning of Ramadan. So, don't miss out on the kids' room - give them a chance to get creative! Add lights, cards, drawings or paintings. In fact, it's always a great idea to let the kids decide how they'd like to execute the décor for their room. Ramadan is a great time to make the most of family time.
7. Ramadan candle holders - If you're going shopping, don't forget to pick up some themed candle holders. These are not only beautiful but they symbolise Ramadan in the most elegant way. They are very versatile in nature and can be used anywhere in the house.
8. The exterior - If you live in a villa with boundary walls, you can add a touch of creativity there too. Even your balconies can benefit from the same. Make them light up this season with these moon-and-star LED lights that are easily available in the market. They look lovely and are easy to hang anywhere. They come with battery-operated versions for your convenience too.
wknd@khaleejtimes.com

By Reenu Mohindra, Founder and designing director, Reeraj Royale

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