Happy Ganesha Chaturthi 2022 | Let’s Go Green And Celebrate The Eco-Friendly Way

by Sreya Dasgupta | August 21, 2022 | 6 mins read

Eco-friendly and easy decoration ideas for Ganesha chaturthi at home

This Ganesha Chaturthi, make some thoughtful home decor choices that are safe for the environment and your family. Here are some eco-friendly festive decor ideas for you

Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated festivals across India, where we celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha — the epitome of wisdom, good luck and fortune. This 10-day festival is celebrated with huge pomp and show, from evening aarti, elaborate feasts, modaks and a grand Ganpati visarjan. But we cannot deny the impact these elaborate festivities have had on the environment over the years. So, it is high time to step up our festive game and get more responsible for how we celebrate. After all, every individual must take care of Mother Earth and leave a healthy and sustainable environment for future generations.

We have decided to bring you some natural decorations for the Ganpati festival at home that are unique and trendy, yet traditional and nature-friendly. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Natural Eco-Friendly Ganpati Decoration For Uber Cool And Smart Homes

Do you love to follow your traditions in your own small way but want to stay away from the extravagant festive decor in your home? These DIY Ganesha decoration ideas will help you celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi in peace, and you can also make it a permanent set-up in your home.

Make a tiny green corner at your home and place your Ganesha in the middle of your urban jungle. You can use some potted indoor plants, succulents, vines, flowering plants, tall plants or bonsai for your indoor garden-themed Ganesha Chaturthi decor. This simple decor idea is for people who love the serene yet stylish decor and refrain from vibrant colours. This set-up is also great if you love to add a meditation corner in your home. The splash of lush greens infuses a tropical vibe to your festive decor while adding an edge to your home interiors. You can decorate the area with some candles, oil lamps, fairy lights or a backlit 3D wallpaper to bring in a subtle festive essence to this eco-friendly decor.

Natural eco-friendly Ganpati decoration with indoor plants
Eco-friendly Ganpati decorations with indoor plants
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Choose Natural Decoration For Ganpati Festival With Organic Flowers

Indian traditional festivals are incomplete without fresh flowers. The subtle aroma and freshness that flowers lend to any home decor are just incomparable. So, this time, choose fresh flowers to decorate your pooja room instead of artificial flowers. You can make some garlands with fresh flowers from your backyard or buy organic flower garlands from the market. Though a bit expensive, organic flowers are cultivated more responsibly with natural pesticides and manure, thus being environment-friendly. If you love decorating the floor area with rangoli, we suggest you go for fresh or dry flower petals, leaves or natural colours and ditch artificial colours. Synthetic colours are usually packed with harmful chemicals and are harmful to you and the environment as well.

Hanging organic flowers is the best natural decoration for Ganpati at home
Simple tips for natural Ganpati decorations at home

Opt For Eco-Friendly Ganesha Idol And Stay Away From Synthetic Colours

One of the biggest problems related to Ganesha Chaturthi is the water pollution after the visarjan. To avoid the harmful colours used in the idol from getting dissolved in the water, opt for an eco-friendly Ganesha idol. You will get various options in the market ranging from clay Ganesha idols to idols with seeds that will grow into a beautiful plant after the home visarjan in a pot. These new and innovative idols help keep the traditions alive while avoiding hazardous chemicals polluting our water bodies. Be mindful of choosing your Ganesha idol and also try to use the flowers and leaves used in the puja for manure rather than throwing them in nearby water bodies.

Opt for clay Ganesha idol is the best eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi decoration
Opt for eco-friendly Ganesha idols this year

Simple Ganesha Decoration DIY Ideas With Recycled Paper

The best way to embrace an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle is to recycle some old stuff. Wear your creative hat and use your old sheaves of paper and other household stationery for some innovative and eco-friendly home decor. You can use some old newspapers, gift wraps or leftover craft papers from your kid to make origami wall hangings. Mix them with some flower garlands or fairy lights for some eye-catching, eco-friendly Ganesha Chaturthi decoration. You can also make some DIY chandeliers with jute ropes or handmade paper to add to the DIY decor scheme. This is also an excellent way to keep your kids engaged and bring your family together for some creative group activity.

Origami wall hangings are the simple Ganesha decoration DIY idea at home
DIY Ganesha decoration ideas with recycled paper
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Natural Banana Plants And Mango Leaves For A Traditional Ganesha Chaturthi Decor

Add a traditional touch to your natural decoration for the Ganpati festival with some potted banana plants and toran. We usually end up cutting small banana plants to decorate the entryways of our pooja rooms. Why not use some live potted banana plants instead? They will add a traditional touch to your decor while lending a fresh vibe for the entire year. You can also use some toran made of mango leaves and marigold flowers to infuse an auspicious vibe to the space. Add some oil lamps and a small rangoli on the floor for a minimalist and eco-friendly Ganesha Chaturthi.

Ganesh Chaturthi decoration eco-friendly with potted banana plants and toran made of marigold flowers
Maintain traditions without hurting the environment

Choose A Natural Stone Or Metal Idol That Can Stay With You Throughout The Year After A Symbolic Visarjan

If you want a decorous Ganesha idol for the festival, we suggest you go for sustainable options like natural stone, terracotta or brass. You can keep these idols in your pooja room for your everyday rituals and prayers, thus refraining from visarjan. For keeping up the traditions and rituals, opt for a symbolic visarjan in your backyard or balcony. These are sustainable options, and Ganpatiji will be in your home showering his blessings throughout the year.

Natural decoration for Ganpati, choose sustainable Ganesha idol for an eco-friendly environment
Take a step towards sustainable celebrations

We hope you enjoyed our unique eco-friendly Ganesha Chaturthi decor ideas and will embrace a responsible way of celebration. If you are looking to revamp your home or want some expert designers to help you with your home interiors, DesignCafe home interior solutions are here for you. Our designers will help you design your home as per your budget and requirement. Book a free consultation today to unveil some exclusive offers, exclusive designs and easy EMI options.

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Stay safe, and may Bappa fill your life with peace and prosperity.

We wish a very Happy Ganesha Chaturthi to you and your family.

Ganpati Bappa Moria!

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Sreya Dasgupta

Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer in Design Cafe who loves travelling, reading and archiving inspiring stories of life through her words. Her belief of finding something interesting in every nook & corner of this world, her passion for exploring new culture, culinary and lifestyle inspires her to write. When not working, she loves spending time with her Ukelele.

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