The beauty of our diverse culture can be found in our festivals.
The diversity of Indian culture truly manifests itself through its festivals. Every region of this country has its own way of enjoying its favourite festivals. Be it Holi, Diwali, Eid or Christmas, festivals are the time family members and close friends come together to make the day memorable. But other than these well-known festivals, there are some regional festivals as well, which are not very popular throughout the country. Still, they hold a special place among the regional population.
Ugadi, or the first day of the lunar calendar, is one of the most auspicious festivals of South India, especially Andra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, (Maharashtra celebrates the day as Gudi Padva.) With a whole year of pandemic and so much chaos all around, a new year brings a ray of hope for a better tomorrow. So, we thought of bringing you some Ugadi pooja decoration ideas for your home to enjoy this festive season, making the first day of the year a little special within the comfort of your own nest.
Special Ugadi Pooja Decoration Ideas
Most Indian festivals start with decorating the pooja room, offering a special feast to the deities and then enjoying a sumptuous meal with friends and family. So, your Ugadi festive decor will be incomplete without mentioning the pooja room decor. If you don’t have much space for a separate stage for pooja, drop the Ugadi stage decoration ideas and decorate your pooja room or a corner of your living room as a festive focal point. You can use fresh flowers, garlands and some beautiful lamps to decorate your space. Decorating the door with mango and neem leaves or adding a small banana tree to the side is also considered quite auspicious on this day.
Elaborate Rangoli Ugadi Designs
One of the essential elements of Indian festival decor is an elaborate rangoli. You can use colours, flower petals or a combination of both to make a beautiful rangoli outside your door, in front of the pooja room, on the foyer area or in the living room. Add some beautiful diyas to give it a luminous look. If you are not very confident about your creative skills, you can also opt for some ready-made sticker rangolis or use a stencil. Rangoli is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the family and keep negative energy away. And a beautiful rangoli can be the focal point of your 2021 Ugadi home decor as well.
Tiny Home Decor Items Can Bring In A Lot Of Change
Decorate your room with some colourful curtains, sofa covers and vibrant cushions. You can also use some carpet to add a festive vibe to your house. Many of us paint the walls before Ugadi; you can opt for more accessible options like wallpapers, traditional wall hangings or adding an accent wall to give your home a new look without taking the pain of painting the entire house. You can also add some hanging planters and vintage lamps to amp up the space with a traditional touch.
DIY Ugadi Pooja Decoration
Want to make your Ugadi home decoration trendy? These origami wall hangings are perfect for you. They are also an excellent way of bringing all your family members together. You can keep your kids engaged with these origami sessions while you finish off your festive cleaning and other arrangements. String the origami cranes together, and you have a beautiful DIY wall decor piece for your walls. They refine the aesthetics of your festive decor and are eco-friendly as well.
Ugadi Pooja Decoration With Fairy Lights
If you are looking for some simple decor for your home this time or a little sceptical about stepping out for getting elaborate decor items from the market, it’s time to reuse and recycle. Bring out the fairy lights you had got last Diwali or Christmas and use them to decorate your pooja room. Fairy lights lend warmth to any space and illuminate the area beautifully. You can use them to decorate your pooja room or increase the grandeur of your living room walls for a minimalistic yet sparkling, Ugadi-ready home. Place some fresh mogra, jasmine and marigold garlands in the pooja room or around your living area for a fresh fragrance and a welcoming vibe to your home.
Ugadi Special Dining Table Decor Ideas
Any Indian festival is incomplete without a sumptuous meal. And an Indian festive feast deserves an elaborate dining table decor. We suggest you deck up your dining table with a simple table runner and let your sumptuous meal spread take centre stage. Take out your best crockery to serve your obbattu (puran poli), mahavinakai chitranna (mango rice), payasam (kheer) and pachadi (a Ugadi special dish that amalgamates different flavours like sweet, sour, bitter, salt and spicy). You can also serve your food in traditional metal vessels for a touch of authenticity in your Ugadi festive decor.
Ugadi is also considered a great time to revamp your home. So, if you are thinking of remodelling your house or gifting your home a modular kitchen, there can be no better time than this. All our designs are created to suit your taste, budget and preferences. With our expert designers’ help, remodelling your house with modern, efficient and functional home interiors will be a cakewalk. Book an appointment today and get ready to design your dream home just the way you want.
Design Cafe wishes you a Happy Ugadi and a very prosperous year ahead. Stay home and stay safe.
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