Get Festive Ready With These Living Room Diwali Decor Ideas

by Pooja Dara | February 16, 2024 | 5 mins read

Diwali decoration ideas for living room

Let your living room take the spotlight this festive season! Check out our top 6 Diwali decoration ideas for inspiration to deck up your home for the festivities.

Diwali is one of the most popular Indian festivals. Along with exquisite sweet dishes and magical fireworks, this festival is also one of those times when the entire family gets together, be it for Dhanteras, Laxmi Poojan or Bhai Dooj — there are too many things to look forward to when Diwali is around the corner. Thus, a Diwali party at home is always a grand affair. So, if you are throwing a Diwali get-together at home or helping out a friend or a family in their home-party preparations, here is a handy list of Diwali decoration ideas for the living room — the social hub of any house. Here’s our take on some of the finest ways to incorporate Diwali home decorations ideas into your living room for an instant festive makeover.

Light Up Your Home With These Diwali Decoration Ideas For The Living Room

Light up your living room entrance with lace lanterns, floor lamps, string lights and diyas for a simple yet elegant festive look to your home. For a neat and aesthetic appeal, ensure that you don’t go overboard with the lights as that will make the arrangement look jumbled. You can also spruce up your home decor with floral marigold garlands, rose petals and loosely laid flowers. The overall colour scheme of this living room for Diwali seems perfect, doesn’t it?

Diwali living room decoration ideas with different types of lighting like fairy lights, lanterns and diyas
Use different types of lighting in your living room
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Bring In The Flower Power For Your Living Room Diwali Decor

There is a graceful yet striking beauty in keeping things minimalistic as well. This living room entrance looks super festive and appealing with the floral rangoli design for your Diwali home, yellow flowing curtain drapes and soft lights popping out from here and there. The wooden divider and the tone of the furniture also completely complement each other and enhance the overall design aesthetics of the space.

Diwali room decoration with a beautiful rangoli design this diwali
Greet guests with a beautiful rangoli design

Eco-Friendly Diwali Decoration Ideas For Your Living Room

If you’re an advocate of eco-friendly practices, then you can opt for this living room/drawing room decoration for Diwali. You can make paper diyas and innovatively place them on string lights to create a wonderful piece of festive wall decor. Similarly, you can use battery-operated diya-style lights to demarcate the corners of your room. Go in for a traditional wall painting to elevate the living room instantly. And how can you even forget those brightly coloured cushions? They remind us of those lip-smacking Diwali sweets.

Diwali room decoration ideas with paper diyas hang on one wall
Paper diyas make for eco-friendly festive decor
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A Life-Size Mandala Wallpaper Design For Festive Living Room Walls

If you have sufficient time to prep up your house this Diwali, you could paint a Mandala pattern on a wall of your living room and turn it into an accent wall. You can also go for a life-size Mandala wallpaper instead. Known as ‘magic circles’, they are used as a symbolic decoration during this time to represent a body-mind-soul reconnection and a period of powerful existence. This Mandala pattern stands out in contrast to the brown wall colour and also blends in perfectly with the existing living room decor. Alternatively, you can also try out vinyl wall art for a temporary fix as a fun Diwali decoration idea.

Diwali decoration ideas for living room on a neutral wall with string lights
A festive living room with a Mandala wall pattern

Diwali Decoration Ideas For The Living Room That Combine Simplicity With Auspiciousness

Add a sense of life and motion to your living room with breathable elements like an indoor plant or a brass/copper bowl decorated with floating candles and tea lights. Copper and brass (precious metals) are used to please the gods who in turn shower their blessings over us. Also, the natural sunlight peeking through the window and the patterned carpet take the decor of this living room to the next level.

Diwali room decoration ideas with a banana plant in one corner and candles
A decorative copper bowl with festive candles

A Creative Interplay Of Textures And Colours For The Living Area

Set the festive theme in your living room by adding yellow and orange marigold streamers. It is a lovely way to welcome guests and make them feel right at home. The soft glow of the lights and a woven wall art piece look stunning while the colourful sofa set brings in a pop of colour.

Diwali decoration ideas for living room with a creative textures and colors
Marigold flowers are traditional Diwali decor
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All in all, give your living room the much-needed upgrade that you were waiting for this Diwali using our curated list of Diwali decoration ideas. Make sure you tweak it as per your personality and make it look inviting to your guests. On that note, the DesignCafe team wishes you a safe, happy and fun-filled Diwali!

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Pooja Dara is a content writer at Design Cafe home interiors blog.

Pooja Dara

Pooja Dara is a freelance writer and editor with over seven years of experience and has worked for several reputed companies in multiple niches. Having made a switch from quantitative research (of leading FMCG and durable brands) to secondary research, she is now an independent content specialist who believes in creating value for her clients through her work. She is also passionate about photography, spirituality, dogs, and traveling.

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