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Laila is sharing her favorite decorating tips to get your home ready for Ramadan. If you have a craft, resource, or recipe you’d like to share, please let us know.
7 Ideas to Decorate a Home for Ramadan Eid that the Entire Family will Enjoy
Decorating the house is one of the most exciting parts of any holiday.
The sparkling lights, festive wreaths, colorful wall decals, and decorative pieces – don’t they just spell H-A-P-P-I-N-E-S-S?
If you’re looking for ideas to decorate your home for Ramadan or Eid, this article is for you.
From illuminating your house with traditional Fanous lanterns to accentuating with Eid gift frames, here are 7 ways to prep your home for the grandest and most celebrated occasion of the year.
Illuminate Your Home with Fanous
Festivals are incomplete with lights, specifically lanterns!
During Ramadan, Fanous lamps are all over the streets and homes of Muslim communities around the world.
Make sure you keep up with the tradition by adding this decorative element to your home.
There is no right or wrong way of installing Fanous. Hang two large ones on your patio, one on both sides of your door. If you have a stair leading to your front door, you can also stack lanterns on the steps for a dramatic entry.
Gather some metal lanterns with intricate designs and arrange them in your stairway. Feel free to adorn with other decorative pieces like florals, ribbons, etc.
Decorative Star & Moon Lanterns
If you want to divert from traditional Fanous lamps, star and moon lanterns are great options.
You can either make several pieces at home using simple tools and materials like craft papers, scissors, glue, needle and thread, and some star or moon templates.
Or, if you want elaborate pieces, you can get them from craft stores and online shops. From unique handmade lanterns to multicolor candle lanterns made of glass, you have a handful of choices.
Wreaths make great decorations for both your home interior and exterior.
Hang a giant wreath or multiple wreaths on your front door as well as your street-facing windows.
Instead of the traditional round wreath, you can also try other variations like a crescent moon wreath or a gold floral hoop wreath.
Inside your home, you can hang a wreath just about anywhere, from the hallways and living room to your bedroom and study.
Follow Customs & Rituals at Your Home
Celebrating Eid at home involves following certain customs and rituals, such as offering Eid prayers. It’s the perfect time to upgrade your prayer mats (consider choosing a design that matches the rest of your decorations).
Eid is a time when people all over the country take out their most treasured carpets and rugs. If you’re thinking of adding one to your collection, you’ll find so many styles and patterns of carpets online, including prayer mats and cushion covers.
Candles bring out the festive spirit in a lot more special way, pleasing our sense of sight and smell.
Light a few candles on a tall candlestand, display plenty of them all around your house, create a candle wreath for your Eid dinner table, or encase them on a glass lantern for outdoor use.
If you’re buying scented candles, make sure they don’t have conflicting aromas.
Everyone loves balloons.
Hang colorful balloons on your stairway, make a balloon column for Eid, or put up a cluster of balloons to create a colorful centerpiece for your living room.
You can’t go wrong with balloons. They’re pretty just as they are!
Eid Gift Frames
Greet family, friends, and visitors with “Eid Mubarak” by hanging Eid gift frames. You can have one large frame on the wall of your living room, or on your patio.
Eid gift frames are the perfect “welcome” piece to kick start a beautiful and memorable celebration at home.
Some More Tips to Make Decorating Easy:
- Select a theme. Do you want it rustic? Colorful? Flowery? Decide on a concept first. This makes picking decorations a lot easy.
- Start early. If you’re buying ready-made decorative pieces, start searching as soon as you can. If you’re making DIY decorations, the more you want to start early. Gather your materials and supplies so you can have a stress-free DIY project.
- Involve the whole family! Decorating is more fun when you involve everyone in your family, especially the kids.
Have fun decorating!