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Spruce up your homes this Diwali from the best home decor brands, all under one roof – Phoenix Marketcity Chennai

This is a post that answers most of the questions asked by my Chennai readers on decorating homes for DiwaliDiwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. View More. I thought the best way to do this is to take you through a tour of some of my favourite stores that will answer the when, where, what, how, and why of decorating… Phoenix Marketcity, Chennai. PMCC offers fabulous discounts on some well known home decor brands for this Diwali.

Diwali is the festival of lights and colours, of joy and laughter. It is also that time of the year when the family and friends visit each other’s homes. Most homes and offices are cleaned and organised during diwali as it is believed that goddess LakshmiLakshmi (Sanskrit: लक्ष्मी, lakṣmī, ˈləkʂmiː) is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. She is the wife and shakti (energy) of Vishnu, a major god in Hinduism. View More visits the spaces that are bright and festive.

Foyer being the entryway of every home can be in any shape and size and often the most challenging to decorate. But this is also the space that gives the first impression. Home Centre in PMCC offers a wide range of accessories to suit all your requirements. Mirrors, candleA candle is an ignitable wick embedded in wax or another flammable solid substance such as tallow that provides light, and in some cases, a fragrance. It can also be used to provide heat, or used as a method of keeping time. View More light fixtures, pot pourri, crystal artefacts, wooden figurinesA figurine (a diminutive form of the word figure) or statuette is a small statue that represents a human, deity or animal, or in practice a pair or small group of them. Figurines have been made in many media, with pottery, metal, wood, glass, and today plastic or resin the most significant. View More, flowers in natural colours and spray painted colours, table runners and placemats, glassware, vases and potted plants, all these and more from homecentre can make up your grand diwali entryway. I have handpicked a few table decor pieces to suit both contemporary and traditional table decors. The styling of the same can be seen in the video below.

The main furniture piece of any living room is the Sofa. It makes or breaks the look. I found some exquisite furniture at the Pepperfry Studio in PMCC. All designs are unique and handcrafted. They have a fine blend of traditional elements with a modern touch. I love such furniture as these can be very versatile in terms of decoration. By just changing a few cushions,  adding a few throws and accenting it with some brass figurines, a contemporary setting can be transformed into a traditional decor. This is the beauty of the furniture pieces at the Pepperfry studio.

More often than not, bedrooms and kitchens are neglected when it comes to festive decor. My visit to Home Stop was an eye opener. In this video, I will take you through a step by step approach on decorating your bedrooms. Home stop offers an elaborate range of soft furnishings. Mix and match is the mantra. Having neutral toned bedrooms gives you the advantage of adding pops of colour for every festival. Remember bedrooms are the first thing you see when you get up on any day and the last after a tiring day. Personalise it to your requirements. There is absolutely no need to follow a trend here.

Kitchens have a divine connection especially during festivals. The aroma of the food combines with the incense sticks to spread the feeling of festivity. Make sure you decorate all spaces of your home with fresh flowers like marigolds and jasmine. Bring out all the diyas, traditional lamps and candle holders. I spotted some beautiful ones in glass and porcelain at the homecentre and HomeStop in PMCC. Please watch this video for a detailed explanation on the Diwali makeovers for your homes.


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