Karachi, 21 June 2016. It is getting close to Eid ul-Fitr so the global property portal Lamudi has prepared a helpful list of decoration ideas to mark the special occasion. “With over 1.6 billion Muslims celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri—as it’s also known—being unique is a challenge”, said Daniel Carrasco, in-house design expert at Lamudi. “It’s important to think outside the box and use influences from many different sources,” said Carrasco.
- Light up the room
Fairy lights help create the perfect atmosphere for Eid. While multi-colored fairy lights may be tempting, the neutral kind give off a much more inviting glow, so it’s best to avoid the brightly-colored ones. You can create a den in certain rooms using white sheer fabric. Place fairy lights over the fabric to create a magical space to sit and enjoy Eid snacks and the company of your loved ones. Children will also love this idea.
Candles placed in safe and carefully-considered positions throughout your living room will give off a beautiful flicker. Scented candles are particularly pleasant, and its beautiful scent is sure to delight every guest who walks into your home to enjoy togetherness.
3. Lanterns, lanterns all around
Both homemade lanterns and lanterns purchased from a shop are a wonderful addition to any Eid gathering. You can make them in bright, cheerful colours and distribute them around the space where friends and family will congregate.
4. Bring out the bright colours
Dress your home in a bright colour scheme; reds, oranges, pinks and purples are perfect for Eid. Consider changing your curtains to spruce up a room, making it look cheerful. Investing in some colorful rugs is also a good idea, especially if you will be welcoming many guests into your home.
Hang paper decorations
Children love helping with Eid decorations. Show them how to make crescent moons and stars out of gold and silver paper for that extra special dazzling treat for the eyes! You can hang your homemade decorations using transparent plastic nylon thread. This should even hold heavier paper decorations.
6. Plan your table decorations
There are an infinite number of ways to fold a napkin. Consider choosing gold, silver, or brightly colored napkins, either to match your paper decorations or your colour scheme. Try folding them into fans, bows or learning even more special folding techniques. Think about putting some special shiny Eid confetti on the table.
7. Put up lots of banners
Banners are a perfect way to wish all your guests “Eid Mubarak” from the very beginning. If you have a mantelpiece, pin your banner to it. Otherwise, you can display it in another prominent place in your home.
8. Decorate with food
If you are more of a chef than a decorator, consider baking and decorating some beautiful fairy cakes, covering them with edible glitter and other decorations. You can place them on tiered cake stands and put them on display. A wonderful spread is always very impressive, plus you’ll be very popular for not only providing visual delights, but edible delights too!
9. Fresh flowers
Eid is all about renewal, and so fresh flowers seem like a perfect choice. Choose flowers that complement your colour scheme, with some white flowers placed in between. Read about how to arrange your flowers beautifully and begin practicing as soon as you can, or ask a skilled florist to help you make a bouquet to form your table’s centerpiece, for example.
10. Paint your plain shirt
You can make custom made shirts by cutting a pattern and ironing the freezer paper on the fabric. It will then stick so you can use paint on the shirts. You can really flex your creative muscles by using different styles and techniques. An entrance ‘welcome flag’ will go down a treat with Eid Mubarak scrolled across it.
Launched in 2013, Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently available in 13 countries in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, with close to a million real estate listings across its global network. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online.
Communications Manager Lamudi Pakistan