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Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

May 19, 2017
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Another year, another Eid?

With this major festive season upon us, it's time to bring out and dust off the usual decorations from the storeroom - not!

Hari Raya is all about new beginnings and joyous celebration, and what better than to revel in the festivities with some fresh décor that's on-trend with 2017? If you’re ready to switch up your décor game (and impress your friends and family), here are 7 easy-peasy changes to make your home Hari Raya ready:


1. Get the Colour Scheme Right

Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

Interior Designer: KONAN Design Sdn Bhd

Hari Raya colours are traditionally green but you can certainly play up the hue by simply trying different shades of it. Turquoise, mint, teal or emerald would look stunning for accent pieces, rugs, throw pillows, table cloths and drapes. If you are looking to work in something completely different this year, consider adding majestic golds, reds and blues in arabesque patterns instead.


2. Don’t Be Afraid of A Little Razzle Dazzle

Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

Interior Designer: Fatema Design Studio

Amp the celebrations with a hint of sparkle – think adorned lamps, shimmery table runners and sparkly Islamic hexagonal-patterned décor pieces.

Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

Interior Designer: Designstream Sdn Bhd

Do keep it simple though and choose only a few flashy pieces to feature, you want to set a sophisticated yet energetic tone, not a glittery mess!


3. Remember The Moon and The Stars

Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

Source: Pinterest

These celestial motifs are a mainstay for most homes during Ramadhan but rather than going with regular store-bought plastic décor, why not source for something a little out of the ordinary?

Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

Source: Pinterest

Consider star and crescent moon printed motifs, paper lanterns, cookie holders, luminaria and even mobiles. Look on sites like Etsy or Carousell for ready-made versions or hit the craft stores for DIY fun!


4. Add Traditional Touches

Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

Interior Designer: Fatema Design Studio

While it’s nice to have brand new décor pieces to garnish your home, keep the traditions alive and pull out some of your treasured Raya keepsakes! If you don’t have any golden oldies to decorate with, source for vintage photo frames, lamps, mirrors, and other ornamental pieces to balance your décor and bring depth to the overall look.


5. Roll Out The Carpets

Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

Interior Designer: M Innovative Interiors

Give your home a classic, cosy Raya feel by putting out rugs and carpets to warm up the festivities. Add a combination of accent and area rugs as well as Raya-themed runners. If you plan to lay a carpet in the hall or main area, just add plush throw pillows to convert the space into a lounge spot. It’s an excellent way to add extra seating if you are hosting.


6. Light Up

Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

Interior Designer: Fatema Design Studio

Decorative lighting is a must during festive seasons and Hari Raya is no exception. Choose from fairy lights to illuminated baubles and even Turkish lamps. Be sure to layer your lighting to set a homely ambience and avoid fluorescent mood-killers when possible.

Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

Interior Designer: M Innovative Interiors

Consider installing wall lamps and buying stand lamps (with Raya-inspired shades) with incandescent bulbs to give your home a pretty Raya glow!


7. Silken Materials

Raya Ready: 7 Home Décor Upgrades To Make This Eid

Interior Designer: Zeng Interior Design

Rich and delicate silk is the perfect material for Hari Raya décor! You can use it almost anywhere in the home as (washable) placemats, cushion covers, flower art, sofa coverlets, wall art, rugs and even drapes. Of course since the material is expensive, do choose carefully before buying. If you can’t afford real silk, try imitation silk materials that still have lustre and shine to achieve the same results.


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