Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims all over the world – a time for prayer, self-restraint and celebration. Walkout on the streets and you’ll find homes and shops sporting colourful lanterns and Ramadan décor. At your home, you may serve two meals every day – Suhoor in the morning, and Iftar to break the fast in the evenings. And, at the end of the month, Id, is celebrated to mark the end of fasting.
How can you decorate your home during Ramadan? Here are some brilliant, festive Ramadan decorating ideas to deck up your home for this season.
Deck Up Your Dining Table with Festive Tableware
Before important mealtimes, dress up your dinner table with the finest cutlery – bring out your silverware, delicate tea sets, Arabic coffee cups, and gold-rimmed glassware. Arrange fresh fruits, vegetable dishes, halal meat delicacies, loaves of bread, and sweets on vintage trays and fine bone china. Arrange dry fruits in star and moon-shaped serving trays to add a fun element. And, use festive table linen to impress your guests during potluck parties.
Refresh Your Upholstery and Furnishings
You’ll undoubtedly have friends and family visiting you all through this festive month. Take a look around your home and update any furniture that needs repair or needs to be replaced. If you’d been planning to, get yourself a new day bed for your patio, or a cosy four-poster bed for your bedroom, an elegant set of nested stools for your living room, or a wooden trunk for your parents’ bedroom. Custom-build a home office space for remote working, a peaceful study zone for your kids, or convert a balcony into a hobby room.
Dig out those ornamental lanterns, paper lanterns or crescent-shaped lights that you may have bought during your global travels. Light up your home with your Moroccan lamps, wood and rope lanterns, or tall floor lanterns. Arrange tea lights, fairy lights, and candles in some of the corners – wake up every little nook in your home. You can even wind string lights around your staircase bannister.
Arrange Impressive Artwork Around Your Home
Pick up a few exciting pieces of art and update your walls. Get hold of Islamic calligraphy prints, creative leather or metal artworks, elaborate tapestries, wood carved art, or sculptures for your living and dining rooms.
Decorate Your Kid’s Room
Put up fairy lights around your kids’ room windows. String a colourful moon banner on the wall. You can even set up a countdown corner with 30 helium balloons – to be popped one a day. Create a special reading nook to read out spiritual books to your kids during this month. Arrange pretty lanterns and their favourite nursery accents around it to make it extra special.
Decorate Your Prayer Room For Your Ramadan Rituals
During this auspicious month, the prayer or Maghrib begins at sunset, before the fast is broken. Traditionally Muslim prayer spaces face the Qiblah. Place a carpet of your choice to offer your prayers. You can arrange stylish baskets or a side table to keep your prayer rugs, scarves, robes, and a vintage wooden stand to place the holy Quran. Keep other books and journals neatly arranged on a side table or a wall-mounted bookshelf for you to read after the Salah. Place your prayer beads in a decorative box.
Here’s another cool idea, if you want to involve your kids more: Place a display board with a countdown to Eid, your daily prayer timings, the names of Allah, and a hadith. Get them to update the board every day.
And, Don’t Forget To Fresh Up Your Rooms With Some Lovely Scents
Fill your home with soothing fragrances, creating a soothing ambience while you enjoy your peaceful time alone or a gathering with friends. Place scented candles and diffusers in your living room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Simmer fruits and herbs on your kitchen stove. And, freshen up all your air vents.
This Ramadan, create a peaceful, spiritual atmosphere at home while decorating your home for the celebrations. If you need help with a home refresh or a furniture update, connect with the designers at HomeLane right away.