Ramadan Home Decor
The month of Ramadan is all about praying, giving, celebrating, and reflecting with family and friends. To completely immerse in the spirit of Ramadan, you need to create the perfect atmosphere in your home. Home decor during Ramadan has now become an annual activity. But no matter how many times you’ve done this, you should always make it unique each year. Sharon Jutla an award-winning designer and passionate storyteller and blogger at Jusglue.com share her love for design through her ideas and inspirations for the perfect Ramadan ready home to celebrate and flourish in positivity.
First, planning is key. In order to make this festive season memorable, come up with interesting ways of incorporating the spirit of Ramadan in your decorations.
Always look for decor items that will give your home a refreshing look as well as enhance the Ramadan theme.
Getting your home ready for Ramadan is super easy! It’s all in the preparation, really.
Preparing your home for Ramadan starts with cleaning and decluttering. Just as we follow practices to cleanse our souls; we welcome Ramadan with a clean home. Make the cleaning exercise fun by turning it into a family affair and a bonding session.
Such an exercise gives you and your family an opportunity to spend some quality time together. It also deepens, strengthens the love, and also reflects your generosity.
Iftars are an important part of Ramadan. Sprucing up the dining table and making it festive is an important and effective way of welcoming loved ones into your home for meals.
Decorated dinner tables create an exciting point of focus during Iftars. Always aim for table perfection – whether you are hosting Iftar, an intimate Suhoor with close friends or an exclusive family dinner.
Ramadan-inspired tableware, fine-looking tablecloth, and kitchen essentials are an important part and a way to add luxurious and festive accents to your home. Dressing the dinner table with Islamic motifs and elegant serving ware will not just impress guests but will also make times spent together unforgettable.
Right dinner set
Your dinner set matters too. In order to achieve the ultimate look, choose a set that will easily complement your overall Ramadan theme. For instance, you can use a colorful and printed dinner set for a casual look.
For a formal look, use porcelain ware with silver and gold embossed. It’s usually better to go for plain colored sets if you’re using a patterned tablecloth, while a beautifully printed dinner set would be an excellent choice for a solid color tablecloth.
One thing to remember though, your serve ware should also match with your dinner set.
Your Ramadan ambiance is incomplete without candles and flowers. Strategically place them on your table to lend beauty, subtle lighting, and warmth to your party.
Using elegant candle stands, coordinate the color of the candles to match your table décor. And if candles don’t work for you, then a Ramadan lantern or Fanous will make a beautiful centerpiece on your dinner table.
A Majlis in your home or office can also be transformed into a Ramadan Majlis to add that traditional touch to the festivities. Throw some colorful cushions and carpets under the gazebo to create that festive feeling for your visitors.
Just add color, scents, and sweets
As you bring your Ramadan decor ideas to life, remember that colors make all the difference. The brighter the hues, the more charming and upbeat you feel about the festivities.
Celebratory colors for this festive season are jeweled tones like amethyst, sapphire, emerald, ruby, garnet, and citrine. Scents such as Bokhour (incense) and fragrances are also equally important as part of the Ramadan decor.
Ramadan fasting also calls for a platter of sweets, desserts, dates, and dry fruits. Decorate your special desserts in artistic metallic dishes to impress your visitors. An assemblage of these can also be used as a centerpiece to decorate your kitchen counter as well.
Finally, since Ramadan is the season for giving, spread the joy of gifting by complementing those gift hampers with ornamental keepsakes. Personalise gifting by wrapping those Eid presents in decorative paper and even displaying them during the last 10 days of Ramadan to build excitement.