Each year Muslims around the world celebrate two Eid festivals. While both Eid occasions bear different significance, they have one thing in common; they bring family and friends together for prayer and a feast.
As with every other celebratory occasion, Eid requires decor to set the mood. Therefore, if you find yourself playing host, here are some decor Eid decor ideas for your home.
Oriental Rugs and Cushions
Embellished rugs are an integral part of Muslim culture. They are used as sitting areas were kith and kin gather to break bread and commune with each other. As such, an Eid party would be sorely incomplete without a good spread of oriental rugs. On the upside, this is a decor item you probably already have or can buy and keep as part of your home decor even past Eid.
An Eid ceremony brings together people of all ages. For their comfort, invest in enough cushions and throw pillows. Further, aside from them being fluffy and comfortable, aim for colorful designs. Cheerful colors like red, yellow, and gold would all be delightfully festive. It would equally be a special touch if you would get Eid-related messages printed on some of the pillows.
Lanterns and Candles
In any setting, lighting sets a mood. So, the question to consider here would be, what mood would you like to set?
One of the ways you could make your space stand out is by using different lighting for different areas. For example, in the sitting areas, you could have soft lighting for a laid back feel.
Lanterns, in particular, would be a perfect choice for this. Like the oriental rugs, they have a rich heritage in Muslim culture and illuminate a space in a subtle relaxing shade of light. Add to that their tasteful designs and you have a great balance of decor and functionality.
Candles would be a good lighting choice for dining areas and a prayer area if you intend to set one apart. If you prefer scented candles, aim for subtle food-centric scents like cinnamon for the dining area. Save more intense scents for other areas in the house that are away from food.
Wall Hangings and a Picture Wall
Eid ul Fitr is celebrated after the sighting of the moon which signifies the end of Ramadan. For this reason, wall hangings and party favors shaped like the moon would be apt for Eid. You can complement them with Eid party banners and even balloons for a full festive atmosphere.
It would be a shame for friends and family to gather and miss out on a chance to make memories. A nice picture background where everyone can pose for pictures might just be the perfect Eid gift. A flower wall would be such a treat both for the overall decor and for the pictures. Nonetheless, color-coordinated balloons and neon signs are equally solid options.
A Buffet Spread
Food is a fundamental part of Eid celebrations. It would not even qualify as an Eid celebration without a proper feast. In light of this, your dining area needs to be fit for a banquet for kings.
In keeping with the rugs and cushions, it may be fitting to go for an embellished tablecloth. Elaborate patterns in gold and silk threads would fit right in with the rest of the theme. You can complete the look with decor items like tasteful candle holders and balance it off with toned down table napkins. However, ensure that the colors you choose work well with the broader color palette of your dining room area.
Whereas crockery is not typically a decor item, you may still want to put your best foot forward in that regard. If you end up serving a feast in lackluster dishes, it would water down the rest of your efforts around the house.
If you have a backyard area, do not hesitate to use it. More so given as men and women tend to congregate in different seatings. You are worried about how to set up in the backyard, aren’t you? Worry not.
Behold the magic of a Bedouin tent. It is easy to set up and you can replicate the same floor seating decor as you would set up in a living room. Some lanterns would equally be appropriate both for decor and in case it gets too dark.
It may seem like much to do but few things in life are as important as sharing festivities with those you hold near and dear. Every effort you put into your home decor to make the occasion as auspicious as possible will be an act of love and generosity; the true tenets of Eid.
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