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Holi, the festival of colours is just a week away. With winter neatly tucked up in the attic, it's time to come out of the cocoons and enjoy this spring festival. This is the only festival which brings with itself the brightness of colours and brings together all the relation and religions. Celebrated for different spiritual and religious reasons this festival of colours is also considered as the festival of love..
I always wait eagerly for Holi not only because it is the most fun-filled and boisterous of Hindu festival but also it's an occasion that brings in unadulterated joy and mirth, fun and play, music and dance, and, of course, lots of bright colours but this year I am specially waiting for it not only for revitalizing my taste buds and play with those vibrant colours but more so because it will be my first holi after marriage. I want to make this special for me and my hubby dear.
Though we are far away from our home but still I have decided to bring those colours in each and everything of my new home. I have decided to give a complete makeover to my house.
Since it is the festival of colours I want to inculcate the hues of green, the tinge of yellow, the vibrant violet and the radiant red in everything. Because of our busy schedules it is not possible to go and shop everything and also those varieties which I am looking for and hence I have decided to get this ethnic and vivacious look through my favourite site fab furnish.
First step into the house should bring the feeling of the festivity and the piousness of this festival. Hence, I have decided to decorate the doors with these beautiful bandanvars with colourful mirror work and runjhun bells on it.
To give the relaxing and comfortable homely feel which will keep the spirits of this colorful festival alive I would like to place this pebble yard center table which will also represent the true colour of Rajasthan a state where Holi is celebrated with full vigour.
For the walls I have decided to place the alluring marble plate paintings and the pair of elephant to represent the strength in the relationship Holi brings and the uniqueness of this festival and those wall hanging pots that will symbolize the water balloon, the water guns of childhood the most cherishing memories of my childhood.
The multicolor cushion covers, the radiant maroon floral printed curtains for the doors and windows and the vibrant bedsheet will add flavor to the décor.
How can Holi be complete without the colors and gulal. This year I have decided to play Holi in complete traditional way with natural colors. The-
1. Orange and red
From the flowers of palash or tesu tree or the quick beauty remedy by mixing lime with turmeric powder.
Mehendi and dried leaves of gulmohur tree offer a source of green colour.
Haldi (turmeric) powder is the typical source of yellow colour.
Indigo, Indian berries, species of grapes, blue hibiscus are traditional sources of blue colour for Holi.
5. Magenta and purple
Beetroot is the traditional source of magenta and purple colour. Often these are directly boiled in water to prepare coloured water.
And to welcome the guest with the abir and gulal I definitely need these marble tray with boxes and the enamel painted metal bowl.
I am sure, by being part of Fab Holi Makeover contest and with these colourful home furniture and decor this Holi will be a complete makeover and will add several beautiful new colours in my new life.
Waiting eagerly for this HOLIIIII!!!