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7. Traditional lampsDiwali is all about tradition, so what better way to celebrate the festival of lights than with traditional diyas and lamps. Intricately carved brass lamps, which come in pedestal form or can be suspended from the ceiling, are a great decorative accessory to light up awkward corners and fill empty spaces.Discover how to bring traditional accents into your home
6. In the living roomA corner wall in this living room, differentiated by its stone panelling, holds a brightly coloured niche that is large enough to place various statues of deities. Brass lamps suspended from the ceiling and a couple of floor lamps, complete the pooja corner.
6. Introduce a transitional-style sofaYou can update the look of he living room by incorporating transitional-style sofas that are neither too sleek and modern nor too bulky and traditional.Transitional-style sofas are simple and comfortable, with straight or gently curved profiles and come in subdued colours of wood and upholstery. These sofas can be upholstered in materials such as leather or textured fabrics such as suedes, corduroys and chenille; adorn them with silk, brocade, jacquard and velvet cushions in bright Indian colours.In this example, a leather Chesterfield sofa effortlessly blends with the traditional decor, and the deep buttoned tufting gives it a classic look.
4. Switch up your cushionsNow is not the time to be understated. Unpack those bright silk furnishings, embellished with zardozi, zari and sequins, which might have to be put away for the rest of the year. I find cushions to be the easier option to change up in soft furnishings, as opposed to, say, curtains – you can have as many as you want in a myriad of colours.