5 Creative Hari Raya Decoration Ideas for Your Home
Hari Raya Aidilfitri, also known as Eid al-Fitr, is a joyous celebration for Muslims around the world, including Malaysia and Indonesia. It marks the end of Ramadan and is a time for forgiveness, reflection, and gratitude. During this time, it is common to see designs such as geometric patterns, floral motifs, and ketupat-inspired decorations all around.
While decorating for Hari Raya usually focuses on furnishing and materials, such as curtains, upholstery, and decorative items, we have some other creative Raya decoration ideas that you can also consider:
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1. Complement Traditional Colours with Viva Magenta
While traditional colours like green and yellow are popular for Hari Raya decorations, you can add a modern twist with Viva Magenta, the 2023 Pantone Colour of the Year that adds a pop of excitement to any space. When paired with traditional colours, Viva Magenta creates a unique and eye-catching colour combination that takes your décor to the next level, especially when paired with muted shades like those on Murale.
2. Decorate with Ketupat Art
Ketupat decorations have always been a part of the celebration and a creative way you can capture this aspect of the Raya mood is with other forms of ketupat art, for example a ketupat-shaped feature wall décor, or ketupat-inspired table runners, placemats, or napkins. The natural colours of these decorative items also blend well with natural wood – for a more contemporary setting, Eco-foresta does the same trick with low maintenance requirements.
3. Adorn Your Walls with Batik
he intricate and highly recognisable designs of batik are typically seen on clothing and around the table during Hari Raya. But did you know that batik can also be an interesting and creative wall decoration? Batik panels can be framed up on walls much like traditional wall art, or you could even pin up batik scarves or shawls to soften the look of your space while adding some festive colours.
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4. Illuminate the Outdoors with Bamboo Torches
In modern times when everything is becoming electrified, one way to be creative can be to go back to our roots! If you are planning an outdoor reception in the evening hours, instead of electric lights, you can add some pizzazz to the celebrations with some traditional bamboo torches that will truly light up the festivities. As a bonus, the smoke from the live torches also helps to keep mosquitoes away from your guests! In combination with outdoor tiles like Bergamo, your guests will be sure to thank you for your thoughtfulness.
5. Invest in Some Pretty Cookie Jars
What’s Raya without the cookies? Young or old, no one can resist reaching for a piece of biscuit when it is right there on the table – and that’s why any Raya decoration is not complete without some cookie jars! Investing in some nice thematic pieces isare not only a fun way of adding pops of colour and style to your décor, but is also a practical storage option for your favourite Hari Raya treats.
Decorating for Hari Raya is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the culture and heritage of the region. Since it only comes around once a year, it is definitely worth the effort to go the extra mile and create a beautiful and meaningful atmosphere in your home for your guests and loved ones.
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