By: Anam Lone @theinspiredaccountant
I can’t believe we are just two weeks away from Eid! This year I really wanted to decorate corners of my house to celebrate the blessed month of Ramadan and the festival of Eid. With a little kid in the home, I think it’s very important to visually mark such religious occasions for them to see the importance of these special months and celebrations.
I kept my décor very simple this year. There is beauty in simplicity and I’m so happy with how it all turned out. I drew from the beautiful colours of spring and summer weather that we have experienced here in Toronto. It’s amazing how festive you can make a space feel by putting just a little bit of thought into it.
I used Digital Files provided by Sidra Art Boutique and had them printed on card stock paper at Staples. You can use regular paper as well, however, card stock definitely holds its shape better.
Then I sat down with a pair of scissors and cut out all the cute little moons and stars, as well as the gorgeous floral Ramadan Mubarak banner every so carefully. It was so therapeutic. I even got my little brother and husband involved and it was fun to see how much they got into it.
Then I used a hole punch to make holes in the cut pieces and used my wire from Michaels to make hanging banners that I stuck to the wall with tape.
I also got some cute felt handmade stockings from The Inspired Home Co shop on Etsy and hung them on my staircase along with some starry string lights from IKEA. I absolutely adore them and can’t wait to add some fun little treats in them for my daughter during Ramadan as well as for Eid. This is definitely my daughter’s favourite little corner at the moment and she looks forward to checking it everyday.
Keeping in line with the Moon & Star theme, I couldn’t resist when I saw the gold moon planters and the metal moon phase wall hanging at Urban Outfitters. They were the perfect gold that tied in the gold strips on my fireplace and gave the whole look at more chic feel.
Other items have just been fetched from my around my house – the cushions, candle stands and floral arrangements. You can easily find these accent pieces at any local stores.
For Eid, I used the same floral banner from Sidra Art Boutique and switched out “Ramadan” for Eid. How easy?! As you can see, it looks great and fits right into the current theme.
Lastly, Eid is the festival where we celebrate by gathering with family and enjoying food and drink. I decided that my dining room would be the perfect spot to decorate for Eid. I used this beautiful gold banner along with Gold and Silver Eid Mubarak balloons. It makes the perfect backdrop for family Eid pictures and creates a lovely ambiance for an Eid meal.
So that’s all I have for you. I hope this post gives you some ideas on how you can make your hope feel festive during this time of the year. Stay tuned for my blog post on the Eid Tablescape that I will be doing very soon.
Until then, happy fasting!