The Holy Month of Ramadan is coming up. This is a time meant to bring you and your family closer, dedicated to quiet reflection, building better habits and working on your self-discipline.
And what better way to greet it than to prepare your home with wonderful new additions that complement the month’s aesthetic?
If you’re unsure how you can achieve this, the décor gurus over at IKEA have a few pointers that would most definitely help.
Transform your living room into a majlis
One of the best ways to get into the Ramadan mood is to transform your living area into a majlis-themed setup.
An excellent way to achieve this is to push your sofas all the way back to the wall or cover them with a themed blanket. Then, set up a central seating area with LED lighting.
This will surely get you in the right mood for Ramadan and make those post-iftar conversations memorable.
Brighten your surroundings with elegant lighting
Lighting will most definitely come in handy as it would be needed for those long Ramadan nights. Therefore, you might as well find a way to amplify your lighting game and have it fit the aesthetic!
A perfect addition to your space would be to set up an LED lighting chain that runs across your entire majlis, or even your backyard! The ambience will definitely be enhanced with this one simple addition.
There are also arabesque patterned lanterns you can go for, amid a variety of other options. IKEA has a great lighting collection, make sure you give it a glance!
More tips to add a traditional feel to your iftar table
One of the most heart-warming aspects of Ramadan is the family connection that you develop over the iftar table or on the suhoor feast. You can enhance the Holy Month aesthetic with a few delicate touches.
Ramadan encourages its observers to be more generous. One way to show your generosity is to set out your food in large serving trays so everyone at the table can get their share. Don’t forget to have plenty of napkins laying around to make for an easy clean-up afterwards!
You can also put dates and sweets on a serving stand that will form a centrepiece to your table.
With these simple ideas, the Holy Month will definitely be a time of togetherness and generosity.