Home decorating

Bring the colours of holi into your home

8:23 AM

March is the month that usually sees the festival of Holi being celebrated in India. This year it will be on the 23rd. And like every year, we will be celebrating by getting wet and throwing colours at each other.

But why should all the colours end up on ourselves and be washed down the drain? Why not bring big bold splashes of colour into our homes as well? Holi pretty much marks the start of Summer for us in Mumbai. It means we usually find ourselves on lockdown, shielding ourselves from the heat until the monsoon comes to deliver us.

This means we are all going to spend an awful lot of time living in a close relationship with our four walls. To me this seem as good an excuse as any to spruce up the decor and make it as cheerful as possible.
So much so, that for this month shopping feature, I decided find you the cutest, quirkiest and most colourful home items Amazon has to offer. Remember that all the links that will follow are affiliate links, if you purchase anything on Amazon, I get a commission.
1. As the heat claim us, chances are you are going to find yourself turning to water a lot lot more to stay hydrated. Why not store it in style? These glass bottles are sure to do the trick, the brand offers them in a wide array of bright and cheerful hues.

2. Wether you plan to stay in your garden or on your balcony in the evenings, or simply want to bring some greenery indoors, these adorable yellow planters will be just what the doctor ordered for instant cheerfulness.

3. It's not too late to enjoy the flame of candles. Brighten your outdoor space with this pretty tea light holder. Alternatively you can use it or a bunch of them in your home decor as pretty little vases.

4. Low on seating space in your living room but no space for an additional armchair? Time to turn to floor cushion. This one from Chumbak is a riot of colours and quirk. That old boring tile floor is going to be boring no longer with it.

5. When I saw this "Loch Ness monster ladle" I knew it HAD to make the cut. First because it reminded me of a quirky crocodile pasta spoon that was my first grown up purchase for my first grown up flat. And then, seriously, how super awesome would it be to bring a pot of dal to the table with Nessie peeping out from it? If you can't picture it just yet, go click the link and see a picture of the ladle in use and tell me it didn't at least bring a smile to your face.

6. Speaking of the crocodile pasta spoon, I found myself looking for one after discovering Nessie. And I found it! Mine was more elaborate if I remember correctly, but this one is pretty awesome too. If you are a big pasta and noodle eater, this spoon or any pasta serving spoon is a must in your home, trust me on that, I swear by mine (even if it looks rather boring compared to this one or the one I once upon a time owned).


Well, that's it for this month folks! I'll get working on a new shopping spread for next month.

Meanwhile, I have been sucked in a crazy month of erratic school schedule that has me fuming and ready to tear my hair off (there might be a blog post coming about it...)

7 comments

  1. Anonymous10:10 AM

    Happy Mahashivratri to you and family. May Lord Shiva bless you with strength and creativity.

    Apple

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    1. Thank you and same to you.
      I sure could use some strength to bear with this crazy school that is my daughter's school, thanks heavens we are changing next academic year!

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  2. Happy Holidays :) Love these... esp #3. I would even use them as tumblers for iced tea.

    Have a great celebration xo

    Miki | www.setfreemygypsysoul.blogspot.com

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    1. I think they might be on the small size to use as tumbler, but would definitely work as shot glasses :-)

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  3. Happy Holidays :) Love these... esp #3. I would even use them as tumblers for iced tea.

    Have a great celebration xo

    Miki | www.setfreemygypsysoul.blogspot.com

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  4. My husband says it is a good thing we don't have Amazon in Nepal, we'd have shipments arriving daily. (He's right!)
    That Chumbak pillow would make a great design to embroider.
    http://calmlycookingcurry.blogspot.com/2016/03/ingredient-of-week-you-say-tomato-i-say.html

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    1. Believe me we are close to this scenario with Amazon LOL I even found out that the first of every month they now have a special offer on pantry and household supplies with many of the basic staples not only going at a discount, but with Amazon offering vouchers if you shop for a specific amount LOL

      DH saw me getting boxes of groceries almost every day of the week last week.

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