Haldi decoration ideas at home: Simple, low-cost décor tips

Indian wedding has several beautiful traditions and ceremonies. Haldi and mehendi functions are held a few days before the wedding day to bless the bride and groom. These are intimate rituals usually hosted at home. Here are some décor ideas to brighten up your house and make your event memorable.

See also: 30+ home decoration ideas for wedding

 

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Floral ideas for haldi, mehendi and sangeet decorations at home

Flowers add instant beauty and make a place inviting and cheerful. Be it the haldi, sangeet or mehendi ceremony, flowers are a must for décor. The vibrant and fragrant blooms of roses, mogra and orchids can make the home look ethereal. Different flowers, styles, patterns and colours can be mixed to create a vibrant decoration. Flowers bring freshness with their fragrance and create an atmosphere of celebration. One can have a colour-coded décor. Red and yellow are auspicious colours. One can opt for orange and white or purple and white themes. Choose a floral colour scheme as per the room’s colour theme. Fuchsia, shades of peacock and purple are trendy and can be found in tulips, orchids, carnations and hydrangeas. A haldi or a mehendi decoration is incomplete without the marigold. Design a gorgeous canopy of marigold flowers for the bride and groom. Flowers can create the perfect ambience for themes like Vrindavan, Moghul or Roman. Florists can provide floral domes, arches, backdrops and umbrellas or elaborate decorations like Swastika, peacocks and lamps made from fresh flowers. Another interesting way to use flowers is to place rose petals or fresh mogra in a water bowl with floating candles. A wide range of accessories can be used with fresh flowers like mirrors, candles, lanterns and diya.

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

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Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

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Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

 

Haldi decoration ideas at home with bangles and kalleera

Haldi decoration at home is expected to be simple and minimal. Opt for colourful bangles and kalleera (ornaments hanging from the bride’s wrists) for a lovely decoration. String the bangles together and alternately place small kalleera inside them. There are various creative ways to hang bangles in multi colours, single-colour bangles or bangles with ghungroo. You can make a colourful, three-tier chandelier of bangles. Or get large dry twigs and hang bangles on them with colourful ribbons. The entire backdrop can be covered with bright fabrics and bangles can be used to make lovely patterns along with tiny mirrors.

 

Yellow-themed simple haldi decoration at home

Sunny yellow propagates happiness and optimism. It is considered a sacred colour and has spiritual significance in Indian culture. It is associated with fertility and is meant to bring prosperity and happiness to the couple as yellow stands for spring. Yellow is a symbol of wealth (gold) when worshipping Lord Ganesha and Goddesses Lakshmi. Create yellow seating for the bride with an ottoman, a divan or other exclusive designs. Drape chairs in yellow or tie yellow satin ribbons on white chairs. Haldi celebration and marigold flowers go hand-in-hand. Adorn your house with marigold curtains. A florist can design a simple marigold canopy for a mesmerising haldi setup. It also works as a great backdrop for quirky haldi pictures. Fairy lights and shimmering yellow drapes are cost-effective decorations. Fill earthen pots or traditional urli with marigold flowers for an intimate ceremony. Sunflowers make magnificent bouquets, suitable for food table décor.

 

Colourful fabric decoration for the haldi ceremony at home

Fabrics can be used for haldi decorations, including chiffon, glitter, sequins fabric, cotton, silk and satin. You can do simple decorations on your own or get a tailor to make loops, which can be hung easily. Combine pink and yellow or yellow and green to create a canopy or backdrop for the seating area. Use fabrics of various colours to decorate the pillars, walls and ceiling. Experiment with new colours, beyond the traditional golden yellow and pink, for a unique look.

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

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Paper decoration – origami and kites

Colour paper can be cut and folded in various shapes to decorate the home for the mehndi ceremony. Make lanterns, fans, diya, umbrellas or boats out of colourful craft papers and hang them with colourful threads. Attractive cut-outs can enhance any home decoration. Create an attractive photo booth or paper flower wall décor. You can hang kites with two-tone floral designs with quirky messages or the couple’s initials. Vibrant paper pinwheels can be made in a single colour or a mix of different shades for any mehendi décor. You can colour-code the décor. Red and gold are auspicious colours.

 

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Mehendi ceremony decoration ideas at home with jhoola

The mehendi ceremony holds a special significance in wedding functions. A mehendi function decoration can include a stylish and beautiful swing decorated with cloth and green foliage flowers like roses or orchids. To make it Insta-worthy, use delicate sheer curtains as a canopy or multi-coloured gota-tassels and rustic woven flowers. A shimmery disco ball and the sparkles in the background can be used along with traditional floral décor. A swing, covered with flowers, makes it fragrant and lovely for the mehendi ceremony. If it’s a big swing, colour-coordinate the cushions with the flowers. Custom-made floral shapes, like the glowing sun or parrots and peacocks, can add to the glam quotient.

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

 

Eco-friendly mehendi decoration ideas at home

Couples, today, prefer eco-friendly decorations. There are several ways to decorate the home for the haldi, mehendi and sangeet ceremony in a green way. Pre-wedding decorations can be planned to emit the least amount of carbon footprint. Zero-waste celebrations with eco-friendly décor are on the rise. Go minimal and use fresh flowers and hand-painted leaves for name boards and driftwood for canopies. Use potted plants to add a green touch. There are several creative and affordable ways to reuse glass jars and bottles to create stunning decorations. Elements like brass lanterns, earthen pots and temple bells make the décor wonderful while being reusable. Opt for traditional earthen lamps, rangoli, cloth, coconut shells and recycled glass. Look for solar lights and LED lights for illumination. Lay the table with areca nut leaf plates or palm leaves and reusable cutlery. Kulad is a good option for beverages. Use natural fabrics as table covers.

 

 

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Grand entry decoration for mehendi at home

Illuminate the home’s entrance and deck it up according to your theme. Set the tone of the mehendi function from the entrance. It should be subtle without obstructing movement. Decorate the main door with colourful bandhanwar made with shells, ghungroo, beads, cowries, crystals and fairy lights. Hang terracotta or metal bells. Keep a few potted plants near the entrance for the welcome. Rangoli is an integral part of celebrations in India. Make one with dry powder, paint, rice flour, geru (brown earth powder), limestone or fresh flowers.

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

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Sangeet decoration ideas at home with lights

Sangeet is the occasion when family members and friends dance, enjoy, celebrate, laugh and bond. A well-illuminated home heightens the overall atmosphere and sets the mood. From savvy fairy light lanterns to smart mood lights, there are several options for sangeet decoration with lights at home. Hang lanterns on the wall or keep them on the table. Fairy lights can be used artistically to add a glowing touch to your décor. They can be draped around curtains, balconies or plants, or simply weaved throughout the floral centrepieces. Candles and diya can brighten up the balcony, garden or terrace for the sangeet. Ensure that they are kept at a safe distance and do not hinder movement. Bulb string lights are trending for outdoor areas. Falling LED lights can be fixed to the balcony railing edges to make it mesmerising.

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

 

Desi-themed sangeet decoration ideas at home

Desi, ethnic theme is evergreen for the sangeet ceremony. Carved wooden frames with a set of candles and chandeliers or brass and copper screens with mystical Indian elements add a dose of drama to open-air sangeets. Ethnic themes celebrate the exotic aura with fresh flowers, murals and lattice screens. Use old bandhani, leheriya, brocade or silk saris creatively for curtains or table cloth and border them with gota or tiny ghungroo. This is your chance to go overboard with a combination of rich textures – velvet upholstery, antique wood carvings, wall accents and inlays. An aesthetic lining of indigenous brass bells, bird motifs, tassels, windchimes and other culturally-expressive pieces can add a personalised touch to the overall theme. Arrange diya in small coloured glasses, huge glass bowls or brass pots filled with water.

 

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

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Neon signs – a new trend for sangeet decoration at home

Neon signs are trending. These modern, eye-catching, statement pieces are a great way to give your sangeet photos cool and artistic lighting. Neon signs and décors have the power to add a new dimension to the sangeet aesthetics. The most common neon signs are ‘Love’, ‘Better Together’, heart-shaped neon signs, ‘Mr and Mrs’ and ‘Happily Ever After. These are available in various colours, ranging from pink and blue to white and black. Pick a tint, design and size that suits the theme of your celebration.

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

 

Haldi, mehendi and sangeet decoration ideas at home

 

Bollywood-themed sangeet decoration ideas at home

Bollywood has a special place for Indians and no sangeet celebration is complete without Bollywood songs. Make Bollywood-themes decorations with characters and titles of popular films. Movie posters for cushions and handwritten iconic dialogues are the easiest elements to use in your home décor. Glitzy and glamorous centrepieces and seating designs along with magnificent backdrops, all go into the making of a Bollywood-inspired sangeet. Colourful and glittering fabric can be used as a creative drape to cover the walls, windows and ceiling. Deck up the house with sparkling wall hangings, candles, flowers and rich and silky cushions.

 

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Welcome board low-cost simple Haldi decoration at home

The house entrance has a special significance in Indian households and it is important that it creates the best impression on your guests. A low-cost and simple Haldi decoration with a welcome board is sure to capture everyone’s attention.

Low-cost simple Haldi decoration ideas and tips for home

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Lanterns and rangoli low-cost simple haldi decoration at home

Lanterns and rangoli decorations are ideal not just festivals but special occasions such as Haldi and sangeet. The lanterns help make the space bright and elegant while the rangoli decorations bring a traditional touch. Include earthen pots to enhance the décor.

Low-cost simple Haldi decoration ideas and tips for home

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Aisle low-cost simple Haldi decoration at home

If the venue of the celebrations includes a lawn or a front garden, you can beautify the space with flower decorations. Place a signboard that reads the event’s theme.

Low-cost simple Haldi decoration ideas and tips for home

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Tips for haldi, mehendi and sangeet decorations at home

  • Decorate your home as per the number of guests and the chosen theme.
  • Colourful canopies, mass styling of flowers, hyperbolic structures and a subtle touch of gold or silver can enhance the home décor.
  • Serve food in style. Choose an appropriate tablecloth or runner in cotton, silk or embellished with ornate borders or subtle bling. For an elegant palette, go for a pristine white tablecloth with silver and soft lace trimmings.
  • Use potpourri, reed diffusers and fragrant oils to create a refreshing ambience. For an outdoor sangeet, arrange for mist fans and coolers to beat the heat.
  • Accentuate your home’s existing features. Decorate the wall with floral arrangements for amazing pictures and dress up the dining chairs with satin ribbons and coloured fabrics. Use mattresses, carpets, cushions and throw pillows to create additional
  • Don’t overdo the décor with too many things. Cluttering up with props can make the home look crowded. Keep plenty of open floor space for guests to move and be comfortable.

 

 

 

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How do I decorate my home for the mehndi function?

You can decorate your home with various items, depending on the selected theme and colours and the available budget and space. Colourful fabrics, flowers, origami, pinwheels, umbrellas, fairy lights, glass bottles, bangles, bird cages, balloons and decorative wooden frames can be creatively used.

How can I add a photo booth?

Photo booths are popular for sangeet, mehendi and haldi events. A wall or a corner can be decorated with fresh flowers, a floral arch and lots of fairy lights for a photo booth. To add a quirky element, decorate a bicycle and make it an Insta-worthy photo area. Fun, colourful frames in different shapes and sizes, suspended from a tree, also work as a photo booth. Quotes about love and marriage in neon light or written in stylish calligraphy on a blackboard are other popular trends.

How do you mix wedding turmeric?

Wedding turmeric paste is made with freshly pounded raw turmeric root, gram flour, milk or curd, oil and rose water. This is applied on the face, arms, hands, legs and feet of the bride and the groom.

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