Ramadan is a great time to get your home ready for guests. And what better way to welcome your loved ones than with a fresh new look?
The obvious choice is to decorate with lanterns and moons, however, with animals and children running around, you may want to take extra care with open flames.
From recovering your favorite couch in sustainable, ethically-sourced material, to redoing the prayer room or maybe even the kids’ bedrooms in new threads, there are so many ways you can use fabric to really make your home shine.
Ramadan is also a great time to start thinking about greening your home for the long term. Sustainable fabrics are more eco-friendly than mainstream options, and they let you be creative with your decorating. Plus, when it comes time to throw something out after a few years, you can always take it back to the store or textile mill and have them recycle it into something new or different!
Here are 5 alternative ways to use sustainable fabrics as decoration for Ramadan or any time of the year:
Give Your Table Setting a New Look
If you’re hosting a dinner at your home during the month-long holiday of Ramadan, you’ll want to update your table linens before the big day.
Gorgeous tablecloths and runners will give a lovely setting for your guests to enjoy their meals, along with truly luxurious fabric napkins.
You could also consider adding some other decor items to your dining table: perhaps a centerpiece, or decorative napkin holders that match the overall theme of your Ramadan home celebration.
We’re sure that whatever you choose, it will be a memorable event!
Refresh Your Upholstery for a Quick Update
So you’re thinking about updating your home, but you don’t have a lot of time or a lot of money?
Well, there’s good news: the quickest way to give your home an exciting new look is to refresh the upholstery, curtains, bedding, and cushions.
Some fresh new fabrics placed strategically throughout your home can bring the entire room together in a cohesive and fresh way.
No need to throw away the whole couch, invest in costly (and smelly) repainting, or even order new furniture.
Use what you have – recover existing cushions and put a new facade on existing blackout curtains and drapes, and even recover the couch.
Rearrange your existing ornaments into different rooms of the house.
Create a Festive Atmosphere with Lighting
As Ramadan approaches, it’s easy to feel excitement of the holy month.
It’s a month to slow down and be grateful of the time we have — and the special times that are sacred within Ramadan itself.
The special time to break the fast with friends and family, time to create a magical atmosphere in your home, and the time to reflect on all the good things.
When you think about Ramadan decor, most people will immediately go for something shiny, or glittery.
But that’s not necessarily what works with everyone’s decor.
For Ramadan decorations, you should consider: flickering lights (like electric tea lights), fairy lights, decorative lamps and lanterns, and more.
The trick is to buy items that aren’t too heavy on the color spectrum—items that complement the other items in your house, but don’t fight with them.
Instead of incorporating a lot of new colors into your home, work on complimenting the colors you already have by adding neutral decorations that work with your color scheme and the special time of Ramadan – and what it represents.
Decorate Children’s Bedrooms
Have you ever thought about giving your kids’ bedrooms an update? We’re talking linens, duvet covers, curtains, wall art—the whole kit-and-caboodle. Updating your children’s bedroom linens can have a huge impact on their overall bedroom.
If you still have little ones, consider getting a custom image printed on a bedspread.
If your little ones are becoming big ones, maybe a chic update to take them from cartoons to tweens or even teens.
Adding neutral Ramadan festive lighting will give your children a lovely new atmosphere in which to reflect the holy month.
Decorate Your Prayer Room for Your Ramadan Rituals
Before adding things in, clear away.
Do a full declutter and deep clean of the space, open windows wide to get new air, new energy and new light into your space.
Once the space is completely bare and clean, you can put your most treasured items back in and see what needs replacing, renewing and upgrading.
Adding some extra scriptures onto the walls, or some lanterns, may be appropriate.
Make it a space that you can connect and focus in.
May this Ramadan be a month of blessings for you and your family.
We at Ethical Elements would like to help you make your Ramadan rituals special, and your visits more comfortable.
We offer ethically sourced and sustainable fabrics, tailors to create custom pieces and free advice on the best way to dress your space.
Let us help you in the run-up to Ramadan, and create a space that is refreshed and ready to welcome your guests.
If you need some guidance on your next project or would like to see some of our fabrics, get in touch.
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