5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Ramadan & EidApril 12, 2021 2023-08-24 2:28
5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Ramadan & Eid
Decorating our homes for Ramadan and Eid is a great way to fully immerse ourselves in this blessed time of year and focus on our spiritual journey.
It’s also a fun way to bond with our family especially now that special activities, programs and traveling are still limited or restricted in many parts of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Check out these ideas to prep your home for Ramadan and Eid!
Have a Plan
If you want everything to go smoothly, you’ve got to have a plan.
The first step is to choose a theme. If you want it traditional, choose decors in silver, gold, and orange hues. You can also make this year’s occasion different by choosing monochromatic themes, such as all-white, all-green, or all-red.
A combination of different colors, textures, and patterns creates a festive vibe. Try experimenting with them if you want to make a statement.
Visualize how you want your home to look like during Ramadan. Then, make a list of the supplies you need, from major decorations to the smallest accents. Decorating your home can get really costly but if you’re able to reuse some items you already have, you can significantly cut the cost (and the waste!)
Lastly, create a schedule of activities. The sooner you get the decorations done, the longer you will enjoy a Ramadan-inspired home.
Clean and Organize Your House
Ramadan is the season of worship. It’s hard to focus on your spirituality when your home is always messy and unorganized.
There are so many ways to decorate your home for Ramadan and Eid. Among the most essential are:
- Lights. Fanoos lanterns are the perfect option for the occasion but you can also try decorative lamps, string lights, and multi-color bulbs. The brighter your home, the merrier it feels!
- Carpets. An easy way to spruce up your home is to use decorative carpets. Check out beautiful carpets online that match the theme of your home.
- Moon and star wall decals. Put up a stunning centerpiece on your living area or dining hall using Ramadan symbols. Instead of buying one, consider making DIY wall decals using materials you already have at home.
- Oriental rugs. Beautiful, stylish rugs deserve a spot in your home this Ramadan.
It isn’t just about what you see. It also includes what you smell to get fully immersed in the Ramadan season.
Apple and cinnamon, citruses, lavender, and florals are just some of your best options. Light up those beautiful, scented candles and spread the sweet fragrance throughout your home.
Plan for Healthy Suhoor and Iftar Food
Fasting can drain your energy. Make sure you are eating nutrient-dense food for suhoor (pre-fast meal) and iftar (post-fast meal) to help you get you through each day.
Your daily iftar meals should consist of a combination of carbs (grains), protein (fish and meat), and vegetables. It’s best to follow a meal plan so you don’t have to stress about what to cook every single day. We have 8 Easy and Nutritious Ramadan Recipes for you!
Create a Dedicated Place of Worship
Designate a quiet and tranquil spot in your home for prayer. It can be an entire room or just a corner in your bedroom or living area.
Wherever you want it to be, your prayer corner should face the qiblah (direction of prayer). Place a basket that holds prayer rugs for each family member, scarves, and robes. You also need a space or a small desk for the Quran.
A spot by the window is a good area. Consider installing decorative wall shelves or a bookshelf for other Islamic books to create an atmosphere for a spiritual experience.
Set the Table for Presents
The month of fasting ends with Eid. We all look forward to this fun and joyous occasion and take the opportunity to celebrate with our loved ones.
Gift-giving is an Eid tradition that no family wants to miss. Make sure you have a space for the Eid gifts. It can be a corner table that is well-draped with linen or a nook decorated with a plush rug, lanterns, and other accessories.
Don’t forget to add a fun element, such as a balloon arch behind the table, a note holder for the gift cards, flowers, lanterns, and other decorations.
About the author: Leila Amber is a passionate writer, home decor, and design enthusiast, who is working for Carpet Center. She has a keen interest in the content that inspires her to dig deeper into the practice and create helpful design and decor guides.