Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a joyous and vibrant celebration that marks the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. It is a time for family gatherings, feasts, and exchanging gifts, including with the South Asian community in Hong Kong. One beautiful way to enhance the festive atmosphere is by incorporating flower arrangements into your Diwali decorations. Flowerbee looks at the various arrangement styles, flower types, and colors that are ideal for celebrating Diwali.
1. Traditional Diwali Floral Arrangement
For a traditional touch, opt for a floral arrangement that incorporates marigolds, also known as "Genda Phool" in Hindi. Marigolds are considered auspicious and are widely used during Diwali. Combine them with vibrant orange and yellow flowers, such as roses and gerberas, to create a stunning centerpiece for your Diwali celebrations.
2. Rangoli Inspired Floral Arrangement
Rangoli is a traditional art form in India where intricate patterns are created on the floor using colored powders, rice, or flower petals. Take inspiration from Rangoli designs and create a floral arrangement that mimics the patterns and colors. Use a mix of vibrant flowers like orchids, carnations, and chrysanthemums to bring the Rangoli-inspired arrangement to life.
3. Diya Centerpiece with Floral Accents
Diya, or oil lamps, are an integral part of Diwali celebrations. Create a unique centerpiece by placing a decorative Diya in the center and surrounding it with flowers. Opt for flowers in warm hues like red, orange, and yellow to complement the warm glow of the Diya. Roses, marigolds, and dahlias are excellent choices for this arrangement.
4. Floating Flower Arrangement
Add an ethereal touch to your Diwali decorations with a floating flower arrangement. Fill a decorative bowl or tray with water and float flowers like lotus, lilies, or orchids. You can also add floating candles to enhance the ambiance. This arrangement is not only visually appealing but also symbolizes purity and new beginnings.
5. Peacock Inspired Floral Arrangement
The peacock is a symbol of beauty and grace in Indian culture. Create a peacock-inspired floral arrangement by using flowers in shades of blue, green, and purple. Orchids, hydrangeas, and delphiniums are excellent choices for this arrangement. Add peacock feathers as a finishing touch to capture the essence of this majestic bird.