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Tips to Declutter your Interior & Keep it Organised: The Diwali Edit

With the festive season being round the corner, we’re pretty sure most of you would have planned the annual Diwali cleaning of your home. Unlike last year where socialising and entertaining took a backseat, this time people are looking to celebrate the festivities with pomp and show. As you embark on the quest of sprucing up your home interior, it’s also important to declutter and organise your space. In a lifetime, we all tend to hoard so much that clutter creeps into our lives without us noticing. Seeing books, clothing, furniture and other objects gathering dust can make one feel stressed and overwhelmed. Well, the good news is that decluttering isn’t as difficult as it may seem. It can transform your life and give it some direction. 

As an interior design firm in Hyderabad, we’ve chalked out some easy ways in which you can declutter your interior, this Diwali.

  • Start with your Home Entrance

Your entrance is the first impression anyone gets of your home. Therefore, as far as possible, keep it clutter-free. During Diwali, it is a common practice in India to correct the Vastu Shastra in the home. A simple way to bring in positivity is by altering the position of the main door. As an interior design company, we make sure we give you the best advice for the direction and material of your main door.  

  • Consider a Kitchen Clean Up

There’s no better joy than working in a kitchen that is clutter-free and sparkling. When you’re doing a Diwali kitchen clean up, start by decluttering your appliances and utensils. If you find any kitchen gadgets that are broken, set them aside to get them fixed. This is also a good time to renovate kitchen cabinets, and mend broken fixtures and hardware. 

Lastly, no kitchen clean-up is complete without a deep cleaning of your exhaust and chimney. Make a solution of warm water, soap, lemon and vinegar to clean all the stubborn stains. 

  • Give your Wardrobe a Makeover

Japanese professional organiser Marie Kondo believes that the room which is the most cluttered in a home is usually the bedroom. It’s true that all of us accumulate clothing over the years. They simply pile up at the back of our wardrobes and they’re forgotten. As you set out to declutter your bedroom, it’s a good idea to take a quick look at your wardrobe. Marie Kondo advocates that you should make three piles – those that you want to keep, donate and throw away. 

If you’re falling short of storage space, you can even get in touch with interior design experts to help you design new wardrobes or chest of drawers. This will give your home a clutter-free look, even if you have guests coming in to celebrate. 

  • Transform your Living Room

Since the living room is the most used area in a home, it’s a good idea to spruce it up a little especially if you’re entertaining. Start by eliminating the clutter. Keep away magazines and other files in your study and tuck away all the gadgets especially if they’re not in use. 

You can give this corner of your home a quick refresh by upgrading the upholstery, investing in new curtains, changing the cushion covers, adding a new table runner or by simply incorporating more indoor plants. The little things you do can go a long way in making your home Diwali-ready. 

  • Get Labelling

Don’t you think that life would be much easier if you could clearly find things? As you declutter and organise your belongings, remember to label everything. You wouldn’t want your efforts to go in vain, right? Start with your pantry. Label ingredients that are stored in jars and boxes. You can even label your personal belongings so that you can find them easily when you need them. Once you’re done labelling, make a master list of what lies where in your home. This will bring immense clarity in your life. 

  • Spruce up your Interiors

As you declutter one room at a time for the festivities, don’t forget to work on the big picture.  If you find any walls that are chipping, consider a full-fledged painting job. Of course, this comes at a cost. Therefore, think about your budget before you do anything. If you need help with flooring, lighting, wall finishing and colour schemes, you can always contact the top interior designers in Hyderabad. Based on your requirement and budget, they will be able to offer you the best solution. 

  • Consider getting Wooden Flooring

These days, wooden flooring has garnered immense popularity. With the festivities round the corner, you can give your home a facelift by opting for wooden flooring. In the market today, there are several options available. You can choose from hardwood flooring, laminate flooring and vinyl flooring. It’s the easiest way to spruce up your interiors in a short span. 

Decluttering can be quite a daunting task, however, once you start, it can be pretty therapeutic too. If you’re looking for a professional interior design company that can give your residential space a makeover, we at Shravi are at your service. Leave us a message at or call +91-7989608291.

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