Diwali is the time for homecoming. Coming back to home brightly lit with candles and lights, and a doorway adorned with rangoli, is a wonderful feeling, isn’t it? As you must have already done your bit to make your homeDiwali ready, here are some ways to make your home fun, welcoming and pretty much the best place to spend the festival of lights.
Get all set for a good game of cards!
Is your house the place where the entire neighbourhood comes to play the traditional game of teen patti every Diwali? A solid and exquisite plastic table is what you need to set the mood for the game. Spread a nice velvet sheet across the table to give the game a royal feel. You also want to take the game to the Italica coffee table set, which is designed for such merry gatherings.
The festive delicacies all around the house
We know hosting a Diwali party can be a task especially if you have a big party. There’s no tap on the number of guests coming in, and everyone is strewn all over the house. One group will be sitting in the drawing room, one will be at the table playing cards, and one will be outside bursting crackers and so on. Amidst all the merriment, the kitchen’s also constantly belting out snack after snack. Now you need to make sure these delicacies reach everyone in every corner of the house. Well there is only one way to do it gracefully, put them on wheels. A plastic kitchen trolley is going to make your job of hosting a party much easier but here’s an idea to make it even better. Why not decorate the trolley with beautiful fairy lights so that when the food arrives, it arrives in style.
A quiet Diwali?
A quiet Diwali is an oxymoron – the festival of lights is also a festival of cheerfulness, merriment and whether you like it or not, a lot of loud crackers. If you’re not very keen on bursting crackers yourself there’s something you can do to spend a dreamy Diwali. Just decorate your outdoor/garden/terrace or porch with the sublime light of diyas, sit back on a nice plastic sunlounger and look at the night sky get illuminated with beautiful fireworks from time to time. Isn’t that the most surreal way to spend Diwali?
To each his own
Diwali is a festival of happiness and light. Everybody has different ideas about the best kind of Diwali. Some like to spend a few days with friends and family. For them, a simple, peaceful Diwali is the ideal way. Others may love to make a huge celebration of the festival. If you’re hosting Diwali party in your society or your club, and are going to invite a lot of people to join in the fun, you may want to get some plastic chairs and tables to provide enough seating arrangements for the guests. Whatever may be your idea of a great Diwali, there are ways to make it special, and we wish you a very happy and special Diwali.
It’s not usual for everyone to have a patio to call their own. If you are one of those proud and rare owners of a patio, it’d be a waste to not deck it up in the most luxurious manner. Are you worried about the cost? Don’t. You don’t need to spend big bucks when you have good ideas. There’s a lot that can be done to the outdoor space that requires minimum expenditure and maximum creativity. Let’s look at what we can do.
Light up the greens
You may or may not have a designer patio per se but a little bit of light can totally change the look of the space. If you have some greenery around the patio area, which could be anything starting from bushes to small trees, drape a string of fairy lights around it and let the evenings be magical. Use an extension cord to plug the lights from indoors if you don’t have a plug point outside. Small gatherings at your patio will look so much better at such a surreal setup with fairy lights glimmering like fireflies on the bushes.
How about a barbecue grill?
If Sunday afternoons are meant for a having a gala time with friends and family at the patio, why not do it with barbecue and drinks? A built-in barbecue grill is a good way to turn your patio into a permanent party spot. Lay a few plastic chairs and tables, crack open a few cold ones, crank up the music and have a good time with friends grilling chicken and making merry throughout the weekend.
Your own personal heaven to relax
While the patio can be a great place to party, it can also be a great place to unwind on your own. If you would rather choose to relax on your patio by yourself, enjoy a nice book or simply gaze at the stars, here’s the perfect idea for you – a sunlounger. A perfect plastic sunlounger, designed for comfort and aesthetics, gives your back the much needed rest after a long week. The Italica sunlounger not only feels good but looks good as well, which makes sure your patio is well complemented with this little addition.
A pool in the patio!
No we’re not talking about installing a Jacuzzi in your patio. We’re talking about inflatable pools that the whole family can enjoy. If you have a patio, why not enjoy the summers in the water without having to go to the beach. Picture this: You and your family are splashing water at each other in the pool, while sipping drinks and munching on your favourite snacks from a smart little plastic kitchen trolleyresting beside the pool. Quite the life, isn’t it?
Every night could be dine-out night with a patio that in hand. Just take out those plastic chairs and tables, lay a nice tablecloth and you’re ready to enjoy a lovely dinner with your family. Remember the fairy lights? They’re going to keep the area well lit for a perfect dinner and if it’s not too windy, you may also consider a candle-lit dinner!
Do you have a nice little lawn outside your house that you want to spruce up? Be it a patio, an outdoor deck or a garden, there are a few things you can do to totally change the vibe of your outdoor setup. Let’s find out what they are.
If you’re one of those fortunate ones who have trees in their garden, a hammock is an excellent way to liven up the space. Tie it between two trees or posts, and enjoy the cool breeze of the summer evenings in your garden. Keep a nice plastic table right beside the hammock so that you can reach out for a cup of coffee or a book whenever you feel like.
A plastic sunlounger
If don’t have trees or poles to tie a hammock, don’t worry, we have something better for you. A plastic sunlounger may not let you swing in the air like a hammock but it is definitely relaxing. Call your friends over and watch them soak up the sun in your garden, refusing to go back indoors. Plastic sunloungers are perfect for enjoying a drink or two with friends and family on a holiday. Italica’s plastic sunlounger is light, sturdy, and not to mention, extremely pleasing to the eyes.
A coffee set
If you have a nice outdoor space, make sure you and your family make the best use of the fresh air outside. It is highly advisable that you have your breakfast or evening snacks outside. Lay out a beautiful set of plastic chairs and table that not only looks majestic but are also resistant to the changing conditions of the weather. Italica has the perfect plastic outdoor furniture set, which would be ideal for a garden setup.
There are many ways of adding an unusual flair to your outdoors. Adding plastic stools to your porch, patio, courtyard or garden area is also a very unique idea to glam up the look. They are perfect for sitting down to enjoy the setting sun, sipping a cup of tea in the morning, getting some gardening chores done and so much more. All you have to make sure is that the stools are fashionable enough to amplify the vibe of your outdoors. Italica’s plastic stools have a unique design and color combination that you may not have seen anywhere else. Unique, eye-catching stools that are also comfortable and sturdy can be a great way to jazz up your outdoors.
When you have a beautiful garden, you probably have a few support staff as well who take care of the maintenance. They may be your gardener, watchmen, servants etc. It would be a nice and sweet gesture to make sure that they have nice seating arrangement as well. Therefore, investing in a few nice and strong plastic chairs for your outdoors can never go wrong.
Rakhi is right around the corner, and it’s time to surprise your sister with a gift she wouldn’t expect. So here’s a list we’re sharing with you well ahead of Rakhi so that you can weigh your options and buy your sibling the perfect gift. The list is carefully curated to include gifts that are meaningful and useful; a list that fits well in your budget, and are bound to bring a smile upon the face of the receiver. Here we go:
A unique lampshade is a good idea to not only lighten up her face but also her room, literally. Acrylic lampshades make for beautiful accessories for rooms. With a plethora of designs, and color options, it won’t take you long to find one that would go along with your sister’s choice. If you want to add a personal touch to the gift, we suggest you personalize the lampshade with a print of a family photograph from your childhood. That’d be a nice way to make this Rakhi worth remembering.
Is your sister working too hard? Does she hardly get enough time to relax after taking care of the household chores and office work? If you think she deserves some chill time and that too in style, Italica’s plastic sunlounger is the perfect gift for her. Set it up on the porch, by the pool or on the terrace. The plastic sunlounger is a perfect way to tell her that you appreciate her hard work and that she deserves to pamper herself in comfort and leisure from time to time.
If your sister’s a millennial, she’s going to love this gift. Has she just moved out of your parents’ house and started living on her own? Then she’s going to love it even more. Fairy lights are something all young adults absolutely drool over. There are so many options in the market that it could be overwhelming. There are the classic string fairy lights, the fairy light jar, fairy light lanterns, string lantern fairy lights and so much more. One of the easiest ways of getting the aesthetics level of a room a notch higher, fairy lights could prove to be the nicest gift idea this Rakhi.
Plastic Kitchen trolley
Some people love cooking, and they are passionate about it. There’s only one way to make such people happy – enhance their kitchen in every way possible. If your sister is one of those people, Italica has the perfect gift for her – the plastic kitchen trolley. Whatever magic happens in the kitchen is served straight into the drawing room through the plastic kitchen trolley, fresh from the pan. It looks as suave as any trolley at a michelin star restaurant would.
Travel trolley bag
If you can’t afford to buy her a vacation in Europe right now, you can always encourage her wanderlust in other ways. Who doesn’t like to have that perfect airport look for the check-in selfies? A sturdy, good looking, suave travel trolley bag is going to make her think of you no matter how far she is travelling. The style of the bag totally depends on your sister’s choice. It could be a leather trolley bag, a cloth-based one or a harder material. Each has their own charm, and go a long way, quite literally.
Monsoon is here, and it’s here in full throttle. Love it or hate it, monsoons mean a lot of indoor time. Be it work-from-home or cancelled plans with friends because of heavy rainfall, you’ll be spending a lot of your time at home in the coming days. How do you make the best of it? – By simply making your home monsoon-ready. Here’s how you do it!
Make a cosy corner!
If you’re spending most of your time indoors, you better find a nice corner to relax and enjoy the rain outside. Take a look at this sun lounger. While it’s an amazing piece of furniture to enjoy the outdoors during the summer, the sun lounger from Italica can be ideal furniture to relax on with a hot cup of coffee and a nice book on a rainy day.
Set up a comfortable work space
Welcome to adulthood where rainy days don’t mean holidays. It’s work-from-home time, and you better set up your workstation at home. But here’s the thing: working from home is fine as long as you’re not distracted. Don’t ever make the mistake of working out of your bed or the sofa. Always find a plastic table and chair. Make sure your chair is designed well enough to support your back for a good 7-8 hours.
Keep the water and mud outside the house
If there are people coming in and out of your house during the monsoons, you’d know how water dripping from their umbrellas makes the floor all wet and eventually muddy. All you have to do is put a plastic crate outside your house where all umbrellas and raincoats can be stored. You can keep a separate crate for wet shoes if you like.
Take care of your trash
Monsoons come as a relief but there are a few issues that tag along too. One of them is stinky dustbins. It is because of the extra moisture in the air, dustbins smell worse during monsoons. Not only is it a foul smell but it’s also something quite unhygienic. So if you have been planning to change your dustbin for a while, now is the time. Get a big, good quality plastic waste bin with a lid that doesn’t let the smell escape.
Make the best of the rains
It’s not unknown to anyone that our country is facing a huge water crisis and it’s only going to get worse. You may or may not live in an area that is currently affected by the shortage of water but it’s our responsibility to make the best of the rainwater. Storing rainwater, even in small quantities is a great step that we can take to battle the situation. We can check our use of running tap water as well as help our neighbors this way. Why not put a large plastic storage bin outside your home and store some water when it is raining cats and dogs?
Doesn’t have to be all indoors
Just because it’s raining outside, doesn’t mean you have you to spend every minute indoors! If you want to enjoy the gentle pitter-patter, the mild petrichor and the cool breeze at your porch, terrace, backyard or garden, go ahead. Set up nice plastic furniture set with plastic chairs and tables on your terrace with a large overhead umbrella, and enjoy a warm cup of coffee and snacks with your loved ones. Or, simply set up a plastic chair in your balcony, and enjoy the view while sitting on a chair with your feet rested on the railing. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?