There is something about Hari Raya that uplifts the spirits of just about anyone. Perhaps it is being around the people that we love. Perhaps it is coming home to the yummy, mouth-watering ketupat and rendang dishes and kuih tart that your mom has prepared for you. Perhaps it is visiting and rekindling old relations. There is just something about Hari Raya that fills the heart with an incredible sense of joy. And what better way to express joy than through colour! You can definitely find me decked to the nines in a quirky yet elegant bright fuchsia or canary yellow kebaya this Hari Raya.
Speaking of colour, Hari Raya is absolutely, 100 percent the best time to re-decorate your home and add some splash of vibrancy to your living space. I mean people are coming to visit you and the living room is definitely the focal point of the house during this festival. I for one absolutely love visiting some of my relatives’ homes, not only because they serve one of the best lemang in Malaysia or beef rendang in Singapore, but I also sometimes get inspiration from the way they style their living spaces.
Here are 8 mid-century inspirations for you to create a statement in your living space and also tips on how you can style your interior space that will have any guest awestruck and make them feel like they have just visited a home fit for the cover of any interior design magazine celebrating the wonderful joy that is Hari Raya.
1. Add a Pop of Colour
Nothing says joy like colour! Adding a colourful and bright painting instantly jazzes up any dull room and is a great way to ring in the month-long Festival.