The holy month of Ramadan is upon us, and bringing the festivities into our homes doesn’t need to be an expensive affair
Ramadan is a time of celebration. And with all good celebrations comes styling and decoration to match. But getting into the spirit doesn’t have to mean overhauling your entire decor or kitting out your home with expensive purchases. This year, some of our favourite homeware brands are proving that small trinkets and accessories can quickly – and affordably – evoke the spirit of Ramadan.
This year, Home Centre has teamed up with Lebanese-American interior designer Farah Merhi to create the Inspire Me! Home Decor collection. It brings together both comfort and glamour, with soft furnishings finished with a touch of gold. There’s plenty to browse through, and we’re eyeing up the range of candle holders and vases that will instantly update any Iftar table lay. The mystic calligraphy designs will work well styled alone or with flowers and candles displayed within. From AED19, homecentre.com.
It might not be what springs to mind when you think of ACE, but pretty tableware and serving items are available within the home, garden and hardware store, too. Keep dinner warm and ready to serve this month with the chafing dish, AED129, that comes complete with a stand and a design worthy of showing off at the dining table, or stock up on pretty cup sets from just AED49. aceuae.com.
Tea and dates is ideal way to break fast after a long day. So why not serve up tea in style with this floral-print tea set big enough for the entire family. – and comes in at just AED59 for the set. From traditional lanterns to serving trays and ornamental pieces, there are plenty of little home updates up for grabs. lifestyleshops.com.
Not all Ramadan trinkets need to follow traditional Arabian-luxe style. Kinzzi – the home-grown lifestyle ecommerce site selling everything from clothing to ornaments – has curated a collection of items that take traditional imagery and gives it a modern, artistic touch. We’re lusting over The ART Trove Illustration Board Tray, which is ideal for serving up qahwa all year round, let alone just in the run up to Eid. With a slightly higher price point at AED395, it’s an item you’re going to want to make the most of, after all. kinzzi.com.
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