9 Fresh Raya Decor Ideas, Perfect for Spring
UPDATED, 2022: Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and is considered to be a holy month by Muslims worldwide. During the month of Ramadan, adult Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset as an act of worship, a chance to get closer to God, and a way to become more compassionate to those in need. At the end of the fasting month, the Muslim people will celebrate Eid al-Fitr; a huge celebration spanning 3 whole days to mark the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawal (the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar). Eid al-Fitr is considered to be a time of ‘official receptions’ and is characteristically marked by Muslim families hosting open houses.
With Eid al-Fitr (or Hari Raya Aidilfitri as it’s commonly known in Bahasa Malaysia), coinciding with the spring season this year, we’ve decided to prepare 9 Fresh Raya Decor Ideas to help you decorate and embellish your homes with our extensive range of personalisable home decor items.
Can’t wait to find out what we have in store? Read on to find out more!
Photo Book Collection
When it comes to home decorating ideas, very few people would think of utilising their photo books to create an eye-catching display. However, when you take into account the colourful designs, high-quality materials and variety of sizes that the photo books have to offer, you start seeing some promising possibilities.
For example, stacking a series of photo books on end tables, coffee tables, shelving units or even under some higher rise furniture can help bring a splash of colour into an otherwise monochromatic space and create an easy centrepiece to serve as the focal point of a room. Additionally, by artfully stacking your photo books in unexpected places – like space chairs, unused benches or the odd nooks and crannies in your home – you can also add unexpected interest into places that most people would consider un-decorative.
Pro Tip: The Imagewrap Photo Books gives a more varied display in terms of cover colour. For a more uniformed, colour-block look, you may consider personalising a few Debossed or Die-Cut Photo Books as they come with a variety of colourful and uniquely textured cover options.
Layer your wall art
NEW IN STORE: BIGGER SIZED FRAMED PRINTS
Not a fan of bright, poppy, colours? No problem. Just because it’s spring, doesn’t mean that you have to go completely colourful – especially if that isn’t part of your overall aesthetic.
Instead, you can try the minimalist route by layering a few choice prints with neutral frames to breathe new life into your chosen spaces.
Layering is a great way to add depth and interest to your walls. Additionally, it can also help to create unique looking spaces in your home. Not only is it easy to do, but the versatility of layering your wall art can help transform a wall from drab to fab in minutes.
In addition, you can mix up various different types of wall art decorations to create an interesting wall feature. For example, creating a wall gallery featuring different sized framed prints or mixing framed prints with other wall hanging decor like canvases, metal prints or posters.
Pro Tip: Before you begin to layer your wall with framed prints, set everything down on the floor to get an idea of where each item will go. To create depth, you can try layering your framed prints with items such as reclaimed wood, wall decals or metal & wood prints to create a multi-textured wall.
Cosy up the Couch with Photo Pillows
Want to add a little pop of colour to a neutral style living room? Try using customisable photo pillows. These soft, plush pillows are comfortable, easy to clean and can be printed on both sides so you can get a 2-in-1 look (perfect for an easy switch in aesthetic.)
All you need to do is turn the pillows over and voila! A whole new look!
Unlike the regular throw pillows and cushions that you can find in stores, the photo pillows you can make at Pixajoy offers greater flexibility; simply by virtue of being customisable.
Like everything else on the Pixajoy website, you’ll be able to create personalised photo pillows based on your own designs, photos or patterns. From water colour polka-dot patterns to pictures of your favourite Raya foods, there’s nothing stopping you from printing out the perfect design for your Raya decor.
Photo Prints for your desktop display
If space is something you’re concerned about, just know that you don’t have to go big to successfully refresh and rejuvenate your home for Raya. Sometimes, it’s the smaller things in life that brings us the greatest joys. Add a touch of whimsy to your home by decorating those off little nooks and crannies with photo prints.
For example, placing a framed photo print onto the kitchen countertop, on top of shelving in the nursery room, in the laundry room or washi-taping/pinning the photo prints directly onto the wall or in the back of cupboards or closet doors for a nice surprise.
Lean in with Canvas
One of the fastest-growing trends in spring when it comes to decorating a room is ‘leaning art’. To get this effortlessly chic look, pieces of artwork that you would usually hang on the wall – such as framed prints or canvases are instead placed on a smooth, stable surface (like a mantle, table or floor) and allowed to lean against the wall. It sounds simple enough, but the results speak for themselves!
One of the biggest pros of this style of display is that you can really go wild and get creative with the display. You can layer small and large pieces of canvases, metal prints or even empty frames together to help add more depth and dimension to a section of your room.
This style of decorating is ideal for small spaces or rooms with unique proportions as it helps to create a focal point – making the room or space appear bigger than it actually is.
Pro-Tip: Experiment with shape, size and texture to get a more unique look. The personalisable canvases offered at Pixajoy come in both standard and lite styles. Additionally, they also come with two finishing (standard and faux leather) as well as in multiple sizes for you to try.
Bring the outside in with metal prints
Nothing says ‘spring’ quite like the scenery outdoors. But if you’re living in a place where green things are rare to come by, there are a few quick and easy ways to fix that.
The first (and most obvious) method would be by bringing plants into your living space. Indoor plants such as monstera, succulents or even cacti make for very refreshing additions, but they do need some care from time to time to ensure they remain in pristine conditions.
If you don’t have much of a green thumb, another way to bring the outside in is by adorning your space with photos of nature scenery – like beaches, mountains, forests, waterfalls or even macro shots of plants.
The metal prints are perfect for the endeavour as they can make your nature shots really pop. With its smooth, glossy surface, any photo that is printed out on metal prints has a higher vibrancy and appears infinitely more HD. They’re also long-lasting and low maintenance. In order to clean your metal prints, all you need to do is wipe them down with a damp cloth.
Find new place for story tag cards
Say ‘bye bye bye’ to bare desktops and mantle pieces with Story Tag Cards. These customisable polaroid inspired photo cards are printed on 260gsm thick Art Card, come in 2 finishes (matte and gloss) and are available in 3 sizes (Mini, Wide and Insta).
Not only do they look and feel great, but the Story Tag Cards also come with a cute and unique keepsake box for easy storage and display.
While many people have experimented with different ways to display their Story Tag Cards – like clipping them onto a long string of fairy lights or sticking them into a frame, we prefer something that can help to display all your favourite snaps.
Hence, the desk album! Made of hardcover chipboard, the durable and lightweight desk album was handcrafted in order to turn the Story Tag Cards into a stylish hardbound book.
Featuring neutral colours, writable surfaces and a ‘no-slip’ function, they make for excellent decor for mantle places, bedside tables, shelving units and even on top of kitchen counters.
BONUS: Similar to the Photo Prints in terms of versatility, you don’t really need to curate the photos you want to print out with the Story Tag Cards. This makes them perfect for printing out your B-Roll shots, Raya OOTDs or photos on your phone that make you smile – but might not necessarily fit into the aesthetic/theme of your Raya photo book collection.
Create a series with photo tiles
This rejuvenating Raya decor that’s fit for spring doesn’t even require a hammer or nails to hang up. Try your hands at creating a series with photo tiles. Playoff themes like ‘family moments’, colour tones, or simply use individual family portraits to create an eye-catching collection. This method of decor is great for when you want to create an interesting focal point in small spaces or awkward nooks and crannies.
Measuring 8×8 in size, these square photo tiles are the ideal shape and size to print out all your favourite fun Instagram snaps.
Pro-Tip: Available as a single product or in sets of 3,6,9 and 12, the photo tiles are re-stickable – meaning that you can change the layout of the tiles as frequently as you would like.
Add joy to your work station with calendar cards
Did you know that as a working adult you will spend up to 90,000 hours at work over your lifetime? That’s practically ⅓ of your life spent in an office – practically chained to a desk. OK, that last bit might have been a bit of an exaggeration – bathrooms breaks are a thing – but that is beside the point.
What we’re trying to get at is that: If you spend so much time of your life in an office space, you might as well do your best to infuse the space with your personality. Things like photos, little figures or personalised stationery go a long way to creating a fun yet workable space. But if you’re not a fan of clutter, why not combine your photos with something practical – like the calendar cards for example.
Available in various sizes, designs and orientation, the calendar cards are a useful and practical item to have on hand. Aside from using it to count down the days till Raya, you can personalise the calendar cards with your own images to help stay motivated at work. If you’re looking for a spring-themed design, we’ve also got you covered with the lovely Fiore template which features a litany of flowers for that fresh, springtime vibe.
If you’re considering sprucing up your home with something fresh and festive for Raya, be sure to visit our website and create something that can be personalised and customised. Those extra thoughtful touches will be sure to add warmth to your home and make your Eid, extra special.