Eid is such a special time for our family, as I’ve said so many times before! Today I want to focus on my decoration philosophy and how I like to mark this celebration in our own home. I’m a believer that less is more when it comes to decorating. I don’t like a cluttered space, even when I’m celebrating! I’m showing you how I achieve a holiday feel for Eid with modern minimalist decor in this post. I hope you find something here to inspire you!
I believe the easiest way to decorate for Eid in a minimalist style is to focus on the table where you will be feasting and hosting your guests. I like this approach for a few reasons. First, decorating a table happens only on the day of your gathering, so it is temporary. Once your meal is over and your guests go home, you can put everything away when you do the dishes! It is also a contained space, so it does not add clutter to the rest of your house. And finally, I love how a decorated table draws attention to the special meal you are about to share with friends or family. This is the focus of Eid, after all! Let’s get to some minimalist Eid table decor.
I started with simple fresh flowers and greenery in a beautiful vase. Since Eid happens in the springtime, this is an easy and obvious starting point! Next to the flowers, I added sparkly gold letters that spell Eid and stand alone. This adds some colour to the table without being too much. You might recognize them from the post where I explained my kids’ Eid party decor! These letters add just a little bit of sparkle for child and adult parties alike.
The Place Settings
In keeping with a minimalist vibe, I chose earthy, muted colours for the place settings that would go well with the fresh flowers and greenery with gold touches that make up the centrepiece. Blue, brown, yellow, and a tiny bit of pink pair well with the rest of the decor so well, and don’t draw too much attention. Each plate contains a little Eid gift for each guest. You can see what I chose (I do like the colour gold!), but really it can be anything small that you think your friends and family would appreciate.
There’s no reason the food on the table can’t add to the decor! For example, I used some lovely fresh pink carnations, baby’s breath, and a gorgeous gold “Eid Mubarak” cake topper to make the cake I served for dessert look festive and tie in with all the other little gold touches in this minimalist tablescape. Like the other decorations on the table, this was easy, didn’t take any time, and made my guests smile to see it.
The Rest of the House
I really like to focus my efforts on the table where my feast will be held, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to add little touches of Eid here and there elsewhere in my home. One tip for a minimalist holiday is to only decorate the spaces in your house that normally hold decor items anyway. By swapping out regular decor for Eid-themed items, you don’t add any clutter to the house!
The mantel is a great example of what I mean here. Most homes use this space to decorate, so it is a great location for Eid items! You can see here that I’ve added a “Happy Eid” wreath to the mirror and a stand alone sign that says “Happy Eid” on one side of it. Along with some beautiful candles, fresh flowers, and my homemade salt dough ornament banner, it all adds up to a beautiful Eid vignette that doesn’t clutter up any extra space. You will notice that for extra points, the colour scheme of this mantel matches the table decor in the other room! This also adds to the overall minimalist feel, since it won’t feel busy with too many different colours in every room of the house.
I believe that it is important to include our kids in Eid celebrations in every way possible! My minimalist tip for decorating your kids’ bedrooms or playrooms is to keep things as simple as possible. Kids’ spaces are usually filled with colour and a little bit of busy-ness to begin with, so keeping the decor down to only a few neutral-coloured items is best. Check out how we decorated my daughter’s playroom in a minimalist way here.
There you go! I hope you found some ideas for your own minimalist Eid decor this year, and I would love it if you tagged me @mintcandydesigns to show me what you come up with for your own home!
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