Top Makar Sankranti Home Decor 2023: Ideas & Inspirations

December 15, 2023

Riddle us this: Kites against the blue skies at the beginning of the year is reminiscent of which harvest festival? This festival is celebrated in different parts of India by different names and is quite an important festival to the Hindu community. Yes, we are talking about Makar Sankranti or Poush Sankranti. For the year 2024, Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on the 15th of January.

The word “Sankranti” literally means "movement." This festival is celebrated to mark the movement of the Sun from the south to the north, thus signifying the change of the season from winter to spring. Makar Sankranti is also a harvest festival, as it is the time when harvests are complete and people celebrate new crops. This festival is also celebrated in South India as Pongal.

Top 5 Makar Sankranti Decoration Ideas For Home

As we celebrate the movement of the Sun, bestowing wisdom, knowledge, and spiritual light, Makar Sankranti is a special festival that calls for some beautiful home decoration. Here are the top Makar Sankranti home decoration ideas for your home.

1. Wall Decor

Kite Wall Hanging

Wall decor like this with yellow accents—yellow being the colour representing piousness in the Hindu religion—can be great for home decor during Makar Sankranti. Adorn your walls with festive decor and illuminate your home with joy during this festival. 

2. Door Hanging

Lotus Toran

Welcome guests into your home with pomp and show with torans or door hangings like this in vibrant colours. 

3. Tealight Holder

Tealight Holder

If you have a Rangoli in your home for the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, consider making it even more vibrant and beautiful with a set of tealight holders in complimentary colours.

4. Candle Stand

Yoga Candle Stand

It is essential to illuminate your home during festivals. But with candle stands like these, you can also add a touch of spiritual interest while lighting up your home.

5. Urli


During traditions and festivals like Makar Sankranti and offering Arghya to the Sun God, you would need pooja essentials such as Urli.

Haldi Kumkum Sankranti Decoration Ideas For Your Home

If the tradition of Haldi Kumkum is widely celebrated in your home during Makar Sankranti, consider implementing these 6 essential Haldi Kumkum Sankranti decoration ideas at home.

6. Sustainable Wall Hanging

Sustainable wall hanging

Step out of the ordinary and go for sustainable wall hangings that you can not only reuse for more festivals to come but also add a touch of interest to your home decor in Makar Sankranti

7. Festive Jars

Metal Jars

Add dry fruits, nuts, and such other snacks to colourful festive jars to adorn your home during Makar Sankranti while also having a practical purpose.

8. Votives 

Votive Holder

Votives would look exquisite for your Makar Sankranti home decoration ideas, especially if you get them in vibrant colours like yellow or orange.

9. Festive Trays

Festive Trays

Decorate your home or serve dry fruits or nuts to guests in silver festive trays like these during Makar Sankranti Haldi Kumkum ceremony.

10. Fragrance Diffusers

Reed Diffuser

Choose fragrance diffusers like reed diffusers with scents like vanilla, jasmine or more to create an ambience of a welcoming home during Makar Sankranti. You can also create such an ambience with incense sticks and incense cones.


While there are several religious rituals and stories attached to Makar Sankranti, this festival holds immense significance for married women as well. This tradition is a symbol of sisterhood, womanhood, and the deep bond between married women. This ritual is significant in Maharashtra and several other western regions of India. As married women visit each other, they exchange haldi (turmeric) and kumkum (vermilion) with small gifts. While haldi is a symbol of auspiciousness and purity, kumkum upholds the essence of marriage in a woman’s life, and sindoor indicates the longevity of their husband’s life. Thus, this festival is not restricted to the harvest or worship of the Sun God; it also represents the emotional connection, camaraderie, and solidarity among women and entire communities.

You can also check out our collection of artificial flowers, decorative vases, mirrors, photo frames, and more to create festive-themed home decor.

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