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Hari Raya decoration ideas and home cooking preparation tips

What is the meaning of Hari Raya?

What is the meaning of Hari Raya Aidilfitri?

4 weeks before Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Muslims will start fasting, also known as the month of Ramadan. It is a much-anticipated celebration in Malaysia filled with feasting, festivity and love for family and friends. Families will also start to plan and co-ordinate their outfits, as well as invest in small refurbishments in their home for their annual Raya theme. Here are 3 simple ways to make your home, Raya-ready.

1. Decorative lighting creates warm welcoming atmosphere

Light is one of the key elements which plays an important role in creating your house’s atmosphere and mood. Add a little extra glow in your home with our wide choice of lighting to make the home more festive and inviting for the guests.

Get inspired by our SOLVINDEN LED lighting chain if you're looking to brighten up your home. This pretty lighting runs on battery and is powered by a solar panel that converts sunlight into electricity which makes it suitable for any outdoor use.

Our solar-powered product lights up automatically when the environment gets dark. Try out the LADDA rechargeable batteries to help you save more energy and reduce environmental impact.

Don't get left in the dark. Diversify your hari raya decoration ideas by checking out our wider range of lighting.

Looking for more inspiration for your Hari Raya decoration ideas?
Create your own hari raya decor with LJUVARE series or more range here.

2. Cushion covers, a quick and easy fix

Revive the look of your home and rooms with a few extra cushions. Whether you want to redecorate entirely or just refresh your home decor, the simplest way to do so would be to get a set of beautiful cushion covers. Raya decoration is simple, and the overall appearance of your home can be enhanced in a beautiful way. Cushions also help by serving a practical purpose - layer them on the floor for a little comfort.

Bring a fresh new look into your home with our GURLI and SANELA cushion covers. Their beautiful and neutral tones will breathe new life into your bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. For more hari raya decoration ideas and inspiration, check our range of cushion & cushion cover

Let your personality lead the way. Decorate a one-tone sofa or chair with any choice of cushion covers, adding extra comfort, texture and style.

See more sofas & armchairs here to have your perfect deco raya.

3. Enhance your room with rugs

Rugs and mats turn a bare floor into the base of your home. Whether you walk, sit or stand on a rug, they will add an extra layer of warmth and comfort to any home. Rugs do not just add beauty but they enhance the appearance and atmosphere to your living space too. Mixing textures and materials are another simple way to get a lot out of very little and can instantly create another layer to your interior decoration. And they’re perfect for the bedroom, rugs can muffle noise from other rooms, or from the steps of your noisy partner when you're enjoying a sleep in!

We love rugs for their ability to liven up a room. Whether you choose round, plush, square, or fluffy, rugs are an essential part of any home.

Get inspired by our bold and charismatic VEDBÄK rug. The added touch of pink in the detailed pattern creates a classic oriental look with a fresh twist. This rug combines easily with many styles and stands the test of time in the busiest of spaces.

Or if you prefer something with oriental-vintage expression, check out our VONSBÄK rug. With the charm of looking worn, it will add a special character to your space and fits both modern and traditional furniture.

Looking for more inspiration for your deco raya? See more of our rugs, mats & flooring here.

Prepare your Hari Raya Aidlilfitri delicacies in style

After all the hard work into decorating your home, it’s now the time to prepare and showcase your best cooking skills to your family and guests. You can expect to find many traditional Malay food like the ketupat, rendang, lontong, kuih raya and so much more to feast on. And at times like this, we know it can be an overwhelming process in preparing these traditional food.

Here we have carefully picked 3 essential kitchen helpers to help you pull through this raya.

1. Bakeware

Ahhh, the smells of freshly bake cookies and kuih raya. One of the most anticipating snack/dessert after a great meal. With the right tool, you’re all set to mix, bake and decorate. So whatever you fancy, our bakeware have it all covered for you!

Discover more of our range, here.

2. Food Storage and & organizing

With so many things that is happening in the kitchen, cooking might be out of control and most likely there will be a need of help to get your food stored and organised in the kitchen. Fret no more! We are here to your rescue!

Proper food storage helps to preserve the quality of your food especially when there are leftovers. Get inspired by our simple yet stylish IKEA 365+ food containers.

Or check here for more choices on food storage and organising.

3. Dinnerware

Dining experience should not be overlooked. Make your raya extra special by choosing the right dinnerware. For example, white dinnerware makes your rendang dishes stand out. Meanwhile, vibrant colours and patterns helps to add a personal touch when setting the table.

Create a colourful Raya-theme table setting with INBJUDEN collection. In the collection, you’ll find what you need for celebrating all the small things in life. There are glasses, small plates and serving dishes in all possible shapes for hosting. Tablecloths, napkins, plates and candle holders make the dinner table shine – and vases, flowers and garlands frame everything beautifully.

Food is more enjoyable when you have something to present it on.
Check the rest of our dinnerware to help you set the right style for your Hari Raya decoration.

Dining table sets are a fast way to make a dining room look
perfectly pulled together because when the chairs are comfy and the table is just the right size, everyone will be happy to stay for a while.
Raya decoration is easy, complete your home with our dining table sets.

Cleaning appliances for your Hari Raya Aidilfitri

It’s the small things that makes a big difference in your everyday cleaning routine. Get your house, kitchen and waste sorted during this festive raya season.

We can’t make the cleaning go away, but you’ll find everything you need at IKEA from dishwashing to cleaning accessories here.

Feeling inspired? Check our latest products to spice up your Hari Raya decoration ideas.

Get the essential you need to create your own raya decoration.