Religious Decor for our Devout Readers

If you practice a religion, there are plenty of ways to create a home decor to reflect it. It's the best way to showcase your faith and beliefs.
Religious Decor for our Devout Readers

Last update: 20 March, 2019

If you think about creating a religious home decor, typical Church elements might start coming to mind: furniture, objects, paintings, chalices, crucifixes, etc. But your home decor doesn’t have to be the same. Today, we’ll show you how to create a religious home decor.

Throughout history, Christianity had a strong influence on the Western world. Eastern countries, however, followed different religions such as Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

The diversity meant different kinds of religious decor. Depending on where you live, you can see certain kinds of decor or another.

In today’s post, we’ll take on a global perspective of various religions. Religious decor might not be a hot trend for homes these days, but it’s always been around for centuries.

If you practice a faith, how can you decorate your home?

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Just as we explained earlier, you don’t need to convert your home into a sanctuary nor temple. Your home is a completely different space and doesn’t require the same treatment as places of worship do.

But you should aim to make certain references to your faith, regardless of its Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, etc. In other words, use certain pictures or elements that remind you of your faith.

You don’t have to fill your home with antique artifacts. Just because you want a religious decor doesn’t mean you’re limited to items that are used in your place of worship. Instead, you can turn to modern resources that are original and great for creating the same setting.

Don’t use too many antiques or outdated decor pieces for your home.

Main decor representations

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If you want to use a religious decor, you can use certain elements that show your faith. Remember, don’t overuse any elements because doing so could have a cult-like effect that you’ll want to avoid.

  • Keep one thing in mind before you begin decorating: you don’t have to deck out your home. Instead, you need to represent your faith by using select elements. So only choose the best ones.
  • Sculptures have always been successful in portraying a central figure, such as Christ, the Virgin Mary or a Saint.
  • But you don’t need to fill your shelves with figurines. Instead, choose the best one for your home and set it up in a clear space with a good angle so it’s easy to see.
  • If you’re Buddhist, try this decor: choose a Buddha statue and set it up to be the centerpiece for a room. Placing it in a clear, high and visible area will help it shine brighter.

You can apply the same steps to any religious decor. Even if you’re not following any religion in particular, you can use them to frame an element that you want to showcase in your home.

Modern resources

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Who says that you can only find religious decor at antique shops or flea markets? These days, you have plenty of modern resources that can decorate your home.

  • Vinyl decals have plenty of decor opportunities in store. They can have a religious design and decorate any room subtly. A great example is using a cross decal or an image of Shiva on your wall.
  • Or, you can use a set of interconnected prints together to create a decor. You can find all different kinds: a lovely example are the ones in Mosques.
  • Wall phrases are another great idea. You can paint them on or use a decal. If you want to paint it yourself, look for a visible wall and use a beautiful font.

Religious decor: stained glass

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If you want windows that are like the stained glass windows in temples, just follow our easy steps. First, think about that theme to use in the design and gather colorful pieces of glass.

Then, assemble the pieces, attaching them together with copper or lead. You can melt them, too, to create a perfectly unified piece. It’s just a matter of using your imagination and creating a classic religious element.

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