10 Best Small Rangoli Designs To Adorn Your Home Every Day

Prepare for the festive season by decorating your doorway with a lovely rangoli design.

By Jyotsana Rao

Rangoli designs look great on any occasion but sometimes we may not have the time needed to do them. So what’s the solution?

Small rangoli designs come to our rescue – they take very less time and skill to draw. So what are we waiting for? Here are the top 10 small rangolis for you to try:

1. This small yet beautiful rangoli is perfect for any religious and auspicious function. We just love how simple it is to do this. The ‘Om’ sign in the middle looks great due to the contrasting background of yellow.

2. This small colourful design looks very pretty for both religious and casual occasions. The beautiful array of colours used to recreate it makes it look unique. The colours make it so apt for holi. The diyas make it even more beautiful.

3. This small rangoli can be done in even the smallest of places and needs very less experience to do. The colors look beautiful. The design has small details but they do not need to be perfect. We love the simple floral pattern and the bright colors .

4. This awesome design is for those who have a bit of practice with the art. There are a lot of colors used in this design. There is a bit of shading in the design too. But this design too can be done at any area of the house and will take less time than the extravagant designs you see everyday.

5. This bright colored rangoli makes it quite a beautiful one of the small rangoli patterns that are simple and floral to do any day . the colors attract the onlooker. The design is a simple floral pattern and needs very less skills to achieve.

6. This small and easy to do rangoli is perfect for anyone to do. Even your kids will love doing these designs at home. Use colors or flower petals to recreate this look as per your wish . The colors used here are quite bright and contrasting with the yellow, violet, white green and pink

7. This bright rangoli looks quite attention seeking with the bright shades of yellow green orange. The design is a simple Round rangoli but does have a lot of details in it. But this design is fit for any occasions . The main attraction is the Ganesha design in the middle and the diyas used to decorate it.

8. This one is a very simple choice of the rangoli designs small with not much of intricate details. We love the diya used to give it a bright effect. The colors used are quite bright and contrasting with pink and violet being the main colors. This design can be done on even the smallest of spaces.

9. This small rangoli kolam is a bit complex than the rest and the colours used are quite contrasting and bright. The bright blue, green, sky blue, orange and white bordering gives a good definition to the rangoli. This rangoli looks pretty for Holi as well as Diwali.

10. This design is the simplest of all the small rangoli designs. The colours used are quite simple and are not too bright so this can be done on any occasion. Being a small rangoli, it takes quite negligible amount of time as well as expertise. The white bordering adds more definition to the design

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. This involves the traditional rangoli patterns as well. These small rangoli designs are perfect if you’re racing against time or have limited space to express your creativity. These geometric patterns are symmetrical, and their difficulty ranges from easy, simple lines to complicated patterns. So, whether you’re an expert at drawing rangolis or a beginner, there’s something for you. You can add your own spin and personalize these motifs. Colorful and elegant, these designs are sure to make a statement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we put rangoli at night?

Yes. In fact, in many households, people make their rangolis at the entrance of their house at night and add diyas to it for an enhanced effect. This ensures that the artist doesn’t have to wake up super early, and the rangoli is at the entrance at the earliest hours of the morning to greet guests and passersby.

What is the difference between rangoli and mandana?

Mandana is also a type of rangoli popular in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. It means decoration or ornamentation. It is an ancient form of Indian tribal art found on the walls or floors of these villages. Mandanas are usually made of chalk paste on red clay walls or floors and are meant to last for longer, preferably up to a year.

Is rangoli religious?

Rangolis are part of religious practices in Hinduism as they are considered auspicious. However, they are not limited to it. Anyone who wants a beautiful, temporary piece of art to decorate their homes may make a rangoli regardless of religious affiliation.

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She... more

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