How to Decorate Your Home for Mardi Gras

Posted by Birddog Lighting on Jan 5th 2021

How to Decorate Your Home for Mardi Gras

Are you planning to celebrate Mardi Gras at home this year? Or want to feel like you're in New Orleans all month long? 

You could give your decorations the old "college try" by hanging up a few streamers or buying a mask or two. But, if you're going to decorate, go all out!

Why not decorate for Mardi Gras, so you and your guests feel like you're in the middle of the party?

Mardi Gras is all about mystery and mischief. So, your Mardi Gras decorations need to be fun, flirty, and mysterious. 

Start with the Basics

You'll want to narrow down your options, so you don't end up with a royal mess. Start with the basics of Mardi Gras decorations, then build your way up. 

The Focal Point

To begin, make a list of all your favorite things about Mardi Gras. Do you love the festival's food? Or do you favor the drinks?

Maybe you like dancing and music the most. Or, maybe the masks and beads are your favorite. 

The point is, find the thing you love most about the celebration and bring that to your home. Take the one or two things you cannot be without and make those the focal point of your Mardi Gras decor!

Gathering Extra Supplies

After making a list of the top priorities for your decor, begin adding on additional items! There are some Mardi Gras items you can't leave out. 

If you begin planning early enough, you could search Amazon or Mardi Gras websites for your decorations. Or, you can check out Party City and other supply stores for the goods.

Some recommended Mardi Gras decoration ideas are:

  • Comedy/tragedy masks
  • Jester masks
  • (Lots of) plastic beads
  • Purple, green, and gold ornaments
  • Feathers
  • Purple, green, and gold streamers
  • Mardi Gras banners or flags

These items are a good base for your Mardi Gras decor!

Get Decorating!

Now that you have a good amount of supplies ready, you can start the fun part: decorating! Mardi Gras is a celebration, so it should be fun and laid-back. So don't get stressed with decorating everything perfectly. 

There are many ways you can layout all your goodies, but here are a few ideas.

Put Ornaments in Containers

If you want your Mardi Gras decor to look pulled together, place your ornaments in different containers! You can place some in glass bowls or bronze containers. This makes sure all your ornaments stay in one place but still adds color and excitement!

You can place these decorations on your dining table, on your TV stand, or anywhere around your house. You could even add the feathers if you're feeling daring!

Streamer Wall

Find a blank wall in your home that would be perfect for hanging streamers. This can be behind your bed frame, as you walk in the front door, or in an open area. 

Hang your streamers from the ceiling and let them flow down, adding a care-free look to your room. Or, you can braid separate colors to mix things up! Use clear tape to hold up the streamers. 

You can now use this wall for a fun backdrop!

Mask Garland

If you got smaller masks, you can create a garland with them! Aside from the masks, you'll need some strong string or a thin rope. 

String your rope through the mask. You can tie a knot or loop the rope around to keep the mask in place. Keep doing this until you have no more masks or have a long enough garland. 

Then, hang your mask garland up in front of your streamer wall! Or, find a new area of your home to add some decorations. 

Displaying Your Mardi Gras Flags

Be sure to save room for your Mardi Gras flags and banners! 

These are fun to add color to any room. Since they are so light, you can add them nearly anywhere.

Try displaying these decorations:

  • Peeking out from behind your TV
  • Flying outside your home
  • As a table runner
  • Behind your bed
  • On a blank wall in your home
  • Draped on the back of your couch

Add Lighting

The perfect way to add character to your home is by adding lighting! Lighting changes the mood of any atmosphere instantly.

The best way to add fun colors to your decoration is by using a LED light rope. These are flexible and are great in multiple places:

  • In the corner of your wall and ceiling
  • Around your TV
  • Around your windows
  • Around your couch
  • Lining a hallway 
  • Around furniture in a darker area of the room
  • Around mirrors
  • Under a coffee table
  • Around a doorway


The best thing about LED light ropes is that they are subtle. When the lights are off, the light rope is clear. So the light rope won't look clunky or be in the way. 

You can change the color of the lights to any color you want. This makes them great to use at Mardi Gras and for year-round celebrating!

Plus, you can get outdoor LED strip lights to decorate for Mardi Gras as well. This will let your whole block know you're ready to party! LED lights will brighten up your home and give you the opportunity to decorate inside and out. 

You could also use LED light ropes to trace lettering. This will make ordinary block lettering look like a marque, adding the mysterious upgrade your Mardi Gras decor was looking for!

Ready to Decorate for Mardi Gras?

Are you ready to deck out your house for a Mardi Gras celebration? When you decorate for Mardi Gras, you and your whole house could be transported to your favorite city!

Be sure to stock up on all things purple, green, and gold as well as whipping up your favorite treats. But, don't forget to add some shine to your life with LED light ropes

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