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Get your abodes ready for Chinese New Year with these auspicious and festive decor ideas

The most important date in the Chinese cultural calendar is upon us once again. Usher in the Lunar New Year with good luck and prosperity by adorning your home with festive and modern decor. These ideas will help you craft a memorable and stylish setting that will surely impress your guests. 

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1. Turn up the festive music

Chinese New Year just wouldn’t be the same without its traditional tunes. Imbue an instant festive atmosphere into your abode by blasting auspicious pop songs from a stylish wireless speaker.

Devialet’s new Phantom I speaker will definitely delight audiophiles and please design-savvy owners. With its sleek and minimalist design, the intuitive speaker elevates the meaning of flexible home audio by delivering powerful high-fidelity and ultra-dense sound in its portable, cord-free form. Designed to complement any space, the speaker offers a crisp listening experience with ultra-deep bass that doesn’t miss a beat. 

2. Spruce up your home with red accents

In Chinese culture, colours play a significant role in a home as they are endowed with lucky meanings. Once spring cleaning is over, it’s a typical custom to liven up your home with traditional red decor that hold auspicious meanings. “A simple way to instantly add a festive ambience is to decorate the place with some Chinese New Year ornaments, such as paper cuttings and red lanterns,” advises Jeremy Tay, director of Singapore-based design firm Prestige Global Designs.

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As your living room is where you typically receive guests during house visits, spruce up the area and usher good luck in with touches of red and gold. “Try adding some decorative cushions with auspicious colours to add vibrancy to the living area,” suggests Tay. For those who wish to go all out, celebrate the Year of the Tiger by adorning your home with stylish tiger-themed decor.

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3. Display your snacks in beautiful ways

Indulging in festive goodies during this festive period is one of the many highlights of the season! If you find your home cluttered with bottles upon bottles of snacks, Tay suggests gathering them together for a fun decor centrepiece. “Create a Chinese New Year goodies store at home by placing the snacks into beautiful receptacles of varying heights; this also signifies bountiful blessings.”

4. Create a stunning table setting

Dress up your tables and dine in style for reunion dinners this season with decorative tableware that add vibrancy to the table. Inspired by Jingdezhen's traditional rice grain porcelain, Supermama’s Otters Rice Grain Porcelain tableware is carefully crafted with an array of symbolic motifs.

Besides otters—the playful critters have captured the hearts of many Singaporeans and symbolise unity and community—the tableware also features bat motifs, a symbol of good fortune; rice grain patterns, which signify a good meal; and a traditional border motif design that’s meant to symbolise good health, longevity, wealth and peace.

5. Pick a stylish table and mah jong set

Chinese New Year is all about gathering loved ones together to enjoy each other’s company. Without a doubt, one of the most popular Chinese New Year games is mah jong. Nothing beats the classic game, especially when the festive period rolls around and spirits are high.

Scene Shang’s Xuan table is a contemporary rendition of the traditional Baxian Table, typically used as a multifunctional furnishing for work, entertaining, and leisure. The Xuan table can be transformed into a slim console, a triangular table, or a square table for meals and games such as mahjong. Top your tables with a luxurious mah jong set, and you’re all set.

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