5 Stylish & Affordable Ways to Decorate Your Home for CNY

Chinese New Year is one of the biggest festivals in Singapore. It is a time when loved ones will travel from far and wide to gather together and celebrate the start of a brand new year. Therefore, in preparation for the festivities, many homeowners will take the effort to undergo home renovations or, at the very least, decorate their homes with CNY ornaments and décor to spruce up the interior setting.

Looking for inspiration to decorate your home without making the place appear tacky? Here are some ideas from our interior designers to make your home look sophisticated, stylish, and all ready for the festive season without breaking the bank!

1. Seeing Red

Red is the undoubtedly the colour of Chinese New Year! Therefore, a relatively inexpensive way to prep your home for the festival is by replacing your old cushion covers, carpets, or rugs with bright red ones. They are great for adding a vibrant and cheerful pop of colour to the living room without making the entire space look over-decorated and gaudy.

2. Gold for the Win

Gold is another colour that is closely associated with Chinese New Year. Consider investing in a gold dining set. Not only are they great for enhancing the ambience at your dinner table and the dining experience of your guests during Chinese New Year, they can also be kept and reused for other special occasions as well such as birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas, making them a valued buy in the long run!

3. Wel’kam’ing CNY with Mandarin Oranges

Mandarin oranges are a staple feature during every CNY celebration, so why not make full use of them by turning them into a decorative piece? Simply put them in a presentable bowl and they can easily be a centerpiece for the living room or dining room table. As a symbol of good fortune and abundance, they are a great way to usher in the festive mood!

4. Blossoming into the New Year

Consider incorporating florals as part of your CNY decorations as well. They add a natural element and subtle pops of colour to the space. Opt for softer pastels like peach, light pink, light yellow, and beige to add a hint of elegance without stealing the limelight from other features that you might want to showcase. Place them in a medium-sized vase or woven basket to avoid the blooms from taking up too much space.

5. Stay Fresh with Origami

Instead of using traditional angpows and decorative ornaments, why not try out something new with some origami – zodiac origamis to be more exact? Use different coloured paper to add in some colour and you can choose to paste them on the wall or hang them from the ceiling! This is a fun way to involve your kids and get them to help out with the décor as well!

The i-Chapter team would like to take this opportunity to wish all Singaporean homeowners and our clients an early Happy Chinese New Year. May the new year grant you good health, peace, love, and prosperity.

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