Decorating for CNY

Decorating for CNY

On today's blog, we do away with the standard CNY decor, and look to modern and stylish ways to get our homes festive ready, without the 'ching and chong'. 

CHINOISERIE CHIC

With so much red bursting out of the seams in the form of decorative ornaments, red packets, and just about everything during Chinese New Year, a combination of blue and white is a soothing change for a modern household. 

But for homes who want to keep the essence of prosperity with bold colours, styling minimally with ginger jars and floral arrangements are really all you need to class up the place with very little effort involved.

For reunion dinners, or early lunches before visiting, impress family with simple and elegant touches using porcelain, and style with fresh blooms for a gorgeous centrepiece. 

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See more decor and porcelain here.

DO IT YOURSELF

Sometimes taking matters into our own hands creates wonders. Avoid crowded markets and the hustle of Chinatown this year by creating your own personalised decor.

See more DIY decor perfect for CNY and get inspired over here.

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THE ART OF INK

We're told by our elders to never style with black during this festive season. But we're pushing the boundary just a tad bit this year, using ink art and Chinese calligraphy. 

If your home is styled in dark and bold interior, styling with auspicious bold colours in the form of floral arrangements or decor has a much bigger effect in contrast, and draws the eye to these subtle pops of colour.

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FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

If you would much rather keep things simple this year, make a statement with large floral arrangements. 

Inject oriental vibes using porcelain and ginger jars, and add a little luxury with gold accents. The best flowers to use are peonies, chrysanthemum (although avoid the white ones as they are associated with death in Chinese symbolism), hydrangeas and onicidium orchids. 

Get the look with these: 


And to help get your homes Chinese New Year ready, we're giving away 20% off storewide with the code HUATAH from now till 22 January. Enter the code upon checkout to save!

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