The Chinese Lunar New Year, as the name suggests is the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. According to Chinese astrology, 2018 is the year of the Dog and the element is Earth which represents a character who is communicative, serious, and responsible in work. Right, so let’s get down to business then! This year, Chinese New Year falls on the 16th & 17th of February and there’s clearly no time to waste. Read on to get some major inspirations for home decor, dining set-ups as well as DIY Ideas in the 3 important tips to get your house ready for Chinese New Year in Singapore.
Uh sian, must clean house!
The dread and laziness is real when it comes to making the house spotless clean. Look around and you’ll notice there’s more to clean than you realise to get your house ready to host those yearly CNY gatherings with your friends and families. Time to get your bum off the sofa and pause your Netflix series! Here is where you can start.
Setting the right ambience in your place is essential to create a festive atmosphere for you and your guests! The obvious tip is to get your decorations in red since it is believed to be a symbol of luck. However, there’s no need to overdo it. Adding elements of red is a subtle way to do it in a more modernised setting. Visit here for more inspirations!
→ Dining Set-Up
If you’re in a time crunch, the dining area should definitely be the focus to decorate and accessorise. Guests would very much appreciate a dining set-up that has been well prepared and embellished. It shows that you’ve bothered to put in the effort and what you’re serving them would be nothing short of. If you’re clueless as to where you should start, perhaps grasp hold of good dining ware first. The rest can follow after in accordance to your choice of dining ware. Visit here for more inspirations!
→ DIY Ideas
Finding affordable decorations that don’t look half as tacky and common is almost impossible. Let your creative juices flow and get your tools ready for simple DIY hacks that can be done while you’re completing your favourite TV series. Visit here for more inspirations!
Lighted table decoration
All you need:
– Fairy Lights
– A clear glass cylinder or bottle,
– Coloured crepe paper of your choice
– Dried Physalis blossoms.
If you can’t get your hands on the Physalis Blossoms, you could always substitute it with paper lanterns instead! This would be beautiful to be placed around the house or on the dining table as it creates a cosy & inviting atmosphere setting.
Paper Lanterns with a twist!
All you need:
– Black Ink
– A brush
– Dried flowers & Paper Lanterns
Step 1: First, stick the dried flowers around the paper lantern strategically
Step 2: Now, get crafty and use the black ink to mimic the branches
Step 3: Let it sit to dry and that’s essentially it!
- Tassled twig
All you need:
– A random twig near your house area (make sure it’s clean and steady enough to hold some weight)
– Coloured Crepe Paper of your choice
– Disposable Hook
– Ornaments (Optional)
Step 1: Create the tassles with the coloured crepe paper
Step 2: Form a loop on the tassles and secure it with tape
Step 3: Insert it into the twig
Step 4: Hang it up on the wall with the disposable hooks along with some CNY ornaments to make it even more festive!
If you’re running out of time or simply too busy to do anything for Chinese New Year, you could always make bookings at some of the best Chinese restaurants!
Yan Restaurant – Located at the beautiful National Gallery Singapore, its modern design with hints of influence from the traditional Chinese elements marinates the two elegantly for visual harmony.
Kai Garden – A trendy yet sophisticated restaurant that creates an inviting dining atmosphere. Conveniently located at Marina Square.
Summer Pavillion – The classy dining setting creates an intimate dining experience as it embodies the spirit and celebration of the summer season.
Venuerific wishes you a Happy Lunar New Year!
Xīn Nián Kuài Lè!
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