Chinese New Year is just a few weeks away. Although the pandemic has restricted people interaction and gathering, it has not stopped us from celebrating this important occasion in the Chinese calendar which marks the year of the OX.
2021, the year of the OX, is announced as a year of great energy movement and intense activity. Here are some suggestions on what you can do to prepare your home to take full advantage of the prosperity and positive energy brought to you by the OX. Common questions that you can ask yourself if you are looking to give your home a facelift in preparation for Chinese New Year along with suggestions:
You can get inspirations from Pinterest, Instagram, Home Magazines and visiting different show rooms.
This will ensure that your project is completed in time for Chinese New Year and you do not exceed what you can afford which can result in undue financial stress. If you want the work to be completed sooner, you may require more money to pay for the express service.
This will come in handy if you are planning to hire a designer to do the job for you. Be sure to consider the location of your furniture as well.
Be sure to look at their track record and leave it to them to do the job for you.
Many people make the mistake of hanging art pieces too high, thinking that it will get people’s attention. On the contrary, it is recommended for artworks to be hung just 7-20 cm above your furniture. You can adjust the height according to the size of the artwork. If the artwork is bigger, hang it higher and vice versa.
Besides making a space look larger, mirrors are great for adding instant light to a space that lacks natural light when they are strategically placed. Decorative mirrors offer a great alternative to traditional artwork for decorating a blank space. You can mix it up with large and small mirrors to add more dimension to the space. You can choose Chinese New Year themed mirrors to create the festive mood.
Does your room feel small? This is a normal feeling among new homeowners when they step into their home for the first time. Newer flats are generally smaller than older flats due to space constraints. Do it with a fresh coat of light, soft colour paint and see the results for yourself.
Men generally dislike the idea of buying things that they don’t normally use due to their nature. However, it may be a good idea if you are looking to furnish your home for CNY. Things like figurines or souvenirs from your travels can be used to enhance the ambience of a living place.
You will find many CNY accessories which can be placed in your home to create the prosperity feeling. Some great examples would be the lucky red lantern, couplets, paper cuttings, oranges, tangerines, square plates, round teacups, kumquat tree, golden pumpkin, and metal ox accessories.