Last-Minute Decorating Tips for Chinese New Year

Make your home guest-ready before the festivities begin.

Updated on January 31, 2019 8:01 am

Luisa Wong

Last-Minute Decorating Tips for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just a few days away and that means you only have limited time to get your house ready for the festivities. With all the preparations needed to welcome the new year, getting your home visitor-ready is one of the tasks you need to get done STAT. Here are last-minute decorating tips:

1. Focus on the entryway.

If you don’t have a lot of time to decorate your home, you can focus your energy on making your entryway a welcoming and inviting space. Make a great impression on your guests by placing auspicious greetings on your door or room accessories that will lift up their mood.

2. Prepare your chic trays.


Food is one of the things that guests look forward to during this celebration. Equip your home with stylish trays where you can break out your pineapple tarts, bak kwa, and other CNY treats. This way, you can display them in an enticing and elegant way.

3. Dine in simple elegance.

If you have not thought of what to decorate your dining table with, you can skip he grandiose items and spruce it up with an elegant red table runner. This item will surely add a touch of celebratory cheer while you serve your guests with scrumptious food.

4. Refresh the bathroom with a pleasing scent.

A clean, fresh bathroom makes a lasting impression on your guests. Even if you don’t have much time left deep-cleaning the bathroom, make sure that it is clean and fresh by refilling your bathroom scent or putting a scented diffuser inside.

5. Add gold accents.

Gold is an auspicious colour for the Chinese. Add a shimmer of this colour in your home and welcome the new year with good fortune.

6. Add fresh blooms.

A floral display can enlivens any house. If you’re thinking of ways on how to make your space lively just in time for the celebration, displaying fresh blooms is one of the easiest ways to do it. You can display orchids which symbolises nobility, hyacinth and narcissus for luck, and peonies for peace and prosperity. You can also use cherry, plum blossoms, and pussy willow branches and decorate them with red decors or ribbons.

7. Make sure that the floor is clean.

Nothing is more attractive and auspicious than having a clean home. Make sure that you’re able to sweep the floor lightly to remove pet hairs, stray hairs, and even dust. Also, be sure to wipe the surfaces clean before you welcome your guests to your home.

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