As the Ox is soon galloping up to welcome the Lunar New Year, it’s the rule to do spring cleaning, decorate our homes, and arrange our best dishes.
While the pandemic will likely mean a toned down celebration this year, there are still ways to keep the party going.
Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea shares five simple yet refreshing ways to add a touch of prosperity to your home for a bright start to the New Year.
Remove “negative energy”
To welcome good fortune into your life, start by getting rid of “negative energies”. Remove unused or unwanted items and store the rest in dedicated places using the right storage and organization solutions.
For example, a wall cabinet is great for storing items you don’t use on a daily basis, while also serving as an attractive display. Personalize your shelves by adding a selection of doors, baskets and dividers to make more room for your belongings.
Out with the old, with the new
When decorating your home, the living room is where you pay the most attention. Spice up the New Year with simple items like a tray table, cushions and curtains in the colors of your choice. Decorative vases are also great for adding that touch of color.
Feast in style
A highlight of the Chinese New Year is the reunion dinner. Ensure a smooth meal preparation process by procuring the necessary cooking utensils and cooking utensils. Then, create the perfect dining experience by setting up your best dinnerware, from serving bowls to cutlery.
Decorating your home for the New Year is a fun time for the whole family and great for bonding. Putting up decorative items, making simple origami from ang pow sachets, hanging lanterns or drawing your own couplets arouse happiness and welcome good fortune. Take the time to participate in fun games with your children to encourage them to learn more about Chinese culture.
Gift of giving
It is always better to give than to receive. This year, although we may not be able to meet all of our family and friends, we can still send them some love. It can come in the form of traditional mandarins, BBQ chicken jerky, or a variety of cookies. It’s a simple way to send greetings for good health and prosperity in the Year of the Ox.