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Embellishing your homes with anything red every Chinese New Year has been a longstanding tradition for many years. It is said that the color red brings joy and good luck. Not to mention, it is a vibrant and bold color that will surely add flair and character to your home.
Check out our tips to learn how you can add more hues of red into your space – perfect not only for this Chinese New Year, but for the entire year as well.
1. Have more ‘red food’ on your table
Fill your tables with food that have the color red. Go for cherries, strawberries, and apples! Place these fruits in baskets and let them be your centerpiece decors when you’re not yet going to eat them.
2. Bring the good luck to your bed
Opt for red bed and pillow sheets to keep the good fortune coming even as you sleep! The color red will surely give you more life and energy after getting that much needed sleep.
3. Red covers
Whether it’s for your bed or couch, choose red throw overs for that much needed splash of color. After all, going for bold colors are very much in this new year. Don’t be afraid to stand out!
4. Go bold with accent decor!
Every home needs a few statement pieces to truly be noticed. Why not infuse the color red with your accent decors? Maybe you can opt for jars, chairs, or throw pillow covers that come in red. This way, your home will really pop out and look less boring.
5. Lounge in red
Sofa cushions surely come in the color red. Why not try this bold color for your living room? It’s a great time to experiment and try something new this year.
6. Red curtains
Believe it or not, the color red also looks great in curtains. It gives any room a modern and artistic feel.
7. Festive wall decor
How can you celebrate Chinese New Year without festive wall decors? Hang DIY red pom-poms or other lanterns you can create! Mix it up with your other frames and art on the wall.
8. Flowers in bloom
Chinese New Year flowers give a very oriental ambiance to any room. Not to mention, they are very elegant and sophisticated. Consider red flowers because as what most people say, they bring forth happiness!
9. Red rugs, mats, towels
The good thing about the color red is that it can hide dirt and stain, making it the perfect color for your rugs, mats, and towels.
10. Dine with red
Plates and utensils don’t necessarily always have to be silverware or neutral colors. From time to time, especially this Chinese New Year, bring out your dining set that has more character and flair!
11. Hints of red
Understandably, red is not your go-to color when it comes to house fixtures. It’s loud and very bold. However, this should not stop you from purchasing items that have hints of red. Go for more subtle designs that still have the color red in them such as plaid, stripes, or polka dots.
12. Paint them red!
It’s never too late to give your old fixtures a repainting. This time, go for red perhaps?
13. Red block
If you’re up for it, paint one portion of your wall red. This can be your accent wall and will surely give your space its much needed makeover.
14. Drink up!
Drink with style as you sip your favorite drinks in cool red glasses or cups!
There you go, CNY decor doesn't have to be all over-the-top like you think it is. There are always subtle and understated ways to bring in the festive cheer into your home!