Home Decorating Tips
House Design Tips for the Chinese New Year
Posted on May 19, 2016
Trying to look for a new house design this year? February is an exciting time for the Chinese community because it is usually around this time when Chinese New Year is celebrated!
The Chinese new Year may also be the perfect time to give your house a makeover, even if you do not strictly observe the celebrations. There are a lot of things to consider when preparing for the Holiday, and all of these activities tend to be exciting and productive. The Chinese people hold a great regard when it comes to following traditions, especially in their households. They make sure that these traditions are carried out before they greet the new lunar year.
Here are some house design tips fit for Chinese New Year.
1. Fruitful Creativity
Having an arrangement of specific fruits inside your house is a must. Mandarins are considered to be one of the most important fruits that you can place on your dinner table. When a person arrives, make sure you offer mandarins to them, as it promotes good will toward others. The mandarins have an important symbolism in Chinese traditions, representing peace, good fortune, and longevity. Get creative with your house design by placing the fruit in ceramic bowls, and arranging your furniture to complement the fruits.
2. Hide Sharp Objects
Before celebrating Chinese New Year, make sure to hide all sharp cutting objects like scissors, knives, and razor blades out of sight. Having sharp objects around is considered very unlucky for the Chinese New Year. Hiding these objects would not only promote safety in your house design, but would also represent luck for the Chinese New Year. Sharp objects are believed to represent quickly shredding a person’s luck into multiple, unfortunate pieces.
3. See Red Happily
Red is considered as one of China’s main colors. It also symbolizes happiness and prosperity for the Chinese community. Incorporating red into your house design can easily brighten any room, and helps give off a positive and enthusiastic vibe. You can complement this on the holiday by wearing red or using red accessories.
4. House Cleaning
Cleaning your space, be it your home or your workspace, is important during Chinese New Year. Not only does this make your house design space-friendly, it also gives a fresh and clean atmosphere. Cleaning one’s space, based on Chinese tradition, will cleanse it of ill fortune and negative energy that has built up during the past year.
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