Six essentials that'll help you have a fuss-free Lunar New Year
After all that spring cleaning, it’s time to spruce up your space and get it ready for receiving guests over the Lunar New Year. We’ve rounded up six essentials you’ll need this festive season.
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1. Seat your guests quickly with these lightweight chairs.
When guests come over, it’s essential that everyone has a place to sit. Expand your seating options with lightweight foldable or stackable stools that can be put away quickly and easily. We like the KYRRE stool from IKEA for its minimalist silhouette.
2. Dish out those candies in a practical container.
Offer up those New Year goodies in style with this snack container from Style Degree. They’re airtight, have five separate compartments that can be removed for cleaning, and come in four pretty colours to boot.
The airtight snack container is available for $18.80 here.
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3. Serve up your guests in style – and save the environment, too.
Go green and avoid using disposable tableware this festive season. Instead, opt for regular dishes like the SOLGLIMTAR collection from IKEA, which is inspired by peonies, narcissus flowers and plum blossoms.
The SOLGLIMTAR collection is available at all IKEA stores.'
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4. Store those mandarin oranges neatly.
You’ll need a place to store all those mandarin oranges that guests are going to bring to your home. Instead of letting them pile up on the table, stack them neatly in a wire basket. We love the Rhea Wire Basket from Hipvan for its timeless style – it’ll hold fruits at the dining table even long after the New Year is over.
Steamboats are a staple at Chinese New Year, but the sheer number of utensils needed can be a pain at times. Save space (and washing-up time) with this 2-in-1 ladle that lets you both pick up soup and drain it away as you prefer.
A cut above the usual generic decor, these plywood or acrylic cutouts by Urban Lil let you customise your home with your family name or an auspicious saying of your choice. You can even pick the colour and font, and keep this for years to come.