With Chinese New Year just a few weeks away from Christmas, switching from one seasonal look to another is as easy as making small changes to your existing decor. Interior stylist Mike Tan shares his tips on fuss-free decorating.
LESS IS MORE
Small details can make a big impact when implemented in the right areas. In this corner of Mike’s living room, he added a bouquet of festive flowers, along with little trinkets, to liven up the room.
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LET YOUR HOME DO THE TALKING
Don’t let the festive decorations overtake the look of your domain. Your regular interior decor should remain the focal point regardless of the occasion, so do not let the decorations overpower your space.
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MAKING A STATEMENT
Instead of filling up the entire space with CNY touches, concentrate on creating a key decorative element to set the scene. Mike’s red floral centerpiece on his dining table is instantly eyecatching, and gets his home primed for the festivities.
“ALWAYS ENSURE THAT YOUR FESTIVE DECORATIONS FIT SEAMLESSLY IN WITH THE LOOK OF YOUR HOME. WHEN IN DOUBT, ALWAYS THINK LESS IS MORE.”
– MIKE TAN, INTERIOR STYLIST & FOUNDER OF EGG3
Instead of festive decorating, consider keeping your home well-maintained as a way to celebrate every day of the year. The little touches in Mike’s bedroom help to anchor the look of the space while making it feel cosier and more inviting as well.
photography VERONICA TAY art direction NONIE CHEN