’s CNY Furniture Picks


Yes, it’s that time of the year again.

With the Lunar New Year drawing close, there’s only so much you can do for some last minute sprucing up of your home.

Hence, we’ve done up a furniture guide for various scenarios that you may encounter, so decorating your home will be a breeze this Chinese New Year.

Re-decorating For Visitations

Screen shot 2011-01-25 at PM 11.16.22This Chinese New Year, it’s time to usher away those stereotypical thoughts of black as an inauspicious colour.

Well, black is the new black.

So if you’re willing to splurge on a revamp, why not add a classy and modern finesse to your home? You may wish to consider the Jacob Coffee Table ($297.00).

Screen shot 2011-01-25 at PM 11.16.42Stylish and simple, this coffee table’s classic design will be the center of attention when your relatives visit your crib for a gathering. Apart from its sleek design, we like how you’re able to stock up on all your extra New Year goodies and display them neatly right under the table, just within an arm’s reach.

To complement your beautiful coffee table, how about the Astro 3 + 2-seater Sofa Set ($287.00) in black. This timeless and affordable piece will provide your guests with proper and sturdy support, so they’ll be more than happy (and comfy) to lounge in your living room and Screen shot 2011-01-25 at PM 11.17.02catch up on all the latest gossip for the whole day. Furthermore, you won’t have to fret over a lack of seating space because the Astro is roomy enough for your guests.

If you’re also looking to get something worthy of framing your spanking new TV set, we’d recommend the Benji TV Rack ($197.00). It’s black glass top accompanied with a hint of polished glass in its sliding doors makes it fashionable and durable. To top it off, the TV console’s compact size ensures that it doesn’tScreen shot 2011-01-25 at PM 11.17.19clutter up your living room, leaving you with plenty of room for other decoration.

Finally, what better piece of furniture to invest in than a display cabinet? With the Display Book Shelf 06 ($177.00), you no longer have to worry about clutter in your home. The top two compartments allow you to display your books and photo frames elegantly, while the bottom compartment provides you with extra storage space. Available in a warm walnut colour, this is a piece of furniture that is so versatile it practically goes well with anything.

Decorating For The Reunion Dinner

Screen shot 2011-01-25 at PM 11.17.49Perhaps you’re the type who’s not that into Chinese New Year, and you’d prefer not to fuss about cleaning out and replacing all your old stuff just for this yearly occasion.

Even so, investing in a good sofa set will last you many years to come, and it’ll definitely reflect well on you when your relatives come for a visit. We recommend the Augustine 3 + 2 Seater Sofa Set ($497.00) for its practicality and coziness. With this, there’ll definitely be room for everyone! The ottoman gives you that added legroomScreen shot 2011-01-25 at PM 11.18.03 when you’re catching one of those hilarious mahjong-themed Chinese New Year movie specials on television, and can even serve as an individual seat on its own. Talk about versatility.

Furthermore, what is Chinese New Year without a good dining set right? We’d like to introduce you to our Russel Dining Set ($227.00). Made of solid wood in an elegant cherry colour, this 4-seater is so durable – it’ll last you many years of reunion dinners to come. Also, itssmooth edges ensure that the young ones don’t sustain any injury whilerunning about your home this Chinese New Year.

Yana Rug

To jazz up your living room further, get yourself the Yana Super Shaggy Rug ($393.00). This is one chic carpet piece, and it even has a pleasant touch of red to get you in the festive mood.

Decorating For A Stay-Over

Expecting a few relatives to bunk over at your place this Chinese New Year?

It’d be great if you’ve a guest room. But if you don’t, here’s an invention that you’ll be thankful to have in your home. Introducing… the Lazy Bob Spaze ($197.00)! Available in red and grey, the Lazy Bob is so versatile that it can accommodate up to 125 different position combinations. A cross between a mattress, sofa bed andScreen shot 2011-01-25 at PM 11.19.56lounge chair, it is customized to fit any position that you want, and is definitely an ideal piece of furniture to have, especially when you’re having guests around.

Consider a floral set piece to add a dash of refreshing colour to your home. You don’t have to attend those artsy-fartsy Japanese flower arrangement classes to make an impact with your home flower display.

Vick Vase

We love the intricate design of the Vick Vase ($89.00) and how it’ll add character and class to the handful of carefully picked flowers that you’ll place in it. We’re sure  your guests will be thoroughly impressed too.

Finally, how can we forget perfect lounging accessory – the beanbag?

Soft and comfy, the toonacan Bean Bag ($170.00) will be a sure hit with the young and old alike.

Poke and squish it into a whole range of shapes and sizes for any use. Whether you actually intend to sink into its beany comfort or use it as a convenienttoonacan Beanbagcorner-filler, this accessory is guaranteed to add a touch of coziness to your home.

These beanbags come  in a myriad of funky colours, so you won’t have to worry about not being able to find colour combination to suit your taste.