As much as I love IKEA, I don’t usually think of them when I need to get Chinese New Year (CNY) stuff because well, they are an ang-moh company. 😁 But this project with IKEA got me checking out what they have to offer for many of us who prep our homes for CNY. And clearly, I was the one who have been missing out on the IKEA goodies the past years because many of the CNY items were out-of-stock (again) by the time we went there in early January. Nonetheless, we worked with what we could get and here’s sharing what we did with our IKEA stuff:
Nothing like a CNY-ish doormat from the LYCKSALIG series to set the tone!
Could only get our hands on one MÄRIT red table-runner so it ended up on our coffee table instead of dining table.
On the tray: Festive looking teapot and mugs set from the LYCKSALIG and red DOFTA potpourri with sweet berries scent in a REKTANGEL vase.
There are LYCKSALIG cushions available but we preferred something we could use and change easily to match the sofa or other occasions in future. Hence, we got the GURLI red cushion cover for the FJÄDRAR cushion pad.
I grew up tagging along with my parents to the big florists to choose CNY plants for our home, so I had no idea I could get pussy willow from IKEA as well!
The hanging decoration stuff were sold out pretty quickly, I think. Didn’t even catch any glimpses of them on the three visits I made to IKEA. I quite like the monkey design (好应节!), so I improvised a little and used the LYCKSALIG coasters instead.
PAPAJA plant pot with SMYCKA artificial orchid
I love having blooms around the house but they are not lasting. Since we are not at our own place as frequent as we would like to, I figured artificial plants would work better for us and can definitely last through CNY period and beyond!
As shared on my Instagram earlier, the RÅSKOG trolley has gotta be my most favourite item from IKEA. I have not just one, but THREE of them – one that works like a mobile library for the kids with their books, one for my craft supplies and this, for CNY goodies!
Decorated with my craft supplies
Since there were not enough stock of the red table-runner, I went with orange MÄRIT for the dining table. (Needed two to cover the length of the table.) The combination turned out pretty well!
SMYCKA artificial chrysanthemums in a CYLINDER vase to further brighten up the table.
With the FANTASTIK paper napkins we bought, I tried to jazz up the table setting a little with a simple napkin fold I learned from Youtube. Not too bad, I suppose!
We didn’t have much choice with the linen for kids’ IKEA toddler beds since they are of a unique sizing (read: cannot be found elsewhere) but we did have choices with the STICKAT designs.
Especially LOVE these bright and cheery colors from the new range that came in!
Our apartment may not be all ready for CNY yet, but these little touches do set the festive mood right. Hope everyone is making good progress with their 大扫除 and CNY preps! Otherwise, you know where you can go. 😉
Note: This post is part of a collaboration project with IKEA Singapore. We were sponsored with a gift card for items we will require for our tasks. Ideas and opinions are our own!