Beautiful table settings and other decor ideas for a festive Chinese New Year

Using lanterns of different sizes is one way of playing with depth and using varied sizes while decorating a niche for CNY.
Using lanterns of different sizes is one way of playing with depth and using varied sizes while decorating a niche for CNY.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - No raucous recitations of auspicious phrases. Only eight visitors a household. So Chinese New Year will be a little different this year, but the festive spirit is very much in the air.

Interior designers and home owners The Straits Times spoke to say that while they are making preparations for a pared-down table setting this year, they will still be ringing in the Year of the Metal Ox in style.

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