Celebrating Chinese New Year – Is the Year of the Monkey Your New Design Year?
Every year Chinese New Year, which is based around the Chinese Lunar calendar, is celebrated between January 21 to February 20. It is a great time to celebrate a year of hard work, have a good rest, and relax with family.
This year Chinese New Year fell on Monday, February 8, 2016, and it is the year of the Monkey according to the Chinese 12-year zodiac cycle. This means that if you were born in 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, this is your year. For those thinking of decorating based on this years color trends, the color red is the color for the year of the Monkey.
Did you know that the color red is believed to ward off bad luck and misfortune?
The color red is bold, warm, and elegant when it comes to decorating. It’s beauty stands out and if used correctly can add a grand flare of excitement to a room. Below are some amazing design ideas that you can use when decorating.
Above is a beautifully designed kitchen with a hint of red that is not too overpowering and adds an interesting sense of style to the area. The red stove stands out perfectly in the center of the room, along with the red and white flower art piece adding that finishing touch that compliments the entire room.
Chinese New Year Themed Decor
Why not take it one step further this year and add interesting artsy decor to your home. Above displays a beautiful Asian art themed decor of red curtains and throw pillows with matching designs. This adds an colorful personality to the room, as well as a subtle expression of Asian culture.
To top it off, the couch dominates the room with the color red and allows the rich red decor to compliment and work well together.
Add Boldness and Excitement to Your Floor
Choosing the right rug for your home can be the most exciting part when it comes to decorating, especially when you have a particular theme in mind. The traditional antique rug (shown above) is an anitque rug from China (Circa 1900) and expresses the color trends of the Year of the Monkey.
It is a classic Chinese design with an inner border of diamond lattice rosettes surrounded by a running meander pattern rendered in a three-dimensional ‘trompe l’oeil’ technique. It is a great piece that will brighten any room with beauty, as well as adding a cultural element to your surroundings.
We hope that some of these design tips from our rug blog have helped you to narrow some decorative decisions down. You can also search for other antique Chinese rug designs on our website Nazmiyal Antique Rugs.
Here are some beautiful Chinese rugs from our collection:
From Nazmiyal to you, wishing you a lucky and prosperous 2016!