Ever wondered why auspicious plants and vibrantly hued flowers are always a must for getting the home suitably festive for Chinese New Year? Some of them have names that hold special significance and meaning (kumquats signify gold and fortune, for example) while others simply
bear colours that the Chinese associate with good luck
—red, green, pink, orange and yellow are some of the hues that, naturally, are favoured for the occasion.
Other than that, it’s simply because of how plants and flowers can easily bring life and cheer to any space. You don’t have to do too much to make an impact with your festive decor—a chic and good-sized floral arrangement can instantly enliven your living room or entryway, and even scent the space with its natural fragrance, depending on which flowers you get.
Besides customary favourites like pussy willow, azaleas and orchids, there are many other blooms that are equally apt for the festivities and bring an infinitely more stylish touch to your home decor. Not good at putting together a floral arrangement yourself? Acquire one or a few that have been professionally designed and assembled by the following local florists.
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