5 Handy Tips To Get Your Home Raya Ready For The Festive Holiday


Ili •  Apr 14, 2021

Ramadan is upon us once again, Alhamdulillah! While this is a time for self-reflection and spiritual focus, we can’t deny that we’re already counting down the days till Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This means jazzing up our houses for the festive season and getting ready to host exciting gatherings with family, friends, neighbours and more! 

We may be at the beginning of the holy month but it’s never too early to start thinking about these Raya preparations. In fact, it’s the perfect time - especially since Scanteakis having a Raya Festive Sale starting from 15 April till 25 April 2021. That’s right! You’ll be able to enjoy up to 60% off your favourite teak furniture. And as you’re Raya shopping, make sure to drop by any of their showrooms for exclusive $2 specials and get rewarded with 10% gift rebates. 

Sounds good? Keep on reading to find out more about Scanteak and the easy ways you can prepare your home for the ultimate Raya gathering ?

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Singapore friends, if you’re looking to take your home to the next level, Scanteak is the perfect choice for you! For almost five decades, they have been creating beautifully-designed and lasting furniture that will instantly enhance your home living experience. Offering simplicity and functionality at its best, you’ll be one step closer to creating your dream home with Scanteak.  

1. Decide on a colour theme for your house 

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When it comes to preparing your home for Raya celebrations, it usually means giving it a makeover. Everything from the furniture to the decors, down to your pillows and even kuih containers should have an aesthetic look. The first step is to decide on a colour theme. Keep to a palette of matching colours or play with different hues - and where there are more patterns, strike the right balance by having milder tones. 

Whether you’re going for a pop of colour or something more subtle, choosing Scanteak to furnish your home is a good idea since their minimalist design blends seamlessly with various interior styles. Both gorgeous and functional, the Casual Side Table ($229)makes for a great addition to your home this Raya. It’s a versatile piece that fits into any space! Not to mention the fact that it’s light, so you’ll be able to move it around as you please when entertaining guests. 

P.S. Giving your house a makeover doesn’t have to be costly! With Scanteak’s versatile multi-purpose furniture from $229, you won’t have to worry about burning a hole in your wallet when getting your home Raya ready this year ?

2. Declutter your space

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Sometimes it's not about adding on to your home, but rather taking away. And nothing does more wonders to a particular space than by decluttering it. Get your Marie Kondo on and tackle areas where it's easy to accumulate items such as tables, shelves, or open counter space. By minimising the items and clutter, you'll be amazed at how much easier it will be when hosting groups of guests.

Of course, it doesn’t mean you have to get rid of everything in your home. This is where having furniture that saves space can truly help and with Scanteak, it’s possible when you have the Enkel Nesting Table ($329). As a set of 3 nesting tables of various sizes, go ahead and use them individually however you like. Not using all three at once? You can easily stack them up and create more space for your loved ones to hang around comfortably.  

3. Optimize space for entertaining

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For those living in a HDB or condo, optimizing your space is essential when throwing a gathering for Raya. You’ll want to make the best out of every corner to ensure that all your guests have ample space to eat, talk and relax in your home. A good tip is to make your biggest area your dining area. From there, the rest of the space can be used to entertain and unwind. 

Having the right piece of furniture to accomplish this can make or break your gathering, which is why Scanteak’s Plank Nesting Bench ($299) should have a place in your home. This versatile piece can transition from resting bench to coffee table with effortless style. It can even be used for displaying items. Don’t miss out from enjoying this bench set at an affordable price at the Raya Festival Sale by Scanteak this month.

P.S. While teak is known as an expensive material, Scanteak is able to keep prices low by manufacturing at a larger scale! 

4. Prepare family-bonding games

What’s a Raya gathering without some form of entertainment? Plus, it’s one of the things that bond people during the festive season (besides food of course). Whether it’s a good ol’ board game, video game or even karaoke machine, there’s no time like the holidays to have fun when you have your loved ones around you. 

5. Have a designated space to meet your guests’ needs

If you have a big family, having guests of all ages and sizes in your home is probably a common sight during festive seasons. And when kids meet other like-minded ones, we all know the house can get pretty loud!

With so many people and things around the house, the kids are vulnerable to accidents when play time gains momentum. To prevent this, it’ll be wise to have a room where kids can safely have fun in. Having a designated quiet space or room for prayers is also a great idea for your guests’ convenience too. Remember to place some prayer mats and garments!

With these tips, getting your house Raya ready will be easy and thanks to Scanteak, you’re guaranteed an amazing celebration with friends and family at home ❤️

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