One notable Chinese New Year decoration is chunlian, which uses narrow strips of red paper. Another popular decoration is a picture of the Kitchen God, which is hung in the kitchens of Chinese homes each year.
The papers of chunlian feature Chinese characters in gold or black. The characters say things like "fortune" and "double happiness" to wish people well for the New Year. Chunlian papers are often hung on mirrors or bedroom doors. Similarly, Chinese zodiac characters are often cut from red paper and placed on white backgrounds. These decorations are hung on the walls of a home and symbolize prosperity and luck in the coming year.