Decorating With Asian Accents – A Few Style Secrets

Asian influences have become very popular in modern interior design mainly because of the overall simplicity and the attention to detail as well as the way the style treats and uses space. Feng Shui is a term we’re all familiar with but few really understand and, although it does represent this style to some extent, it’s not the only defining characteristic.

Asian design pays a lot of attention to the elements and the way they interact. Water mixes with earth and air seamlessly and the materials used in the process, for outdoor spaces in particular, are representative of the style’s philosophy.

Shoji Screens are used to separate the areas and transform a monotonous room into welcoming space full of charm. They are most popular in bedrooms and can often replace the actual walls or as sliding panels separating the room from the rest of the house.

Bathrooms are always serene spaces and have that unique zen look that gives them their character. Sometimes plants and bonsai trees are used in combination with sand or stone to create this type of ambiance.

Harmony defines this beautiful style. You’ll notice that all the colors, materials and all the little accents are part of a perfectly balanced picture. They all have their role in the final design.

You can create an Asian-inspired décor with artwork, patterns and simple details like the picture frames, the lampshades and other small elements.

Screens play a defining role in every room with an Asian décor. They’re commonly used to make spaces feel inviting and private while also allowing them to be part of a bigger picture. They’re also used as decorative elements in a lot of cases.

A folding screen can be a beautiful focal point for a dining room for example. Mounted on the wall or simply used to define the area, the screen will harmonize the room with its subtle colors and images.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on October 24th, 2010

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