Asian style interior design, sometimes called Oriental design, showcases the cultures of Japan, China, Vietnam, Thailand and other prominent Eastern societies. Some room designs are true to one style, while many Asian themed rooms are a combination of two or more cultural influences.
Important Asian interior design elements:
- Altar-like alcoves,
- Reference to nature,
- Chinoiserie furniture,
- Natural materials,
- Clean lines,
- Circle motif,
- Orchids, and
- Use of curtain walls, door panels or Japanese tokonama.
Asian style designs work best when embraced fully throughout a room or home. Reduce clutter, keep the lines of the furniture clean and simple and infuse the accessories with just a hint of Asian style to start. From there you can begin adding the pieces and Feng shui needed to complete your home.