As the US population becomes more and more diverse, people are
becoming exposed to many styles of décor from around the world. Asian home décor
is fast becoming one of the more popular decorating styles. And while many
people are looking to add an Asian influence to their home, few really know how
to correctly accomplish this theme.
Here are 7 quick tips you can use to decorate your home with Asian-style:
Whenever you are redecorating a room you always should
start with color as your foundation. Asian style is characterized by several
colors – red, brown, gold, gray, and tan. Red is the most prominent color,
because it is believed to provide good luck. In general though, natural
earth tones typify Asian style. Also, all woods should be a dark
Next, you want to consider adding texture to the room.
Natural materials, such as bamboo, rice paper, and rock, are very important
to Asian décor. Shoji room dividers, bamboo candles and picture frames, and
rock gardens and fountains are perfect additions to your décor.
Since Asian culture is very nature-centric, adding plants
to your décor is a must. Lucky bamboo is very popular and is a very
inexpensive and quick way to add Asian style to your bedroom or bathroom.
Bonsai trees are also a surefire way to continue your cultural makeover.
The use of sacred animals is a great way to add a touch
of the orient to your home décor. Elephants in particular are the symbol of
physical and mental strength along with responsibility and loyalty. Ridden
by gods and owned by kings, elephants were said to bring good luck and
prosperity. Find pillows or art that depict sacred animals.
Asian wall décor is another important consideration.
Written scrolls with Chinese writing symbols will lend an instant Asian
appeal to your décor. Japanese Noren curtains, while intended for doorways,
also make great wall decorations.
The Buddhist religion has a strong influence in Asian
décor. Try adding sandstone or wooden Buddha statues to your bookshelves.
Buddha masks will also add a calming and serene effect to your home
And lastly, Asian décor is characterized by its’
minimalist style. Don’t overpower your home décor with too many Asian
accents. A few key furnishings will go a long way to adding the cultural
appeal you are looking for.