Unless you have the financial resources of a maharajah, however, you can only add touches of Asia in your home. Antiques, silk and gold hangings, porcelain vases, statues and other accouterments of Asian home d?cor can be the death of your wallet if you get carried away! Besides, cramming your home with all things Asian can be the death of tasteful style, too.
That said, you can follow these tips to ensure that your Asian home d?cor reflects the Orient and complements your Occidental home without burning a hole through your pockets.
Stick to Simplicity
Rather than purchasing as many cheap Asian furniture as you can find in thrift stores and garage sales, you can buy just one or two authentic albeit expensive furniture that will be the main foci of the room. Not only are you buying furniture as an investment, you are also projecting good taste in d?cor especially if you desire to adapt the Japanese Zen minimalist approach to home decorating.
For example, a strategically placed Chinese armoire can be the focus of a living room with small Asian touches here and there.
Mix Styles and Elements
Asian home d?cor is often about mixing elements to create various textures, which will enable variety even within the minimalist of arrangements. For example, you can incorporate wood and metal, stone and pottery, paper and silk into your interior design such that the ambiance of the room is one in harmony with nature and with man.
You can also mix Eastern mysticism with Western modernism by combining the ornaments of the former with the furniture of the latter, or vice-versa. This way, you can keep the things you have in the house and incorporate Asian touches without owning a corporation to finance the interior decorating ventures.
Fortunately, the geometrical designs of Asian furniture complement and contrast with modern furniture done in the European style. The point is to achieve an aura of calm and serenity, of harmony with the environment when mixing and matching furniture and fixtures; this is the mantra in Asian home d?cor.
Choose Iconic Accessories
You can also choose accessories that represent the best of Asian culture, which you can then fuse into the existing d?cor. You have the choice of:
- Statues and sculpture like the Buddha, which brings a sense of serenity to any room
- Asian wall scrolls that can complement any wall with their graceful figures and mystical characters; and you can store them easily, too!
- Oriental plants like bamboo, Japanese cherry blossom and Chinese tallow tree are popular to achieve the Asian look; besides, having more oxygen in the room is beneficial, too!
- Oriental decorations like paper lanterns, smooth stones, umbrellas and room dividers make for great additions to any room
Truly, you will be transforming the feel of the room just with a few touches of the East interspersed with the existing Western look with the right choice of iconic accessories!
With just the right amount of savvy and sassy, you too can have Asian home d?cor at the most affordable price without sacrificing ?lan. Just follow these tips and you are all set to go Eastern.
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Article Added on Saturday, November 22, 2008
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