Charm encapsulated in floral scribbles, essential furniture or bright colors. Oriental influences knock at the door and make their entrance into the world of furniture. The Asian style expresses itself in multiple ways, each as elegant as the next, telling the story of different worlds, of children from the same continent, but from different cultures and traditions.
From Chinese furniture to Japanese furniture, to ideas for the perfect Indian home: here’s how to furnish in Asian style!
Furnish in Chinese style
When you hear “China”, what is the first color that comes to mind? The mythical red, that of the lanterns, that of the end of year celebrations, that which dresses the golden dragon, symbol of tradition. Chinese furniture is very fond of floral, mythological and landscape decorations. The furniture is dark and essential. And gold and red dominate in all their shades, mixed with black and white.
The rooms of the house must then be enriched with furnishing accessories: vases and carpets are the masters, with very accentuated doodles. To complete the whole, there are ancient beliefs and finely decorated porcelain services. A world that oscillates between classic and modern, between tradition and innovation, between essential and excess.
Oriental furniture : the Japanese style
The Japanese style loves nature in all its facets. Furnishing in the Japanese style means thinking of a refined and minimalist environment that inspires positivity to residents and guests. Forget the excesses and frills of China and welcome wood, a key element of Japanese style furniture. Rice paper sliding doors, bamboo furniture, coffee tables and futons replace chairs and beds.
In a Japanese-inspired house, the floors are light and the walls are decorated with engravings and paintings inspired by the famous ideograms. You can’t miss the flowers, which are deeply rooted in the Japanese people. Just think of the typical Japanese art of Ikebana, which consists of elegantly arranging flowers, further proof of the Japanese love for life and nature.
The Orient can be told through flowers of great symbolic value, such as the Ginkgo plant, always considered as an object of veneration and worship, a symbol of coincidence between opposites, and the immutability of things. It is said to have magical powers and is capable of repelling evil spirits. That is why it was planted near temples and places of worship.
Indian style furniture
From the simple and delicate lines of Japan to the bright colors and precious fabrics of India. In Indian style furniture, bright chromatic shades are the protagonists on the furniture, complements, fabrics. Stools decorated with worked cushions, curtains in super colored natural fabrics, statues and lamps.
When we talk about Indian style, we are talking about a versatile style that adapts to any type of home, managing to find its harmony with the other styles present. An ethnic style, linked to the tradition, fond of particularly strong nuances.
Dark wood furniture with an antique and elegant look. Warm and spicy shades, such as red, yellow ochre, orange, purple, pink and gold. In this style, decorative accessories are indispensable: carpets cover the different surfaces of the house, from floors to walls. Textile and linen elements are then hung on the wall, like the precious tapestries that enrich Indian houses par excellence.
The living room is illuminated with brightly colored cushions, indispensable for comfortable seating and efficient furnishing elements. Precious wools intertwine to give life to soft and warm plaids.
In the bathroom linen, on the other hand, the Indian style comes in the colors of white and blue, letting the decorations running along the edges speak for themselves. Because what makes the difference in a perfect Indian piece of furniture is the attention to detail, the richness of the fabrics and the doodles that run through them.