7 Ways You Can Add Asian-Inspired Style To Your Interior Design

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 05 March 2019 23:05

Asian interior design involves a lot of natural elements, clean spaces, quiet areas, and seemingly minimal decorations. These qualities are attractive to a lot of people, which is why a lot of homes fashion themselves in Asian interior design.


If you’re one of those people that appreciates the appeal of Asian elements but can’t quite figure out how to incorporate it into your home, then look no further. Here are seven ways you can add an Asian design style into your home.

Incorporate Chinoiserie elements

Chinoiserie is the fusion of Chinese motifs into the Western design, from its furniture to its art pieces. Chinoiserie is originally a French term for having Chinese qualities.


Chinoiserie is seen often as an original Asian aesthetic. Instead, Chinoiserie is the European derivation of predominantly Chinese elements. With that said, this has been an ancient way that people have incorporated the Asian aesthetic into their homes.


You can incorporate Chinoiserie elements by decorating your home with some porcelain and other ceramics, iconic in the Chinese culture. Another iconic Chinoiserie element is dragons. Tastefully done, they can be an excellent centerpiece for space.


Chinoiserie also involves a lot of depictions of nature. You can do that through artworks, or by incorporating fake bamboo furniture, and the like.

Having a Zen space

Having a zen space is a simple way to incorporate Asian motifs into your interior design. You might be asking what a zen space is. Well, it’s something that is so simple. A zen space is an area inside your home where you can be at peace. This is a space in your home that you can center your thoughts and calm yourself.


This space can be anywhere in your home. It doesn’t have to be anything huge. The important part of a zen space is that it aids you in your mindfulness. A zen space must be a quiet part of the home. As decoration, you must incorporate natural elements, perhaps a few indoor plants.


Ideally, a zen space must surround itself with a variety of soft textures. You can achieve this by either setting up a fluffy carpet or a few, soft throw pillows. No matter how you decorate your zen space, it ultimately doesn’t matter. The important part is that this is a space of comfort. That this is the space, you go to clear your mind from a lot of your troubles.

Add circles to your motif

In Asian culture, circles can symbolize many different things. Depending on the culture, it can range from the symbolism of gods or perfection and many more.


In Chinese culture, a circle is a symbol of oneness or perfection. For the Japanese, a circle can symbolize enlightenment, the universe, and many more. It is good to know the meaning behind the circle before you incorporate into your interior design.


If you’re looking to add a circle into your Asian motif, then there are many ways you can do that. It can be a unique entrance way to a different room. It can be in patterns, in your light fixtures, as a shelf, and many more.


Your creativity will be your only limitation.

A water feature can be a stunning addition

Asian style of decorating focuses a lot on natural elements. It is best to keep in mind the four elements (Earth, Metal, Water, and Fire) to inspire you on how to beautify the home best.


One simple way you can make a place stand out is by adding a water feature into your home. Adding a water feature increases water energy into the home. This is a great way to magnetize health and wealth into your life, according to feng shui.


Aside from good feng shui, water features can help humidify a place which will significantly cool down an area. Aside from that, it also helps muffle sounds, so it adds more serenity into your home.

Pop of powerful colors in your home

While Asian motifs usually go for neutral browns and cool greens, you can add vibrant colors in your home to make a statement. Colors are essential in feng shui so you should look into which colors to bring into your home.


In feng shui, there are specific colors recommended depending on the room’s use. Another factor that comes into play is who will be using the place more often.


For a quickie color scheme, feng shui encourages balancing out Earth and Fire with each other. With that said, the neutral brown and cool greens we mentioned earlier should partner with fiery reds or strong pinks and yellows.

Include sliding doors or screens

Sliding doors and screens are a prominent feature in Japanese homes. These doors are called Shoji, and they are a simple addition to a home that can make a lot of difference.


If you want to install sliding doors into your home, they don’t necessarily have to be made from the original materials used in Shoji. There are modern alternatives that add soundproofing while still maintaining that original elegance of a sliding door.

Try to keep it minimalistic

Minimalism is a longtime Asian, particularly Japanese, a practice that is now an ongoing trend that is bleeding into the Western world lately. This is to address the consumerist ideologies that get people to acquire a lot of stuff, whether or not they need it.


According to this home decorating blog, a simple way of including minimalism into your home is through minimal decorations. Simple artworks and unassuming appliances can get the job done.


Also, the use of natural materials into your home is also minimalistic. Plenty of wood elements into the home and clean horizontal lines provides that serenity of minimalism quite well.


There are a lot of things you can modify in your home that can add that touch of Asian style in it. You can change a room’s color scheme, or you can incorporate certain geometric styles. There are a lot of options to work with.


Oriental design can go from minimalistic to regal if you so choose. It just depends on how you mix and match elements associated with Asian decor. Don’t be afraid to be outrageous and don’t be scared of being modest either.


At the end of the day, space should be all about you. We’ve provided a few tenets that you can guide yourself with, but it all comes down to what you make of it. Happy decorating!

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