Different elements of Asian style have influence western interiors for centuries, drawing on influences from Japan, China and Vietnam and spanning different centuries. At Tulip Interiors, we think that most defining features are to create serenity and tranquil calm, accomplish this goal in inimitable style by ushering in harmony and balance. Here we are going to discover how you can incorporate some of these mesmerising elements into your own home design while keeping the fresh, contemporary feel intact.
Feng shui literally translates to "wind" and "water" in English. When applied to interior design, this ancient Chinese practice seeks to create a soothing, harmonious environment by achieving the ideal flow of energy throughout a space. Furniture, decorative elements, appliances and lighting fixtures are strategically arranged into an energy-flowing style. everything has a positive or negative energy and in order to balance these energies, design must be carefully thought out to create an overall feeling of vitality and peace in a room.
Light, open floor plans are hinged upon the Asian style of deisgn, in which positive energy is encouraged to flow throughout a space. Themes are inspired by the colors of nature, and often decorations mimic scenic landscapes and reinterpret natural colors to suit the interior. It's best to keep the backdrop as neutral as possible but don’t think that white is the only option, gentle cream, understated light blues and even an elegant grey would work well.
Clean and well-defined straight lines, minimalist decorations and sleek symmetry are all a natural part of Asian design. Whatever you may believe about the powers of Feng Shui, its principles of balance and harmony can result in gorgeously styled spaces.
A Hint of Vivacious Colour
One popular misconception is that Asian styles are bereft of any vivid and rich hues, while in reality the truth is exactly the opposite! An Asian-themed interior is truly complete only with vibrant accent hues that stand out when placed in a calm, neutral setting. The lovely pinks of cherry blossom, rich purple or luxurious turquoise are all an integral part of the oriental style.
Visual and Textural Balance
While trying to plan for Asian-style interiors, the word ‘balance’ is something that you will come across time and time again. And we simply cannot overstate the importance of this singular aspect of oriental design. Balance is often the key defining aspect of an Asian theme. You need the right harmony of not just the colors but also different textures and elements that surround you. If your home is just one big block of concrete, think about adding glass partitions, natural stone decorations, wooden floors, bamboo blinds and a few organic textures in a poised fashion.
A Stylish Cool Water Feature
Water is another wonderful way of ushering in Asian style with ease and simplicity. The sound of flowing water is considered both harmonious and positive according to Feng Shui. And a small water feature in the entrance room, living area, or even in the backyard is a welcome addition.
A Fusion Of Styles
We did talk earlier about how popular Asian themes are in reality a fusion of several different styles. It is important to know each style and its distinct elements before you make a choice regarding which one suits your home the best. The Japanese design style is innately simple, minimalist, and one that is closest to nature and its many hues. If you are a looking to add the essence of Zen to your residence, this is the theme for you. Traditional Chinese decor is far more opulent, expansive and grand with regal reds, lavish gold, captivating jade and plush purple tones.
The typical Indian style is a colorful, unabashed celebration of life showcasing traditional Indian motifs and cultural icons. In case you are trying to create a fusion of Asian styles, it is best to stick to Japanese interior influences in the public spaces and opt for indulgent Chinese designs and colors in the bedroom. Add a few art pieces and rich textiles from an Indian backdrop and you have a truly Asian style!