There is a simplistic elegance about Asian décor that is impossible to imitate in other methods. One of the most important things to remember when attempting to bring an Asian style of décor into your home is the heavy reliance upon color and texture.
This elegance comes at a rather high price for the average consumer. Because of the expense involved, it is recommended only one or two rooms in the home to be created based upon an Asian theme. This will keep the costs down and make those rooms focal points within the home. That room could be the dining room, bathroom or even the bedroom.
When dining rooms are decorated in an Asian style, chopsticks and dishes, particularly tea servings are great enhancements to an Asian dining room.
The bathroom also makes an excellent room in which to incorporate an Asian inspired theme. This is a room in which people go to relax and wash away the stress. Candles, calligraphy and Asian artwork make excellent touches for a bathroom and fountains can be added to the room for an added taste of relaxation.
You may want to take the theme into your bedroom also. You can use fabrics to create a very romantic atmosphere, rice paper window coverings and candles throughout the room to finish off the creation. Furnishings in this room should be sparse and uncluttered. Fans make a lovely decoration for the walls in a bedroom as does Oriental art or framed calligraphy in the words of love. Use wall sconces and indirect lighting rather than harsh, glaring overhead lights.
Besides being the most beautiful in the realm of home decorating, Asian home decorating can also be one of the most gaudy if you choose cheap and tacky decorations rather than quality accessories. Only do it if you are truly willing to invest the time and money it takes to do it properly.
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