Asian Decor is becoming a more popular form of decoration and concentrates main things in a room while keeping things to a minimal. One of the main focuses of this décor is color. Red is the color used the most because red is believed to give good luck, but, tans, browns, gold’s, and grays are also used in Asian décor. Earth tones are a good way to go in Asian Décor and when wood is used it should be chocolate or burgundy. The colors are the basis of Asian décor and lead to fully embracing the Asian culture in a room.
Another main focus of Asian décor is room dividers that are called Shoji screens. Shoji screens are traditionally made of white rice paper with art symbols of Asian traditions that are attached to bamboo or other types of woods. Room dividers are a main focus because the floor plans of Asian décor are minimal, meaning there is not a lot going on or a lot of clutter. Shoji Screens offer decoration in front of a window or an ugly wall, or can divide a room into more functional and personal spaces. Shoji screens will allow light to diffuse through them, often, making a tranquil space. Using Shoji screens with other Asian influences will give a truly authentic feel to the space.
Window treatments may be as important as Shoji Screens in Asian décor. Window treatments are meant to balance the room, there fore they should be colorful and patterned if the room has a neutral tone, but, the window treatments should be simple if the color palate of the room is colorful. Window treatments could be something as simple as bamboo blinds or textured fabrics with tassels. Also, a Shoji screen can serve as a window treatment if placed correctly, sense this screen allows light to come through.
Along with Shoji screens as room dividers or decoration, Asian décor also uses natural elements to enhance tranquility and energy. Bonsai trees and bamboo is a common in Asian décor. One might also consider adding a rock garden or a water structure, like a water fall or still water with fish. Nature adheres to the simple and tranquil design of Asian décor. Furniture in these rooms should have a multi function, like a futon being a bed and a couch, and should draw out the colors of floor coverings. Asian décor uses anything from mats to wool rugs that have the chosen colors of the walls in them.
It is important to remember not to overdo it in Asian décor. This is a very minimal form of art and a few well chosen pieces will go a long way. Buddhism also has a strong standing in Asian décor, so, a Buddha statue can be just as important as a Shoji Screen. Asian décor focuses on balancing the home, making it calming and tranquil, and encouraging the feelings of peace and serenity. Staying in tune with nature and focusing on staying simple is the key to Asian décor.