In today’s fast-paced world, your home should be a place that you can escape to, a place where you can leave your worries behind. To achieve this, many homeowners are embracing Asian style in interior designs to create a calm and serene environment.
If you are interested in creating a peaceful and tranquil home but you’re not sure where to start, here are a few design tips to make Asian influences work:
1. Build your interior design around a scenic landscape and allow these colors of nature to influence the colors for the interior of your home. Living on Tampa Bay, many homes have fabulous water views. Allow your interior design to celebrate the natural beauty of the sparkling water, beach and sunrises and sunsets. While the Asian style is all about creating a calm and neutral setting, the style also thrives on incorporating vibrant accent hues that stand out when paired with a serene environment – think of pinks, reds, and purples as accent colors.
2. Add some texture. The most defining aspect of Asian design is balance. This means that you not only need the right harmony of colors in a room, but also the right mix of textures and other elements. Think about the material that your home is built from and the finishes inside your home when considering your options for textures. For example – play up architectural elements like crown molding; wallpaper a wall or incorporate textiles.
3. Use bamboo. One of the easiest and most versatile ways to incorporate an Asian feel into a contemporary space is to use bamboo for flooring, window treatments, cabinetry, furniture, mirrors and photo frames.
4. Make space for meditation. Use a minimalist approach when decorating a meditation area in order to avoid distractions. You might want to incorporate flowers, cushions and pillows, candles, images of Buddha or special lights. Choose things that are meaningful to you and sets this area of your home apart.