Recently, my business parter at SmithHonig took off to Japan!
Yes, she left me behind.
Her trip photos made me start thinking about how much I love Asian influence in design.
From the colours, textures, patterns and more, Asian decor is intricate and beautiful.
Here’s some easy ideas on how to incorporate Asian Influences to your Home Décor.
Lighting can make or break the look of your interior, remember this post about lighting.
Stylish hanging paper lanterns, sculptural lighting installations and a few carefully placed candles go a long way in creating a home inspired by the Far East!
Add in Chinoiserie
A French word that means “in the Chinese taste”
The term describes a European style of decorative ornamentation that was wildly popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and is just as beautiful today.
Use Colourful Accent Pieces
Create a Zen-Like Space
A calm, zen-like space is exactly what Asian decor embodies.
No matter the face of the Buddha you like the most, his presence always represents a certain tranquility.
Bring Nature Indoors
If you’re lucky enough to have a bathroom like the one pictured below, I’m coming over!
If not, you can easily add Asian inspired house plants to bring nature indoors.
Pop in the Pillows
Pillow changes are a simple way to change out decor.
And aren’t those art pieces amazing?
Really Serious? Include a Water Feature
If you really want to increase the Asian influence in your home, add a calming water feature to your outdoor space or garden area.
Add Asian Inspired Furniture Pieces
You all know that I’m a furniture hoarder – so of course I love Asian influenced furniture.
That’s all the Asian I’ve got for you guys today.
Will you be incorporating any Asian decor into your home?
To see more from Melanie’s Japanese vacation, head to her travel blog – Rover at Home
To see more from the treasures and inspirations that she brought back with her to SmithHonig, head here.