Bringing other cultures or time periods into your design decisions is one way to make your home stand out from your neighbors. Whether you have a personal tie to the Asian continent or simply admire the lines and colors that make up a modern “Asian-inspired” decorating scheme, there is plenty to mine from rich, Asian traditions. The homes featured in this post take their Asian inspiration and incorporate it into luxurious rooms, indulgent textures, and truly high-end spaces. Take a moment to learn a little bit more about how you can start to branch out into other cultures for your own beautiful and serene home.
If Asian-inspired decor could be summed up in a single word (which, of course, it cannot) it would be “calming.” The influence of such essential cultural touchstones as Buddhism demands color palettes that are ultimately tranquil and serene.
Indeed, it is that soothing, neutral palette that anchors this living room, with its vaulted ceiling and decorative lighting, in the Asian decor tradition.
The simple colors, pulled from nature, at as a uniting force throughout the home, as seen here in the kitchen and breakfast table.
Balance is another important element of Asian design, in terms of color as well as texture. This living area has the softness of pills and throws but contrasts that with a slick marble floor and wooden tables.
The low seating in this dining room is a modern take on the tradition of floor seating that is found in many Asian cultures, including Japan. A low stool is not the same as a cushion on the floor, but it has a similar effect. Beautiful dining pendants keep up with the asian vibe.
In the first bedroom, we get a pop of color in a Mondrian-inspired piece of art. Colors like red and yellow are quite popular in Asian decor.
A second bedroom returns to a more serene palette but has plenty of textural interest with the area rug, bedding, and curtains.
Finally, the natural wood grain in the bathroom draws the eye to the importance of nature in the particular luxury home.