Mindi Dejonge, February 08th , 2018.
How to Use Asian Inspired Accents. The easiest way to make changes or bolster any style is through accents. It is the easiest and the simplest way to transition into a style, or even check out if you can live with it. Pillows are always easily replaced and add much to the overall look of a room. Think of adding some floor pillows when you want to decorate in an Asian style. Depending you can choose from many options. Look for colors, material and textures, and motifs that are distinctly Asian. Asian style accents work well on the walls, too. Asian calligraphy is known and recognized for its beauty. You can find plenty of prints and wall hangings that represent this art form. And when you are looking to layer a look, art on your walls is a possibility that you should explore.
Multifunctional furniture is a big component of Asian style. Futons can be used for sitting and as beds. Screens serve a decorative purpose and to divide areas and provide privacy. Small chests serve as nightstands and receptacles for personal effects, while also providing a surface that can serve as a small table. Futons have almost become ubiquitous today. Some retain their Asian looks, others do not. Properly speaking the word futon refers to the pad that can be rolled up and put away when it is no longer needed. This futon pad from West Elm is very Asian in its sensibility, and a boon for small spaces as well. Room dividers or folding screens are frequently used in Asian interiors. You can choose from intricately detailed and brightly colored screens to simple paper screens when it comes to room dividers. The intricately decorated ones may have accents or entire areas of gold and silver with black, red or other jewel tones. However if your Asian style room calls for a more simple treatment, there are plenty of choices in that as well. This version of a traditional Japanese shoji screen room divider has woven jute panels with the jute providing added textural interest and the tightly woven jute blocks light, adding to its functionality.
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