Oriental design is some of the most striking in interiors. Drawing on the rich history of Asia, this beautiful trend will give any home an instant injection of glamour. And choosing an Oriental scheme doesn't mean every room will look the same: Mix a range of Eastern elements together with contemporary design to create your own unique look.
What do you need to know about Oriental design, before you start? Oriental design is grounded in a floral motif, mostly featuring beautiful cherry blossom, lily or rose prints. Choose statement wallpaper in a vibrant colour, or soft furnishings printed with beautiful Eastern scenes to get the look. Team striking jewel colours with paired-back furniture and fittings to give your room a modern edge.
Other signature features of Oriental design include black wood and bamboo furniture, which you can team with brightly coloured accents and natural flooring to great effect. If you are looking to add a more subtle touch of Japanese or Chinese style to your home, ornate wall art in a contemporary room will create an exotic statement.
1/10 Give your home a glamorous makeover with an Oriental design
We have some stunning Oriental room inspiration to help influence your decor. From beautiful bedrooms full of Eastern promise, to relaxing bathrooms that ooze a Zen-like calm and exquisite dressing rooms that will be a pleasure to use, read on to find your perfect Oriental room design...
2/10 Vibrant hallway with Oriental-style table
3/10 Oriental-style bathroom with bamboo feature wall
You don't have to go full-on Oriental to get the look. The bamboo design on this bathroom wallpaper is striking without completely comitting to the cause.
4/10 Oriental-style bedroom with vivid green wallpaper
5/10 Sophisticated jewel-coloured bedroom
6/10 Pink Oriental bathroom
Maybe it's the kimono (actually it's a yukata, but now we're just splitting hairs) or the illuminated screen, but this bathroom design has got 'Japanese' written all over it.
Kimono and sandals
The Natural Store
7/10 Pretty dining room with Oriental-style tableware
Peonies, pretty china and candles on the mantelpiece complement the fireplace and table in this eastern-inspired drining room design. The look is pulled together by chinoiserie-printed panels.
Blinds, tablemats and wallpaper panel
Brunschwig & Fils
8/10 Glamorous pink bathroom with Japanese-themed accessories
Of course, the easiest way to introduce some Oriental-style design into your scheme is to accessorise - like the artfully placed kimono (yukata!) in this bathroom.
9/10 Blue chinoiserie living room
Chinoiserie provides an exotic, rich and bold statement in this modern living room design. Teal is very on trend right now, too.
10/10 Blue living room with bamboo stencils and chinoiserie accessories
From the bamboo chair and wallpaper to the chinoiserie plates and stencils, this is a living room that is fully committed to Oriental-style design. And the colour blue. The owner of this living room definitely likes blue.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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