Oriental-inspired room schemes - 10 of the best

Draw on the rich cultures of Asia to create decadent yet delicate looks for every room

Change the look and feel of a plain white dining room with uplifting colour and oriental floral prints. Mint green is the perfect complement to voluptuous pink peonies in this romantic room. Accessorise with plenty of patterned china and delicate glassware to finish the pretty scene.  

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Brunschwig & Fils

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table with flower vase

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2/10 Oriental living room with motif wallpaper

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Use pattern creatively to introduce sophisticated elegance. Here, delicate patterned wallpaper with black detailing creates a calming yet upmarket feel. Layered textiles on a comfortable sofa soften the look while a cowhide floor rug hints at extravagance. Enhance the understated style with a glass table lamp and accessories.

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John Lewis

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City Cows

3/10 Oriental bathroom with tropical wallpaper

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Create a serene space to bathe with luxurious chocolate and zingy lime. Palm leaf wallpaper makes a tropical statement in this vibrant bathroom. Warm bamboo pieces add to the eastern look, in particular the towel ladder that leans with authentic prominence. Vibrant green walls keep the room from looking dark.

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4/10 Red and black retro hallway

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Use black and red confidently to create striking style. This smart hallway has definition and character thanks to balance. An attractive bird motif wallpaper adds interest but doesn't overwhelm. The charcoal grey and red carpet flows through the room bringing the scheme together. Make the look modern with a smooth gloss console cabinet.

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5/10 Pink oriental bedroom

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Set a sensual scene with a vibrant pink fabric display. A stunning draped fabric that is both sophisticated and warming creates a dramatic backdrop to this pretty bedroom. Fuchsia pink accessories pick out the colour. Choose fresh white linen to settle the scheme.

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Witt International

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6/10 Minimalist Japanese inspired bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and angular clothing stand

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Take your bathroom to cutting edge Japan with simplistic style. This play on lines with a curved modern bath, angular clothing stand and photographic pussy willow canvas creates a contemporary and tranquil space. Continue the quirky style with oversized, artistic floor lights.

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Victoria & Albert

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Lighting at Home

7/10 Oriental living room with screen

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Give a neutral living room a strong theme with dark furniture and red accents. Walnut furniture creates a contrast to the stone backdrop while a decorative wooden screen cements the oriental tone. Finish the smart style with a display of red cushions in Chinese silks and exotic patterns.

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Cushion fabric 

8/10 Eastern pastel pink bedroom

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Go for feminine florals, Geisha style. Here, a patchwork bedspread inspired by Chinese textiles sets the look for a pretty and romantic scheme. The delicate pastel colour is picked out with powder blue walls and a pink Roman blind. Choose oriental wood furniture to add warmth to the gentle palette.

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9/10 Modern oriental living room

living room with dramatic wallpaper and sofa set

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Choose dramatic wallpaper to set the scene for a modern oriental look. High ceilings form the perfect base for this stunning mural wallpaper. Tall black and white tree silhouettes grow up the stormy blue background to create a shadowy atmosphere. A smart white corner sofa stands out against the dark backdrop while an oversized hanging pendant light replicates a large full moon. Continue the eastern influence with a glossy black cabinet.

Oliver Kay Studios

Black hemp ceiling light

10/10 Oriental garden room

living room with sofa set and wooden flooring

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This oriental scheme is made up completely of decorative textiles and key furniture pieces. A beautiful display of antique birdcages instantly catches the eye on top of stunning hand-painted black cabinets. Comfortable cream sofas creating symmetrical style frame an enchanting green merchant trunk. A single purple chair adds a pop of royal colour. Wonderful Japanese-style doors harmonise the look.

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The Nine Schools
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Rachel Homer has been in the interiors publishing industry for over 15 years. Starting as a Style Assistant on Inspirations Magazine, she has since worked for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines and websites. After starting a family, she moved from being a content editor at Idealhome.co.uk to be a digital freelancer and hasn’t looked back.