Be cash clever and get the eastern-fusion look for less

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  • Bring elegance to a bedroom scheme with fresh, Oriental-inspired designs

    Asian Oasis

    Set the scene for a peaceful sleeping space with a soothing combination of pale jade and blossom pink, while teaming fretwork accessories with Chinoiserie-style prints in cool pastel tones for a clean, sophisticated look.

    Chinoiserie double duvet set, £12; peony cushion, £8; both Heiwa range, George Home

    Accessorise with motifs of cranes and dragonflies in crisp white

    Heron ring holder, £6; dragonfly vase, £8; both George Home

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    Prints charming

    The delicate jade colourway creates a serene feel

    Chinoiserie double duvet set, £12, Heiwa range, George Home

    Fake it

    Beautiful blooms that will last

    Faux magnolia in a glass vase, £45, Next

    Let it glow

    Add candlelight

    Metal tealight holder, £9, Butterfly Home range, Debenhams

    Birds of Paradise

    Opt for graceful patterns in soft, chalky shades

    Bird-print cushion, £20, Linea range, House of Fraser

    Twice as nice

    An extra bulb in the cutout base casts aninteresting shadow

    Duo table lamp, £69, Very

    Breakfast in bed

    Remove this side table’s tray to carry a cuppa

    Gary Black metal side table, Maisons du Monde


    THE STORY High-street designers being influenced by the traditional art and crafts of Japan and China.

    WHY WE LOVE IT The shapes are simple enough to work into any style; the look’s illustrated sketchbook and fretwork patterns are timeless, while the colours are beautifully soft

    HOW TO USE IT These pieces are easy to work into an existing scheme. A printed bed linen will work well in both contemporary and shabby-chic bedrooms: look for sets in pale jade, or white and steel blue. Layer in accents of blossom pink and with cushions or faux flower stems, then add an armchair or chest of drawers in charcoal for a contemporary element. To give the look a glamorous edge, mix in antique brass or mirrored finishes.

    WHO’S DOING IT House of Fraser has explored this look in its Ceremony range, where t he pale greens and soft peach tones seen in traditional Chinoiserie prints have been reworked into contemporary tableware designs. Also at House of Fraser, the Livingby Christiane Lemieux range uses cranes as a motif for its bold Hiroto bed linen. The wallpaper and window treatments in Next’s Nara range celebrate painterly florals in striking black and heron blue, while the company’s Nihon range includes a traditional-style decorative screen.

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