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

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

bedroom with blue wall bed with designed cushion and curtain

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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

white flowers in vase motifs of cranes heron ring holder

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Accessorise with motifs of cranes and dragonflies in crisp white

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

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light blue colour double duvet set with bird design

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Prints charming

The delicate jade colourway creates a serene feel

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

faux magnolia in glass vase

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Fake it

Beautiful blooms that will last

Faux magnolia in a glass vase, £45, Next

white metal tealight holder

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Let it glow

Add candlelight

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

square shape grey bird printed pillow

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Birds of Paradise

Opt for graceful patterns in soft, chalky shades

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

pink top table lamp and white designed bottom

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Twice as nice

An extra bulb in the cutout base casts aninteresting shadow

Duo table lamp, £69, Very

round top metal side table

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Breakfast in bed

Remove this side table's tray to carry a cuppa

Gary Black metal side table, Maisons du Monde

receipt with list of item and cost

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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.

Ginevra Benedetti
Deputy Editor (Print)

Ginevra Benedetti has been the Deputy Editor of Ideal Home magazine since 2021. With a career in magazines spanning nearly twenty years, she has worked for the majority of the UK’s interiors magazines, both as staff and as a freelancer. She first joined the Ideal Home team in 2011, initially as the Deputy Decorating Editor and has never left! She currently oversees the publication of the brand’s magazine each month, from planning through to publication, editing, writing or commissioning the majority of the content.