5 clever ways to inject your space with oriental style

Add some oriental style to your home decorating with these 5 ideas from Livingetc

Be adventurous and look to the cultures of China and Japan for stylish ideas for your home. Colour and pattern play a starring role in designs that blend both ancient and modern.

Be inspired by ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging and create a floral statement on your wall like this mural from Surface View. Keep furniture simple and minimal so it does not distract like this Jasper Morrison glass desk for GlasItalia paired with Abigail Ahern’s Celeste footstool for sofa.com. Rockett St George’s Tassel pendant light adds a humorous touch.

A strong trellis-like pattern on the walls re-creates the effect of Chinese screens. Emboldened by a deep luxurious cherry red paint, an edit of low-slung furniture completes the look. The wallpaper is Sansui by Nina Campbell, the sofa is designed by Carlo Colombo for Poliform, concrete cofeee table by Setworkshop and drum stools by Clock House Furniture.

Embrace the shimmer of silk by combining warm metallics and funky fuchsia for a truly luxurious boudoir. You’re guaranteed to dream of faraway places surrounded by Matthew Williamson’s Cocos wallpaper for Osborne & Little. The patinated brass four-poster bed is by Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam and the throw is made from Galliera fabric by Camengo. The pendant light is Rocket St George.

Old and new cultures collide in a late-night mash up of traditional patterned wallpaper and bold neon signage. For similar dark, dramatic wall coverings, try House of Hackney or Witch & Watchman. The neon light sticks are from The Conran Shop. Gods Own Junkyard is the place to go for fairground-style signs to bathe your lounge in a kaleidoscopic glow.

If all of this colour is too much for you, try a more monochrome approach – think Chinese calligraphy scrolls meets elaborate irezumi tattoos. Jean Paul Gaultier’s Metisse fabric design for Lelièvre creates the backdrop. The Guscio sofa is designed by Antonio Citterio for Flexform. The Flow rug is by Bruno Tarsia for Karpeta.

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