When it comes to Asian style we refer to a design that has passed down many generations, and that goes beyond mere decoration, but a way of thinking and believing in life. Developed countries of South and South-East Asia such as Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China and many other more often today it is intact, while many others, I can appreciate other cultures influenced.
The Feng Shui and Zen have such influence on Eastern societies of Asia, including in some, are taken into account when constructing entire buildings. As these doctrines among the most influential of the decor, we now focus on some of the main characteristics of Chinese style and the Japanese .
The first is characterized by using bright colors, many decorations and wooden furniture, carved and hand painted. Gloss coating materials are also very common to find. The most common accessories are the animals of Chinese mythology as the monkey and dragons.
Other decorative elements can be porcelain jars, vases, pots, goldfish, painted with intricate patterns, murals on the walls and plaques with representations of facts or historical figures.
Red is the lucky color in China, hence its wide use and acceptance, but are also widely used yellow and green as well as the hammer and the different ranges.
As far as furniture is concerned, there are now highly specialized houses like La Maison Coloniale , offering Western-style furniture, designed with subtle oriental, giving an appearance of Chinese style.
Meanwhile the Japanese style is characterized by the use of natural materials and soft colors. The mat is a typical material used for floors, and that looks like straw, but much thinner.
Bamboo, stone and wood, not just the preferred materials for construction and decoration, but also provide the inspiration for the color palette used, ranging from white, range of brown, green and gray.
The floral patterns are a classic that can not miss the texture of a vase or a decorative fabric.
The Japanese furniture are very discreet and small, since the lack of space in Japan, coupled with strong attachment to Zen philosophy, generate a need for minimalist spaces that emphasize the smooth flow of energy, all the functionality and above all, the use of space.
Thus, the typical Japanese furniture is reduced to about many cushions, coffee tables and beds of low height. Real flowers and bonsai, add green touch to the home. Typical separations of rooms with wooden walls with these semi translucent screens are used as for hundreds of years ago.
As far as fitting is concerned, rice paper lamps are a classic of Japanese culture.