Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Asian Inspired Interior Designs

Asian designs are becoming increasingly popular in the western culture. Many interior designs and furniture ideas are being transfused with western modern and contemporary product lines. More and more, we are seeing Asian inspired designs in hotels, restaurants, and home furnishings.

modern bathtub design for large bathroom
Photo Courtesy of: www.sanpada.com

In Chinese design and furniture there are many prominent uses of bold colors. One of the most popular is the color red. In Chinese culture, red stands for good luck, which is the reason why there are an array of red colors mixed with other vibrant tones. Many other interior design and furniture attributes include darker wood tones and finishes on their furniture. This is usually complimented with a intricately carved design.

Another Asian inspired style is the Japanese style. Leaning more towards simplicity, the Japanese style consists of a clean simple look with natural colors. Instead of chairs the Japanese use traditional cushion like pillows on the floor for dining and relaxing. They also use elegant floor mats that are made out of straw. These simple inspired designs are often used towards modern and contemporary designs striving for minimalism.

Photo Courtesy of: www.outinhome.com

Many contemporary and modern designers are sprouting out of the surface in many urban places such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. Hopefully we will get to see more of these two cultures in different contemporary designs more frequently

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