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Home Decorating With Asian Style Lamps

December 14, 2010

If you want to decorate your home in Asian style, one of the best and easiest ways to do it is by using Asian table lamps, such as Shoji Lamps or Asian Candle Lanterns. These lamps will give you great joy in decorating your room at home. These days home decor in Asian style seems to be popular enough and why table lamps are perfect for this type of decoration is because you can simply place them on a table in the living room so you can admire the shape and shade particularly in the night with the light on.

However let’s see now the many types of Asian lamps that you can choose to make your home more Oriental looking. The silk hanging lamps are beautiful samples of such light fixtures with their globes hanging from silk cords. They give such a soothing atmosphere to your surrounding and if you are into Feng Shui, you will definitely learn to love them very soon!

Other popular styles are the bamboo hanging lamps which strongly resemble the Japanese rice paper lights except that they have much stronger colors on their shades. The religious people will be glad to know that they can find such lighting fixtures in Buddhist temples.

Using floor garden lamps can make any home look very Asian in nature. Usually in Asian art flowers take a prominent place so having them on such lamps is very typical. You can find various flowers as well as leaves and vines in various rich color schemes on their shades that truly bring to life any room.

Try to use Asian lamps regularly in rooms that will be decorated in Oriental style with your lighting fixtures for maximum effect. Having such a room at home is truly magnificent if you know that you will have visitors around as they will be enthralled by the beautify of a few strategically placed Asian lamps throughout the home interior.


Asian Decor Offers Perfect Tranquility

December 8, 2010

A Buddha statue to welcome you home, and a fountain of tranquility to relax in – Asian decor can be encapsulated, for many, in such ideas from feng shui. This is the concept that we can reach a life balance with our qi energy, by optimizing our surrounds. This is a source of vitality that many in the West fell they are not in touch with. Making use of a feng shui chart, after consulting the appropriate birth date, year and time, an order to live by can be laid out. This is created according to what an individual needs or desires, or feels he or she is missing out on. The strongly Asian decor can be based on aspects such as bamboo, water, earth- all complemented by the arrangement of furniture and color within the home. This will create an atmosphere of calm and creativity, in a spiritually pleasing environment, that one will always feel at ease in.

Give the gift of the Orient

December 3, 2010

Are you looking to give a unique gift this Holiday season? Then give the gift of the Orient. So many times we fall into the same holiday routine and out of that routine we give the same kind of regular gifts. But surprise that loved one this year with a Bamboo Picture, Sushi Gift Set, Buddha Sculpture to add a little zen and Fend Shui to their home.  Have a look below at the list of Asian Decor gift ideas has put together:

Asian Dinnerware

Sushi SetBamboo Reeds Sushi Set


Asian Wall Decor

Chinese Wall FanLarge Chinese Wall Fan (Elephants)


Asian Style Candles

Asian CandleChinese Tealight Lantern


Asian Floor Vases
Floor VaseShanhai Striped Black Floor Vase

Announcing a new product line – Shoji Lamps

January 4, 2009

Candle Lanter

Playful Elephant Shoji Lamp

We are excited to announce that we just received our shipment of new Shoji Lamps from Thailand. For those of you that are not familiar with Shoji Lamps, Shoji’s literal definition is a screen made of a wooden frame with rice paper. In Chinese and Japanese, the word Shoji means “something to obstruct” and generally refers to shoji screen walls.

Shoji was actually invented by the Chinese, but the concept was imported to Japan between the 7th and 8th century. It wasn’t until the 12th century that the Japanese popularized Shoji as a form of artwork. Shoji paper is traditionally made from mulberry paper, but is more often found as rice paper in modern times. Our lamps use mulberry paper where leaves are imprinted and rice paper for lamps with printed artwork.

These lamps add a unique Asian touch to any room and give off a soft glowing light. They are also all priced under $30, so they are affordable too! They look great in a living room or even better on two bedside tables!

A Creative Idea for Wall Decor…

January 2, 2009

Red Chinese Wall Fan from

Looking for something creative to fill a blank wall?  A Chinese Wall Fan just might do the trick.

The Travelled Home just launched a new section of authentic Chinese Fans featuring extra large fans perfect for adding a touch of Asian-style to your home’s decor.  Imported from China, our thick paper fans are individually hand-painted by local artisans.  They come ready-to-hang with a rope loop in the back.  At over 60 inches wide when unfolded, these wall fans are sure to make an impression on any room in your home!

‘Tis the gift giving season…

November 18, 2007

Japanese Sake SetJapanese Sake Set

Coming up with unique holiday gifts is no easy task.  So, here we will start a series of blogposts on unique gift ideas for the holidays.  Our first suggestion is a Japanese Sake Set.  For anyone who loves culture and especially Japanese culture a sake set is a must-have.  Beside the obvious use of enjoying a warm bottle of sake with sushi, sake sets can even make for an interesting decorative accent.  You can display the set on an empty shelf or nook in your kitchen or even in your entertaining room or bar room.  Most sake sets come in nice gift boxes so the presentation of the gift can match the beauty of the gift itself!