Home Decorating with Asian Decor and Asian Furniture

December 7, 2010

One of the current trends in home decorating is the influence of the Far East. With its simplicity and attention to location, this lends itself well to our hectic Western lifestyle. A lot of the elements of Asian home decorating can be note wait on to two schools of opinion, one originating from China and the other from Japan.

Feng Shui is a Chinese understanding of site and object placement. Feng Shui associates the home with both health and prosperity. There are various rooms in which Feng Shui is more prevalent. The kitchen is one of them. Couple this perspective with the role of the kitchen as “the heart of the home,” and you can behold that any feng shui in this room can have a notable impact on your family. A few things you can try are to area Buddha statues at strategic places. Buddha statues are known to add vibrant chi power to your home. Especially the Laughing Buddha statue. Buddha statues can be made from various stones. Jade as well as bronze are the most accepted choices. Quan Yin is the female version of Buddha.

current Feng Shui gifts include Chinese dragons. These dragons are said not only to provide noteworthy chi energy, but also sustain outrageous spirits from entering your home. For better wealth, riches and prosperity, one can turn to Chinese Feng Shui money frogs. These frogs are made from either jade or agate. They symbolize fortune and superb luck with your hard work and clever mind. If you’re looking for a healthier frame of body and mind, an Asian Feng Shui crystal globe might be your respond. This is one of the most commonly weak cures and produces fabulous results. When sunlight hits these crystals, beams of colored light radiate in all directions activating chi energy, and can also be primitive to humdrum down chi. Incidentally, various Asian animal figures such as jade horses can also be ancient to the same conclude.

The Japanese perspective of home decorating and home furnishings is quite different. Rather than concentrate on objects to attract or repel energies, the Japanese focuses on spatial matters. It uses room dividers known as Shoji screens to separate get and function within a living site. A single Shoji veil can transform a wearisome square room into practical, stunning living areas. These oriental screens are often made with rice paper and can have vibrant colors or symbols. Some accepted designs are bamboo tree shoji veil, cherry blossom shoji hide or Geisha shoji shroud. Light also plays a valuable role in Japanese home make. Japanese lanterns are known for their boxy shape which reflects strength and substance. The thin rice paper allows titanic light to shine through while displaying the intended images, grand like the contrivance silk paintings are. In fact, Japanese lanterns are sometime made from silk.

We hope you enjoyed our brief tour about Asian décor and Asian furniture with a Chinese and Japanese flair.

 

Home Decorating with Asian Decor and Asian Furniture.

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 TheTravelledHome.com 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

7 Ways to Incorporate Feng Shui Into Any Room

December 2, 2010

Are you looking to freshen up a room in your home or reduce stress in and around your office space? Try drawing inspiration from Asian  design and incorporate Feng Shui elements to calm and add peace to your room.

1. An Asian-inspired room must have an airy, spacious atmosphere which cannot be obtained or cluttered with nick nacks strewn about. Getting rid of unnecessary items is key in achieving feng shui.

2. If there’s a window, don’t block the sunlight from streaming in.

3. Choose cabinets and organizers with ample storage space.

4. If you choose to paint or buy new décor, go with pastel colors, which create an open, clean ambiance.

Bathroom

5. Mirrors add depth and flair to any room, particularly a luminous bathroom with tons of natural light.

6. For a therapeutic touch, place candles or scented oils throughout the room. Popular Asian scents include Jasmin, orange or citrus, rosemary and ginger.

7. Add earthy elements like stone and wood for a natural, peaceful aura.

Decorating with Asian Decor

December 2, 2010

Home decorating in now a days is very much inclined toward the trend of Far East. Asian Home Decor is very popular because it is very simple and pays attention toward the space required. Asian home decorating is believed to be originated from two schools- one from Japan and the other from China.

Starting with the Chinese origin, Asian home decorating is called Feng Shui which gives the idea of object positioning and space. Asian home decorating relates the house with health and wealth. However, Feng Shui is more common in Kitchens. Kitchen is considered as the soul of the house. So, any kind of Asian home decor in the kitchen will surely affect the whole of the house as well as the family. Placing the laughing Buddha in the house is the most common activity under Feng Shui. They add a lively power in your house.

The most common gifts that are related to Asian home decorating is Chinese Dragons which generates positive energy in your house as well as helps in keeping the bad spirits away from your house. Asian home decorating, Money Frogs are used to increase the treasures and success in your house. Generally made of agate or jade these frogs are the symbol of good fortune which comes with your intelligence and hard work. An Asian Crystal globe of Asian home decorating is used for ensuring healthy state of body and mind. This crystal ball is the most well known cure which stimulates positive energy in the house when rays of sun fall on it. Along with these, various other animal figures found in Asia like jade horses are also used for this purpose.

From the Japanese viewpoint, decorating and furnishing your home is very different from the later one. It deals with spatial issues rather than focusing on the objects to draw or resist energies. It makes use of Shoji Screens that divide the room according to its type and purpose in the living area. Only one Shoji Screen can convert a monotonous room into a striking living area. The shoji screens are manufactured using rice paper in various vivacious colors and signs. Another important element of Asian home decorating is light. The boxy structure of the Japanese lamps imitates power and essence. Covered with thin rice papers these lamps allow sufficient light to come out to exhibit the images on it. Beside the rice paper the lamps are sometimes manufactured from silk.

Asian home decorates comprise of various things from lamps, tables, stools to chairs. Every single item is created for its unique beauty. Asian home decorating is very well known for their durability and leaves an ever lasting impression on the viewer. Being environment friendly these items has increased the popularity of Asian décor market at a very fast pace.

Asian home decorating is also available in the Patio furniture style in the market and there is something that fits to every house. This style is very attractive and has been used constantly as a traditional decorative in the houses. Its popularity can be proved from the fact that even the western culture is slowly getting inclined towards the Asian Home Decoration.

 

 

What makes Asian home design so popular?

December 2, 2010

Asian decor has risen in popularity due to it roots in serenity and peace. When you incorporate Asian design into your space, it can reduce your level of stress because it creates an environment that is inviting and peaceful. Asian decor can be both subtle and dramatic while still creating a tranquil ambiance that is aesthetically pleasing.

People are realizing that mass produced design does not set their home apart or make it feel special in any way. Now, consumers desire to have artistic elements in their home that provide a unique experience. Hence the growing popularity of Asian design. With just a few select pieces of Asian decor, you can totally transform the authentic feeling in any room.

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 TheTravelledHome.com

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!

Great finds in modern bedding…

October 1, 2008

bedding

I’ve been searching all over the net for modern-style bedding with a great natural style and maybe even a touch of Asian design.  After searching far and wide, I became a big fan of Amenity bedding.  Check it out here.

‘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!

Japanese Noren Curtains make for unique wall decor

February 11, 2007

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I am always on the lookout for unique and inexpensive wall decor.  In general, if you are looking for something to cover that large empty space on your wall you had better be prepared to spend a little if you want anything decent.  While the curtains on the site – www.jun-gifts.com -can run upwards of $500, you can find very unique designs for only $30-$40.  You will have to pay $15 or so for shipping from Japan, but they are still very afforable.  Japanese Noren curtains are made for doorways, but they look great on a wall too.  They are made from silk, cotton and hemp.  The hemp curtains are generally the nicest…and most expensive.