At its core, asian design is a fusion of Chinese, Japanese, and some Indian influences. However, its origin comes from that of the oriental influence, from the Far East several centuries ago. They have mastered the combination and merging of the classic and contemporary - effortlessly.
Lighting and Backdrop
Asian designs and themes mainly come from the colors of nature or include imagery from nature. You want to include a calming backdrop that provides a peaceful presence to the space. Lighting is very important as well. Use sculptural lights or lanterns for your space.
Be sure to add hints of bold color such as rich reds or luscious purples. Think of the gorgeous cherry blossom pink and the warm glow it brings into a room. Asian style interiors have warmth and rich color. Black and gold is also an integral part of this design style.
Intertwining Different Asian Styles
Incorporating different Asian styles can be successful, however be sure to understand the differences between them in order for it to look well. Japanese style is simple and minimalistic, and tends to follow a more zen style. The Chinese aesthetic has a more expansive and regal look, with gold accents and lavish textures. An Indian design style celebrates color, and integrates unique color to each space.