Small house with traditional Asian design
House sitting on top of a small river

Asian-style interior design is a combination of different design styles from all across Asia. In most cases, Asian interior designs incorporate Japanese and Chinese styles, but you can incorporate other exotic styles as well, such as Indian and Arabic. Asian-inspired interiors provide peaceful and harmonious environments that are perfect for relaxation. Below are some tips on creating or imitating Asian-style interior design ideas on the exterior, as well as in individual rooms like bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms.

Small house with traditional Asian design
House sitting on top of a small river

Asian-inspired exterior home design with open concept

Asian Interior Design Living Room

Neutral-colored backdrop
Unique chandelier

In many Asian-inspired rooms, it is not unusual to find a backdrop like the one in the living room above. These backdrops work best when in neutral colors, such as gentle ivory, white and even cream. A neutral-colored backdrop helps create a relaxing atmosphere.

Thick mat woven from natural material

Asian-inspired living room with screen

Indoor plants and flowers

Indoor plants and flowers are a critical part of Asian-inspired interior designs. They bring nature into the house and create a relaxing and comforting environment.

Blend of different materials

Since Asian interior designs are all about creating balance and co-existence, most of them make use of different design materials in the same design, such as wood, stone, concrete and glass, like in this living room with a hardwood floor, stone wall and glass windows.

Asian-style living room with open concept

Neutral color theme

Ahint of bright colors

If you are not a fan of dull and neutral colors, worry not. Asian-inspired styles also embrace color. Bright accent colors are placed against neutral colors to create a stylish and elegant interior. Here, orange is used against grey and cream to create a charming living room.

Fusion of Asian interior design and contemporary design style

Giant pots with indoor plants

Large vases with patterns on the exterior

Vases and pots are instrumental in creating Asian interior design in your home. For more tips on using vases to decorate the interior of your home, read our article: Vase Decoration Ideas.

Sculptural lighting feature

Asian-inspired interior design makes use of structural lighting features like the one in the living room above, as well as hanging paper lanterns. The ancient lamp-like structural lighting feature in this living room stands out perfectly.

Asian-inspired apartment

In-ceiling lighting
Golden bells
Red paper lanterns
Grey concrete wall

Asian art hung on the wall

Asian Interior Design – Bedroom

Contemporary Asian-inspired bedroom

Asian-inspired bedrooms, particularly Japanese-inspired ones keep décor at a minimum.

Unique dressing mirror

Upholstered bench at the foot of the bed

You will be surprised to learn that a bench at the foot of the bed does all the magic in decorating an Asian-inspired bedroom.

Unique headboard

Indian-inspired bedroom with red wallpaper
Twin beds

Wall column made from stone and wood

Oriental rug with patterns

Walk-in bedroom design

Bamboo blinds

Asian interior designs are eco-friendly and as such, they substitute common design elements with other elements that are natural and sustainable. As you can see in the bedroom above, bamboo blinds have been used in the place of traditional blinds. A traditional tatami mat has also been used in the place of an ordinary area rug.

Pillows with prints and patterns

Asian-style bedroom with patio
Wooden ceiling with wooden beams

Adopting an Asian design does not necessarily mean that you strictly use Asian décor. This bedroom introduces a rustic charm with the ceiling, which blends in perfectly with the Asian-inspired theme.

Asian-style urns and floor jars

Large bed with luxurious bedding

Four-poster bed with red bedding and drapes
Indian-style bedroom

Neutral-colored screen above the headboard

In this bedroom, a neutral-colored screen has been used to fill the space above the headboard, as in most Chinese-inspired bedrooms. The screen has the effect of elevating the beauty of the room.

Artistic piece above the headboard

Delicate wall art above the headboard

In many Asian-inspired bedrooms, more specifically in Chinese-inspired bedroom designs, you will find scrolls or wall art above the headboard, as seen in this bedroom.

Heavy drapes

Asian-style bedrooms usually spot high quality silk or velvet fabric, especially for the sheets and drapes.

Drapes with flowery patterns

If you wish to adopt the Asian design style but are looking for something temporary, then you can experiment with drapes, sculptures and art.

Asian Interior Design – Bathroom

The key to creating a peaceful and relaxing bathroom environment is adopting an Asian bathroom design. In case you wish to remodel your bathroom or incorporate Asian décor elements, then these tips are for you.

Asian dividing screen

Lampstand made from statue of Buddha

Stand-alone sink

This bathroom merges two worlds by bringing together Zen and Asian interior designs.

Bright lighting

In Asian-inspired bathrooms, good lighting is a key aspect. Lighting helps boost the flow of energy, creating a calm environment.

Artistic Asian-style wallpaper

Hardwood floor

Walls made from natural stone

Stone countertop on island

Mirror in frame inscribed with Asian art

White brick walls

Shower with windows

White candles
Flowers in white vases

Glass shower screen with art

Asian-inspired bathrooms usually spot glass shower screens decorated with motifs, prints or patterns.

Neutral-colored stone wall
Two medium-sized mirrors on the wall

In the design of Asian-style bathrooms, multiple mirrors or one large mirror is mounted on the wall, to create a natural flow of energy.

Feng-shui style bathroom

Feng-shui is a Chinese design aspect that aims at creating balance and harmony by improving the flow of energy, as in the bathroom above that brings the outdoors inside.

Rustic charm
Asian lamp

The stone wall, bathtub and wooden elements infuse this Asian bathroom with rustic elements.

Small bathroom

It is always best to keep the toilet out of sight, and with the lid down, like with most Asian bathrooms.

Merge of Asian and industrial styles

Zen-inspired Asian bathroom

This Zen-inspired Asian bathroom provides a peaceful and relaxing environment due to the calming colors and the indoor plants. The spacious and beautifully-organized bathroom also opens to a balcony.

Large windows with view of the outside

Upholstered stool

Statue of Buddha

No matter the room, you can incorporate unique Asian décor elements, such as statues of Buddha and Asian paintings.