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10 Asian-Inspired Home Furnishing Décor Ideas
During the Chinese New Year, you can find bright red lanterns and gold accents decorating many homes. Red is a sign of good luck and is believed to keep bad fortune away while gold is used for wealth. Appliances Connection has compiled our top 10 list of items for your home that will bring you good luck and wealth in the New Year.
Asian-inspired interior design is a perennially favorite style choice. What furniture and home décor pieces contribute to that look?
- Design Toscano Dragon of the Great Wall
- Signature Design by Ashley Accent Mirror Set in Antique Gold Finish
- Furniture of America Marcus Collection Sofa
- ACME Furniture Cabinet in Burgundy
- Screen Gem Lanterns
- Meridian Gold and Marble Coffee Table
- Hooker Furniture Red Hallway Chest
- Oriental Furniture Wall Art
- Midwest Tropical Waterfall
- Elk Home Gold-Gilded Bamboo Bird Cage Lamp
This compilation of items is the perfect way to start to integrate Asian-inspired design into your home.
The dragon dance plays a big role during Chinese New Year celebrations. Unlike the more sinister reputation for destruction and greed in their European counterparts, Chinese dragons are supposed to bring good luck. The longer teams in dragon costumes endure the commemorative dance, the more luck it is said to bring their respective communities. This dragon statue from Design Toscano will surely bring luck to your home.
These stunning gold accent mirrors from Signature Design by Ashley are the perfect way to incorporate gold into your living space. By using gold in your Asian-inspired interior design, you’ll attract prosperity to your home.
This Furniture of America sofa from their Marcus Collection is constructed with high-density foam cushions, rolled arms. and intricate wood trim. It’s not only luxurious but is also the perfect color combination for Asian-inspired home styling. Pair it with the matching love seat to tie a living room or parlor together.
Everyone could use a little more luck in their lives and this cabinet from ACME Furniture is a great way to add a touch of red while also storing and displaying your treasured belongings. With a clear tempered glass door, metal hardware and engineered wood, it’d be a mistake to pass on this high-quality Fina Collection piece.
Lanterns symbolizes the wish for a bright future in Chinese culture, especially during the Chinese New Year. Made with lightly distressed wood and clear glass, this set of three durable lanterns by Screen Gems can be used indoors or outdoors.
Make a big impact in your Asian-inspired styled living room with this coffee table from the Presley Collection by Meridian. With its gold colored metal frame and exquisite marble top, this beautiful piece will impress your guest for years to come.
With hand painted accents and gold highlights, Hooker Furniture has created a timeless piece from their 500-50 Collection. The deep wood tones and traditional style would complement the Asian-inspired theme for which you’re striving.
The plum blossom is one of the most revered flowers in Chinese culture. It connotes hope and purity while reminding us to be mindful of life’s temporary nature. This wall hanging from Oriental Furniture, with its deep golds and bright reds can be a focal point to meditate on these notions while adding to your space’s Asian-inspired affectations.
Chinese design often incorporates water because it’s an indispensable component of not merely their culture, but life itself. There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says, “When you drink water, think of its source”, which is a reminder to never take for granted that which is most essential. Adding this Midwest Tropical waterfall to your design is the perfect nod to this sentiment.
Bamboo is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility and represents harmony and balance in Chinese culture. The addition of this bamboo-style birdcage lamp from Elk Home, gilded in faux gold leaf, will lend a sense of equilibrium to any living space.
What is Asian-inspired interior design?
Asian-inspired design is heavily influenced by historically Eastern cultures including Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese. Due to the breadth of their empire, Chinese culture has had some of the strongest influences on surrounding societies. It can be seen in the aesthetic sensibilities throughout the region as evidenced by red and gold color schemes and the incorporation of bamboo, water, and lanterns.
How is the Chinese New Year celebrated?
The Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar which is why it’s also known regionally as the Lunar New Year. It is one of China’s biggest holidays. Celebrations last for about 23 days. Activities include traveling long distances to be with family, venerating ancestors, setting off dazzling fireworks displays, and exchanging red cash-filled envelopes and other gifts.
Why is red and gold important for Chinese New Year?
Red symbolizes luck, happiness, and joy in Chinese culture. It is used to represent good fortune. Gold is seen as being the most beautiful color and is used to signify prosperity and wealth.