Know Everything About Home Decorating with Asian Decor and Asian Furniture
One of the
recent trends in home decorating is the influence of the Far East.
With its simplicity and attention to space, this lends itself well to
our hectic Western lifestyle. A lot of the elements of Asian home
decorating can be trace back to two schools of thought, one
originating from China and the other from Japan.
Feng Shui is a
Chinese concept of space 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 see that any feng
shui in this room can have a significant impact on your family. A few
things you can try are to place 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 popular choices. Quan Yin is the female version of Buddha.
Shui gifts include Chinese dragons. These dragons are said not
only to provide powerful chi energy, but also keep evil 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 good 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 answer. This is one of the most commonly
used cures and produces amazing results. When sunlight hits these
crystals, beams of colored light radiate in all directions activating
chi energy, and can also be used to slow down chi. Incidentally,
various Asian animal figures such as jade horses can also be used to
the same effect.
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 form and function
within a living space. A single Shoji screen can transform a dull
square room into practical, attractive living areas. These oriental
screens are often made with rice paper and can have vibrant colors or
symbols. Some common designs are bamboo tree shoji screen, cherry
blossom shoji screen or Geisha shoji screen. Light also plays a vital
role in Japanese home design. Japanese
lanterns are known for their boxy shape which reflects strength
and substance. The thin rice paper allows ample light to shine
through while displaying the intended images, much like the way silk
paintings are. In fact, Japanese lanterns are sometime made from silk.
We hope you
enjoyed our brief tour about Asian
decor and Asian
furniture with a Chinese and Japanese flair.