Oriental decor style in the perception of most individuals includes exoticism, bright hues, songs and dances. They include the culture of China, Morocco, Turkey, Japan, India and the Arab Emirates. These countries have always attracted tourists with their love for their traditions, despite fashion trends. Oriental style in the interior has always stood out for its color and coziness, so modern housing decorated in this style will always be appropriate.
Oriental style is a rather blurred concept. It is mainly divided into:
In a room with an interior in the Arab style, the following elements are present.
- A lot of small details.
- All the colors are saturated, catchy.
- All lines are streamlined, there are no corners.
- The ceilings are vaulted.
- There are a large number of ornaments, carvings.
- The design makes use of a large number of different textiles.
In such a room one wants to relax, relax, distract from extraneous thoughts.
The room, decorated in the Asian style, is characterized by its minimalism. It is characterized by:
- Large windows, letting a lot of light through;
- The minimum amount of decor and furniture.
Separately we can talk about Japanese and Chinese style. They are distinguished by their restraint and brevity. A more minimalist is the Japanese style. In a room decorated in Japanese style, natural colors prevail: white, gray, brown, beige.
The interior of the Chinese direction is characterized by the use of a large number of bright colors such as red, yellow, green, blue.
Fans of oriental interiors can be people with different life principles, financial situation, political views.
Distinctive features of interior design
For people who are not familiar with the design subtleties, the concept of oriental style includes all of its sub-species. But, nevertheless, it is possible to identify the features that are inherent only in this direction.
The design of the house or apartment should begin with the distribution of functional zones. If the room is spacious, then it can be divided. For example, the living room. Traditionally, it can be divided into a place for recreation and the dining room. In a small room, everything is combined.
“King” of the recreation area is a huge sofa. For convenience and comfort, a large number of cushions are put on it. The upholstery is always smooth, pleasant to the touch, in juicy shades. In front of the sofa is set a wide, low table. On it you can put a hookah and a treat. The same piece of furniture can be placed in the dining room.
2. the decoration of the walls, ceiling, and floor.
When decorating rooms in the oriental style it is necessary to follow 2 variants: to use bright shades or pastel ones. Natural finishing materials are preferable: bamboo, wood, some kinds of metal. For the walls the relief is not necessary, they can be warm shades: sandy, cream, beige.
On the floor it is possible to “put” stone or wood. The ceiling, more often, is white, but it is possible to play on the contrast and perform the floor and walls in the same color.
On the ceiling, you can place several large beams of dark color.
The oriental interior is characterized by smooth, soft forms with paintings on them. The ceiling can be suspended, have several levels, and the use of decorative overlays with a variety of imitations is popular.
The walls could be painted or wallpapered. Preference is given to the material of gold, silver, with a catchy ornament. Wallpaper can be monochrome, but the shade must necessarily be warm: gold, orange, brick.
The wall can be decorated with motley carpets, ostrich feathers, antique weapons, knives.
In an oriental interior, furniture items made of natural materials are preferred.
Massive upholstered sofas are installed when decorating the room in Arabic, Moroccan, Indian styles. In all other areas the preference is given to small pouffes and chairs. When upholstery materials such as silk and velvet are used.
Indian interior is also distinguished by smooth lines. Chinese and Japanese, on the contrary, highlights straight lines, squares, rectangles, you can install wicker furniture.
4. Decor and additional accessories.
All types of oriental style in the interior pay great attention to details. However, every little thing carries some definite meaning. Portraits, sculptures of people are excluded. The most preferred are ornaments. They can be of any kind and applied to almost everything: furniture, dishes, textiles, clothing, carpets, tablecloths.
A large ornamented rug is very valuable in the East. They can hang on the wall or cover the whole floor.
Accessories can be lamps of different sizes with embossing, beads, silk threads, traditional hookahs, pitchers, porcelain cups, candy dishes, chandeliers, vases of different sizes. Accessories made of bamboo are very popular.
Ideally, a small fountain, an aquarium, a waterfall, an artificial reservoir will fit into the room, decorated in an oriental interior.
As bright accents, you can place paper lanterns, massive fans around the perimeter of the room.
The atmosphere of a fairy tale is created by a large number of motley textiles: covers on cushions, capes on the sofa and chairs, portieres.
Decorating the bedroom
The bedroom, decorated in the oriental style, embodies lightness. It is distinguished by the following factors.
- Lightweight, weightless fabrics.
- Natural materials.
- Geometric lines.
- Low staging of furniture pieces.
- Bright, saturated shades.
The main decoration is considered a massive bed with a canopy. On large windows hang thick curtains with tassels, fringes. Be sure to have a lot of accessories and additions: motley pillows of small size, rugs and runners, lamps, floor lamps.
Living Room Decorations
For classic Europeans, the oriental style of the living room will be unusual. The color palette used is very colorful and saturated, the preference is given to such shades as red, orange, ochre, peach, emerald, aquamarine, honey.
The walls of the room will look expensive and chic, if you use silk-screen decoration. You can also just paint them in a warm, natural shade. In a Chinese interior, you can play with contrasts and make one of the four walls more colorful.
If the room is large, with high ceilings, you can make them domed. Details are decorated with ornaments, paintings, lots of lighting fixtures.
The floor is decorated with parquet or ceramic tiles. The colors and patterns of the finishing material are chosen so as to create a pattern with meaning. When decorating the Japanese or Chinese style will look harmonious cork flooring.
In the living room must be upholstered furniture. The owner himself determines what it will be – luxurious or restrained. The upholstery can be decorated with silk thread.
Additional items can be:
- low tables;
- hinged and floor shelves;
It is for the tea party, you can set a wide table and next to it, on the floor spread a few small cushions.
The design of the kitchen
When developing the design of the kitchen, you can safely fantasize and combine several oriental styles.
- Basic preferences.
- Shades should be only warm.
- It is possible to highlight a few accents with bright colors.
- The working materials are only natural.
- All furniture on low legs.
- A large number of textiles.
- A large number of a variety of utensils for tea parties.
- All forms are smooth, rounded.
The interior of the kitchen in the oriental style is easy to create yourself. It is enough to apply in the design of the kitchen apron mosaic of small size, it is better if the wallpaper will be silk, but it is also possible from paper, panels, preferably cork. For the ceiling will suit decorative vaults, beams or bars, the color solution can be anything.
Of great importance when decorating the room are the windows. As an option, replace ordinary glass with frosted glass, put some hieroglyphs or an oriental ornament on it. You can protect yourself from the sun with bamboo curtains.
Decorating the hallway and loggia
For the first time entering the house, the corridor of which is decorated in oriental style, you can be greatly surprised, confused. In the eye catches a large number of lighting fixtures, arches, arches. A great place to play with contrasts. Painted in light colors walls can be diluted with dark beams or panels, an image of sakura, ornaments. Lighting should not be too bright. Ideally, if it will be muted. If the area of the hallway is small, one lighting fixture will be enough. If more than 3-4 meters, you will need a larger number.
Recently, it has become very fashionable and practical to decorate the loggia as a separate room. The designer is offered a huge number of ideas on how it can be decorated. It can be a place for rest, office, bedroom. All surfaces can be decorated with wood, textiles, bamboo. It all depends on the financial capabilities of the owner. Light colors can be diluted with brown, gold, purple.
Having decided to create in your home an interior in oriental style, it is necessary to remember that it will always have a feeling of fairy tale, mystery, celebration, and the bright colors and meaningful ornaments will always be in front of your eyes. The room will be soothing, relaxing. For a complete sense of relaxation, it will be possible to install candles or sticks with aromas of patchouli, jasmine, orange, cinnamon in the room.